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THURSDAY, OCT. 10, 2013

Last Chance To Pick McEuen Art 10 

The public has an opportunity to weigh in on the next sculpture that will be erected in McEuen Park, but you better hurry because voting will wrap up after the McEuen open house on Saturday. The four finalists are on display in the upper level...

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TUESDAY, OCT. 8, 2013

A Sneak Preview At New McEuen 12 

On his Facebook page, SR photog buddy Jesse Tinsley posts: "Here's a stitched-together panorama of McEuen Park in Coeur d'Alene, showing the ongoing work in the drizzly October weather. The downtown Coeur d'Alene park will one day be a show place with playgrounds, sport courts,...

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City Reopens 3rd Street Launch 

LCDC spokesman Keith Erickson emails: "As anticipated, the popular Third Street boat launch re-opened on Tuesday. The launch, the most heavily used boater facility on Lake Coeur d’Alene, closed last June as part of the McEuen Park renovations currently under way. Though open now to...

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Comment Sought On McEuen Art 

Here's the chance for those of you who squawked at the decision by the Arts Commission to approve a piece of public art for the Fourth Street entrance to the new McEuen Field that proved controversial. The city of Coeur d'Alene is seeking input from...

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FRIDAY, SEPT. 6, 2013

Orzell Seeks Total Cost On McEuen 

During the Coeur d'Alene City Council meeting Tuesday, City Hall critic Frank Orzell raised questions re: the McEuen Field project. You can read Orzell's concerns in the draft minutes of City Clerk Renata McLeod's report below: Frank Orzell, Coeur d’Alene, stated that he wanted to...

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McEuen Project On Schedule 

The McEuen Park project is on track according to the engineers who gave an update to the Four County Natural Resource Committee on Wednesday. Phil Boyd and Dell Hatch from Welch Comer Engineers spent an hour updating the group on progress and changes that have...

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WEDNESDAY, AUG. 21, 2013

Council OKs Downtown Street Change 38 

Item: Part of Third St. to be two-way: Cd'A City Council votes 4-3 to approve change/Tom Hasslinger, Coeur d'Alene Press More Info: Downtown Coeur d'Alene driving will be dramatically different next spring. A lot to do with downtown will be different next spring when the...

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FRIDAY, AUG. 9, 2013

Deanna Explains McEuen Art Pick 

Councilwoman Deanna Goodlander (re: McEuen Field archway contract awarded): a selection panel is defined by the Public Art Policy. It consists of 3 arts professionals, two of whom must be artists, a citizen, a city councilmember, the landscape architect, engineer, professional involved in the project...

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FRIDAY, JUNE 7, 2013

McEuen Field Work Continues 

McEuen Update provides construction status for Sherman Avenue work and ongoing reconstruction at McEuen Park/Front Avenue today: "Harbor House construction has begun with the pouring of concrete for the foundation. The stem walls will be poured next week. Third Street improvements are well under way...

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FRIDAY, MAY 31, 2013

Tunnel For Underground Garage? 28 

At least one downtown property owner is asking permission for its own access point into the Front Avenue parking garage tied to a redeveloped McEuen Park. Blackridge Properties LLC. wants to construct a pedestrian tunnel into the parking garage from the property it owns, 401...

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LCDC: Parking Garage Ready Nov. 19 

The latest newsletter of the Lake City Development Corp. includes an update on the $20M McEuen Field expansion, a tribute to the late Jim Elder, preliminary thoughts re: reconstruction of the Four Corners (NW Blvd/Garden Avenue) area; and a profile of board Chairman Dave Patzer....

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FRIDAY, MARCH 22, 2013

Looking For Parking In All The Places 

From Lake City Development Corporation board meeting minutes from Wednesday: Also during its regular monthly board meeting, Coeur d’Alene Downtown Association Manager Terry Cooper reported that a parking plan is in place to alleviate inconveniences imposed by the McEuen Park upgrade project. A free shuttle...

