Stories tagged: Development
UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 11, 2017, 9:38 a.m.
Parking garage, trail features head envisioned for long-vacant Bosch lot
After abandoning plans to build a climbing wall on a gravel parking lot north of the Post Street Bridge, city officials are now looking at constructing a parking garage and …
Mon., Nov. 6, 2017, 12:22 p.m.
Town weighing effects of taller buildings near Grand Canyon
Residents in a tiny town outside Grand Canyon National Park are voting on a proposed building height increase.
Thu., Nov. 2, 2017, 11:23 a.m.
City approves plans for two towers overlooking Spokane Falls
A plan to build two 13-story towers on just over 2 acres of land overlooking the Spokane Falls has been approved by the city’s hearing examiner, who said the proposal …
UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 1, 2017, 9:22 a.m.
Hopes of welcoming gateway to Hillyard at old army center evaporate with mini-storage units
A landmark location in Hillyard and southern gateway to the neighborhood’s historic business district will soon be a ministorage facility.
UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 4, 2017, 12:30 p.m.
Ignite Cda seeking building proposals for midtown neighborhood
Ignite Cda, the city’s urban renewal agency, is accepting proposals for a 1/2 acre vacant lot on North Fourth Street, with the goal of increasing the neighborhood’s business activity.
UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 26, 2017, 12:37 p.m.
Wood products to bring 150 jobs to Spokane Valley
A new factory planned for Spokane Valley is part of a California company’s efforts to streamline the U.S. building industry, making construction faster and cheaper.
Sun., Sept. 24, 2017
With Terrain, Jensen-Byrd opens to the public next month. But the building’s future remains in limbo.
Spokane’s nonprofit arts organization Terrain is planning to hold its 10th annual exhibition in a place that has been used mostly for storage for more than a decade, the Jensen-Byrd …
UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 25, 2017, 7:20 a.m.
East Sprague Avenue has seen its fortunes rise and fall. Now it’s turning a corner. For real.
If one building describes East Sprague Avenue, it’s the Pansie garage. On the main drag between Pittsburg and Magnolia streets, it’s uneven yet sturdy, almost as if two buildings were …
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 1, 2017, 5:34 p.m.
Kalispel Tribe announces new apartment complex plans, breaks ground on casino expansion
The Kalispel Tribe announced plans for a new 216-unit multi-family home apartment complex, as well as a new movie theater, at a groundbreaking event Tuesday for the casino’s latest expansion …
UPDATED: Tue., June 27, 2017, 11:27 p.m.
Zinke calls for fewer barriers to development on public land
Removing bureaucratic obstacles to development on federal land can create jobs and offer hope to nearby communities, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke said Tuesday in hinting at long-term changes in store …
Sun., June 25, 2017
9 projects that will transform Spokane’s city center
Spokane is in the midst of major transformations, with $800 million in public and private investment pouring into the city’s downtown and nearby neighborhoods.
UPDATED: Tue., May 23, 2017, 7:16 p.m.
Bans on Browne’s Addition demolition, moving billboards continue with City Council approval
The Spokane City Council extended two moratoriums following public testimony Monday night, both of which seek to protect historic neighborhoods.
Fri., April 28, 2017, 12:06 a.m.
Kendall Yards developer sees ‘enormous potential’ for residential neighborhood on downtown’s east end
Could another Spokane site magically morph into a thriving urban neighborhood like Kendall Yards is? Developer Jim Frank believes so. He sees “enormous potential” for the east end of downtown, …
Fri., April 21, 2017, 6:18 p.m.
Downtown Bellevue springs up, with visions of a Seattle-like urban hub
Downtown Bellevue is transforming into a dense residential neighborhood reminiscent of a mini-Seattle across the lake, with new apartment towers packing more residents into an area that was once just …
Sun., April 16, 2017, 6:15 a.m.
The Dirt: La Quinta Inn to be built near Spokane International Airport
Construction of a La Quinta Inn is slated for this spring near the Spokane International Airport.
