The Coeur d’Alene City Council will have a public hearing Aug. 16 on Spokane developer John Stone’s proposal to include the former Foss Maritime property and marina in the city limits.
Stone wants to reconstruct and update the 120 docks in the commercial marina and use the city’s water and sewer services.
Other than that, he said, future plans for the 3.6-acre tug and marina property are uncertain.
The Coeur d’Alene Planning Commission approved the proposed zoning for Stone’s property Tuesday night. Nobody spoke in opposition to the plan.
The property is next to Duane Hagadone’s Blackwell Island marina, which the city also is considering for annexation. Coeur d’Alene must annex Blackwell Island before considering Stone’s property because the city can only take contiguous pieces of land.
The council will have a public hearing on Hagadone’s Blackwell Island proposal July 19.
For now, Stone will continue to operate the 12 tugboats that supply lumber to Stimson Lumber Co., which owns the two remaining mills on the Spokane River.
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