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  • Vestal: Hip block of West Main crying out for edgy moniker

    You know something’s really alive when you get the urge to name it. That’s where things stand in the little block on the east end of West Main Avenue – …


  • County land deal triggers differing appraisals

    Did the county just lose its shirt in a land sale? Or did it merely purchase something it needed? Maybe it’s neither, because maybe it’s both. Maybe the recent land …


  • Riverstone development in Coeur d’Alene hitting stride

    It takes a brisk pace to keep up with John Stone as he ducks in and out of new stores at Riverstone, his live/work/shop/play community built on former industrial land …


  • Medical Lake crafts shore plan

    It’s not unusual to see dozens of people using the trails and parks around Medical Lake – running, walking dogs or putting boats in the water. But this well-loved lake …


  • Investor trying to rebuild his life

    In 2006 and 2007, things were going very well for Brian Main. Main was involved in several real estate deals that seemed ripe to produce fast, fat profits – deals …


  • Restoration of Ridpath’s glory days adds to mix of ideas for faded hotel

    For a long time, it seemed, no one wanted to touch the Ridpath. Now the historic hotel has more suitors than it can handle.


  • Neighbors oppose Covey Glen North plan

    Residents near Sprague Avenue and Hodges Road filled the Spokane Valley City Council chambers Thursday morning to complain about a housing development proposed on the southwest corner of the intersection. …


  • As CdA skyline gets taller, officials try to balance property rights

    The city by the lake is growing up. Two newer condo towers have joined the Coeur d’Alene Resort as the tallest buildings downtown, and the city recently approved construction of …


  • Boy Scout camp land swap not happening

    COEUR d’ALENE — The Inland Northwest Council of the Boy Scouts of America says it has ended discussions with a developer over the proposed swap of the historic Camp Easton …


  • I-90 interchange awaited near state line

    A new interchange scheduled to open this year on Interstate 90 near the Idaho-Washington border could revive commercial development around Cabela’s starting next year. The outdoor recreation megastore has been …


  • Judge to reconsider ruling in Boy Scout camp case

    COEUR D’ALENE — A judge says he will reconsider his earlier ruling allowing a land deal involving a historic Boy Scout campsite along Lake Coeur d’Alene to go ahead.


  • Ben Burr Road at issue again

    On Sept. 13, Spokane County commissioners will reprise a 2007 public hearing on closing a section of Ben Burr Road to accommodate development. The proposal by Dave Black Properties faced …


  • EV development plan complies with zoning, examiner rules

    City of Spokane Valley Hearing Examiner Mike Dempsey has approved the preliminary plat of a development in the East Valley area that neighbors testified was too dense for the still …


  • Residents oppose project density

    The owners of 9.5 acres of property west of Evergreen Road and north of Wellesley Avenue – just inside the Spokane Valley city limits – have applied to subdivide their …


  • Riverstone awaits final pieces

    The final public improvements could be complete within the next few months at Riverstone, a 160-acre residential and commercial project along the Spokane River in Coeur d’Alene. “We will have …


  • Break meant to help construction industry

    Developers may lock up subdivision rights longer under a temporary change in state law that took effect June 10. The amendment extends the “vesting” periods in which developers may press …


  • Law gives developers a break

    An unusual provision of Washington law has repeatedly allowed major real estate developments to go forward even after they’ve been declared urban sprawl that violates the state’s Growth Management Act. …


  • Conservation panel to consider 36 parcels

    Land parcels nominated for Spokane County Conservation Futures acquisitions will be presented in a public meeting tonight at 6 at the IMAX Theater in Riverfront Park. Citizens have nominated 36 …


  • EWU supports legal residency act

    The Eastern Washington University board of trustees voted unanimously Thursday to encourage members of the Washington state congressional delegation to support legislation that would provide legal residency to students who …


  • River lots approved

    A developer has been granted permission by the Spokane Valley Hearing Examiner to place 51 single family homes on a 10.98-acre parcel of land that is part of the Coyote …


  • Kendall Yards given qualified approval for first phase of development plan

    Spokane Hearing Examiner Greg Smith on Friday approved the first phase of the revised development plan for Kendall Yards – but with a lengthy list of conditions. He also called …


  • Preschool center in the works

    Journey Discovery Center in Spokane has begun $275,000 worth of improvements at 110 W. Cataldo Ave., where the co-owners said they expect to open their preschool sometime this spring. Nikki …


  • Mead-area housing plan rules out kids

    School-age children would be banned from living in a 415-acre development under a proposal Spokane County commissioners will consider Tuesday. A covenant running with the Mead-area land would limit residential …


  • City seeks plans for Y site

    The city of Spokane wants to hear developers’ ideas for re-making the former YMCA building in Riverfront Park into some combination of retail, office and residential space. The city on …


  • City seeking YMCA redevelopment proposals

    The City of Spokane is asking for proposals to redevelop the former YMCA building in Riverfront Park, with potential uses as retail, office or residential space.


  • Browne’s Addition apartment owners weigh shift to condos

    Are rentals, the residential lifeblood of much of Browne’s Addition, facing an uncertain future? Daren Kelly, who with his wife Lisa owns five rental buildings there, just finished a million-dollar …


  • Plans back on for tower

    A controversial 10-story development in the West Central neighborhood is moving forward again, after a city hearing examiner signed off on revised plans for the project. The developer of the …


  • South Hill group bows out of fight against big retailers

    A neighborhood vote this week smooths the way for the biggest retail center the South Hill has seen in decades, if not ever. The Southgate Neighborhood Council ended its long …


  • Panel backs some changes in rural housing

    The Spokane County Planning Commission recommended some changes Thursday to the rules covering housing developments in rural parts of the county but deadlocked over one of the hottest topics.


  • Church-turned-events venue plans dedication, open house

    As work is completed on a remodel of the Lincoln Center event venue in Spokane, owners and brothers Richard and Chris Heftel are preparing to celebrate with a public dedication, …

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