Tue., March 28, 2017, 9:11 p.m.
As population grows, Spokane County seeks public input on comprehensive plan
Spokane County will hold two workshops at the end of the week to gather public feedback on its comprehensive plan – the framework that dictates what can be built on …
UPDATED: Thu., March 16, 2017, 6:06 p.m.
Housing starts rise, led by single-family homes
U.S. builders broke ground on new homes at a faster pace in February, a sign that developers expect solid sales growth this year despite higher mortgage rates.
Wed., March 1, 2017, 2:12 p.m.
Bill to fix rural water rights passed by state Senate
SEATTLE – Restrictions on building created last year by the state Supreme Court would be reduced under a bill approved this week by the Washington Senate. The state Senate has …
Sun., Feb. 19, 2017
The Dirt: Land acquired next to Northern Quest Resort allows for future expansion
The Kalispel Tribal Economic Authority has new elbow room in Airway Heights — 22.6 acres of vacant land — purchased late last year and adjacent to the north side of …
Sun., Feb. 12, 2017
The Dirt: Downtown Coeur d’Alene could get boutique hotel
New owners plan to transform a downtown Coeur d’Alene building, and they’ve submitted a preliminary proposal for a hotel.
UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 3, 2017, 5:06 p.m.
Works begins on Riverfront Park ice ribbon, SkyRide building
Site work is underway to build Riverfront Park’s new ice ribbon and SkyRide facility, which also will provide rink support services. Just over a week ago, Contractors Northwest crews began …
Sun., Jan. 29, 2017, 7 a.m.
Willamette Valley Bank opens home loan center in downtown Spokane
A Willamette Valley Bank home loan center has opened in downtown Spokane, as the financial institution’s first entry into the Eastern Washington market.
Sun., Jan. 22, 2017
New South Hill retail center to include regional grocery store
Developers plan this year to start on a South Hill retail center to include a regional grocery store along South Regal Street.
Sun., Jan. 15, 2017
The Dirt: Work to begin on low-income apartment complex near Spokane Falls Community College
The first phase of a big affordable housing project is cleared for construction just east of Spokane Falls Community College.
UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 11, 2017, 8:16 p.m.
Developer Douglass appeals Spokane City Council’s denial of Indian Trail apartment complex
Harley Douglass has appealed the City Council’s universal rejection of his plans to build 750 housing units on 50 acres of property in the North Indian Trail neighborhood, citing disobeyance …
Tue., Dec. 20, 2016, 5:15 p.m.
Siblings battle in court over fate of forested ‘piece of heaven’ on Lake Pend Oreille
Lakefront development pits siblings against each other in Lake Pend Oreille dispute.
Fri., Nov. 11, 2016, 2:38 p.m.
Developer planning to appeal Spokane City Council’s decision to nix North Indian Trail apartment project
A 750-unit apartment complex near the Sundance Plaza shopping center was axed earlier this week by the City Council, which cited concerns about traffic safety brought forward by neighbors. But …
Fri., Nov. 4, 2016, 1:50 p.m.
City Council to hear testimony on controversial Indian Trail apartments Monday
After the city’s Plan Commission voted 4 to 3 to reject a 750-unit apartment complex proposed by developer Harley Douglass in the Indian Trail neighborhood last month, the City Council …
Fri., Oct. 21, 2016, 10 a.m.
Sue Lani Madsen: Hirst Decision on well-drilling effectively blocks development throughout the state
The Washington Supreme Court’s Hirst Decision on well-drilling “effectively blocked development throughout the state,” Sue Lani Madsen says.
Tue., Oct. 18, 2016, 3:36 p.m.
Cowles Co. receives tax break for Chronicle Building apartments
The Spokane City Council voted unanimously this week to provide the Cowles Co. an eight-year subsidy for apartments being built in the Spokane Chronicle Building. The multifamily property tax exemption …