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The fate of five old Victorian houses in Spokane’s West Central Neighborhood has been decided after years of efforts to transform them into affordable housing units.
A spot along the Spokane River will be dedicated to a former longtime community leader.
The Native Project celebrated its 30th anniversary during the steady drenching rain that fell in Spokane Friday, but that didn’t dampen anyone’s spirits. What couldn’t be put under tents moved indoors, and the party went on.
Spokane Public Library unveiled a new library kiosk outside the West Central Community Center Tuesday, the first automated machine of its kind in Washington state. The machine works like a vending machine and allows people to use their library cards to check out books and movies. Materials also can be returned at the kiosk, which will be available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Spokane C.O.P.S. West, the West Central Neighborhood Council and Greenstone will co-host National Night Out Against Crime on Tuesday.
A historic brick bakery north of the Spokane River will be transformed into office space, with an artisan food market on the first floor and a glassed-in roof plaza. The $12 million project should be completed by summer 2018.
As she cruises through Spokane’s West Central neighborhood in her patrol car, Traci Ponto doesn’t wave at children. Instead, Ponto, the neighborhood’s police resource officer, smiles and flashes a peace sign in a bid to gain their trust.
A new grocery expected to open early next year just north of the Monroe Street Bridge will not be affiliated with a chain. The store, which will be on the eastern edge of Kendall Yards, will be called My Fresh Market, said Jim Frank, CEO of Greenstone Corp., which is developing the booming former rail yard northwest of downtown Spokane.
Kendall Yards is planning to build a grocery store just north of the Monroe Street Bridge. Developers filed an application with the City of Spokane last week to build the store at 517 N. Monroe, on the northwest corner of Monroe and Summit Boulevard.
A planned car wash in the West Central neighborhood will not put renters, many of them low-income, out on the street, a developer and city council members said Friday.
A warrant has been issued for the arrest of a man in connection with a north Spokane shooting Monday morning. Forest J. Shields will face a charge of attempted first-degree murder, court records say.
A warrant has been issued for the arrest of a man in connection with a shooting Monday morning in north Spokane
These days it’s not unusual for neighbors to be strangers, but they mixed and mingled in the Kendall Yards and West Central neighborhoods Saturday during the inaugural Porch Fest event. People sat in yards or stood on sidewalks to listen to a variety of music and poetry at 10 homes along Broadway Avenue, Mallon Avenue and Summit Parkway. The event was designed by Spokane photographer Marshall Peterson as a way for neighbors to get to know each other and to encourage people in the established West Central neighborhood to visit with people in the new Kendall Yards development.
Porch Fest was designed by Spokane photographer Marshall Peterson as a way for neighbors to get to know each other and to encourage people in the established West Central neighborhood to visit with people in the new Kendall Yards development.
Residents at the edges of the Kendall Yards development say the cool downtown Spokane project has boosted their neighborhoods and transformed an eyesore into a bustling civic gathering spot. Still, there are some growing pains.
Spokane Police are investigating a string of copper and electronics thefts during the past week, according to a news release. Thieves struck the Target store construction site on the South Hill on Sunday, and last week took an air conditioner from the NATIVE Project building in West Central.
A West Central Neighborhood leader says his life won’t be altered much by his recent one-in-a-million lottery win that will give him $1,000 a week for the rest of his life. Kelly Cruz, 53, bought the $5 ticket on New Year’s Eve at Safeway on Northwest Boulevard. He went to the grocery store to buy milk and bread and Lotto tickets for his father, Henry Cruz, who stayed in the car and frequently plays the lottery. Cruz decided he, too, would get a ticket and chose a “Lucky for Life” scratch ticket because it’s a game his brother often plays.
By the end of next year another gap in the Centennial Trail will be gone. Almost 2 miles of the trail was paved this year from Riverfront Park through Kendall Yards in the West Central Neighborhood, offering some of the most dramatic views along the 60-mile trail.
A large, graffiti-covered abutment that marked the northern edge of what was once Spokane’s tallest bridge will soon be torn down. Kendall Yards officials say the concrete structure on the west side of the growing residential and commercial development in West Central Spokane attracts climbers and will be removed soon because it is a hazard.