Stories tagged: Ridpath
Wed., Oct. 11, 2017
Ridpath’s revival into small downtown Spokane apartments attracts renters
Nearly 10 years after the last hotel guests checked out, downtown Spokane’s Ridpath Hotel is getting new tenants. And they pay rent.
Fri., July 7, 2017, 6 a.m.
Ridpath’s party draws several hundred people back to the former downtown Spokane landmark
Several hundred people crowded into the Ridpath Hotel on Thursday afternoon for an early party anticipating the landmark’s return to prominence in the social life of Spokane.
Sun., June 25, 2017, 6 a.m.
The Dirt: Clothing retailer H&M plans NorthTown outlet
Clothing store H&M has plans for a second Spokane location in the NorthTown Mall, based on a newly filed request for a building permit.
Sun., June 25, 2017
9 projects that will transform Spokane’s city center
Spokane is in the midst of major transformations, with $800 million in public and private investment pouring into the city’s downtown and nearby neighborhoods.
Mon., April 24, 2017, 9:03 p.m.
City Council loans Ridpath developer $1.75 million and awards tax breaks
Developer Ron Wells plans 214 housing units in the historic hotel, including micro apartments that will rent for $453 a month. The loan will be repaid over a 25-year period. …
Fri., Feb. 5, 2016, 2:31 p.m.
City likely to back affordable housing vision for Ridpath Hotel
The Spokane City Council will consider a resolution supporting Ron Wells’ proposal to reopen the Ridpath Hotel as low-income apartments.
Tue., Jan. 19, 2016, 12:58 p.m.
Shawn Vestal: Two visions of Ridpath’s future still battling to take control of shuttered hotel
It is only natural that the long, strange trip that has unfolded over the past several years at the Ridpath Hotel would continue to get longer and stranger. Two potential …
Thu., Nov. 12, 2015, 2:57 p.m.
Developer Ron Wells loses Ridpath bid
Spokane developer Ron Wells is losing his grip on rehabilitating the Ridpath Hotel as a different group steps in to consolidate ownership.
Thu., Oct. 1, 2015
Create Spokane kicks off a monthlong arts celebration
Spokane Art’s Create Spokane month brings arts programming to the fore.
Thu., May 28, 2015
Doug Clark: Switching on neon sign may signify brighter days for Ridpath
‘See it, yet?” “I don’t think so.”
Wed., Aug. 27, 2014
Editorial: Downtown investment mechanisms deserve council approval
A new tavern, the Tamarack Public House, will soon join the list of eating and drinking establishments adding to downtown Spokane’s vitality and amenities. But the Tamarack’s century-old building needed …
Sat., June 21, 2014
HUD loan key to Ridpath redevelopment
After more than three years of watching private developers struggle to save the derelict Ridpath Hotel, Spokane city officials are prepared to arrange limited financing to help convert the building …
Sun., June 15, 2014
Proposal would ease downtown utility bill disparity
Developer Ron Wells has a waiting list of nearly 200 people wanting affordable apartments in downtown Spokane. “There’s another 50 to 60 that couldn’t wait around and had to find …
Wed., May 21, 2014
Feds now want developer Greg Jeffreys to repay $12 million
A recent U.S. Supreme Court opinion has federal prosecutors asking for about $2 million more in restitution from jailed Spokane developer Greg Jeffreys, who pleaded guilty last year to wire …
Sat., Feb. 8, 2014
Shawn Vestal: Hurdles keep coming in Wells’ bid to resuscitate the Ridpath
Ron Wells is becoming leery of setting deadlines at the Ridpath Hotel. He had hoped that work to turn the decrepit old hotel into a downtown apartment building would be …
Mon., Oct. 21, 2013
Then and Now photos: Ridpath built with mine money
William M. Ridpath, born in 1845 in Putnam County, Ind., volunteered for service during the Civil War, serving two hitches before mustering out and attending college. Col. Ridpath taught school …
Fri., Sept. 27, 2013
Jailed developer Jeffreys faces new fraud, contempt, conspiracy charges
A new federal indictment against jailed developer Greg Jeffreys and his wife accuses the couple of defrauding a local bank to buy pieces of the troubled Ridpath hotel. A second …
Sat., Sept. 14, 2013
Ridpath Hotel on path to a new beginning
Now you see them. Now you don’t. A judge has ruled that some of the condominium units and restrictions at the Ridpath Hotel were created improperly – and therefore do …
Sat., July 13, 2013
Ridpath’s fate hinges on condo bylaws suit
The Ridpath’s future keeps bumping into its past. This time, a bit of chicanery from five years ago has gotten tangled up in the competing efforts of two high-profile Spokane …
Fri., Feb. 15, 2013
Restoration of Ridpath’s glory days adds to mix of ideas for faded hotel
For a long time, it seemed, no one wanted to touch the Ridpath. Now the historic hotel has more suitors than it can handle.
Thu., Aug. 30, 2012
FBI seizes $75,000 from account
FBI agents have seized $75,000 as they unravel financial dealings loosely tied to the Ridpath Hotel debacle. The money sat in a RiverBank account controlled by the son of investigation …
Sat., Aug. 11, 2012
Jeffreys’ sleight of hand isn’t just Ridpath
The federal investigation into the real estate deals of Greg Jeffreys – the man at the center of the Ridpath mess – depicts schemes so brazen that it’s hard to …
Wed., Aug. 8, 2012, 2:11 p.m.
Federal agents trying to seize Jeffreys’ property in Arizona
Federal investigators are attempting to seize an Arizona property owned by Spokane real estate investors as part of a broader probe into alleged fraud by the couple, who are tangled …
Wed., July 11, 2012
Council members showing interest in the Ridpath
As the excruciating end-game surrounding the Ridpath Hotel plays out, one name has cropped up repeatedly as a potential savior. But Walt Worthy, the man who gave the Davenport Hotel …
Fri., Oct. 7, 2011
Ridpath foreclosure would offer iffy opportunity
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Sun., June 26, 2011
Editorial: Restoration of Ridpath calls for aid, patience
The Ridpath needs friends. The Davenport Hotel had them, and through the 17 years Spokane’s architectural gem was shuttered they watched and waited for its rebirth. The friends and the …
Wed., April 6, 2011
Ridpath’s owners have 45 days to make site safe, clean
City building officials issued a series of demands Tuesday to the numerous owners of the former Ridpath Hotel complex to clean up and make safe the deteriorating Spokane landmark. Deputy …
Tue., April 5, 2011, 6:39 p.m.
City gives Ridpath owners deadline to clean, comply
City building officials issued a series of demands Tuesday to the numerous owners of the former Ridpath Hotel complex to clean up and make safe the deteriorating Spokane landmark.