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Mount Spokane shop relocation discussed at meeting

STATE PARKS --  A plan to move the Mount Spokane State Park equipment maintenance shops to a 40-acre site safe from flooding will be presented at a public meeting a 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 7, at the CenterPlace Regional Event Center, 2426 N. Discovery Pl. in Spokane Valley. (Directions)

The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission says the plan will involve reclassifying 40-acres of resource recreation land in an area called the Ridgetop south of the park’s entrance road (State Route 206) near Linder’s Ridge.

State Parks planning staff will recommend that the Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission consider reclassifying this site as Recreation, which would allow for the compound, at the Commission’s Sept. 28 meeting.

Environmental documents will be posted on the State Parks website by Friday, Sept. 1, at The deadline for public comment on SEPA is Friday, Sept. 15. 

More information and definitions of the different land classifications are here: Washington Administrative Code (WAC) 352-16-020.

The maintenance shop compound is located downstream from Burping Brook, which has flooded and undermined the concrete foundation of the compound’s sand shed as and caused erosion on SR 206, parks officials say, noting that a long-term solution is needed.

Rich Landers
Rich Landers joined The Spokesman-Review in 1977. He is the Outdoors editor for the Sports Department writing and photographing stories about hiking, hunting, fishing, boating, conservation, nature and wildlife and related topics.

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