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Hayden to reconsider development

Two years after it was shot down by Hayden’s planning and zoning commission, the 1,800-home Hayden Canyon project is back – but this time, Hayden is better prepared to consider …


Developer seeks zone change

A proposal to build a 10-story retail, office and parking tower west of the Spokane County Courthouse is scheduled for a public hearing on a zone change next Thursday at …


Planner ordered to halt project

Kootenai County issued a stop-work order Friday on a county planning employee’s development south of Post Falls because an engineer hadn’t reviewed the road construction. The county Planning and Building …


Developer sues Hayden property owners

A Delaware partnership wanting to buy 618 acres for a controversial development that could increase Hayden’s population by a third is suing the property’s owners for breach of contract. ALF …


Kokanee spawning bed plan in works

Silt smothering a kokanee salmon spawning bed on Lake Pend Oreille will be vacuumed in coming weeks in hopes of restoring the gravelly site before any egg-laden fish return this …


Highway district seeks permanent funding fix

East Side Highway District Supervisor John Pankratz talks about the fleet of aging graders, loaders and dump trucks as if they were family. He beamed as he showed off a …


Builders learn flow control

Smothered trout spawning beds, muddied lake water and bays filled with silt are evidence of a dirty secret behind North Idaho’s building boom: Erosion. A new class for developers and …


Church seeks larger venue

In the 10 years since its inception, Real Life Ministries’ congregation has grown from four people to nearly 7,500, prompting the nondenominational Christian church to seek more space on the …


Developer plans condo towers on YWCA’s Spokane River site

SRM Development LLC is in the early phases of planning for two condo towers on the YWCA property on the north side of the Spokane River near downtown Spokane, one …


Hayden Delays Subdivision Decision

Despite an offer by the developer to make changes in Castlewood Court subdivision, the City Council delayed a decision on whether to approve it Tuesday. The council will take the …


Land-Swap Deal Proposed For Sports Complex Neighbors Think Current Site Too Close To Residential Area

A land-swap has been proposed for the city’s controversial NorthPointe Sports Complex, moving it out of a residential neighborhood and to a field near the Kaiser Aluminum plant. The Nevada-Lidgerwood …


Foes Of Shopping Center At 44th, Regal Face Deadline

The Moran Prairie opponents of a new shopping center at 44th and Regal aren’t revealing their next strategy. Spokane’s hearing examiner earlier this month approved a zone change and new …


Developer Will Share Plans For Land At Meeting

Buster Heitman will unveil new plans for the 52 acres he owns between Nine Mile Road and the North Side landfill at a community meeting Dec. 1. The new plans …


More Fast Food Restaurants Opening On North Side

As commercial and residential development grows on the North Side, so do the fast food outlets. New outlets for Wendy’s Old Fashioned Hamburgers and Jack In The Box are opening …


Post Falls Gets Make-Over Ok Riverbend Urban Renewal District To Acquire New Business Come-Ons

The Riverbend Urban Renewal District will get lights, sidewalks, curbs and storm drains in an attempt to attract businesses to Post Falls. At Tuesday’s meeting, the City Council approved the …


Condo Projects May Lead Resurgence In Downtown Coeur D’Alene

Maybe downtown Coeur d’Alene won’t need a multimillion-dollar fix for its short-term resurgence. Maybe it’s already happening. Several changes are taking place among businesses in prime locations, primarily along Sherman …


Plan Takes Downtown Cda Uptown Group Led By Local Designer Aims To Build Posh Condo Complex For Revitalization

Nine stories of condominiums could be rising just beyond the east edge of McEuen Field next year, the unintended kickoff of downtown revitalization. Four investors, led by Coeur d’Alene architectural …


Judge Blocks Building On Sanders Beach City Told To Rescind Landowner’s Construction Permit

The city must rescind a building permit for a Sanders Beach home, a district judge ruled Tuesday. That’s a significant victory for the fledgling Sanders Beach Preservation Association and for …


Forest Official Rejects Roads In Grizzly Area

Environmentalists fighting development of two roads into private lands in grizzly bear habitat east of Ashton have won an appeal from the U.S. Forest Service. The decision by Deputy Regional …


Sanders Beach Activists Take City To Court Group Contends Home Construction Would Block Public Access

A backhoe is at work on Joe Chapman’s property on Sanders Beach. Photo by Craig Buck/The Spokesman-Review


Developer Seeks Tax-Exempt Bonds For Retirement Center

A $6.6 million retirement living center on the Palouse Highway could offer rents as low as $244 a month if the state approves low-interest bonds for construction. Harry Green, developer …


Shopping Center Hearing Will Be Oct. 29

A hearing on a proposal to build a shopping center and more than 100 housing units at 57th and Regal has been postponed until Oct. 29. Cedar Builders Inc. and …


Francis, Division Streets Zoning Proposals Conditionally Approved

Spokane Hearing Examiner Greg Smith has approved two new shopping centers - with conditions - along a block of Division Street between Francis and Dalke avenues. In separate meetings with …


Motel, Adjacent Restaurant Proposed Zone Change Sought For Project Near Intersection Of Cheney-Spokane Road, Pullman Highway

A commercial property owner near the intersection of Cheney-Spokane Road and the Pullman highway is seeking a zone change for a motel and restaurant there. Ron Armacost, owner of the …


New Low-Income Housing Units Serving North Side

CORRECTION: 8-21-97; N11 A story in the Aug. 14 issue of the North Side Voice incorrectly reported the status of emergency pull cords in the Heritage Heights Apartments. The cords …


Home Rekindles Feud Over Beach Neighbors Fear Construction Would Eliminate Public Use Of Sanders Beach

The owner of this waterfront lot on Sanders Beach is preparing to build a two-bedroom home. Photo by Jesse Tinsley/The Spokesman-Review


New Urbanism Group Mines Spokane’s Former Glory City’s Growth History Could Help Spokane Horizons Map Future

Spokane was dubbed “The City Beautiful” in the early years of the century. This undated photo looks down Riverside Avenue downtown. File/The Spokesman-Review


New Urbanism Building Old Communities Anew Developer Strives To Build Sense Of Village

MeadowWood is one developer’s way to try to use new urbanism to re-create an old sense of neighborhood. Photo by Shawn Jacobson/The Spokesman-Review


New Urbanism New Urbanism A Return To City Roots Historic Neighborhoods Offer Model For The Future

San Francisco-style townhouses at Wyngate Place on West 13th are part of the attempt at new urbanism in Spokane. Photo by Shawn Jacobson/The Spokesman-Review


New Urbanism Amid Other Plans, City Takes A Look At The Big Picture

Spokane Horizons volunteers are developing the city’s comprehensive plan. But what about all the other plans being developed by an array of groups? The “Downtown Spokane Partnership,” plan is in …