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UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 16, 2018, 8:43 p.m.

Traffic impact of 226-lot development project in Spokane Valley top concern with residents

The Vistas at Belleaire, a proposed 226 lot development in south Spokane Valley, is moving forward despite concerns from residents about increased traffic in the neighborhood.


Sun Dance Golf Course to close; developer weighing options, including possibility of future housing

Sun Dance Golf Course, a staple of the Nine Mile Falls community for more than 55 years, announced it will shutter Sept. 30 to make way for something new – …


Lee takes on research, development duties at SEL

Tony Lee, who had been SEL’s chief manufacturing officer, is now chief research and development officer, according to a news release from SEL.


Earth moving in full swing at Project Rose

An army of machines is moving large quantities of dirt at the site of what’s called the Project Rose Fulfillment Center.


Banner Bank spearheads commercial development in Spokane Valley

Banner Bank is planning a commercial mixed-use development on the northeast corner of Argonne Road and Sprague Avenue in Spokane Valley.


UPDATED: Fri., July 13, 2018, 10:21 a.m.

Spokane water denied to Five Mile Prairie land owner who sold land for pump station

City lawmakers say their hands are tied by local and state regulations that limit where they can extend water service. Ginny Beadle’s application was denied, despite part of her land …


Spokane to consider extending water service to Indian Trail, Beacon Hill developments

Amid the threat of legal action and opposition from neighbors, the Spokane City Council will consider three applications Monday to receive city water in areas beyond municipal borders and areas …


Greenstone Homes: No arterial in proposed 25-acre South Hill development

A proposal to develop 25 acres of vacant land on Spokane’s South Hill – land that neighbors used as a defacto park for decades – is moving forward, and officials …


UPDATED: Mon., June 25, 2018, 9:25 p.m.

Off-street parking lots waived for some apartment projects in Spokane

The Spokane City Council voted unanimously Monday night to offer an exemption from parking space requirements for some apartment complexes within city limits. The plan was pitched as a way …


Goodbye Linnie’s Thai: Storied corner to be site of new women’s shelter

As West Coast cities grapple with rising homelessness, the storied southwest corner of Third Avenue and Adams Street is about to change once again, this time into a four-story building …


UPDATED: Sat., June 23, 2018, 12:30 p.m.

New development – and more traffic – coming to Indian Trail neighborhood

A development in the Indian Trail neighborhood that caused heartburn among elected officials and neighbors more than two years ago was issued building permits last week.


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 …


Proposed high-rise would rise 31 stories in downtown Spokane and become tallest building

Initial plans for a $65 million, 31-story high-rise at the entrance to the University District in downtown Spokane have been filed with the city.


UPDATED: Sat., May 12, 2018, 10:46 p.m.

Looff Carrousel turns again, bringing history full circle

Before Spokane Mayor Dave Condon cut the ribbon Saturday to signal the reopening of the revamped Looff Carousel, hundreds of post-Junior Lilac Parade patrons strolling through Riverfront Park were given …


UPDATED: Mon., May 14, 2018, 1:27 p.m.

$2.6 million apartment complex latest development in Spokane’s Perry district

The scramble to fill the vacant lots in Spokane’s South Perry District continues, with a three-story, 15-unit apartment complex coming to South Scott Street.


The Dirt: Cooper-George reopened in downtown Spokane after renovation

People are moving into the Cooper-George Apartments just south of downtown Spokane following a multimillion-dollar renovation to the mid century high-rise.


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.


The Dirt: Spokane Valley warehouse under construction by Garco

A 112,000-square-foot warehouse is being built in the Spokane Valley near the Spokane Business and Industrial Park on Sullivan Road.


UPDATED: Mon., April 30, 2018, 6:49 a.m.

Residents, Bergman family express frustration at housing plan on former Bergman Tree Farm in Spokane Valley

The former site of Bergman’s Christmas Tree Farm – a popular Spokane Valley holiday destination for more than 30 years – could soon be developed into multiple town homes and …


UPDATED: Fri., April 27, 2018, 10 p.m.

On heels of developers’ testimony, commission recommends ending building height restrictions

The deepest pockets and most influential developers in downtown Spokane gave the city’s Plan Commission the hard sell: Lift restrictions on building heights and let the “free market” do its …


Sue Lani Madsen: We need a new paradigm for Western development

What do a psychiatrist turned med school leader, rural American architecture professors, and a Chinese scholar from the walled mega-city of Xi’an have in common with a Spokane urban infill …


UPDATED: Tue., March 20, 2018, 9:07 p.m.

Spokane County planning to sell 41 acres for mixed-use development in Wandermere area

Spokane County officials are preparing to sell a 41-acre property in the Wandermere area that has fallen out of use. The developer with the winning bid will be expected to …


Development plans in Spokane Valley draw the ire of Ponderosa neighborhood

A developer is planning apartments and commercial development in Spokane Valley that has collected opposition from neighbors in the Ponderosa area.


South Hill neighbors push back against major housing development at 29th Ave. and Southeast Blvd.

A proposal to build hundreds of homes mixed with new businesses near the busy South Hill corner of 29th Avenue and Southeast Boulevard has drawn the ire of neighbors even …


UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 18, 2018, 9:29 p.m.

Then you saw them, now you don’t: Development foes lament loss of landmarks, open space

A group called Vanishing Boise has attempted to quantify what has been lost here in recent years, as new residents pour in, construction cranes soar over the skyline, and roads …


Proposed Eagle Ridge development draws early pushback from neighbors

A proposal to build 240 new homes on undeveloped land in a rural corner of the city of Spokane is making its way through City Hall and raising fears of …


Browne’s Addition poised to seek historic property protection after Spokane City Council passes new laws

The Spokane City Council voted 6 to 1 Monday night to allow residents to band together to require extra review of any planned development replacing historically significant buildings. Residents of …


Spokane City Council sets vote on historic property preservation bill

The proposal would allow neighbors to band together to form local historic preservation districts. Any development within those districts would require extra scruting before demolition or building could occur. City …


Expansion of tiny, cottage homes gets Spokane City Council’s OK

Legislative changes passed this week are intended to promote infill development in areas all over the city by increasing the density allowed in certain areas and speeding up the process …


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 24, 2018, 1:07 p.m.

Perry District eyesore to become cafe as Spokane encourages neighborhood development

At 11th and Perry, an old building that’s become an eyesore will be turned into a cafe as Spokane’s new rules bolster commercial projects in neighborhoods.