Stories tagged: construction
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 8, 2017, 9:19 A.M.
Survey: Private employers added robust 298K jobs last month
U.S. businesses added the most jobs in three years last month, a private survey found, a sign that hiring may be accelerating from last year’s modest levels.
UPDATED: WEDNESDAY, MARCH 8, 2017, 9:14 A.M.
In first year of operation, Spokane’s school zone cameras net $1.2 million from speeders
Between the city’s 15 red-light cameras and two school-zone cameras, $2.8 million was collected in fines last year. That money will go to construction projects designed to slow traffic and …
FRIDAY, MARCH 3, 2017, 3:55 P.M.
Deal reached to sell Metro bus station to expand Washington State Convention Center
King County Metro has reached a tentative deal to sell a downtown bus station for $161 million to the Washington State Convention Center, for its massive expansion project. Metro’s Convention …
UPDATED: THURSDAY, MARCH 2, 2017, 10:44 P.M.
Riverfront Park construction schedule on track, despite snowy winter
Construction of a new home for the Looff Carrousel, the Howard Street bridge replacement and an ice ribbon skating facility are all on schedule despite a cold and snowy winter, …
UPDATED: WEDNESDAY, MARCH 1, 2017, 11:28 A.M.
Report: Hanford vit plant failed to cancel unneeded purchases
Hanford officials failed to cancel some purchase orders after technical issues halted construction on part of the Hanford vitrification plant, according to the Department of Energy Office of Inspector General.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 1, 2017, 7:23 A.M.
U.S. construction spending drops 1 percent in January
Builders cut back on construction spending in January by the largest amount in nine months, with weakness stemming from the biggest reduction in government activity in nearly 15 years.
UPDATED: MONDAY, JAN. 23, 2017, 7:08 P.M.
States send Trump wish-lists for promised roads-and-bridges plan
With President Donald Trump promising to rebuild crumbling U.S. highways, bridges and buildings, states have begun submitting lists of priority projects in need of funding. About 40 states have responded …
WEDNESDAY, JAN. 18, 2017, 4:16 P.M.
Spokane Valley’s new city hall on track for September opening
Spokane Valley’s new city hall is beginning to look a lot like a building – and work is going strong despite recent frigid temperatures.
TUESDAY, JAN. 10, 2017, 4:53 P.M.
Broker: Expansion of medical education will spur downtown Spokane development
Washington State University’s new medical school in Spokane and the growth of other higher education opportunities will be an ongoing catalyst for downtown development, a real estate broker predicts.
SUNDAY, DEC. 11, 2016
The Dirt: Dry Fly distillery to open tasting room
Dry Fly Distillery plans to open a tasting room next to its Spokane operation by early spring.
MONDAY, DEC. 5, 2016, 5:12 P.M.
Traffic lights will come back to Lincoln and Monroe soon
Traffic signals on Monroe and Lincoln streets downtown are about to be switched on.
FRIDAY, DEC. 2, 2016, 4:45 P.M.
Stormwater tanks, green spaces and traffic blockages headed downtown in 2017
City workers will begin installing two massive subterranean tanks to retain stormwater beginning early next year in downtown, part of ongoing efforts to clean up the Spokane River. The work …
THURSDAY, DEC. 1, 2016, 12:54 P.M.
Construction spending up 0.5 percent in October
U.S. builders boosted spending on construction projects by a modest amount in October, helped by big gains in spending on home construction and the biggest increase in government projects in …
THURSDAY, NOV. 17, 2016, 7:16 A.M.
U.S. home construction jumps by largest amount in 34 years
Builders broke ground on the most new homes in nine years last month, a response to strong demand that should lift the economy.
WEDNESDAY, NOV. 16, 2016, 1:18 P.M.
Car Museum sues Tacoma over handling of federal loan
LeMay–America’s Car Museum has sued the city of Tacoma and its bank over the handling of a $3.6 million federal loan to finance the museum’s construction.
TUESDAY, NOV. 1, 2016, 10:30 A.M.
U.S. construction spending slumped in September
U.S. builders cut their spending on construction projects in September, the second straight monthly decline. Much of the decrease came as government spending for schools, sewers and transportation projects tumbled …
FRIDAY, OCT. 28, 2016, 12:03 P.M.
WSU Tri-Cities holds inauguration for new college
A small car sat in the lobby of the WSU Tri-Cities’ wine science center building. The vehicle represents what makes the new School of Engineering and Applied Sciences special, said …
FRIDAY, OCT. 21, 2016, 12:50 P.M.
Seattle skyline tops in U.S. for construction cranes
Seattle is – for the moment, at least – the crane capital of America. As the city transforms with taller and taller buildings, Seattle this summer had 58 construction cranes …
WEDNESDAY, OCT. 19, 2016
Wall Street reopens Friday
Wall Street is reopening on Friday after spending two summers under construction.
TUESDAY, OCT. 18, 2016, 2:59 P.M.
More first-timers than expected are now buying homes, survey indicates
First-time buyers may be entering the U.S. home market in greater numbers than industry watchers had assumed.
MONDAY, OCT. 3, 2016, 12:49 P.M.
U.S. construction spending fell again in August
U.S. builders trimmed spending on construction projects in August for a second straight month with housing, non-residential and government activity all seeing declines.
FRIDAY, SEPT. 30, 2016, 1:59 P.M.
Imax theater in Riverfront Park headed for demolition; fate of pavilion rides still in question
Spokane Park Board members agreed last week to move forward with a 2014 recommendation to demolish the aging IMAX theater on Riverfront Park’s Havermale Island as part of efforts to …
MONDAY, SEPT. 26, 2016, 2:21 P.M.
Sales of new homes tumbled 7.6 percent in August
Sales of new homes retreated in August, one month after surging to the highest level in nearly nine years. Activity fell in all regions of the country except the West.
MONDAY, SEPT. 19, 2016, 12:23 P.M.
Homebuilder sentiment rises in September as sales improve
Confidence among U.S. homebuilders has surged to the highest level in nearly a year, reflecting a brighter outlook for sales now and into 2017
THURSDAY, SEPT. 8, 2016, 5:19 P.M.
L&I investigating electric shock of construction worker in the Paulsen Center
The Washington Department of Labor and Industries has opened an investigation after a worker received an electric shock while remodeling the 11th floor of the downtown Spokane Paulsen Center last …
THURSDAY, SEPT. 1, 2016, 9:56 A.M.
U.S. construction spending unchanged in July
U.S. construction spending was unchanged in July as weakness in spending on government projects offset gains in home building and the strongest month for non-residential construction on record.
TUESDAY, AUG. 30, 2016, 5:48 P.M.
Pig Out in the Park: What to know before you feast
How should parkgoers avoid construction to get to the food fastest? Why can’t stands serve drinks? What’s with that name, anyway? We’ve got you ready for this year’s annual outdoor …
SATURDAY, AUG. 27, 2016, 3:15 P.M.
The Dirt: Goodwill building large center in Post Falls
Goodwill Industries of the Inland Northwest is building a Post Falls facility for a thrift store and services. It will replace smaller quarters in that city. Baker Construction & Development …
WEDNESDAY, AUG. 24, 2016, 3:06 P.M.
Gonzaga to break ground on new performing arts center
Gonzaga University plans to break ground next spring on a new performing arts center to be built near the Jundt Art Center and Museum on the west side of campus.
SATURDAY, AUG. 20, 2016, 4:45 P.M.
The Dirt: BNSF building vehicle unloading facility
BNSF Railway started construction this month on a $6 million Spokane automotive unloading facility near its Parkwater rail yard. Among other commodities, BNSF transports and delivers about 12,000 vehicles a …