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  • Kendall Yards loses financial partner

    A national company that planned to partner with Black Rock Development on the first phase of Kendall Yards is no longer financially committed to the mixed-use development north of downtown …


  • Commissioners OK special tax district for development

    Spokane County commissioners gave their blessing Tuesday to a tax increment financing district that would subsidize the 80-acre Kendall Yards housing and commercial development near the county courthouse. Commissioner Bonnie …


  • Opposition to financing plan for Kendall Yards is misguided

    Skip Chilberg will not challenge the use of tax increment financing for construction of Kendall Yards streets, sidewalks, water and sewer lines or other improvements. Although he threatened litigation earlier …


  • Taxes don’t belong in developers’ pockets

    Tax increment financing (TIF) has been used in other states for years but only recently in Washington. Voters rejected a constitutional amendment to allow it in the early ‘80s, and …


  • Our view: Help, don’t hinder

    As therapeutic as it feels to beat up on the rich and privileged, it’s a shortsighted strategy when you’re trying to encourage investment in a healthier economy. And if anyone …


  • Kendall Yards tax plan opposed

    Spokane County Treasurer Skip Chilberg said Tuesday he might sue to stop a proposal that would shift tax dollars to pay for public improvements in the proposed Kendall Yards project. …


  • Kendall Yards tax deal ‘critical’

    A tax incentive program for the Kendall Yards project development is so important to the $1 billion project that without it the developer might not go forward. Kendall Yards project …


  • Taxes sought to help cover Kendall Yards work

    Developer Marshall Chesrown is seeking millions of dollars in local property taxes to help cover some of the public improvements needed for his Kendall Yards development on the north bank …


  • Kendall Yards can move ahead

    No one appealed the Spokane hearing examiner’s approval of an 80-acre residential and commercial development proposed for the north bank of the Spokane River. That means the Kendall Yards development …


  • City examiner OKs Kendall Yards plan

    A residential and commercial project proposed for 80 acres just north of downtown Spokane took a huge step forward Thursday when the city of Spokane’s hearing examiner approved it largely …


  • Kendall Yards decision includes traffic fixes to be paid for by developer

    With his approval of the massive Kendall Yards development Thursday, city of Spokane Hearing Examiner Greg Smith outlined traffic improvements he feels should be paid for by developer Marshall Chesrown’s …


  • Bert Caldwell: Communication is key to success at Kendall Yards

    New roofs, new paint, new siding and new yards. The West Central area looks better every day. There’s a reason for that. For decades, the neighborhood’s front yard was either …


  • Examiner weighing project

    Spokane Hearing Examiner Greg Smith has until Sept. 1 to approve or deny an 80-acre development proposed just north of downtown Spokane. Smith held a public hearing Thursday on the …


  • Hearing on Kendall Yards packed

    One thing was clear during a Thursday night public hearing for an 80-acre residential and commercial development proposed to overlook the north bank of the Spokane River — people in …


  • Our View: City leadership needed on Kendall Yards

    “We’ll get it done, however long it takes.” Those less-than-prophetic words came from Paul Sandifur, CEO of Metropolitan Mortgage Co., talking in 1997 about an 80-acre, new-urban vision stretching from …


  • Kendall Yards: Do it, but do it right

    K endall Yards will be the biggest development in Spokane since Expo ‘74 renovated the downtown waterfront. The development promises much. But for promises to become real, two things must …


  • Public weighs in on Kendall Yards

    As the city of Spokane heads toward a Thursday public hearing for an 80-acre commercial and residential project just north of downtown, public concern has focused on traffic, building heights …


  • Partners to open Kendall Yards project

    Black Rock Development is partnering with an affiliate of The Staubach Co. to develop the first 20 acres of Kendall Yards. The affiliate, Cypress Equities, specializes in retail development, portfolio …


  • Kendall Yards hearing rescheduled for Aug. 3

    The hearing examiner will hold a public hearing on a proposed 80-acre residential and commercial development just north of downtown Spokane on Aug. 3, not July 27, as originally announced …


  • Kendall Yards moves forward

    An 80-acre development north of downtown Spokane has been given the green light by Mayor Dennis Hession despite lingering concerns raised by city and state planners. The mayor makes no …


  • Kendall Yards traffic studied

    Just a half-dozen of the more than 90 intersections studied across downtown Spokane would see unacceptable congestion over the next 20 years if an 80-acre residential and commercial development is …


  • Family-friendly Kendall Yards sought

    Spokane residents want a 78-acre development just north of downtown to be family-friendly and preserve views of the Spokane River Gorge, and they want developers to adequately investigate traffic concerns …


  • Spokane official felt Kendall Yards duress

    Spokane’s outgoing director of public works and utilities apparently felt his professional integrity was being threatened by a rush to gain approval of a large new Kendall Yards commercial and …


  • City forms team to help developer

    Spokane Mayor Dennis Hession on Monday announced the formation of a City Hall team to guide creation of a large housing and commercial development on the North Bank of the …


  • Kendall Yards concerns

    Environmental concerns surfaced for the first time Wednesday over a mammoth housing and commercial development proposed for the North Bank of the Spokane River. A group calling itself the Bridge-Summit …


  • Developer seeks court property

    The developer of the Kendall Yards mixed-use project along the Spokane River has drawn a bull’s-eye on a squat one-story building at 500 N. Cedar, just west of downtown Spokane. …


  • Center’s sale discussed last month

    Despite their declaration last week that there had been no offer made for the Public Health Center, county officials discussed at least one possible scenario more than a month ago …


  • Railroad cleanup gets EPA award

    Government officials and community leaders joined a developer on the North Bank of the Spokane River on Tuesday to celebrate completion of an environmental cleanup of a former railroad yard …


  • Kendall Yards vision gets clearer

    Construction could start as early as this spring on a 77-acre property just north of downtown Spokane that could one day be a thriving urban village, home to 4,000 mostly …


  • Bert Caldwell: Chesrown’s plans shoot for the stars

    Marshall Chesrown says he sold his Denver automotive empire in 1997 thinking business could not possibly get any better. If the buyers wanted to pay more than the business was …

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