Entiaqua Apartments

The sign at the building site states availabilty in June 2020

WBJ exclusive
12 new Columbia riverside view
apartments available in 'Entiaqua'

Story and photos by Gary Bégin
ENTIAT - The infamous housing shortage is being chipped away at again by small, but meaningful construction projects. This is one of them:  
“Entiaqua” refers to “rushing water” in the original Native American (Salish) language, so developer Doug Goodell decided to name his 12-unit apartment project that name.
Adjacent to the Columbia River and near the confluence of the Entiat River, finding a waterfront view in this town  is not a problem. In fact, Goodell wanted to give every tenant a spectacular view of the Columbia River so "every apartment has a large deck in the back facing the river."
According to Goodell, part owner of the 2.6-acre parcel with Tom Andrewjeski, collectively aka Entiaqua, LLC, this project is a godsend to those who commute from various towns to and from Chelan or Wenatchee as it will save 20 minutes either way of drive time.
"This is the first phase, which will be the most expensive because it includes the infrastructure for the other phases," he said.
The duo bought the 2.6 acres of riverfront land for $340,000 and are investing $1.8 million to construct phase 1 of what they hope will be the start of a potentially 60-unit complex.
As of November 2019 the pair plan on building one 12-unit structure each year for two more years and then assess the next phases, if any.
"We have enough space to have up to 60 apartments and even a commercial spot up to 2,000 square feet," Goodell stated.
The initial phase will consist of 6-1 bedroom, 1 bath and 6-2 bedroom, 2 bath units.
Prices will start at around $1,100 a month for the smaller units (700sf) and about $1,450 for the larger (1,000sf) and will be available for occupancy June 2020.
A main advantage of the location besides the incredible river views is  immediate Highway 97A access.
Entiaqua, LLC is not currently accepting pre-construction rental applications or reservations at this time.
"We might start doing that in the late winter or spring," concluded Goodell.

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