Stories tagged: downtown
UPDATED: MONDAY, 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: FRIDAY, 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: THURSDAY, 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: TUESDAY, 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: TUESDAY, 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 …
SATURDAY, 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 …
TUESDAY, 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.
FRIDAY, 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 …
SUNDAY, 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 …
SUNDAY, 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 …
WEDNESDAY, OCT. 19, 2016
Wall Street reopens Friday
Wall Street is reopening on Friday after spending two summers under construction.
TUESDAY, 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.
MONDAY, 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.
WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 14, 2016, 4:50 P.M.
Cornerstone of downtown Spokane’s skywalk system to be replaced
The City Council signed off on an agreement this week calling for the replacement of the downtown skywalk spanning Wall Street and linking the old Macy’s department store and River …
SUNDAY, AUG. 21, 2016, 4 A.M.
Beggs, Kinnear want BNSF to join push for stricter train safety standards
If BNSF does not agree to lobby state and federal decision-makers to assist the City Council in beefing up security standards for Bakken crude and coal on trains running through …
FRIDAY, JULY 15, 2016, 12:04 P.M.
Spokane County gives $50,000 to help House of Charity out of deficit
The Spokane County Commission has voted to give $50,000 to help the House of Charity provide round-the-clock homeless services amid a major budget shortfall.
FRIDAY, MAY 27, 2016, 5 P.M.
Daiquiri Factory owners say it will reopen in same location, amid continued controversy
Family members of Jamie Pendleton say they’ll reopen the controversial downtown bar in June, two years after the business was closed as part of a rent dispute. Nick Cavasier, a …
MONDAY, MAY 9, 2016, 12:58 P.M.
Downtown Spokane Macy’s bids due Wednesday
Offers to buy the former Macy’s department store building in downtown Spokane are due Wednesday, and two local organizations say they are interested.
MONDAY, MAY 2, 2016, 2:21 P.M.
Bloomsday organizers investigating T-shirt shortage, offer online orders through Friday
Some Bloomsday participants went home shirtless Sunday due to a shortage of finisher T-shirts. Race Director Don Kardong said organizers are investigating the issue, and affected participants can order a …
SUNDAY, APRIL 24, 2016
Gary Crooks: Why is the fight over marijuana?
Just the fact that bars need bouncers should raise this question: Why place them outside the
SUNDAY, DEC. 13, 2015, 12:41 A.M.
Two years in, homeless feel targeted by sit-lie law
When a divided Spokane city council passed a law banning sitting and lying on downtown sidewalks, advocates said the law was intended to clean up downtown, not criminalize homelessness. Nearly …
SUNDAY, NOV. 22, 2015
Doug Clark: Young man’s drive behind West End Lofts project
Daniel Sanchez is busily turning two three-story 1908 buildings, the Jefferson and its next-door neighbor, the Norman Hotel, into cool urban living spaces and boutique retail shops that will enhance …
THURSDAY, OCT. 1, 2015
Man accused of fighting with woman, pointing a gun at a bystander
A man accused of chasing a woman through downtown Spokane and then pointing a gun at a bystander who tried to intervene is in the Spokane County Jail facing multiple …
THURSDAY, SEPT. 17, 2015
Doug Clark: Wall Street cleanup possible with shared effort
Nothing healthier than a good ol’ walk in the great outdoors. Unless, that is, you’re following Chris Powell through a particularly shabby section of downtown Wall Street.
TUESDAY, JUNE 9, 2015, 11 A.M.
Downtown parade will celebrate LGBT pride
Thousands of members of Spokane’s LGBT community and their allies will march downtown Saturday in the 24th annual Pride Parade and Rainbow Festival.
UPDATED: WEDNESDAY, JAN. 21, 2015, 5:44 P.M.
Stabbing reported downtown
Police responded to a reported stabbing at an apartment building in the 200 block of South Wall Street in downtown Spokane around 2 p.m. this afternoon.
WEDNESDAY, JULY 30, 2014
Shawn Vestal: Pause on STA Plaza redo revealing
As the downtown business illuminati attempt to derail eight years’ worth of planning for improved bus service in Spokane, they insist that it’s not because they don’t like poor people. …
TUESDAY, JUNE 24, 2014
Daiquiri Factory, controversial Spokane bar, gets evicted
Less than five months after opening amid public outcry about one of its drink names, the controversial Daiquiri Factory in downtown Spokane was shuttered Monday morning with assistance from sheriff’s …
MONDAY, JUNE 23, 2014, 10:37 A.M.
Deputies assisting eviction of Daiquiri Factory
Sheriff’s deputies are facilitating the eviction of a controversial downtown bar.
FRIDAY, JUNE 13, 2014
STA stabbing suspect released on earlier charges
The homicide suspect in a fatal downtown stabbing on Saturday left jail last month after Spokane police did not file paperwork needed to hold him on a separate incident. Donald …