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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 and on schedule. Curb, sidewalk and approach work starts today, June 7. Crushed rock will be applied to the road surface beginning Monday in preparation for paving. (McEuen Update photo)

Question: Have you ventured downtown to check out construction work?

McEuen Work Schedule Unveiled

From City Clerk Susan Weathers' rough draft of the minutes from the Coeur d'Alene City Council meeting Tuesday night. City Administrator Wendy Gabriel gave the following report re: McEuen Park project work, which includes “mass grading at the parking lot of City Hall and the trail at the base of Tubbs Hill which will occur at the end of August.  The bid opening for the contractors for the McEuen Parks Project will be held (next Tuesday) with the award of the bid slated for (Tuesday, Aug. 21) council meeting.  Work on the base of Tubbs Hill will begin the end of August.  The basketball court and playground will remain intact until next spring.  Parking at the Third Street lot will be reduced during the construction activities in August.  During construction of the parking lot at City Hall, there will be no parking available in the lower lot. (Gabriel) noted that the osprey nests will be protected until they leave around the end of September.  Additionally, they are looking at installing a web cam of the project for citizens to view.” (SR file photo: Liz Kishimoto)


Building Their Skills

Spokane Vocational Skills Center school student Brian Hartmeier, left, adds water while instructor Chuck Sauer, second from left,  demonstrates how to mix cement for footings for the new deck for the house being refurbished by student labor on the 2000 block of East Decatur Street in northeast Spokane. The house is owned by the city of Spokane, and a group of high school students will spend one to two years rebuilding the run-down structure, learning construction skills.

In a small corner of northeast Spokane, a dilapidated house is slowly becoming a home. The house isn’t the product of an “Extreme Makeover” television program; it’s collaboration between the city of Spokane and the Spokane Vocational Skills Center construction class. More here.

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