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Revitalization plan hearing will be Tuesday

Restoring two-way traffic on Sprague Avenue remains part of proposal

Anyone with an opinion about Spokane Valley’s proposed Sprague-Appleway Revitalization Plan is invited to share it Tuesday.

The City Council will conduct a public hearing on the plan in the Great Room at CenterPlace, 2426 N. Discovery Place.

The hearing will be part of the council’s regular weekly meeting, which was moved to accommodate a larger crowd.

Although the hearing won’t start until 7 p.m., the meeting will get under way at 6 with a report on intergovernmental cooperation in urban growth areas.

The Sprague-Appleway Revitalization Plan calls for developing a city center at the University City Shopping Center, altering traffic patterns on Sprague Avenue and Appleway Boulevard, and establishing several new zones to encourage redevelopment along the thoroughfares.

Tuesday’s hearing is the only one scheduled so far by the City Council, although plan manager Scott Kuhta has said he thinks more may be needed.

The city Planning Commission endorsed the plan with relatively few modifications.

Planning Commission hearings and other public meetings identified strong public opposition to a proposal to restore two-way traffic on Sprague Avenue in the section that is now a one-way