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  • 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, …


  • County looks at clustering homes on rural land

    Spokane County will begin a series of public hearings this week for residents to comment on rules designed to give landowners more flexibility in developing rural land while preserving open …


  • Cheney Schools protests plan

    A 555-unit West Plains housing development may proceed despite the Cheney School District’s protest that it lacks money to educate the children who will live there. Spokane County Hearing Examiner …


  • Verner vetoes shoreline-law exception

    Spokane Mayor Mary Verner has nixed part of the city’s extensive new shoreline law over an amendment that would make an exception for a section of land owned by the …


  • In a down market

    What some North Idaho residential real estate observers early this year thought would be a momentary market correction has turned into a different beast. With a national economic crisis hurting …


  • Builder, developer battling over CdA lofts

    A Spokane construction firm and an affiliate of Black Rock Development are tangling over payment for work on a Coeur d’Alene waterfront condominium project. Walker Construction Inc. alleges River House …


  • Liberty Lake development aiming for green certification

    A 100-acre, mixed-use development under way in Liberty Lake is slated to incorporate environmentally friendly elements as the first regional development to shoot for certification through Inland Northwest Built Green. …


  • McGlades will open despite ruling

    McGlades Bistro & Wine Bar intends to open under new ownership this weekend, even though a state board invalidated a zoning change allowing its reopening. The Eastern Washington Growth Management …


  • Dunn & Black relocates to remodeled Grant Building

    Talk about a short move. Workers used carts to wheel file cabinets and office furniture across the intersection of Post Street and Riverside Avenue last week. They were moving the …


  • Report challenges impact fee value

    Every 100 homes built in Spokane County generate an estimated $50.1 million in local income, nearly $8 million in taxes and 77 permanent jobs over the first 10 years of …


  • Baptist camp may sell part of river site

    Another patch of the Spokane River shoreline near Post Falls may become homes under a plan to develop part of the Ross Point Baptist Camp. The Post Falls City Council …


  • Condo protest allowed to go on

    A Spokane man can continue his protest of a condo building near his house, so long as he does not target a Realtor with signs or call her, a Spokane …


  • Condo protester creates ‘blight’ to make a point

    A South Hill resident’s unusual protest of a four-story condominium building across from his house is drawing attention to a once-sleepy street. Offended that the building blocked his view of …


  • South Hill mansion up for sale

    Spokane sports team owner Bobby Brett has put his seven-bedroom South Hill mansion – one of the largest homes in Spokane County – on the market. What would a buyer …


  • Condo sales take a hit

    When business owner Jim Hanley and his family purchased an old, three-story brick building downtown a couple years ago, they foresaw creating seven upscale condominiums. Part of that vision came …


  • Medical center designing facility for women, children

    A three-story addition to Kootenai Medical Center in Coeur d’Alene would provide a new area to care for mothers and babies and free up space in the existing hospital to …

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