Stories tagged: downtown
Sat., Aug. 19, 2017
A Main route through downtown: Spokane ponders dedicated bike lane, more pedestrian friendly link to University District
City Council President Ben Stuckart says Spokane should start acting now to re-imagine a four block stretch of Main Avenue in order to promote business growth by getting more people …
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 17, 2017, 4:18 p.m.
Gunshot that killed man driving downtown Tuesday was accidental, witnesses say
Witnesses told police that a man killed while driving down Washington Street Tuesday was shot when an AK-47 accidentally went off.
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 16, 2017, 5:03 p.m.
Juvenile arrested in connection with deadly downtown Spokane shooting
Police have made an arrest in connection with a fatal downtown Spokane shooting Tuesday afternoon.
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 15, 2017, 11:04 p.m.
Detectives investigating fatal downtown Spokane shooting
Major Crimes detectives are on the scene of a deadly shooting in downtown Spokane along South Washington Street Tuesday evening.
UPDATED: Mon., July 17, 2017, 8:02 p.m.
Multiple people injured, including baby, in downtown Spokane crash
Multiple people, including an infant, were hospitalized with serious injuries after a crash late Sunday in downtown Spokane. Just before 10 p.m. an SUV eastbound on Sprague ran a red …
UPDATED: Wed., July 12, 2017, 7:14 a.m.
New Spokane Public Market brings fresh produce to the heart of Spokane
A new downtown farmers market opened Tuesday as the city and farmers look to bring local produce to residents into the heart of the downtown.
Mon., July 10, 2017, 6 p.m.
Spokane welcomes new farmers market downtown
The Spokane Public Market opens Tuesday, July 11, from 4-7 P.M. at the Parkade Plaza.
Sun., June 25, 2017
Downtown Spokane offers much more than just bars, nightclubs
A closer look at downtown will reveal a few out-of-the-box options for a night on the town.
Sun., June 25, 2017
Downtown Spokane has long history of experimentation, controversy with parking
The Washington Supreme Court had to decide whether downtown Spokane would install parking meters back in the 1940s. Today, rates are competitive with other similar-size cities, but officials are calling …
Sun., June 25, 2017
New lights under I-90 overpass proposed to combat crime near Lewis and Clark High School
Following the success of increased lighting in the East Sprague neighborhood, the city will consider installing new LED fixtures under the I-90 overpass near Lewis and Clark High School. Principal …
UPDATED: Sat., June 17, 2017, 6:02 p.m.
Man stabbed in downtown Spokane
A man was stabbed during a fight at Howard Street and Riverside Avenue in downtown Spokane Saturday morning.
Fri., June 9, 2017
Decision on whether to cover U.S. Pavilion in Riverfront Park delayed a month
The Spokane Park Board voted unanimously Thursday to request more information on how much re-covering the structure would cost before instructing a design team to abandon the idea.
UPDATED: Thu., June 8, 2017, 6:22 a.m.
Park Board to vote Thursday on scrapping plan to re-cover Riverfront Park Pavilion
The team in charge of re-imagining the central feature of Expo ‘74 has proposed leaving a cover off the U.S. Pavilion as part of renovations occurring through Riverfront Park. Critics …
UPDATED: Wed., June 7, 2017, 4:23 p.m.
Records: Witness says man shot dead in downtown Spokane last week put shooter in headlock
A man shot dead during a fight in downtown Spokane last week had the shooter in a headlock before the fatal shots were fired, according to court records.
UPDATED: Tue., May 2, 2017, 5:49 p.m.
Spokane to get tougher on downtown parking meter limits starting July 1
Enforcement of existing laws that place limits on how long a particular motorist can stay on a certain city block will start July 1. Until then, violators will receive notices …
Mon., May 1, 2017, 10:48 p.m.
Bloomsday post-race festivities and shirt pick-up will be along Main Avenue this year
Spokane Falls Boulevard has been dug up to install a 2.2-million gallon stormwater tank downtown, and the construction of an ice ribbon has closed portions of Riverfront Park. But Bloomsday …
UPDATED: Tue., March 28, 2017, 9:44 a.m.
Spokane signs short-term deal for pay-by-phone parking downtown
After a hiatus that began last month, downtown parkers will once again have access to a pay-by-phone service beginning Tuesday, according to a news release.
UPDATED: Mon., March 13, 2017, 11:09 p.m.
Ridpath loan of $1.75 million clears first hurdle from Spokane City Council
The city will have to vote a few more times before Ron Wells’ loan to convert the old hotel into mixed housing gets final approval.
UPDATED: Fri., March 3, 2017, 11:09 p.m.
Spokane looks to revise snowplow plan after brutal winter
City officials plan to scrutinize Spokane snow plow policies after a tough winter that left streets an icy rutted mess and led to scores of complaints.
UPDATED: Thu., 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: Tue., Feb. 28, 2017, 12:46 p.m.
City Hall will be asked to approve $1.75 million in funding for Ridpath Hotel rehab
Plans and money are coming together to revitalize the decaying Ridpath Hotel. With the help of a $1.75 million city loan expected this spring, developer Ron Wells is closer to …
UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 21, 2017, 4:08 p.m.
Pay-by-phone parking suspended while Spokane negotiates contract with new vendor
After the city did not receive about $80,000 worth of dues from the company providing pay-by-phone parking services, the option was shut off at downtown meters. Officials are working to …
Sat., Feb. 11, 2017, 6:23 a.m.
Spokane ponders ending agreement with pay-by-phone parking service over unpaid fees
LocoMobi, operator of the QuickPay meter payment application, owes the city roughly $80,000 in unpaid revenue, city officials said. Ending the agreement could mean an interruption of the service that …
Tue., Jan. 24, 2017, 4:26 p.m.
Man randomly attacked with a knife in downtown Spokane
A man randomly attacked a man with a knife in downtown Spokane late Monday night.
Fri., 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 …
Sun., Oct. 30, 2016, 4 a.m.
Sale of Otis Hotel, work on Montvale and Odd Fellows buildings raise hopes for western downtown Spokane
In the mid-2000s, developers along the western edge of downtown Spokane’s entertainment district were promising big things, including condos, street-level stores and refurbished rentals. But those promises mostly went by …
Sun., Oct. 30, 2016
Spokane City Council to consider tougher enforcement of parking meter time limits
A proposal the City Council will consider Monday night will not change any meter parking policies, but it will authorize enforcement officers to use license plate readers to identify parkers …
Wed., Oct. 19, 2016
Wall Street reopens Friday
Wall Street is reopening on Friday after spending two summers under construction.
Tue., Sept. 20, 2016, 2:27 p.m.
Free parking after 5 p.m. in downtown Spokane road construction zone
Parking meters within the Lincoln and Monroe Street construction zone in downtown Spokane are now free after 5 p.m.
Mon., Sept. 19, 2016, 7:05 p.m.
Base layer of pavement should be ready for downtown Spokane traffic by year’s end
Downtown Spokane streets Lincoln and Monroe will have a base layer of blacktop by Halloween - as long as there’s no snowfall.