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Downtown Spokane: Share your vision


(Christopher Anderson photo/S-R)

Three of the folks working hard on the updated Downtown Spokane Plan — Downtown Spokane Partnership President Marty Dickinson, Melissa Eadie, a Spokane city planner on loan to the updated plan process and Jeffrey Callahan Nave, a member of the DSP board, met with the editorial board this afternoon. The 1999 plan is being updated for the next five to 10 years.

The group is hoping for more citizen input at upcoming meetings and on its Downtown Spokane Web site here.

One issue that will require lots more discussion is the idea to tear out the skywalks so that downtown has a more pedestrian feel.
Listen to Dickinson explain the emotional ramifications of messing with the skywalks.

And another idea that will generate discussion is the idea of making downtown’s one-way streets into two-way streets again. It happened on Post Street. Dickinson lists the advantages. Listen here.

There are dozens more ideas floating out there for the future of downtown, as the updated plan process moves forward.

Share some of your ideas with us.
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