The Coeur d’Alene City Council voted Tuesday night in favor of changes in front of the Coeur d’Alene Resort, including cutting down street trees as a way to improve views of Lake Coeur d’Alene. The council voted 6-0 to approve Hagadone Hospitality Co.’s plans for about 2 acres of open space the resort must maintain for public use at its entrance. A Hagadone representative made it clear to the council that any attempt to alter those plans to spare the red maple trees would kill the deal, which involves a $1 million investment by the company and includes turning Front Avenue into a pedestrian plaza between Second and Third streets. “Removal of the trees is a paramount part of our project if we are to be involved,” said John Barlow, a consultant to Hagadone. “That is the position of our company and our chairman”/Scott Maben, SR. More here.
- Also: Trees give way to corridor/Jeff Selle, Coeur d'Alene Press
Question: Agree/disagree with decision?