Stories tagged: university district
THURSDAY, MARCH 23, 2017, 4:09 P.M.
Spokane’s University District names new director
Spokane’s University District has hired a new director, Lars Gilberts. He’s an Inland Northwest native who most recently worked in Florida.
UPDATED: FRIDAY, JAN. 20, 2017, 6:02 P.M.
Spokane’s 770-acre University District searching for new director
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.
TUESDAY, JAN. 3, 2017, 5:15 P.M.
Garco Construction in line to build University District pedestrian bridge for $9.5 million
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 …
THURSDAY, OCT. 27, 2016, NOON
Shawn Vestal: ‘Bridge to Hookerville’ is a lazy, spiteful label for such a promising project
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.
MONDAY, 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.
SUNDAY, OCT. 2, 2016, 6:30 A.M.
Pieces finally in place for Spokane’s University District to become innovation hub
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.
FRIDAY, JUNE 3, 2016, 7:05 P.M.
City moves forward with delayed Martin Luther King Jr. boulevard extension, ponders condemnation
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 …
MONDAY, JAN. 18, 2016, 6:30 P.M.
Extended MLK Way will connect University District with downtown
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 …
THURSDAY, JUNE 25, 2015
University of Washington opens Spokane hub
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 …
WEDNESDAY, MAY 13, 2015
Shawn Vestal: Spokane’s Eighth Man group loud, proud and short on substance
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 …
TUESDAY, APRIL 28, 2015
Spokane City Council approves buying land for bridge
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 …
TUESDAY, FEB. 24, 2015
WSU to make Jensen-Byrd building a gathering place
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 …
FRIDAY, FEB. 13, 2015
UW unveils design for Spokane center
The University of Washington’s plans for the former downtown Spokane visitors center will include a purple wall adorned with a towering W. Artist renderings of the UW Spokane Center provide …
SUNDAY, AUG. 31, 2014
Group buys Globe Building A Spokane investment group has purchased the historic Globe Building at 204 N. Division St. in downtown Spokane, paying previous owners Owen and Julie Clarke $1.32 …
FRIDAY, DEC. 13, 2013
Shawn Vestal: U-District bridge can be more than just infrastructure
Some people are already calling it a bridge to nowhere. But critics of the city’s proposed pedestrian bridge – connecting the university district to East Sprague – are suffering from …
WEDNESDAY, 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 …
SUNDAY, JULY 7, 2013
Proposed pedestrian bridge would loom large over skyline
Perhaps lost in the recent debate about a proposed pedestrian bridge in Spokane’s University District is its massiveness. It wouldn’t be an inconspicuous walkway like the three pedestrian bridges over …
TUESDAY, JUNE 18, 2013
Council approves funds to design WSU Spokane pedestrian bridge
The Spokane City Council on Tuesday gave another endorsement to build a 120-foot-tall pedestrian suspension bridge linking Washington State University Spokane to East Sprague Avenue. The council already accepted $3.1 …
SATURDAY, JUNE 15, 2013
More input sought on Riverpoint bridge
Plans to build a pedestrian and bicycle bridge connecting the Riverpoint campus to the University District area along East Sprague Avenue were put on hold temporarily this week to allow …
SATURDAY, MAY 11, 2013
Jensen-Byrd building will be renovated by WSU Spokane
Washington State University Spokane’s chancellor says the school is now committed to preserving the Jensen-Byrd building and will seek proposals from developers this summer on how best to use the …
THURSDAY, SEPT. 20, 2012
Volunteers to clean along Spokane River Sept. 29
About 800 volunteers are expected to gather along the shores of the Spokane River on Sept. 29 for the 10th annual Spokane River Clean-Up organized by the Friends of the …
FRIDAY, AUG. 10, 2012
Jensen-Byrd plans on hold for at least a year
Washington State University officials say they’ll wait a year or more before reconsidering the fate of the empty Jensen-Byrd building on the edge of downtown Spokane’s University District. What they …
TUESDAY, JUNE 12, 2012, 5:03 A.M.
Nonprofit delays demolition
A Texas company cannot move forward with plans to demolish the 103-year-old Jensen-Byrd building in downtown Spokane until after a public hearing next month. Austin-based Campus Advantage Inc. is buying …
SUNDAY, JUNE 3, 2012
Spokane Parks worker Mike Aho heard all sorts of guesses from colleagues about how many bridges cross the Spokane River between Monroe Street and the University District. But none were …
MONDAY, MARCH 19, 2012
Getting There: Citylink budget cuts force route changes
Citylink, the free bus system in Kootenai and Benewah counties, is facing major cuts in service next month to the urban lines in Kootenai County. A reduced budget is forcing …
TUESDAY, MARCH 6, 2012
Homes have an eye to the future
During the workweek Evan Verduin designs architecture projects for customers around the area. In his spare time, he and his wife, Shelby, are tackling their first town house development in …
SUNDAY, JAN. 15, 2012
Martin Luther King Jr. Way to open in spring
Spokane’s new Martin Luther King Jr. Way won’t be complete by Martin Luther King Jr. Day. City officials had hoped the new road, which is the extension of Riverside Avenue …
FRIDAY, NOV. 4, 2011
McKinstry gives new life to old building
Several years ago Dean Allen was driving around Spokane in search of a site for a company office. He spotted an aging brick building along the banks of the Spokane …
THURSDAY, SEPT. 29, 2011
Spokane River cleanup set for Saturday
Hundreds of volunteers will be fanning out along the banks of the Spokane River from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday during the ninth annual Spokane River Clean-Up organized by …
MONDAY, JUNE 6, 2011
Getting There: Spokane Falls Boulevard section reopening
An east-west arterial link into downtown Spokane should reopen later this week as workers progress on an initial segment of the new Martin Luther King Jr. Way. Spokane Falls Boulevard …