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Whitworth seeks zoning change to build housing and commercial space

Whitworth University plans to build retail shops as well as dozens of student and senior housing units on its campus.


‘Spoils society’ spawns economic resentment

Regardless of where your sympathies lie – redistribution is both good and bad – what connects all these activities and many others is that they don’t result in the production …


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 29, 2017, 9:28 a.m.

Houston’s lack of zoning left city vulnerable to catastrophic floods

The nation’s fourth largest city is facing a one-two punch of catastrophic rains from a storm that has yet to reach its peak, with water that is expected to keep …


As population grows, Spokane County seeks public input on comprehensive plan

Spokane County will hold two workshops at the end of the week to gather public feedback on its comprehensive plan – the framework that dictates what can be built on …


UPDATED: Wed., March 8, 2017, 5:32 p.m.

Neighbors around Spokane Valley’s Mayhew Road are furious about proposed development - say they received no notice

Spokane Valley residents in the semi-rural neighborhood between Mayhew and Keller Roads protest a proposed single-family development that will change the look of their neighborhood forever.


Beyond zoning: Residents discuss Pullman of the future

A handful of community members woke bright and early Tuesday morning and headed to the Pioneer Center in Pullman to discuss their 20-year visions for the city. It was the …


South Hill developer beats clock, apparently will get drive-thrus

Developer Cyrus Vaughn, who plans to build a nine-acre shopping center at the corner of Regal Street and 53rd Avenue, opted to push forward with planning in Spokane County ahead …


Pullman extends hold on new pot shops

New marijuana businesses won’t be getting the go-ahead here for at least another four months.


Spokane Valley comprehensive plan under review

She’s the first to admit she could have checked things out more carefully, but when Nina Fluegal purchased a home on East Fourth Avenue in Spokane Valley in 2006, she …


Liberty Lake ends yearlong moratorium on pot, as tight zoning is placed on city

The Liberty Lake City Council, which passed a law last year ticketing minors who appear to be high in public, voted unanimously Tuesday to end a yearlong moratorium on recreational …


Planning Commission vote shows uneasiness with pot

Growing opposition to the legal marijuana industry in Spokane County put a routine vote on zoning codes in jeopardy Thursday and left the door open for a moratorium on new …


County takes public input on pot zoning

Spokane County planning commissioners heard an earful Thursday about a nose-full of marijuana odor, as they considered revising where pot businesses can operate. Carl Caughran, a rural landowner near Cheney, …


Council puts hold on additional projects like McDonald’s on Hamilton

Responding to community uproar over a planned McDonald’s drive-thru restaurant near Gonzaga University, the Spokane City Council this week imposed an emergency six-month moratorium on similar projects along Hamilton Street …


Logan residents angered by McDonald’s design

The sign above the construction site for the new McDonald’s drive-through restaurant in the Logan neighborhood reads: Come see us in June. It’s being built on the corner of Augusta …


Arger seeks zone change for Spokane Valley lot

A short hearing drew a small crowd Thursday as Arger Real Estate moved forward with a request to rezone a piece of vacant land east of Evergreen Road located immediately …


Gymnastics school seeks code change

A proposal to add gymnastics facilities in industrial zones proved divisive Tuesday, causing a narrow majority of the Spokane Valley City Council to send it back to the planning commission …


Historic farmhouse caught in the middle

You might forgive Gary and Robin Congdon for feeling caught in the middle of economic changes on the West Plains. Their historic farmhouse on West Thorpe Road near Interstate 90 …


Decision expected soon on Green Bluff event centers

Sunni Cannon looks out from her backyard on a panoramic view of fields and mountains to the north of Green Bluff. It’s the perfect place for an outdoor wedding.


Council considers zone, code changes

New building codes, landscaping and comprehensive plan amendments were center stage Tuesday during the Spokane Valley City Council meeting. It was the council’s first look at the plan amendments that …


Valley council talks trash at annual retreat

Tuesday afternoon was all about trash as Spokane Valley City Council members spent more than two hours of their annual daylong winter retreat talking about the future of solid waste …


County to decide on property tax hike

County commissioners considered a tax increase Tuesday and adopted an interim zoning ordinance they hope will lure a Boeing manufacturing plant. The zoning ordinance would raise the height limit in …


Unworldly paranoia in Kootenai County

Can you imagine a world where the Kootenai County commissioners would make a stealth move to grab private property rights? A world where the handmaidens of the New World Order …


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 …


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 …


‘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, …


Council OKs larger school parking lots

City leaders have paved the path to build larger elementary and junior high school parking lots. The Spokane City Council voted 4-3 Monday to allow school districts to build lots …


New zoning rules met with surprise, anger

A series of zoning rules, many routine, have reignited the anger of opponents of the planned new Jefferson school on Spokane’s South Hill and forced Mayor Mary Verner to apologize …


Council approves airway zones

Spokane city leaders got a mixed message this week from landowners opposing stricter development rules near the Spokane International Airport. On one hand, developers argued for more freedom to build …


Law gives developers a break

An unusual provision of Washington law has repeatedly allowed major real estate developments to go forward even after they’ve been declared urban sprawl that violates the state’s Growth Management Act. …


Break meant to help construction industry

Developers may lock up subdivision rights longer under a temporary change in state law that took effect June 10. The amendment extends the “vesting” periods in which developers may press …