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Appealing Plan Neighborhood Plan For Indian Trial Hits Glitch When Developer Appeals For Exemption

With Indian Trail area planning back on the table, Charlie Dotson has a mountain of information to manage. Dotson is the point man for the Planning Commission regarding the northeast …


Cove-Mallard Coalition Plans To Resume Battle Against Logging

Members of the Cove-Mallard Coalition say they have encountered many obstacles in their four-year battle to halt logging in a roadless portion of the Nez Perce National Forest. But members …


Different Goals Many Residents Of Quiet Lockhaven Estates Want Its Developer To Take His Soccer Field Plan And Go Home

Fearing fields of screams. Some neighbors near a proposed soccer field complex want the overgrown area left as it is. Photo by Jesse Tinsley/The Spokesman-Review


City Clears Shadle Mall Site Plans

Shadle Shopping Center took a giant leap forward in its controversial renovation plans Thursday when the city hearing examiner approved a revamped site plan for the North Side mall. Although …


Scaled-Down Expo Project Contributes To Post Falls Building Boom

Although the gigantic International Expo project has been shelved, abandoned, scaled done, whatever, the Post Falls building boom hardly is over. A drive around the area shows the activity. Commercial …


Ace Hardware At Otis Orchards Opens Monday

An Ace Hardware store, the anchor tenant of a new strip mall project in Otis Orchards, opens Monday. Harvard Plaza will also be the home of Dinky Dudds, a children’s …


Apartments Planned At Mission, Mcdonald

A Valley real estate developer is planning to build a 26-unit apartment complex on McDonald Road just south of Mission Avenue. Prokey Arger of Arger Capital said the $1.3 million …


Developers Change Plans To Build 12-Screen Theater At Shadle

When neighbors banded together to oppose the construction of a giant theater complex at Shadle Shopping Center, North Sider Sam Pangerl doubted the big-shot property developers would heed their concerns. …


Landowner Complains That Road Won’t Connect With His Property Road Serving Drug-Treatment Facility Should Be Extended, Ward Says

Developer Joe Ward says Spokane County officials have allowed the U.S. government to bully them and him. On Tuesday, he demanded that county commissioners stand up and fight or they …


Apartments Going Up On Broadway

Construction crews are laying foundations for a new 148-unit apartment complex at the corner of Broadway and Vercler. The project consists of 13 buildings on an 8-1/2-acre site at 12623 …


Neighbors Emotions Run High At Shadle Hearing

Red-faced neighbors hurled four-letter words at each other and to real estate developers last week at a hearing on Shadle Shopping Center’s redevelopment - especially the controversial construction of a …


Hawthorne Manor Gets Go-Ahead For Expansion

One of Spokane’s oldest nursing and retirement homes will not have to leave town because of a financial ailment. County commissioners on Tuesday unanimously granted Hawthorne Manor permission to expand. …


Shelley Lake Project Up For Review Permit Required To Build On Shores Of Lake Near Central Valley High

Part of a massive housing project planned around Shelley Lake is up for public review. The developer, N & H Investments of Spokane, has asked Spokane County for a permit …


Shadle Center Owners Want Public’s Input On Mall Remodel

Neighbors are invited to voice concerns about the potential remodeling of Shadle Shopping Center, the antiquated mall developers hope to convert to a gleaming retail complex. On behalf of the …


Rv Park Opponents Speak Out Some Fear Developer Will Disturb Old Cda Landfill

About 30 opponents of a proposed recreational vehicle park on Blackwell Island crowded City Hall Tuesday night to criticize the project. Several said they fear city taxpayers will be liable …


Final Decision On Gravel Pit Delayed

The gravel pit so loathed by its future neighbors is not yet set in stone. On Wednesday, county commissioners tabled an “order of decision” that formalizes their May 30 approval …


Anderson Decries ‘Tainted Process’

Leveling conflict-of-interest charges against Mayor Jack Geraghty, Spokane city Councilman Chris Anderson refused to vote on a downtown redevelopment project because of what he calls a “tainted process.” Late Monday, …


Lawyer Sues To Block Improvement Project

In an effort to lasso what he calls “reckless government,” attorney Steve Eugster on Wednesday filed a lawsuit against the city of Spokane that aims to block a downtown improvement …


Developer Objects To Road Mandate Commissioners Unanimous In Decision To Require That New Road Be Constructed

Spokane County commissioners will require developer Larry Guthrie to construct a new road into the Ponderosa neighborhood if he wants to build 25 more homes there. They made the decision …


Pavilion Park Project Near Startup In/Around: Liberty Lake

Spokane County commissioners on Tuesday gave the Parks Department permission to spend $330,000 to build the first phase of Liberty Lake’s Pavilion Park. That means construction on the long-awaited park …


Woman Hopes Natural Strategy Can Slow Progress In/Around: Five Mile Prairie

CORRECTION: Thursday, May 11, 1995 The name of Kathy Miotke, the Five Mile Prairie woman who wants to donate land to the city Parks Department, was misspelled in the May …


Spokane Reaches Crossroad In Effort To Save Downtown

In downtown Spokane, the powers that be have put together a highly promising response to ever-escalating competition from outlying shopping centers that saps the vitality of the city center. But …


Massive Apartment Project Resurrected Developer Seeks New Grading Permit For 790 Units In Southwest Spokane

Nearly a year after the city of Spokane revoked the project’s building permits, Mission Springs developers again are trying to build the region’s largest apartment complex. “The developers are certainly …


Partnership Seeks Loan, Grant For River Park Square Project

A public/private partnership supporting a downtown revitalization proposal is seeking a $3.6 million grant and $24 million federal loan to help fund the $80 million project, which still needs City …


Developer Loses Suit Against Neighbors Claim That Mission Springs Foes Defamed Him Invalid, Judge Rules

A developer lost a $1.5 million lawsuit against a Spokane neighborhood group he claimed had defamed his character and interfered with his business. John Daniel Clardy accused the Thorpe-Westwood Neighborhood …


Neighbors Stage Battle To Save Haven Of Trees City Wants To Sell 2.8 Acre Parcel For Building Or Apartments

Ed Eichwald, Al Rambosek and John Bushfield oppose development. Photo by Craig Buck/The Spokesman-Review


Housing Densities Emerge As Key Issue In Indian Trail In/Around: Indian Trail

Residents planning the future of the Indian Trail neighborhood started their work before the state Growth Management Act was imposed on Spokane County. They started before mandates of the federal …


Attorney Challenges Restrictions On Barker Road Development

The way attorney Steve Eugster sees it, Spokane County entered into a contract with Donwood Inc. 19 years ago and it can’t renege now. A recent string of conditions placed …


Rock Creek Developer Downplays Traffic Impact

Ten vehicles at one North Side intersection is the difference between developer Lancze Douglass being forced to contribute money for intersection improvements and the project gaining approval as proposed. As …


Taken To Task Indian Trail Residents Guard Their Open Lots But Task Force Sees Increased Density As Avenue To Urban Services

Task force for Indian Trail area is in favor of allowing up to six houses per acre. Photo by Colin Mulvany/The Spokesman-Review