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Glass Avenue Overlook Will Receive Face Lift

Thu., Aug. 15, 1996

The street running along the crest of the North Hill west of Division is being beautified through an $80,000 community development project.

On Monday, the Spokane City Council approved plans for improvements to the viewpoint on Glass Avenue between Calispell and Howard.

The site is four blocks south of Garland Avenue between Post and Division.

Public works officials will now seek bids for the construction.

The street is a popular area for joggers and walkers, and is heavily used as an overlook during fireworks displays in the summer at Riverfront Park.

Under the plan, two traffic circles will be installed at either end of the overlook area.

One circle will be at Glass and Calispell and the other at Glass and Howard.

Glass Avenue will be narrowed by three feet on the north side. New sidewalks and curbs will be installed along with four park benches, two trash containers and wildflower landscaping.

Money for the project is coming from federal community development funds.

In other business, the council:

Approved the purchase of a new traffic light for the intersection of Division Street and Magnesium Road. The $26,000 signal will incorporate the latest technology for detecting oncoming traffic to trigger green or red lights. Video cameras mounted on the poles will replace the older system of burying wires under the pavement.

Set two hearings for Sept. 26 on the formation of local improvement districts for residential paving. The first hearing at 2 p.m. involves the alley between Stevens and Washington from Heroy to Princeton. The second hearing at 3 p.m. is for paving of the alley between Olympic and Wabash avenues from Pittsburg to Magnolia.

Approved relinquishing the street dedication of Cleveland Avenue from North Foothills Drive to Madelia Street and an adjacent alley.

, DataTimes


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