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Breaking! Freedom Tree Has Fallen 12 

Duane Rasmussen reports from shoreline that downtown Coeur d'Alene that workers didn't wait until 10 o'clock to level the Freedom Tree at McEuen Field. It's down. He's going to try to get a photograph from the top of the Coeur d'Alene Resort garage for us....

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Freedom Tree Coming Down Friday

From Parks Director Doug Eastwood: "We met with Team McEuen and Contractors Northwest this morning. One of the agenda items was the contractors construction schedule. The Freedom Tree is scheduled to be removed this Friday (at about 10 a.m.). The entire park area, including Front...

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City Budgets $20.2M For McEuen 16 

This design was pulled from the city of Coeur d'Alene's McEuen Field page, which offers a detailed design of the different amenities in the project. While Contractors Northwest Inc. will begin construction on the McEuen Field project this week after landing the $14.8 million bid,...

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FRIDAY, MARCH 15, 2013

McEuen Field Resumes Starts Monday 

From Lake City Development Corporation Facebook page: "Here it comes! Crews will begin moving in equipment and construction fence lines on Monday as work gets under way for the 2013 McEuen Field project. This will be a whirlwind transformation with noticeable changes happening fast. For...

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City Names McEuen Ombudsman 

Coeur d’Alene Engineering Project Manager Dennis Grant will assume the role. Grant will serve as an ombudsman, working with contractor CNI and property owners to help facilitate the flow of information. “Dennis will be the ‘boots on the ground’ during construction,” said City Administrator Wendy...

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THURSDAY, JAN. 3, 2013

McEuen Field: $4.2M More 59 

The city of Coeur d'Alene wants to add previously removed amenities to the McEuen Park plan, and is asking its urban renewal agency to fund the additions.The City Council agreed Wednesday night to move forward with a project plan that now includes tennis and basketball...

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THURSDAY, NOV. 8, 2012

McEuen: Fall Work About To Conclude 14 

From Keith Erickson, spokesman for Lake City Development Corp: Work on the 2012 McEuen Park project will wrap up by mid-November with crews expected to pave the southern entrance to the new City Hall parking lot at 8th Street and Young Avenue early next week....

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WEDNESDAY, OCT. 17, 2012

McEuen: City Hall Lot To Be Paved 

From LCSC spokesman Keith Erickson: Paving of the new East Lot near City Hall and the reconstructed lot in the same area will begin next Thursday. Work will take about three days, officials said Wednesday morning during a weekly McEuen project update. Base rock will...

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FRIDAY, OCT. 12, 2012

Crews Remove City Hall Parking Lot 

Spokesman Keith Erickson for Lake City Development Corporation reports on latest development in McEuen Field upgrade: As expected, crews today finished removal of asphalt from the City Hall parking lot and will soon begin hauling in base rock for that lot, as well as the...

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THURSDAY, OCT. 11, 2012

McEuen: City Hall Lot Work To Begin 

McEuen Construction Parking Plan (in green area) from November to March 2013 (493 total car space, 34 total boat spaces) From Lake City Development Corp. spokesman Keith Erickson: Earthwork on the Third Street parking lot is complete, with the removal of 25,000 cubic yards of...

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MONDAY, OCT. 8, 2012

New McEuen Dog Park Total: $67K 

How much is that doggie park in the window? Around $67,000, actually. Undaunted by the sum, the Kootenai County Dog Park Association is optimistic it can have the funds secured in time to build a dog park at the base of Tubbs Hill at the...

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FRIDAY, OCT. 5, 2012

Dudley: Trailer Slots Mar New McEuen 

Dudley Do-Right (re: 183 new trees, dog park for McEuen Park): The part that really chaps my hide is the discovery that the lower level parking lot edge has been pushed 65 feet out into the park for the sole purpose of accomodating the boat...

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Legion Field Should Be Ready In 2013

From spokesman Keith Erickson of the Lake City Development Corp: Crews involved in the 2012 McEuen Park upgrades have so far hauled away an estimated 25,000 cubic yards of dirt (the equivalent of 2,500 dump truck loads) from the Third Street parking lot. Another 3,000...

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