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City OKs Resort’s Tree Removal Plan

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.

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D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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