Stories tagged: university district
Wed., June 27, 2018, 5:30 a.m.
Spokane City Council dedicates $430,000 in public dollars to Catalyst building in University District
The money, taken from a pool of $2 million established several years ago to promote large-scale economic development in town, will go toward building streets and installing a waterline to …
Sun., June 3, 2018, 4:30 a.m.
From torn-up roads, to large infrastructure and park projects, to that one looming crane, Spokane is entering a construction season that marks the way the city is changing distinctly.
Fri., May 25, 2018, 6 a.m.
Initial plans for a $65 million, 31-story high-rise at the entrance to the University District in downtown Spokane have been filed with the city.
UPDATED: Tue., April 24, 2018, 6:36 a.m.
The Spokane City Council unanimously adopted the name that has been used as a placeholder for the long-promised span spilling into the bustling University District.
Wed., April 11, 2018, 5 a.m.
A new roundabout, followed by a bridge replacement project, will disrupt the commute of about 11,000 drivers daily using Trent Avenue east of downtown during the next year.
Fri., March 2, 2018, 6 a.m.
After months of soliciting names and working the recommending power of social media, five names for the walking and bicycling bridge connecting Spokane’s University District to East Sprague Avenue over …
Thu., March 1, 2018
The developers behind the four-story, 150,000-square-foot Catalyst building have agreed to give Eastern Washington University $5 million over the first 10 years of its lease, offsetting most of the cost …
Wed., Feb. 21, 2018
Eastern Washington University says the newest member of its governing board will play a key role as the school prepares to expand its footprint in downtown Spokane.
Sun., Feb. 11, 2018
Eastern Washington University’s leaders aren’t standing idly by while Spokane becomes a hub for innovation and a magnet for employers. Instead they are pursuing new facilities at the main campus …
Wed., Dec. 6, 2017, 6 a.m.
A local public-private-university collaboration called Urbanova is using street lamps to shed light air pollution.
Mon., Dec. 4, 2017
Until Expo ’74, the University District was a maze of railroad tracks and warehouses. Today it is being transformed into a combination of modern college campus, scientific business incubator and …
Sat., Dec. 2, 2017, 8 a.m.
An office building in the University District a short distance from Rockwood Clinic is being remodeled at an estimated cost of $850,000, and has been leased to the U.S. Department …
Wed., Nov. 15, 2017, 6 a.m.
Construction work on the University District pedestrian bridge has been halted for the season. Eventually the $12 million span will feature a central arch reaching 120 feet high.
UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 10, 2017, 6:40 p.m.
Community volunteers Dave and Mari Clack will be honored Wednesday evening for their role in helping establish Spokane’s University District and their ongoing support for higher education.
Sun., Sept. 24, 2017
With Terrain, Jensen-Byrd opens to the public next month. But the building’s future remains in limbo.
Spokane’s nonprofit arts organization Terrain is planning to hold its 10th annual exhibition in a place that has been used mostly for storage for more than a decade, the Jensen-Byrd …
Sun., Sept. 24, 2017
About 10,000 students attend classes at a variety of colleges and universities in Spokane’s Logan/University District neighborhood. Local residents enjoy the energy that students bring to the neighborhood, but investors’ …
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 23, 2017, 6:29 a.m.
When complete, the $12 million suspension bridge will have a 120-foot-tall arch and connect downtown with the East Central neighborhood.
Sat., Aug. 19, 2017
A Main route through downtown: Spokane ponders dedicated bike lane, more pedestrian friendly link to University District
City Council President Ben Stuckart says Spokane should start acting now to re-imagine a four block stretch of Main Avenue in order to promote business growth by getting more people …
Thu., March 23, 2017, 4:09 p.m.
Spokane’s University District has hired a new director, Lars Gilberts. He’s an Inland Northwest native who most recently worked in Florida.
UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 20, 2017, 6:02 p.m.
Spokane’s University District is advertising for a new executive to carry out a vision of education, research and urban living for the 770-acre district east of downtown.
Tue., Jan. 3, 2017, 5:15 p.m.
Garco Construction, which has already completed several multimillion-dollar public works projects throughout Spokane, entered the low bid to build a pedestrian bridge in the University District. Some have criticized the …
Thu., Oct. 27, 2016, noon
The new U-District bridge linking the promise of college with the problems of a neighborhood is a chance for change that Spokane should embrace.
Mon., Oct. 24, 2016, 7:30 p.m.
University District pedestrian and bicycle bridge celebrated Monday, with construction to start in spring
New University District pedestrian and bicycle bridge could become a Spokane landmark.
Sun., Oct. 2, 2016, 6:30 a.m.
Thirty years of effort have brought all the pieces of the puzzle needed to create a thriving “innovation district” at the east end of downtown Spokane.
Fri., June 3, 2016, 7:05 p.m.
The Spokane City Council will vote on a $3.3 million contract Monday to extend Martin Luther King Jr. Way, after four years of stagnation. They may have to go to …
Mon., Jan. 18, 2016, 6:30 p.m.
This year, the city will complete the second phase of the MLK Way project, which will stretch from Sherman Avenue – the future location of the planned University District bicycle …
Thu., June 25, 2015
A University of Washington official opened the school’s new Spokane center with a tribute to Elson Floyd, the president of Washington State University who died last weekend. “We lost a …
Wed., May 13, 2015
Could someone please find Spokane’s Eighth Man an actual issue? The group’s members have passion in spades. They have commitment. They have identified and named their enemies. They will stand …
Tue., April 28, 2015
Supporters call it iconic and necessary, detractors use terms unfit for print, but the University District bicycle and pedestrian bridge inched closer to construction Monday as the Spokane City Council …
Tue., Feb. 24, 2015
Four years after pushing to demolish a century-old warehouse on its growing Spokane campus, Washington State University has decided the historic structure should be preserved as a centerpiece. The university …