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An undeveloped ball field in Everett’s Port Gardner neighborhood will remain that way after the city council voted to reject a planned housing development for students and their families.
Grant funding has allowed neighborhood proponents to push for support services for students in an area of Spokane that has long-standing poverty and educational issues. That includes an emphasis on science, technology, engineering and math training and increasing access to after- and out-of-school programming.
The Hillyard Festival featured 80 retail booths and 11 food vendors — more than double the amount in 2015. Future iterations of the festival could include carnival rides and games.
The Orchard Avenue Irrigation Company was auctioning 129 “choice suburban tracts” of up to 5 acres.
Jim Frank of Greenstone Homes, the firm behind the Kendall Yards development and a similar project proposed for the South Hill at 29th Avenue and Southeast Boulevard on the South Hill, says his firm will argue against a recommendation from city planners to carve an arterial road through the new project. A report from the city’s planning department indicates the road is needed to avoid gridlock on the bustling South Hill.
National Night Out, an evening when neighbors gather and meet each other, is set for Aug. 7 this year, but some neighborhood groups are getting a head start.
Researchers have shown – and teachers know – that schoolchildren exposed to neighborhood violence can have a tougher time learning, experiencing more stress and depression than their peers growing up in safe neighborhoods.
In an effort to permit groups that use such sales to raise money, Spokane City Councilwoman Karen Stratton is proposing doubling the number of permissible yard sales within city limits per year from two to four.
The Spokane City Council voted 6 to 1 Monday night to allow residents to band together to require extra review of any planned development replacing historically significant buildings. Residents of Browne’s Addition plan to move forward with plans to form a local historic district aimed at slowing the loss of historic mansions in one of Spokane’s oldest neighborhoods.
At 11th and Perry, an old building that’s become an eyesore will be turned into a cafe as Spokane’s new rules bolster commercial projects in neighborhoods.
Facing the dozens of people filling the gym’s bleachers, Freda Gandy couldn’t help but crack a large smile as she officially welcomed the grand opening of the new Martin Luther King Jr. Family Outreach Center.
The Martin Luther King Family Outreach Center is in the process of shifting operations to its new headquarters after winning a controversial bidding process to manage the East Central Community Center. A ribbon-cutting and open house are planned for Monday after the march and rally commemorating the civil rights leader.
Under a sweeping plan unveiled Thursday by Mayor Tim Burgess, Seattle would encourage more growth in more than two dozen neighborhoods across the city while requiring developers to help the city add thousands of apartments affordable to households with low incomes.
A four-year contract granting the Martin Luther King Family Outreach Center operational control of the East Central Community Center will be up for a vote by the City Council on Monday.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions is reviving a Bush era crime-fighting strategy that emphasizes aggressive prosecution of gun and gang crimes.
When Manito Presbyterian Church had its first Sunday service nearly 110 years ago, parishioners traveled along the dirt path that was 29th Avenue by horseback to the corner of 30th Avenue and Latawah Street where the church still stands today. While many people at that time lived in the city’s downtown, the church and most of its early members made their homes on the southern outskirts of Spokane, bordered by small farms and swampland, said Jim Price, a community historian and former contributor to The Spokesman-Review.
City leaders are accepting applications to run the East Central Community Center, beginning in 2018, through Monday. The existing operating nonprofit received a one-year contract extension from the City Council in January.
A six-month contract with the East Central Community Organization to run the neighborhood’s community center was rejected this week because of concerns about the effect on services and grant opportunities. Without a replacement, the embattled center’s staff say they’re working without assurances of continued employment.
Harley Douglass has appealed the City Council’s universal rejection of his plans to build 750 housing units on 50 acres of property in the North Indian Trail neighborhood, citing disobeyance of planning documents in favor of intense public pressure.
A 750-unit apartment complex near the Sundance Plaza shopping center was axed earlier this week by the City Council, which cited concerns about traffic safety brought forward by neighbors. But developer Harley Douglass likely will appeal the decision, his attorney said Friday.