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  • WEDNESDAY, OCT. 12, 2016

    Barker Road rezone request draws ire

    The Spokane Valley Planning Commission meeting went into overtime last week because dozens of people had shown up to protest the rezoning of land located on the north east corner …


  • WEDNESDAY, OCT. 5, 2016, 5:27 P.M.

    Planning commission recommends rejection of Indian Trail apartment project

    Spokane’s planning commission has recommended against a rezone that would allow Harley Douglass to build hundreds of apartments in the Indian Trail Neighborhood, but the final say rests with the …


  • WEDNESDAY, AUG. 10, 2016

    Valley seeks new planning commissioner

    Spokane Valley is seeking a volunteer to serve on the planning commission. The opening is for a vacated term that ends Dec. 31.


  • WEDNESDAY, APRIL 13, 2016

    Spokane Valley officials consider prohibiting new marijuana businesses

    Spokane Valley Planning Commission will hold a public hearing about marijuana regulations Thursday at it’s regular meeting which begins at 6 p.m. in City Council chambers, at Spokane Valley City …


  • THURSDAY, MAY 21, 2015

    Spokane Valley planning process confuses

    A second meeting about citizen-led updates to Spokane Valley’s comprehensive plan quickly got confusing. The meeting of the Spokane Valley Planning Commission Monday followed a standing-room-only session Thursday, where public …


  • THURSDAY, MAY 21, 2015

    Recommended votes

    A comprehensive plan amendment request needs four votes in favor to move forward to the Spokane Valley City Council with a recommendation from the planning commission; a tied vote means …


  • THURSDAY, MARCH 14, 2013

    Spokane Valley Council: Lease cuts City Hall rent

    The Spokane Valley City Council breezed through their agenda Tuesday night, voting to appoint a new planning commissioner, extend their lease on City Hall and award the first street preservation …


  • SATURDAY, DEC. 15, 2012

    Three new planning commissioners picked in Valley

    The Spokane Valley City Council gave the planning commission a shot of new blood Tuesday night. Council members appointed retired metal fabricator Kevin Anderson, business owner Christina Carlsen and kindergarten …


  • THURSDAY, AUG. 2, 2012

    Spokane Valley plan panel changes rules on crematories

    It all came down to crematories, indoor recreation facilities and office uses in high-density residential zones during last week’s Spokane Valley Planning Commission meeting. The commission has been reviewing what …


  • SATURDAY, JULY 7, 2012

    Familiar face returning

    The Spokane Valley City Council picked someone with previous experience to fill a vacancy on the city’s planning commission, voting to appoint Fred Beaulac to the seat. Beaulac, whose term …


  • THURSDAY, MAY 10, 2012

    Neighbors testify against zone change

    The Spokane Valley City Council appears poised to disregard pleas from neighbors and the recommendation of the city’s planning commission and allow a zone change that would permit a high …


  • THURSDAY, MAY 3, 2012

    Valley planning commission gets ‘range rider’

    A recent controversy about not excusing the absence of a Spokane Valley planning commissioner who recused herself from meetings has caused the city to bring in a facilitator for one-on-one …


  • THURSDAY, APRIL 19, 2012

    Company wants gravel pits excluded from shoreline plan

    A public hearing on Spokane Valley’s proposed Shoreline Master Program before the city’s planning commission generated a mix of negative and favorable comments. The planning commission is reviewing the draft …


  • THURSDAY, MARCH 15, 2012

    Panel approves change to allow apartment project

    Despite community opposition to a proposed zone change, the Spokane Valley Planning Commission voted last Thursday to recommend granting the change at 601 N. Conklin Road if certain conditions are …


  • THURSDAY, FEB. 23, 2012

    Spokane Valley ready to move on shoreline plan

    Work on the stalled shoreline master program resumed Tuesday as Spokane Valley’s City Council and planning commission held a joint meeting. Development of the shoreline plan stopped last summer after …


