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Neighbors Oppose Apartment Proposal

Homeowners living near 57th and Regal are fighting a proposed apartment project about a block from Mullan Road Elementary School. It is the latest skirmish in an escalating fight over …


Court Rules Against Glenrose Prairie Annexation

A Spokane County judge has overturned a controversial annexation on Glenrose Prairie just below Browne Mountain. The decision could derail plans by developers to turn about 100 acres of the …


Huckleberry Bay Dock Pact Gets Ok Land Board Approves Deal Blending Public-Private Access To Priest Lake

Private boat docks, public beach. The two can coexist at Priest Lake, the state Land Board decided Wednesday. The board gave final approval to a deal with Huckleberry Bay Co. …


Strive To Avoid Growing Pains

A freeway runs through it. And that makes the Spokane Valley ideal for the explosive growth now taking shape around I-90 and Sullivan Road. Late this summer, the Spokane Valley …


Lawyers Go Head-To-Head Over New Alton’s Store

A neighborhood battle to keep Alton’s Tires from moving in escalated to a lawyer-versus-lawyer gambit before Spokane County Commissioners Tuesday. Last January, the county hearing examiner denied Duane Alton’s request …


Five Mile Neighborhood Council Meeting Planned

The first Five Mile Neighborhood Council meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, at 6:30 p.m. The meeting will be held at the Five Mile Grange Hall on the corner of Strong …


City Approves Meadow Glen Rezoing Request

City hearing examiner Greg Smith has approved developer Leif Sorenson’s request to rezone 13 lots in the Indian Trail area from single family to duplexes. Neighbors in the Meadow Glen …


Mirabeau Point Left Out Of Budget, But May Be Added Legislature Able To Modify Governor’s Proposal

Despite being snubbed by Gov. Gary Locke this week, leaders of the effort to secure $1.8 million in state money to pay for Mirabeau Point design work are not discouraged. …


Residents Oppose Plan For Duplexes

Indian Trail neighbors are protesting a proposal by developer Leif Sorenson to rezone 13 lots in his Meadow Glen subdivision to allow duplexes instead of single family homes. Greg Smith, …


Developer May Be Forced To Pave Outside Liberty Lake Post Office

Spokane County is about to force one of the biggest developers around to pave a strip of gravel outside the Liberty Lake post office. Harlan Douglass, who owns the post …


Senate Panel Torpedoes Impact Fees For Schools No Link Seen Between New Construction, Need For Classrooms

A Senate panel torpedoed extending impact fees to school construction on Wednesday, the majority siding with critics who claimed there was no link between new construction and the need for …


Homeowners Challenge Rezoning Decision By County Commissioners

Gleneden homeowners are going to court to challenge a decision by Spokane County commissioners to rezone a parcel of land north of Timberwood Circle, allowing 55 homes to be built …


Resort To Add Some Swing Developer Seeks To Build A Top-Notch Golf Course At Arrow Point

1. From tree to tee. Roger Stewart proposes a golf course uphill from the lakeshore condominiums at Arrow Point. It would cover nearly 200 acres, include wildlife habitat and may …


Lance Asks Developer To Drop Plan For River

State Attorney General Alan Lance is calling upon a Utah developer to give up plans for a hydroelectric plant on the Snake River, saying Idaho does not want to lose …


Developer Drops One Plan, Raises New Controversy

A Spokane developer has scrapped plans to build dozens of houses near a semi-rural Greenacres neighborhood in favor of a 136-unit mobile home park, angering residents who also fought the …


Snow Doesn’t Stop Progress On Valley Mall

As more snow drifts into the area, construction crews building two of the three anchor stores at the Spokane Valley Mall are finishing the roofs of those buildings. “The basic …


Neighborhood Group Rips Shopping Center Plan Nearby Residents Oppose Rezoning At 32nd Avenue Site

Most of about 60 Valley residents who attended Wednesday’s hearing strongly opposed plans to rezone land at 32nd and Highway 27 to allow a shopping center with a 24-hour grocery …


Temporary Ice Skating Rink Is First Mirabeau Point Project

A temporary ice skating rink, scheduled to open later this month, will be the first attraction at a proposed Spokane Valley community center complex. Owners of the Ice House at …


Upscale Living Downtown Couple To Build Eight Townhouses On West Riverside

Work is expected to get under way Jan. 1 on the Riverside Court project planned by Spokane developers Ron and Julie Wells.


Lawyer Says Project Application Incorrect

A developer who wants to build apartments atop the Sunset Hill didn’t submit the right application, says an attorney hired to stop the project. Steve Eugster, attorney for the Carousel …


Mobile Homes Rolling Into Shoshone County In Last Year, About 90 Percent Of New Houses Have Been Manufactured Homes

Russell Dalton, 77, says he’s riding a wave into the future. Photo by Jesse Tinsley/The Spokesman-Review


Lack Of Storage Angers Residents Lakeland Pines Developer Calls Rv Parking Dispute ‘A Typical Small-Town Thing’

Terry Smith has a nice boat, but he doesn’t want it docked in his driveway. The Lakeland Pines subdivision resident says the fact he has no storage for the vessel …


Resort Planned Near Old Mining Town

A $200 million resort complex near this old mining town east of Snoqualmie Pass is planned by a company that purchased 7,400 acres of Plum Creek Timber Co. land. The …


Building Almost Ready To House New Tenants

The last remnant of the old Indian Trail Center will be torn down next week to reveal a new, nearly finished strip of stores standing behind it. Four businesses are …


Apartment Expansion Has Neighbors Worried

Neighbors living atop Sunset Hill west of downtown like their tranquil surroundings near Indian Canyon Golf Course. That’s why they are so concerned about a plan to expand apartment dwellings …


Winchester Court Opens New Addition

Winchester Court is about 40 residents larger than it was last month, thanks to the opening of nine new buildings at the housing project for low-income seniors. All units in …


Treasure Of The Methow Inn, Ranch Part Of Conscientious Arrowleaf Project

1. All 12 rooms at Freestone Inn have private decks or balconies facing Freestone Lake, a former rock quarry converted to a five-acre trout pond. Photo by Michael Guilfoil/The Spokesman-Review …


Cda Moves Toward Impact Fees If Approved, They Will Add Between $1,106 And $1,222 To The Cost Of A New Coeur D’Alene Home

Next Tuesday, the wheels begin turning to make the Lake City the first in the state to implement impact fees under a law passed last winter. If approved, the fees …


City Says No To Sanders Beach Condos Council Member Pursues Buying Land For Public

The city drew a line in the sand Friday over development at Sanders Beach. Planning and building officials told an East Lakeshore Drive homeowner the city’s shoreline development rules prevent …


Otis Orchards Mall Spurned

Otis Orchards residents fighting to maintain the rural character of their neighborhood blocked a developer’s plan Tuesday for a strip mall. Gene Cohen’s project already had been denied by the …