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News >  Spokane

Massive Apartment Project Resurrected Developer Seeks New Grading Permit For 790 Units In Southwest Spokane

Nearly a year after the city of Spokane revoked the project's building permits, Mission Springs developers again are trying to build the region's largest apartment complex. "The developers are certainly showing some interest in the project," said Bob Eugene, the city's top building official. The controversial project could put 790 apartments on Thorpe Road in southwest Spokane.

News >  Spokane

City Sued Over Riverfront Land Accused Of Blocking Development On Property Overlooking Falls

Owners of prime Spokane riverfront property filed law Thursday alleging the city repeatedly has blocked their development plans in an attempt to preserve a panoramic view from the downtown library. Steve and Leslie Ronald are asking the city for damages "in excess of $3 million," according to Spokane County District Court documents. "They've stonewalled them at every turn," said their attorney, Mike Maurer.
News >  Spokane

Council Approves New Police Review Commission

After a number of revisions and several delays, a revamped citizens board designed to look into complaints of police misconduct finally is in place. The Spokane City Council on Monday unanimously approved plans for the Citizens Review Commission, which will replace the troubled Citizens Review Panel that nearly collapsed last fall under complaints it wasn't working.
News >  Spokane

State Government Coming To Cable TV

Get out the extra table leaf, Spokane - the state Supreme Court is coming to dinner. TVW will debut Monday evening on CityCable 5, offering cable TV viewers a firsthand look at their state government in action. "People have an inherent right to watch their government at work in an unedited, unvarnished fashion," said Denny Heck, president of the Olympia-based programming.
News >  Nation/World

Council Considers Moratorium

The Indian Trail neighborhood may go another six months without new development if the Spokane City Council agrees tonight to extend the building moratorium in the area. Residents are asking that the ban on new housing applications be kept in place until October while they complete their neighborhood specific plan.
News >  Washington Voices

Reservoir Will Ease Water Problems In/Around: Indian Trail

Help is on the way for Indian Trail residents suffering through hot summers with poor water pressure. A new 4.7 million-gallon water reservoir soon will grace the western slope of Five Mile Prairie, easing - but not eliminating - water problems in the fast-growing North Side neighborhood. The Spokane City Council earlier this week agreed to pay developer Leif Sorenson $95,000 for the reservoir site - a 1.7-acre property on Strong Road just east of Indian Trail Road.
News >  Spokane

City Oks Letting Non-Profit Group Manage C.O.P.S.

A proposal to shift control of the city's neighborhood police substations to the newly formed non-profit group Spokane C.O.P.S. got the City Council's OK Monday. The council voted 6-0 to shift the $60,000 earmarked in the police department's budget for communityoriented policing to the non-profit group.
News >  Spokane

City Seeks Residents’ Help On Four-Year Growth Plan

Spokane city government is gazing into the future, and it wants some help. Today marks the beginning of a program known as Spokane Horizons, a four-year planning process designed to help the city deal with increased population, higher housing costs, more traffic, greater employment and new social issues.