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East Sprague Avenue has seen its fortunes rise and fall. Now it’s turning a corner. For real.

If one building describes East Sprague Avenue, it’s the Pansie garage. On the main drag between Pittsburg and Magnolia streets, it’s uneven yet sturdy, almost as if two buildings were joined and centered around a garage door. It’s all brick, giving it century-old solidity and flourish, with decorative patterns of tan brick adding to the imbalance of the building’s facade.

City wants to buy old Atlas Mill

The city of Coeur d’Alene wants to buy a 47-acre former sawmill site on the Spokane River for a public park and future business development. The $7.85 million property is the previous home of the Atlas Mill, which closed in late 2005. Becky Kramer/SR reports.

Move afoot to buy Tubbs Hill lots

Huckleberries has learned from Coeur d'Alene Mayor Steve Widmyer that there's a move afoot to buy the 2 lots, totaling one acre, on the northeast edge of Coeur d'Alene, from the urban renewal district. Mary Lou Reed and George Sayler made proposed to purchase the two parcels for $600,000.

City delays Seltice Way overhaul

Traffic changes are still coming to Seltice Way, but not until next week. The lane closures and shifts that were slated to begin at the start of this work week have been pushed out to Monday, April 17. The Coeur d'Alene Press reports.

Lake City plans downtown garage

The city of Coeur d'Alene is planning a downtown parking garage to address parking shortage during summer months. The $5.9M structure will be four stories and provide 370 parking spots. The garage will be built in the 300 block of Coeur d'Alene Avenue on property owned by the city and the urban renewal district ...

Modern Theater proposes 300-seat venue in Coeur d’Alene’s Midtown area

After years of looking for the perfect spot for a larger performance venue in Coeur d’Alene, The Modern Theater believes it has found it. The nonprofit company proposes building a 300-seat theater with adjoining retail space in the Midtown neighborhood just north of Capone’s Pub & Grill. The 31,000-square-foot facility would cost an estimated $12 million and open by 2022, according to a conceptual proposal released Wednesday.

Renewal panel rejects lawsuit, penalty provisions

Proposed legislative provisions allowing people to sue urban renewal agencies over physical, emotional or economic damage and get cash payments plus attorney fees and costs, and also authorizing class-action lawsuits, has been roundly rejected by lawmakers on the Legislature’s interim committee on urban renewal. They...

Urban renewal panel: ‘It might get a little dry’

The Legislature’s interim committee on urban renewal has convened this morning, and Co-Chairman Sen. Dan Johnson, R-Lewiston, announced that the lawmakers will go through their proposed legislation, “section by section or line by line.” He said, “It might get a little dry, but I do...