August 30, 2014 in Washington Voices

In brief: Developer seeks setback change

From Staff Reports

SPOKANE VALLEY – The minimum setback for industrial property adjacent to residential lots in Spokane Valley soon could be smaller.

The City Council is considering a proposed ordinance that would shrink the side and rear setback to 20 feet instead of the existing 35 feet, a move backers say would enable development of narrow industrial lots on the Valley’s north end. The minimum setback was just 5 feet prior to 2007, and city officials said the proposed change would match Spokane County’s requirements.

About 60 residential lots are located within the Valley’s existing industrial zones, according to the city. The setback would remain at 35 feet for heavy industrial in some instances.

The change is being sought by Spokane developer John Renshaw, and is expected to be considered in September by the council.

City offices closed Monday for holiday

SPOKANE VALLEY – City offices will be closed Monday for Labor Day.

Monday will also be the final day of swimming at Terrace View Pool, 13525 E. 24th Ave. It’ll be open 1 to 8 p.m. Admission is $1, children 5 and younger are free with a paying adult.

City’s recreation guide available

SPOKANE VALLEY – The city’s Parks and Recreation Department has released its Fall and Winter Recreation Guide.

The guides are available at CenterPlace, City Hall, pools, libraries and area elementary schools.

Registration is open for classes and events. For more information, visit parksandrecreation.

Clothing drive seeks career wear, shoes

SPOKANE VALLEY – Spokane Valley Partners will hold its annual Best Foot Forward clothing drive Sept. 5 through 14.

Drop off men’s and women’s dress or career clothing, shoes and accessories such as belts, ties and purses at the Liberty Lake Safeway or the Trading Co. at Sprague Avenue and McDonald Road. If you would like a receipt for tax purposes, drop them off directly at the Valley clothing bank at Spokane Valley Partners, 10814 E. Broadway Ave. between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Monday through Thursday.

For more information, call Sharon Jayne at (509) 255-6758.

Show us your favorite Valley team

Do you want to see more faces of your favorite Spokane Valley sports teams?

Now is your chance to get some publicity. We’d like to publish your team photos.

If you think your 14-year-olds club soccer team is being snubbed, quit complaining and send us your team photo.

It’s not just for kids. What about those Midnight Madness bowling league champs? We want to hear from you, too.

All sports, all ages, all Valley.

We’ll want a short summary of your team’s accomplishments and a team photo with everyone identified.

Submit your photos and information to Voices Editor Carolyn Lamberson, The Spokesman-Review, 999 W. Riverside Ave., Spokane, WA 99201. Or send a .jpg email file of at least 200dpi to “>

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