  • THURSDAY, JULY 21, 2011

    Bicycle-pedestrian plan draws scrutiny

    Some Spokane Valley City Council members took aim Tuesday at the proposed Bike and Pedestrian Master Program that received a unanimous recommendation of approval from the city’s Planning Commission. People …


  • THURSDAY, JULY 14, 2011

    Bicycle, pedestrian plan sent to council

    A supportive group of residents turned out for last week’s public hearing on Spokane Valley’s proposed Bike and Pedestrian Master Program, several of them arriving by bicycle. Nearly everyone who …


  • WEDNESDAY, JUNE 22, 2011

    Commission OKs law on beekeeping

    A do-it-yourself beekeeping ordinance was quickly approved Tuesday by Spokane County commissioners. Planning Director John Pederson told commissioners that testimony at a recent Planning Commission hearing on the ordinance was …


  • FRIDAY, JUNE 10, 2011

    County may pull head gear plan

    County commissioners are tapping the brakes to avoid colliding with constituents who want to ride their motorcycles and bicycles without interference. Without once using the phrase “back-pedaling,” commissioners managed Tuesday …


  • FRIDAY, MAY 27, 2011

    Proposed ‘motor track’ regulation upopular

    Proposed regulation of private motor tracks in rural residential areas was wildly unpopular among more than 100 people at a public hearing Thursday. The 30 who spoke against restrictions on …


  • WEDNESDAY, MAY 18, 2011

    ‘Motor tracks’ rules proposed

    New restrictions could be coming on the use of motorcycles, ATVs and other off-road vehicles on private property. The Spokane County Planning Commission will take testimony next Thursday, May 26, …


  • THURSDAY, MAY 12, 2011

    Council picks Neill; two council candidates questioned

    The Spokane Valley City Council moved quickly Tuesday to appoint a new planning commissioner, voting unanimously to approve Steven Neill with no discussion or questions. Mayor Tom Towey, who made …


  • SATURDAY, MAY 7, 2011

    6 apply for commission

    Six people have applied to fill the Spokane Valley Planning Commission seat vacated by Arne Woodard and there are some familiar names. Four have applied to fill vacant city council …


  • SATURDAY, APRIL 16, 2011

    Director urges expansion of Broadway Avenue Safety Project

    The Broadway Avenue Safety Project, a road re-striping project that was delayed last year, may expand this year to include resurfacing a portion of the road and improving drainage issues …


  • THURSDAY, DEC. 16, 2010

    Commission won’t back zoning change

    Five of the seven members of the Spokane Valley Planning Commission voted to recommend against an emergency comprehensive plan amendment to remove the City Center zone from the Sprague/Appleway Revitalization …


  • THURSDAY, DEC. 16, 2010

    Mayor’s relative chosen for commission seat

    Two candidates for empty planning commission seats, including the half-brother of Mayor Tom Towey, were approved by a majority of the Spokane Valley City Council Tuesday during a contentious meeting. …


  • SATURDAY, DEC. 11, 2010

    Schimmels backs Bates for panel seat

    Spokane Valley Deputy Mayor Gary Schimmels is recommending that Bill Bates, Mayor Tom Towey’s half-brother, be appointed to one of the two vacant seats on the planning commission. Bates retired …


  • FRIDAY, APRIL 16, 2010

    Rural beekeeping avoids restrictions, for now

    Spokane County planning officials decided Thursday to think twice before sticking their fingers into a beehive. The Planning Commission voted unanimously to table indefinitely a proposal to introduce restrictions on …


  • THURSDAY, NOV. 19, 2009

    4 positions available on Spokane Valley Planning Commission

    City officials are taking applications for four positions on the seven-member Spokane Valley Planning Commission. One position would require a chosen applicant to take over the two-year unexpired term of …


  • THURSDAY, OCT. 15, 2009

    City OKs 2010 budget

    Spokane Valley City Council members adopted a 2010 budget Tuesday and opposed a statewide initiative they felt would undermine future budgets. Both actions were unanimous despite some sympathetic rhetoric about …


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