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Tuesday, November 19, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Neighbors Try To Sink Plans To Build Marina

Resort plans are pitting Garfield Bay Resort against its neighbors. Photo by Kristy MacDonald/The Spokesman-Review


Neighborhood Welcomes New Indian Trail Yoke’s

For nearly five years, Indian Trail residents battled plans to construct a major supermarket in their neighborhood. Last week Yoke’s Pac ‘N Save Foods opened a new store at Indian …


Mirabeau Point Group To Try Again For State Funds

The $27 million Mirabeau Point complex would be located at the former site of Walk in the Wild Zoo.


Otis Orchards Shopping Center Proposal Denied Neighbors’ Protests Help Decide Case

Siding with residents passionately opposed to growth in Otis Orchards, the county hearing examiner committee denied a request to rezone 25 acres from semi-rural residential to regional business use. Developer …


Developers Show Interest In Possible Projects Near Silver Lake Mall

Most of the growth rumors lately involve the Silver Lake Mall area north of Coeur d’Alene. Included are a multiscreen cinema between the Target and Ernst stores, fast-food eateries on …


Port Angeles Firm To Cap Leaky Landfill

Spokane County commissioners are expected to award a $2.9 million contract Tuesday to a Port Angeles firm - the low bidder to cap the leaky old Colbert Landfill. The landfill …


Subdivision Nixed After Neighbors Object Traffic, Safety Concerns Cited At Commissioners’ Hearing

Jordan Whitney, 12, testified in opposition to the Parc Center project. Photo by Steve Thompson/The Spokesman-Review


New Homes Catering To First-Time Buyers

Real estate Home builders in the Valley are starting to turn their attention to affordable digs. A combination of low interest rates drawing new buyers and thriftiness taking hold of …


Automated Garbage Service To Go Citywide

The city of Spokane’s automated garbage program came through its test run with rave reviews. Now it’s on its way to every neighborhood. The City Council on Monday unanimously approved …


Wal-Mart Has Plan For Historic Farm

The riverside farm where George Washington romped as a boy and where legend has it the first American president chopped down his father’s cherry tree soon could be part of …


Grocery Store On City Agenda Council To Consider East Central Project

The Spokane City Council will consider a proposed East Central neighborhood grocery store when it meets tonight. Council members will hold a final public hearing on whether to change the …


Developer Proposes 18-Hole Golf Course In Otis Orchards

A developer is advertising a golf course he intends to build in Otis Orchards even though he hasn’t received permission for the project. For the past several weeks Mike Zink …


Developer Sues To Overturn Rejection Of Project Stone Says Impacts On Busy Intersection Would Be Mitigated

A evelopment company that wants to build a 62-unit apartment complex in the Valley is asking a judge to grant the project the approval Spokane County officials refused. Stone Development …


Move Fans Wal-Mart Rumors Retailer May Take North Side Site Being Vacated By Landscape Firm

A Spokane landscaping company will move from its 24-year North Side location this summer, possibly to make way for Wal-Mart. “What we’ve heard is, Wal-Mart is interested in the land,” …


Complex Comfort Concentration Of Apartments In Northeast Region Is Already High, And Is Going To Get Much Higher In Coming Years

Cedar Creek Village resident Chris Balocco takes advantage of the apartment complex’s gym equipment. Photo by Colin Mulvany/The Spokesman-Review


170 Acres In Projects Before Planners Initial Approval Possible Tuesday At Planning And Zoning Meeting

Nearly 170 acres worth of industrial and commercial development could get the initial OK at a planning and zoning meeting Tuesday night in Post Falls. Jacklin Land Co. is seeking …


Work Beginning On Bigelow Project

The first phase of the recently approved Bigelow Junction project will open sometime in 1996, according to developer Steve Smart. That includes new offices for Environment West Landscape Services and …


Ross Point Liquor Store Permit Canceled Developers In The Controversial Project Missed A Fall Deadline

After developers missed a fall deadline, the Idaho State Liquor Dispensary canceled a permit for a controversial private liquor store at Ross Point in Post Falls. “They’d had enough time,” …


Wal-Mart Signals Plans For Store Retail Giant Files Site Plan With County For Valley Store

Wal-Mart sent a site plan to Spokane County building officials this week in the first solid sign that the retail giant is coming to town. The plan identifies the 33-acre …


Seattle Park Backers Will Try Again Voters Rejected Proposal; New Version Will Be Scaled Back

The board of directors for the Committee for the Seattle Commons has voted to try to get the measure on the ballot again next year. City voters on Sept. 19 …


Hastings Subdivision On Agenda

The Spokane County Hearing Examiner Committee next Thursday will consider a plan to subdivide 41 acres off Hastings Road into 96 single-family lots. The 96 homes would be built directly …


Added Traffic Expected From New Apartments

A massive new apartment complex along Lincoln Road will add perhaps 800 cars to the afternoon rush on various roads north of Francis Avenue, according to a transportation planner. Determining …


Zoning Changes Sought For Planned Apartments

Land use Two developers are seeking permission from Spokane County to build 134 apartment units in the Valley. Richard Adams of Spokane wants to build 72 units on just more …


Hearing Topic Will Be New Fred Meyer

A proposal by Fred Meyer Inc. to build a large store at Division and Hastings will be the highlight of a county zoning hearing today. Several projects proposed by developer …


Pain In The Drain Layer Of Silt Under Homes Blocking Septic Drainfields

Amy Wilhite and her son Jordan look at the area in their backyard where septic problems recently surfaced. Photo by Liz Kishimoto/The Spokesman-Review


City Reapproves Land-Use Change

Two years of heated battle should end when Walgreens breaks ground soon on its new drive-through pharmacy. Spokane City Council members on Monday gave their approval - again - to …


Apartment Project Proposed For Mission Near Pines Congested Intersection Would Likely Become Even Busier With Traffic From 316 Units

A developer wants to build a 316-unit apartment complex near one of the Spokane Valley’s busiest and most dangerous intersections. John Sweitzer has asked the county for a zone change, …


Construction Starts On Apartment Complex

Magnuson Properties has broken ground this week for a 150-unit apartment complex called ParkPlace. The new apartments will spread over 11.5 acres at Ramsey Road just south of Kathleen Avenue, …


Motel And Restaurant Complex Proposed For Freeway Interchange At Liberty Lake

Two Spokane Valley landowners are hoping to capitalize on their property’s proximity to one of the last undeveloped freeway interchanges in the Valley. Roy Leland and Nathan Marks will ask …


Foes Blast Sewage Lagoon On Island Developer Seeks Permit To Build Lagoon Along Clark Fork River

A plan to build a 2.5-million-gallon sewage lagoon on an island in the Clark Fork River is an environmental disaster in the making, opponents of the project said Thursday. About …