Stories tagged: neighborhoods
Sat., Nov. 11, 2017, 9:57 a.m.
Mayor Tim Burgess unveils growth plan for 27 Seattle neighborhoods
Under a sweeping plan unveiled Thursday by Mayor Tim Burgess, Seattle would encourage more growth in more than two dozen neighborhoods across the city while requiring developers to help the …
Wed., Oct. 11, 2017, 6 a.m.
Controversial deal would shift operations at East Central Community Center
A four-year contract granting the Martin Luther King Family Outreach Center operational control of the East Central Community Center will be up for a vote by the City Council on …
Sat., Sept. 23, 2017
Manito Presbyterian Church sees shift in area go from ‘primitive’ to residential
When Manito Presbyterian Church had its first Sunday service nearly 110 years ago, parishioners traveled along the dirt path that was 29th Avenue by horseback to the corner of 30th …
Fri., March 31, 2017, 5:30 a.m.
City Hall accepting applications to run East Central Community Center
City leaders are accepting applications to run the East Central Community Center, beginning in 2018, through Monday. The existing operating nonprofit received a one-year contract extension from the City Council …
UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 27, 2017, 10:21 p.m.
East Central Community Center in limbo after City Council rejects contract
A six-month contract with the East Central Community Organization to run the neighborhood’s community center was rejected this week because of concerns about the effect on services and grant opportunities. …
UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 11, 2017, 8:16 p.m.
Developer Douglass appeals Spokane City Council’s denial of Indian Trail apartment complex
Harley Douglass has appealed the City Council’s universal rejection of his plans to build 750 housing units on 50 acres of property in the North Indian Trail neighborhood, citing disobeyance …
Fri., Nov. 11, 2016, 2:38 p.m.
Developer planning to appeal Spokane City Council’s decision to nix North Indian Trail apartment project
A 750-unit apartment complex near the Sundance Plaza shopping center was axed earlier this week by the City Council, which cited concerns about traffic safety brought forward by neighbors. But …
Thu., Sept. 22, 2016
Nevada/Lidgerwood neighborhood splits to reflect resident concerns
The Nevada/Lidgerwood neighborhood has been split into Nevada Heights and Shiloh Hills to allow residents of the area north of Francis Avenue to compete for additional city funding to address …
Wed., Sept. 21, 2016, 6:10 p.m.
Spokane drafting a blueprint to ensure affordable housing
Spokane now has a roadmap for creating more affordable housing, rehabilitating problem properties and helping the city develop diverse neighborhoods.
Wed., April 27, 2016, 3:54 p.m.
Associated Garden Clubs will hold annual plant sale at Manito Park on April 30-May 1
The Associated Garden Clubs of Spokane is holding its annual plant sale at Manito Park next to the Conservatory on Saturday and Sunday.
Wed., June 24, 2015
Spokane County commissioners lose growth boundary challenge
Spokane County commissioners lost another round in the ongoing dispute over how and where the county’s population will grow. Three appellate judges ruled last week commissioners didn’t provide enough public …
Sun., Oct. 19, 2014
Spokane City Countil to consider registry for abandoned homes
The windows and doors are boarded with plywood, the siding is fading and falling off and the yard is littered with soggy mattresses. No crystal ball is needed to see …
Thu., Sept. 25, 2014
City website seeks neighborhood stories
Friendship Park in the Nevada-Lidgerwood neighborhood is good for dog meet-ups. There’s a house near Corbin Park with an attic specifically built to watch horses, bikes or runners race around …
Wed., July 24, 2013
Ben Stuckart floats plan for targeted renewal
Compare East Sprague Avenue with South Perry Street and someone’s bound to call you crazy. One is a dismal stretch of concrete and dilapidated storefronts located in a prime spot …
UPDATED: Fri., June 28, 2013, 4:05 p.m.
Target will build South Hill store
Spokane developer Dave Black confirmed on Friday that national retailer Target Corp. will build a 135,000-square foot building on the corner of Palouse Highway and South Regal Street.
Thu., June 6, 2013
Planned homes rile Rockwood neighbors
It’s not unusual for new developments in old neighborhoods to cause heartburn among neighbors who want to preserve the character of the area. What many property owners don’t realize is …
Thu., Feb. 7, 2013
Chief: COPS shops could be City Hall outposts
The 27 Spokane neighborhood councils each send a representative to the monthly meeting of the Community Assembly on the first Friday of every month at City Hall. The tightly structured …
Thu., Jan. 24, 2013
Court OKs expansion of St. Mark’s parking lot
Come spring, St. Mark’s Lutheran Church may be able to finalize its parking lot expansion. The project has been held up in court since 2010, when the church tore down …
Thu., Jan. 17, 2013
Volunteers still drive neighborhood patrols
It’s a chilly Friday afternoon in northeast Spokane. Kim Bailey and Sandy Smith have been watching the weather forecast carefully for a couple of days, hoping it wouldn’t start snowing …
Thu., Dec. 6, 2012
City seeks traffic calming projects
The office of Neighborhood Services and Code Enforcement hosted a workshop and training session at City Hall on Monday evening to explain how neighborhoods may apply for the next round …
Wed., Oct. 31, 2012, 4:34 a.m.
A slowed, darkened NYC begins to stir to life
NEW YORK (AP) — Two days after superstorm Sandy brought New York to a standstill, residents itching to get back to work and their old lives noticed small signs that …
Thu., Oct. 11, 2012, 12:01 a.m.
Women’s home fighting insurance giant to stay put
CINCINNATI (AP) — As Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic battled for the title at the Western & Southern Open north of Cincinnati, a small plane buzzed overhead, trailing a banner …
Sun., Sept. 23, 2012
Easy to see differences in well-being among neighborhoods
We have a lot of gaps in this country. There’s the achievement gap in schools. The income gap. The opportunity gap.
Thu., Sept. 13, 2012
Northeast collaboration looks at shared issues
The Greater Hillyard-Northeast Planning Alliance is inviting northeast organizations, residents and neighbors to a new-beginnings meeting at Northeast Community Center on Wednesday. The alliance has been a work in progress …
Fri., Sept. 7, 2012
Artists apply their talents to neighborhood branding
Several local artists are trying to make their mark on Spokane’s neighborhoods. With professional backgrounds in graphic design, the five artists created brands and logos for a handful of neighborhoods, …
Thu., March 1, 2012
Logan’s older homes get praise
This Old House magazine has named Spokane’s Logan neighborhood one of the best old-house neighborhoods in the West. Located around Gonzaga University, with the Spokane River to the south, Ruby …
Thu., Oct. 20, 2011
South Perry celebrates ‘awesome’ community
More than 10 years ago, when the South Perry Business and Neighborhood Association held its first meetings, most of the businesses that now define the South Perry District were not …
Thu., July 21, 2011
National Night Out will be Aug. 2
Neighborhoods across Spokane County will gather on Aug. 2, between 5 and 9 p.m. for the 28th annual National Night Out Against Crime. Residents are invited to keep watch over …
Sat., July 9, 2011
Homeless drop-in center causes problems for Coeur d’Alene neighbors
Dozens of neighbors who live near a downtown Coeur d’Alene homeless drop-in center say in the two years the center has been there, they’ve been subjected to panhandling at their …
Thu., April 7, 2011
• The North Indian Trail Neighborhood Council meeting will be Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 8441 N. Indian Trail Road. • The West Hills …