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The Overlook Park project

How stormwater overflow tanks work.
How stormwater overflow tanks work.

What sits on top of the stormwater tank is determined by city planners and the representatives of the neighborhood where they’ve been built. The city plans to build a public greenspace over the tank that’s going in at First and Adams downtown, and a climbing wall feature is being proposed over the Bosch lot tank that has been under construction since last year.

The massive tank along the bluff near City Hall will feature an overlook of the river, and the city also plans signage indicating what’s beneath visitors’ feet.

“Our citizens are spending hundreds of millions of dollars to upgrade the plant, and protect the river from overflows,” said Feist. “Our sense was that if we could give back to the community in some way from these projects, that’s what we wanted to do.”

The Spokane City Council will be asked to vote on a design contract for the space above the City Hall tank soon, Feist said, that will include final renderings and designs for the space.

 

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