Logan neighborhood residents are invited to learn more about the Hamilton Street improvement study and also contribute their ideas for easing traffic on the busy arterial.
The study involves Hamilton, Trent and North Foothills Drive and is being done by the city of Spokane transportation department and Spokane Regional Transportation Council.
Topics will include traffic signals, widening, left-hand turns and air quality.
The study is being done in anticipation of a number of projects proposed for the Hamilton-Nevada corridor, including Gonzaga University expansion, Riverpointe Higher Education Park, Cozza-Calkins annexation, Trent Avenue realignment, and the city’s operations complex.
Several Logan residents have frequently said their neighborhood is “under siege” from the onslaught of commercial and industrial growth and increasing traffic.
“This is primarily a discussion to see how the neighborhood wants Hamilton to function and to consider alternatives for directing and controlling traffic,” said Terry Zeimantz, transportation council spokeswoman.
Kathleen Stevens, co-chair of the Logan Neighborhood Council, said they don’t want to see Hamilton and Cincinnati turned into a couplet like Division and Ruby, as was proposed years ago.
“We have a lot of problems with Hamilton because it is busy,” said Stevens. “But a couplet divides a neighborhood. Businesses encroach more into the neighborhood.
“The neighborhood is getting eaten up. We have given bits and pieces to so many things, there isn’t room for houses in our neighborhood anymore,” she said.
, DataTimes MEMO: LOGAN GATHERING Residents are invited to a meeting Aug. 19 from 7-9 p.m. at the Northwest Regional Facilitators, 525 E. Mission.
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