Stories tagged: annexation
Sun., May 29, 2016, 4 a.m.
South Hill developer beats clock, apparently will get drive-thrus
Developer Cyrus Vaughn, who plans to build a nine-acre shopping center at the corner of Regal Street and 53rd Avenue, opted to push forward with planning in Spokane County ahead …
Sun., April 17, 2016, 4 a.m.
Spokane annexes land on South Hill, but lawsuit threatened
Spokane grew by 37 acres last week, to the chagrin of a local and well-known pie purveyor. The Spokane City Council approved the annexation on the city’s southeast border, giving …
Fri., Feb. 5, 2016, 10:48 a.m.
Proposal would expand Spokane city limits; shopping center developer threatens lawsuit
Spokane may grow a bit this year, but not before neighbors and business owners get a say in the matter. This Monday, the Spokane City Council will hold the first …
Tue., Dec. 8, 2015
100 years ago in Hillyard: Hillyard voters reject plan to join Spokane
From our archives, 100 years ago Hillyard voters soundly defeated a proposition for annexation to Spokane, by a vote of 573 to 252.
Sat., April 2, 2011
City plans land-use changes for West Plains
Spokane officials are crafting new land-use rules for the West Plains in hopes of protecting the future of Spokane International Airport. On Jan. 1, Spokane will annex 10 square miles …
Sun., March 13, 2011
Editorial: Overpaying fire districts doesn’t serve taxpayers
When a significant West Plains annexation agreement was reached a year and a half ago, Spokane Mayor Mary Verner hailed it as a sign of improved intergovernmental cooperation. Indeed, the …
Wed., March 9, 2011
Mobile home will help fire department serve West Plains
Spokane’s first fire station on the West Plains won’t be the usual classy brick structure typical of the city’s other 14 stations. It will be a double-wide mobile home.
Sat., Nov. 27, 2010
Verner takes lead in longevity
In the decade since Spokane began electing strong mayors, none had served more than three years – until this week. Mayor Mary Verner didn’t even need to finish her term …
Tue., Aug. 3, 2010, 7:20 p.m.
City contemplates pink slips for 120
More than 120 city employees could face pink slips at the end of the year unless city unions agree to concessions or the City Council increases taxes, officials warned Tuesday. …
Fri., Dec. 4, 2009
Cities’ 10-square-mile West Plains gain is county’s loss
Spokane and Airway Heights will grow wings. Leaders from Spokane, Airway Heights and Spokane County put aside years of bickering Thursday and unanimously approved the largest annexation in Spokane since …
Sat., Nov. 14, 2009
Greenfield Estates annexation OK’d
About 150 people are about to become Spokane residents. The Spokane City Council this week approved the annexation of Greenfield Estates, an 83-lot subdivision that borders Hillyard.
Sun., April 12, 2009
Council OKs annexation
The Post Falls City Council has given a green light to the annexation of 117 acres at the intersection of Highway 41 and Prairie Avenue – for commercial development only. …
Thu., Feb. 5, 2009
Annexation would enlarge Airway Heights
Airway Heights may soon grow by a half-square mile as the city works its way through an annexation agreement with the city of Spokane. Both cities are considering an annexation …
Tue., July 10, 2007
Harrison to study annexation policy
The Harrison City Council will consider a new policy tonight on how to process annexation requests while also hearing a pitch from a proposed mega golf retreat that wants to …
Thu., Feb. 8, 1996
Bigger Boundaries Property Owners Want City Limits Expanded To Include Their Undeveloped Land North Of Indian Trail Neighborhood
Pete Raynor and ArLeene Patterson view maps and a scale model of the 1,700 acres where they want housing and a golf course near Indian Trail and Rutter Parkway. Photo …
Mon., Sept. 18, 1995
Council To Consider Island Development
The controversial Blackwell Island development goes to the Coeur d’Alene City Council Tuesday evening. Several people are expected to testify at a public hearing on annexing 40 acres of the …
Thu., March 23, 1995
Mayor Expects City To Cross River Despite Vote Against Rv Park, Hassell Says It’s Only A Matter Of Time Until Cda Expands Boundaries
Despite a vote to the contrary, Mayor Al Hassell doesn’t oppose expanding the city across the Spokane River. In fact, in his vision, it may be only a matter of …