Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.) announced July 12 that she has included $5.67 million in funding for transportation and community development projects in Eastern Washington in the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Appropriations bill.
Included is $500,000 for the YMCA/YWCA of Spokane to help in the construction in a low-income area of a YMCA and YWCA co-location that will provide services including a child-care center, work-force readiness classrooms, domestic violence victim services, and programs for at-risk and homeless children and parents.
Future plans call for a YMCA to be built in the next 18 months on Newport Highway between Aslin Finch Feed & Pet Supply and Frank’s Diner.
Deer Park retail sales boom
Deer Park taxable retail sales increased by 4.7 percent in 2006, according to statistics released by the Washington State Department of Revenue. Deer Park recorded $4.83 billion in retail sales in 2006, an increase of $36 million from the previous year.
Storage Solutions opening soon
Fred and Deloris Bonser of Spokane are the new owners of Deer Park Storage Solutions, 2000 E. Crawford.
The business plans to open within the next week, according to news reports. Bonser will be the on-site manager.
The facility will offer 85 enclosed lockable units and 40 outside parking stalls. A round-the-clock surveillance system and a key pad entry will be provided. A 35-foot roadway is provided between the units and the outside storages spaces for drive-through parking for RV’s, boats and trailers.
A 100 more units are planned for next spring. For information on renting , call 292-9533.
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