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The Dirt: Third Avenue McDonald’s set for renovation

The McDonald’s on Third Avenue in downtown Spokane is planning a major renovation, according to permits issued by the city.


Wake Up Call to expand into Idaho market with Coeur d’Alene coffee shop

Spokane-based Wake Up Call is expanding into the Idaho market with a new coffee shop in Coeur d’Alene.


Then and Now: Maple Street Bridge

The Maple Street Bridge, which opened to traffic on July 1, 1958, is 1,716 feet long, towering 125 feet above the Spokane River, and its road surface is 50 feet …


Garfield Road Business Center planned in Airway Heights

Legacy Interests LLC is planning to construct a multitenant building in Airway Heights.


Renovations underway for Numerica Credit Union branch in Idaho

Numerica Credit Union is renovating its branch in Hayden to provide more space for its members.


February’s melting snow hits nearly completed $200 million stormwater tank project in Spokane

Mayor David Condon was on Capitol Hill last week pitching the city’s plan to address its problem with sewage overflows into the Spokane River by building massive stormwater reservoirs beneath …


The Dirt: Former automotive shop to become brewery, restaurant

The Watts Project will transform the former Watts Automotive shop, 1312 W. First Ave., into a 6,600-square-foot brewery production facility and tap room called Brick West Brewing.


Spokane Metals relocating to Spokane Valley from Airway Heights

The steel fabrication company is building a $2.4 million facility at 4100 N. Barker Road in Spokane Valley’s growing northeast industrial area.


Maverik Inc. opening fourth convenience store in Spokane Valley

Utah-based Maverik Inc. is adding its fourth convenience store in Spokane Valley near I-90 and Barker Road.


WSECU moving Spokane Valley branch to new location

Washington State Employees Credit Union is moving to a new location in Spokane Valley.


Here are the big Spokane County road projects for 2019 – including new roundabouts

Construction is expected to be underway this spring for several major Spokane County road projects, including Geiger Boulevard.


County adds two snow gates to fleet; more possible if cost saving from mild winter continues

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.


Construction spending most in a decade across Spokane

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.


Then and Now: The Palace and J.C. Penney

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.

U.S. construction spending flat in September

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.

Coeur d’Alene construction company converts to employee ownership

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 …


I-90 construction through Coeur d’Alene nears final push

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 …


Strike by Western Washington crane operators, others appears to be over

A 17-day strike that delayed major construction projects around Western Washington has apparently ended.


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.

Delays, complaints mar opening of Pullman’s downtown apartments

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.

Spokane City Council approves $300,000 road paving project with car tab fees

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 tops the nation in tower cranes for third straight year as construction reaches new peak

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.


Then and Now: Spokane’s Tallest Buildings

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 …


Restoration of historic Otis Hotel underway again after delay

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 …


Blokable builds on idea

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.


City ahead of schedule on Monroe Street Project

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 up 1.8 percent in April to record

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.


Vandervert’s financial troubles spill into Spokane construction projects, sites around the region

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 …


Unique partnership gives young people hands-on experience building low-income housing

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.