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Garden District development moving forward after Crestline Street holdup resolved

A large housing development will move forward on Spokane’s South Hill, after an agreement between the developer, neighbors and the county’s hearing examiner was approved by the city council this …


Kendall Yards bus pass program reaches 200 users; riders log 64,000 miles

Nearly 64,000 miles have been ridden on Spokane Transit Authority buses by participants in a program that provides free bus passes to anyone who lives or works in the Kendall …


South Hill development showdown rests with City Council

A road must run through the center of a proposed “walkable mixed-use urban neighborhood” on Spokane’s South Hill near the busy intersection of 29th and Southeast Boulevard, according to a …


Jim Frank to be honored as Spokane Valley citizen of the year

Jim Frank of Greenstone Corp. will be honored as Citizen of the Year at the Greater Spokane Valley Chamber of Commerce’s gala Friday.


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 13, 2018, 6:50 p.m.

City, developer disagree over including road in South Hill housing project

City staff, the Greenstone development company and dozens of neighbors to a new development on the South Hill made their case in a hearing Wednesday over whether a road should …


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 6, 2018, 4:16 p.m.

Spokane city planners back controversial road through South Hill housing project; developer plans to fight

Jim Frank of Greenstone Homes, the firm behind the Kendall Yards development and a similar project proposed for the South Hill at 29th Avenue and Southeast Boulevard on the South …


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: Fri., May 19, 2017, 11:52 a.m.

Kendall Yards grocery store will feature chefs, local products and urban vibe

A new grocery store in Kendall Yards will target Spokane’s growing downtown neighborhoods with sales of fresh local foods and places for customers to hang-out.


Jim Frank’s Kendall Yards development arose from vision, patience and luck

How Jim Frank’s development company – Greenstone Corp. – gained control of Kendall Yards, the former industrial site perched above the Spokane River, is a classic case of entrepreneurial patience. …


Kendall Yards developer sees ‘enormous potential’ for residential neighborhood on downtown’s east end

Could another Spokane site magically morph into a thriving urban neighborhood like Kendall Yards is? Developer Jim Frank believes so. He sees “enormous potential” for the east end of downtown, …


New Kendall Yards grocery store won’t be part of chain

A new grocery expected to open early next year just north of the Monroe Street Bridge will not be affiliated with a chain. The store, which will be on the …


Jan Quintrall resigns from city of Spokane

Jan Quintrall, the embattled head of Spokane’s Business and Developer Services division, announced her resignation from the city Tuesday, saying she had “broken the public’s trust, and I can’t repair …


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 27, 2015, 7:06 p.m.

Quintrall announces resignation

The Spokane administrator who led Spokane’s engineering, streets, business and other departments, announced Tuesday that she was resigning her position.


Scott Chesney remains mum on specific reasons for ouster

Scott Chesney, Spokane’s planning director who was abruptly ousted from his position last week, said Wednesday he was taking the “high road” and ending his role at the city. Chesney …


Developers still in dark after meeting with mayor

Spokane Mayor David Condon on Friday met with a group of developers critical of the recent forced resignation of city planning director Scott Chesney. But Condon did not tell them …


Reason for ouster of planning director, Scott Chesney, remains unclear

Spokane Mayor David Condon on Friday met with a group of developers critical of the recent forced resignation of city planning director Scott Chesney. But Condon did not tell them …


Spokane planning director leaves abruptly after ‘loss of confidence’

Hours after the city planning director was forced out of his job on Wednesday, one of Spokane’s premier developers publicly called on the mayor to hire him back. Jim Frank, …


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 5, 2014, 7:57 p.m.

Kendall Yards developer calls on Condon to rehire planning director who was forced out

Hours after the city planning director was forced out of his job on Wednesday, one of Spokane’s premiere developers publicly called on the mayor to hire him back.


Kendall Yards works to mesh with surrounding neighbors

Residents at the edges of the Kendall Yards development say the cool downtown Spokane project has boosted their neighborhoods and transformed an eyesore into a bustling civic gathering spot. Still, …


Spokane giving smaller home lots a tryout

Affordable homes on smaller, urban lots. That’s how Jim Frank is succeeding in the coveted mixed-use Kendall Yards development on the north edge of the Spokane River gorge. Frank said …


Kendall Yards an instant hit

Spokane’s mixed-use Kendall Yards development has become so successful that would-be homebuyers or renters have to get in line. Vacancies or available homes are months out. The list of would-be …


Construction of apartments at Kendall Yards to begin soon

Work on an 84-unit, 2.2-acre Kendall Yards apartment building will start in 30 days, the head of developer Greenstone Corp. said Tuesday. The project, called The Highline Apartments, will move …


New-home construction on rise across region after dismal 2011

Danny Sullivan, owner of Danny Sullivan Construction, said 2012 has been his company’s busiest year ever. He adds with a laugh, however, that he started the Spokane business six years …


Next Kendall Yards phase begins

The company developing Kendall Yards has started construction of the first commercial building and is finishing plans for a second as it tackles the next phase of Spokane’s largest mixed-use …


Litehouse Foods expands from humble beginnings

SANDPOINT – Thirty-eight years ago, the Hawkins family of Hope, Idaho, blended salad dressing in the back of their struggling restaurant and sold it to area grocers, generating $100,000 in …


Ecology fines Greenstone over trees

The removal of several trees along the Liberty Lake shoreline merits a $15,000 fine against Greenstone Development Co. and owner Jim Frank, the Washington Department of Ecology said Wednesday. The …


Kendall Yards gets new life

Greenstone Corp. on Thursday revived the Kendall Yards development on the north bank of the Spokane River. The first 18 units of the $25 million residential and commercial project should …


Top jail site reaffirmed

Once again a consulting study has concluded the best site for a new medium-security Spokane County jail is next to the existing high-security jail. A “weighted analysis” released Friday lists …


Scaled-back Kendall Yards plans offer better fit for Spokane

Greenstone Corp. last week closed a deal five years in the doing. And not a moment too soon for Spokane government and business officials weary of economic headwinds.