Stories tagged: construction
Mon., Feb. 11, 2019, 5 a.m.
Construction is expected to be underway this spring for several major Spokane County road projects, including Geiger Boulevard.
Sat., Feb. 2, 2019, 5 a.m.
Spokane County residents will soon see fewer snow berms in their driveways with the addition of two snow gates to the county’s fleet of graders.
Sun., Jan. 27, 2019, 5 a.m.
With $880.5 million in new construction in 2018, Spokane boomed more than any year since 2007, when new construction totaled more than $1 billion.
Mon., Dec. 31, 2018
The old Palace building got a complete makeover in mid-century style, for the incoming J.C. Penney store.
UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 22, 2018, 2:53 p.m.
What if the megaquake happens when you’re in a Seattle high-rise? New study predicts stronger shaking
One of the biggest unknowns about the next megaquake in the Pacific Northwest – aside from when it will hit – is what it will do to tall buildings.
UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 1, 2018, 1:56 p.m.
Spending on U.S. construction projects was essentially unchanged in September, the weakest showing since June, as an increase in home construction was offset by a slide in spending on government …
UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 12, 2018, 6:13 p.m.
Rick and Shelley Carlson knew they wanted the company they founded, Inland Waterproofing Services Inc., to continue after they retire. The couple recently sold the business to their workers through …
Thu., Sept. 13, 2018, 5 a.m.
Road construction has snarled traffic on Interstate 90 through Coeur d’Alene for the past five months. The work is scheduled to wrap up by late October, but there’s one more …
Fri., Sept. 7, 2018, 7:47 a.m.
A 17-day strike that delayed major construction projects around Western Washington has apparently ended.
Sun., Sept. 2, 2018
Indian Canyon golf course scheduled to reduce holes as golfers pay back loan to fix watering systems
The Spokane City Council this week approved the first of three anticipated loans that will be paid back to the city from fees charged golfers at the four municipal courses. …
UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 2, 2018, 11:13 a.m.
Two weeks after a new, luxury apartment complex in downtown Pullman was scheduled to open, residents are just now moving into the building, even as construction continues around them.
UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 13, 2018, 8:20 p.m.
The work will be completed this fall to the Lower Crossing neighborhood, which has experienced washouts in recent years on the only road that leads to the small cluster of …
UPDATED: Wed., July 18, 2018, 5:54 p.m.
Seattle is the crane capital of America for the third year in a row, as construction across the city has rebounded strongly from a relative lull in early 2018.
Mon., July 2, 2018
Since James Glover rode up to the Spokane Falls in 1873 and made a deal to buy out the two squatters on the land around the falls, there has been …
Fri., June 22, 2018
Restoration work on the Otis Hotel has started again, following a three-month construction delay while state inspectors investigated complaints that cancer-causing asbestos had not been appropriately handled and removed from …
Sun., June 17, 2018, 10:30 a.m.
This summer is shaping up to be a big one for Blokable, the Seattle construction technology company that hopes to upend the market for new affordable housing.
Sat., June 9, 2018
The North Monroe Street Project has reached its halfway point, a milestone celebrated by city officials during a gathering at the Emerson-Garfield Farmers Market Friday.
UPDATED: Fri., June 1, 2018, 8:47 a.m.
U.S. construction spending surged 1.8 percent to a record high in April as home building rose by the largest amount in 24 years.
Tue., May 29, 2018, 6 a.m.
Vandervert Construction’s business failure has created chaos at construction projects throughout the Northwest. Hundreds of pages of documents filed in Spokane Superior Court describe the disruption following the general contractor’s …
Mon., May 14, 2018
A number of young people are gaining hands-on construction experience thanks to a unique partnership between Walker Construction and several Spokane nonprofits focused on helping low-income people.
Mon., May 7, 2018
The first Monroe Street bridge, built by Spokane Cable Railway and partners, cost $42,000 and opened in 1889. Two other iterations followed, the last being the concrete bridge we see …
Sun., May 6, 2018, 6 a.m.
A 112,000-square-foot warehouse is being built in the Spokane Valley near the Spokane Business and Industrial Park on Sullivan Road.
Sun., May 6, 2018, 6 a.m.
The Dirt: East Sprague retail and apartment complex planned near new University District Gateway Bridge
A $1.4 million mixed-use project is in the works at the south landing of the University District Gateway Bridge on East Sprague Avenue.
Wed., May 2, 2018, 6:23 p.m.
Amazon says it has halted construction planning on a high-rise building in Seattle while it awaits the outcome of a city proposal to tax worker hours.
Tue., May 1, 2018, 6 a.m.
Runners and spectators participating in Bloomsday can expect some Riverfront Park features to open in time for the race.
Sun., April 29, 2018, 12:45 p.m.
Local residents and businesses in an Idaho county are preparing for what is expected to be the busiest road construction year in history.
Tue., April 3, 2018, 9:24 p.m.
Head’s up, South Hill commuters. Work by the city water department will close a section of Regal Street this week.
UPDATED: Mon., April 2, 2018, 3:37 p.m.
Spending on U.S. construction projects ticked up a mere 0.1 percent in February from the prior month, a sign that a growing economy is doing little to spur a more …
Sat., March 31, 2018
Wally Forbush, 56, is a tower crane operator, and if you’ve been downtown in the last month, you’ve probably seen him at work.
Mon., March 19, 2018, 2:32 p.m.
As a teenager working for his dad’s construction business, Noah Ready-Campbell dreamed that robots could take over the dirty, tedious parts of his job, such as digging and leveling soil …