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Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Spokane city planners back controversial road through South Hill housing project; developer plans to fight

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.

Browne’s Addition poised to seek historic property protection after Spokane City Council passes new laws

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.

MLK Center plans open house, ribbon cutting in East Central neighborhood

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.

Mayor Tim Burgess unveils growth plan for 27 Seattle neighborhoods

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.

Manito Presbyterian Church sees shift in area go from ‘primitive’ to residential

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.

East Central Community Center in limbo after City Council rejects contract

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.