Residents of a neighborhood in Spokane, Washington have until the end of the month to move from their homes so that a new car wash can be built on the property there. Developers gave tenants on the property a month’s notice to vacant their rental homes to make way for their new construction projects. As of Nov. 30 the properties will be razed and a car wash and coffee shop will replace them. The news has residents upset, saying they’ve lived in the homes for years but suddenly face eviction.
“November 30th at midnight I have to be out of here,” Jim Ralph told KXLY.com. “Because of the short time frame I’m stuck with just trying to find somewhere to live and hopefully it will be okay, it may not be but I have got to get out of here.”
The residents understand they have to move, they’re just wishing Sarff Investments would give them a little bit more time to find new homes.
In the meantime, the investment company that purchased the property has not returned phone calls from the TV station. Sarff Investments bought one city block in the neighborhood for their project. The car wash and coffee shop will go up in the middle of an area surrounded by homes.