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Kendall Yards building Monroe access

Residents of Kendall Yards may have direct access to Monroe Street by the end of the year, weather-permitting, Wayne Frost said today.

The vice president of Greenstone Corp.’s commercial division said Ide Ave., which connects with Monroe just north of the Spokane River bridge, will be obliterated, as will the retaining wall supporting the sidewalk on its south side.

Some of that work, which includes the installation of water, sewer and other utilities, has already been done or is under way, he said.

In place of Ide, Frost said, Greenstone will build an extension of Bridge Ave. west from Monroe to a new section of Jefferson St. Jefferson will link Broadway Ave. to Summit Parkway, the main street of Kendall Yards.

The parkway will eventually run all the way through the development to Summit Blvd. on its west end, he said, but construction this fall will take the new road west only as far as Elm, where the first homes are being built.

Drivers on Bridge will have to yield to stop signs as they approach Monroe, he said.




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