SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — A plan to build two 13-story towers overlooking the Spokane River Falls has been approved by the city of Spokane hearing examiner.

Brian McGinn on Wednesday said the project by Spokane developer Larry Stone would not have an adverse impact on the environment or the surrounding properties.

The Spokesman-Review says the $60 million project is called The Falls and will be built in two phases. Work will start in January.

The mixed-use project will include 126 apartment units and 26 condos, as well as a hotel with 124 rooms. The residential units will be aimed at middle- to high-income households.

The Spokane River runs through the middle of the state's second-largest city and features a series of scenic waterfalls.

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Information from: The Spokesman-Review, http://www.spokesman.com