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  • Kendall Yards buyer touts range of housing options

    A venerable home builder is bringing new hope to a stalled downtown Spokane development project. Greenstone Corp. has purchased the Kendall Yards property with plans to build a waterfront neighborhood …


  • Greenstone will pump $500 million into Kendall Yards

    Greenstone Corp. will invest $500 million in the revived Kendall Yards project over the next 15 years, President Jason Wheatley said Thursday.


  • Amid cleanup dispute, project could have new developer

    An $8 million legal dispute has erupted over the bill to clean up pollutants at Kendall Yards, the stalled housing and business project along the north bank of the Spokane …


  • Centennial Trail advocate talks about gaps, priorities and funding

    Two decades after the ground was broken on Spokane’s most popular bike and pedestrian pathway, several stretches of the 37-mile Centennial Trail remain incomplete. The largest gap, between Riverfront Park …


  • Project manager leaves Kendall Yards

    The manager quarterbacking Spokane’s largest development project, Kendall Yards, has left to look for a different job. Former project manager Tom Reese said his work with Kendall Yards ended Oct. …


  • At Kendall Yards, progress is slow

    At 78 acres of mostly bare dirt, the site of the proposed Kendall Yards development overlooking the Spokane River is a conspicuous piece of real estate. After all the attention …


  • Parking garage considered for Davenport District

    A 250-stall downtown parking garage under consideration by Spokane Partners LLC could help alleviate parking headaches for theater and restaurant patrons in the Davenport District. The company, which owns much …


  • Council votes to repave Bridge Avenue

    The one-block street that is the closest link between the Monroe Street and Post Street bridges will be repaved. The Spokane City Council voted 5-2 Monday to move ahead with …


  • Developers object to impact fee plan

    Proposed traffic impact fees would cost the developer of Kendall Yards millions of dollars and jeopardize deals on the former Empire Ford building in downtown Spokane, representatives of the development …


  • Black Rock abandons sales office

    Black Rock Development is scrapping its downtown Spokane sales office for Kendall Yards, even before the office opened to the public. But that doesn’t signal a shift in outlook for …


  • In brief: Kendall Yards liaison post cut

    Spokane Mayor Mary Verner has eliminated the position of the city’s designated contact person for Kendall Yards developers. Cody George, economic adviser, was informed earlier this month that he will …


  • Kendall Yards construction delayed

    Work on a new multimillion-dollar Kendall Yards development is continuing on a planning level, but construction of the first buildings may not occur until 2009, a Spokane city official said …


  • Downtown future growth discussed

    Nearly 100 people turned out on a cold Thursday night last week to talk about the future of downtown Spokane. The crowd included civic leaders, developers, property owners, residents and …


  • Remnants of railroading past

    Two of the last major remnants of railroad lines on Spokane’s north riverbank are being demolished as work progresses on Kendall Yards, a 78-acre commercial and residential development near downtown …


  • Three vie to unseat council incumbent

    City Councilman Brad Stark hasn’t been one to walk away from a good fight. Then again, neither have his opponents in the race for his South Side council seat. One …


  • Monroe lanes to be closed

    Another Spokane street will have traffic restrictions this year. Lane reductions will be imposed on Monroe Street just north of the Monroe Street Bridge in September and October while Avista …


  • Hot race for Spokane mayor

    Tax money is pouring in. Downtown is as lively as it has been in years.


  • Construction crew helps put out brush fire

    A small brush fire on the hillside off Summit Boulevard didn’t have a chance to get bigger Thursday because a construction crew from the nearby Kendall Yards project rushed over …


  • Levy lid lift focus of city race

    In a surprise March announcement, Mayor Dennis Hession created what has become the first major issue of this year’s mayoral race: taxes. Citing $11 million the city had left over …


  • Vocal Point: Land use a tricky subject from all sides

    The phone rang about five minutes before I put supper on the table the other night. The caller was taking a survey about governmental concerns and wanted to know what …


  • Our view: Nearer nature

    When you saw the news that a Spokane River whitewater park will become a reality for kayakers and thought – big deal, I don’t kayak – consider this quote from …


  • Update could raise parking meter rates

    Officials at Spokane City Hall have come up with a proposal to pay for an update of downtown’s comprehensive land-use plan, but the proposal involves increases in parking meter rates …


  • West Central residents can meet neighbors at barbecue Tuesday

    Nothing perks up the senses on a summer evening like the aroma of the barbecue. Connie Copeland-Malone hopes the scent of hamburgers and hot dogs cooking on the grill on …


  • Pia Hansen: Downtown market gaining traction in Spokane

    I bring to you here the latest installment in the ongoing saga of the Spokane Marketplace. The good news is there’s now a steering committee that meets on a regular …


  • Efficiency debate kicks off campaigns

    Spokane’s three better-known mayoral candidates sparred over ways to make city government more efficient and two new candidates formally entered the race Monday on the first day of filing for …


  • Two newcomers join council race

    A member of a South Side neighborhood council and a member of the city’s cable advisory board each filed for their first political campaigns Monday, running for spots on the …


  • Spin control: Despite the signs, developer still on political fence

    Campaign signs for Spokane’s mayoral election have already started to sprout like dandelions around the city in high-visibility spaces. But probably none have generated more notice than Al French’s signs …


  • Kendall Yards may seek wider subsidy

    With one tax subsidy secured, Kendall Yards developers and the city are considering another. The upscale commercial and residential project in downtown Spokane may seek a portion of sales tax …


  • Pia Hansen: Kendall Yards project appears sound

    Perhaps I’m a poor judge of character, but I’m the type of person who can’t help but feel some sympathy for a developer who almost said a really bad word …


  • Our View: A win-win project

    There was a pinch-yourself quality to Thursday’s groundbreaking ritual for the Kendall Yards development. Those 78 acres along the north bank of the Spokane River have been sitting undisturbed for …

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