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Landowner sues Avista, claims utility work will prevent South Hill condo project

The 100-unit Tuscan Ridge development has long been in the planning stages, but the owner of the 23 acres where the housing cluster would be built now says power pole …


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 6, 2019

New Spokane Valley detox center denied permit, applicant appealing

A proposed new detox center that agreed to install a security system, host an annual barbecue and decorate for the holidays to appease its Spokane Valley neighbors, had their application …


New duplexes coming to West Plains

A new development with 34 duplex buildings and a single family residence could be coming West Terrace neighborhood south of the Spokane Airport, a move which has already angered some …


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 22, 2019

‘It’s you I like’: Spokane educators reflect on Fred Rogers’ legacy as moviegoers can rediscover a hero

The newly released Tom Hanks biopic, “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood,” underscores the important, calming and confident role Fred Rogers, aka Mister Rogers, played in the lives of children.


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 21, 2019

Spokane could have a new tallest building after developer submits plans for 22-story tower

Larry Stone’s 22-story residential tower could make it the tallest building in Spokane, reaching higher than the 20-story, 288-foot tall Bank of America Financial Center.


State increases size of designated area in Spokane for manufacturer tax breaks, incentives

The designated area in Spokane where manufacturers can qualify for tax breaks and incentives was significantly expanded Monday, after approval by the state Department of Commerce.


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 13, 2019

$12 million apartment complex planned for Spokane Valley

Broadway Orchards LLC has filed plans with the city of Spokane Valley to build a more than $12 million apartment complex.


Riverstone development in Coeur d’Alene marks 20 years of challenges and successes

When John Stone set foot on the site of a former sawmill near the Spokane River, he saw an opportunity to transform the land into a lifestyle center, a “town …


Developer Rob Brewster returned to Spokane to rebuild his reputation, but now those efforts appear largely stalled

With bills unpaid, utilities shut off and the passage of at least six months since any permits have been issued, Rob Brewster said he hasn’t over-promised or under-delivered on a …


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 23, 2019

New Spokane Gun Club project moves forward

The Spokane Gun Club has filed preliminary permits with Spokane County to build a new location on the West Plains.


Shawn Vestal: Where should we look for housing solutions? Not here, not here, not here

Everyone agrees we need affordable housing and services for the poor. Everyone has, they assure everyone else, a heart for the suffering among us. And everyone concludes, over and over …


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 13, 2019

Redevelopment underway for former Sears store at Coeur d’Alene mall

A former Sears store at the Silver Lake Mall in Coeur d’Alene is undergoing renovation to potentially house two new tenants, Planet Fitness and a Flying Squirrel Trampoline Park.


Cambria hotel under development on West Plains

Rockville, Maryland-based Choice Hotels International Inc. is expanding its Cambria Hotels brand to Washington state, with the first property under development on the West Plains.


Ponderosa Village development in Spokane Valley taking shape with two new tenants and plans for more

Construction was completed in May on two buildings, which now house The Mix Salon and Day Spa and Hello Sugar. Both businesses celebrated grand openings in earlier this month.


UPDATED: Mon., July 29, 2019

South Hill development plans include retail, apartments, Southeast Sports Complex upgrades

A plot of land known as the KXLY site is slated is slated to be turned into apartments, retail shopping, parking lots and soccer field improvements with a few years.


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 30, 2019

The Dirt: Couple continues rehab of Aberdeen Hotel

The top floor of the 121-year-old Hotel Aberdeen building in downtown Spokane is being renovated into three apartments, according to permits issued by the city.


Couple continues rehab of Aberdeen Hotel

The top floor of the 121-year-old Hotel Aberdeen building in downtown Spokane is being renovated into three apartments, according to permits issued by the city.


UPDATED: Wed., July 24, 2019

Developer seeks to alter Spokane Valley’s planned Barker roundabout

A Spokane Valley developer is pushing against plans to build a $25 million roundabout where Barker Road, Trent Avenue and Wellesley Avenue intersect. But those planning and funding the project …


Glenrose residents move closer to taking legal action to stop sports-complex plan

In a recent letter, a lawyer for the Glenrose Association asserted that the Spokane Youth Sports Association’s proposal to develop 20 acres of agricultural land has progressed erroneously and, potentially, …


Plan to add 415 homes in southwest Spokane raises capacity concerns

A proposal to build 415 homes on undeveloped, forested land in southwest Spokane is making its way through City Hall – and raising concerns about increased traffic – as the …


Vaquero’s Mexican Restaurant and Taqueria opening mid-July in Spokane Valley

The owner of Rancho Viejo Mexican Restaurant is opening a new establishment, Vaquero’s Mexican Restaurant and Taqueria in Spokane Valley. Jose Rodriguez is renovating a 6,900-square-foot space at 16208 E. …


Construction underway for Montgomery Logistics Center in Spokane Valley

Construction is underway for the Montgomery Logistics Center, a multi-phase industrial development in Spokane Valley. Seattle-based Leavitt Capital Companies is constructing the development, at 11002 E. Montgomery Drive, that will …


UPDATED: Sun., June 2, 2019

Church renews effort to build low-income housing; Spokane Valley neighbors object

Neighbors worried about traffic and views oppose a plan by St. John Vianney Church to develop multifamily housing on a site it purchased in 2009 at the northwest corner of …


Spokane Valley City Council rejects proposed code change on duplex and townhouse development

A proposal by a group of Spokane Valley residents to limit duplex and town home development in a specific residential zone was voted down Tuesday evening by the City Council.


UPDATED: Fri., June 7, 2019

Developer wins subdivision approval along Hangman Creek; Stuckart vows to purchase land for conservation

Nearly 100 homes can be built at the bottom of Spokane’s South Hill bluffs, near the intersection of U.S. Highway 195 and Cheney-Spokane Road, following a decision by the city’s …


The Dirt: Work on fire-damaged parking garage near Sacred hospital slated to start in fall

Demolition and reconstruction work will begin six months after a parking garage near Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center was severely damaged by a fire, according to permits issued by the …


UPDATED: Fri., May 10, 2019

Avista plans $1 million parking lot for Catalyst Building

A million-dollar parking lot will be built on East Sprague Avenue, part of Avista Corp.’s work at the south landing of the University District Gateway Bridge, according to city permits.


100 years ago in Spokane: Valley irrigation company prepares to auction ‘choice suburban tracts’

The Orchard Avenue Irrigation Company was auctioning 129 “choice suburban tracts” of up to 5 acres.


Plague of frogs: Five Mile property owners say stormwater pond is ruining their neighborhood

City documents indicate a local homeowners association is responsible for keeping up the single-acre stormwater feature behind Lori and Bill Moore’s home on Panorama Drive. But enforcement is lagging, and …


Chris Vogel:

70 million years ago, the Dishman Hills granite cooled upon this earth. Last Monday, a bulldozer, front loader and excavator erased timeless sections of that immortal granite to create a …