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Feb. 24, 2020, 4 a.m.
“Everyone think this is about a money grab, and it’s not,” said Julie Dixon, whose firm is leading the process of implementing the results of a parking study done by another firm. Instead, she said, the proposed changes are about creating a “sustainable” and efficient system.
WSDOT to city: Pause development, deal with safety issues on Highway 195, or we’ll restrict local accessFeb. 24, 2020, 4 a.m.
Mike Gribner, administrator of WSDOT’s Eastern Region, presented Spokane City Council President Breean Beggs with a letter on Feb. 13 asking the council to “adopt a development moratorium for the U.S. 195 traffic shed area” until it deals with the “crisis in management of safety within the corridor.”
Getting There: After glacial progress, East Central braces for effects of North Spokane Corridor’s eventual arrival at I-90Feb. 17, 2020, 4 a.m.
New plans for an on-ramp to the North Spokane Corridor off Hamilton Street have freed up some of the real estate in the East Central neighborhood that was going to be used for traffic lanes. WSDOT is asking residents of the neighborhood what they’d like to see on the leftover land, but there may not be enough for major housing projects, officials say.
Feb. 12, 2020, 8:03 p.m.
The idea that started Vern Ziegler down the path to what is now a regional chain of six home-improvement stores in the Spokane area came in the 1960s, when the Rogers High School graduate was working as a homebuilder with a close friend.