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Northeast PDA approved - now what?

The downtown Hillyard district has undergone a big face lift, including  restoration of Market Street with sidewalks, parking stalls, lights and planters.  (Pia Hallenberg)
The downtown Hillyard district has undergone a big face lift, including restoration of Market Street with sidewalks, parking stalls, lights and planters. (Pia Hallenberg)

The Spokane City Council approved an ordinance establishing a public development authority for northeast Spokane on Dec. 12.

Establishing a public development authority in that area has been at the top of the agenda of the Northeast Development Advisory Board, which was created 12 months ago.

“We now have an entity that will be focused on economic development in northeast Spokane,” said Elizabeth A. Tellesen, a member of the Northeast Development Advisory Board. “This entity will not be as easily influenced by political changes at City Hall.”

Read the entire story here.

Which issues and development projects would you like for the PDA to address? Why? How?




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Pia Hallenberg
Pia Hallenberg joined The Spokesman-Review in 2004. She is currently a reporter for the City Desk covering Spokane Valley city hall and community news. She also writes news features about people and events.

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