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Stories tagged: development

South Hill neighbors push back against major housing development at 29th Ave. and Southeast Blvd.

A proposal to build hundreds of homes mixed with new businesses near the busy South Hill corner of 29th Avenue and Southeast Boulevard has drawn the ire of neighbors even …

UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 18, 2018

Then you saw them, now you don’t: Development foes lament loss of landmarks, open space

A group called Vanishing Boise has attempted to quantify what has been lost here in recent years, as new residents pour in, construction cranes soar over the skyline, and roads …

Proposed Eagle Ridge development draws early pushback from neighbors

A proposal to build 240 new homes on undeveloped land in a rural corner of the city of Spokane is making its way through City Hall and raising fears of …

Browne’s Addition poised to seek historic property protection after Spokane City Council passes new laws

The Spokane City Council voted 6 to 1 Monday night to allow residents to band together to require extra review of any planned development replacing historically significant buildings. Residents of …

Spokane City Council sets vote on historic property preservation bill

The proposal would allow neighbors to band together to form local historic preservation districts. Any development within those districts would require extra scruting before demolition or building could occur. City …

Expansion of tiny, cottage homes gets Spokane City Council’s OK

Legislative changes passed this week are intended to promote infill development in areas all over the city by increasing the density allowed in certain areas and speeding up the process …

Ponderosa Village development to begin this spring in Spokane Valley

South Spokane Valley residents will soon see a mix of new retail businesses and a restaurant brought forth by a proposed multi-building development off Dishman Mica Road.

UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 24, 2018

Perry District eyesore to become cafe as Spokane encourages neighborhood development

At 11th and Perry, an old building that’s become an eyesore will be turned into a cafe as Spokane’s new rules bolster commercial projects in neighborhoods.

Demolition of Riverfront Park’s Imax building expected in March

Permits for the demolition of the Imax building and the roof over the ice rink were reissued last week by the city of Spokane, signaling that work on the redevelopment …

Whitewater Creek plans $1.6 million apartment complex in Coeur d’Alene

Permits for a 20-unit, $1.6 million apartment complex in Coeur d’Alene were issued last week, according to city permit data.

First of former Macy’s building apartments to be ready for May rental

The former Macy’s building in downtown Spokane will have 114 apartment units by the end of the summer, according to Doug Yost, director of real estate investment for Centennial Properties.

Parcels in Coeur d’Alene’s Fort Grounds neighborhood up for bid

Ten parcels are going out for bid in the desirable and historic Fort Grounds neighborhood in Coeur d’Alene following the demolition of dilapidated houses on site.

Developer Ron Wells uses passion, savvy to preserve Spokane’s heritage

In the past four decades, Ron Wells has saved dozens of buildings from the wrecking ball, and rehabilitated them for every purpose: living, dining, playing and working.

Downtown bank building to be renovated into a modern food hall

Plans are in the works to renovate the Umpqua Bank building downtown at the corner of Riverside and Wall into a modern food hall with mulitple restaurants.

UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 26, 2017

New apartment building will take place of three old homes in historic South Hill neighborhood

Three derelict110-year-old homes are being demolished to make way for a nine-unit complex of “higher-end” apartments on a nationally recognized historic street on Spokane’s South Hill.

UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 11, 2017

Parking garage, trail features head envisioned for long-vacant Bosch lot

After abandoning plans to build a climbing wall on a gravel parking lot north of the Post Street Bridge, city officials are now looking at constructing a parking garage and …

Town weighing effects of taller buildings near Grand Canyon

Residents in a tiny town outside Grand Canyon National Park are voting on a proposed building height increase.

City approves plans for two towers overlooking Spokane Falls

A plan to build two 13-story towers on just over 2 acres of land overlooking the Spokane Falls has been approved by the city’s hearing examiner, who said the proposal …

UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 1, 2017

Hopes of welcoming gateway to Hillyard at old army center evaporate with mini-storage units

A landmark location in Hillyard and southern gateway to the neighborhood’s historic business district will soon be a ministorage facility.

UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 4, 2017

Ignite Cda seeking building proposals for midtown neighborhood

Ignite Cda, the city’s urban renewal agency, is accepting proposals for a 1/2 acre vacant lot on North Fourth Street, with the goal of increasing the neighborhood’s business activity.

UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 26, 2017

Wood products to bring 150 jobs to Spokane Valley

A new factory planned for Spokane Valley is part of a California company’s efforts to streamline the U.S. building industry, making construction faster and cheaper.

With Terrain, Jensen-Byrd opens to the public next month. But the building’s future remains in limbo.

Spokane’s nonprofit arts organization Terrain is planning to hold its 10th annual exhibition in a place that has been used mostly for storage for more than a decade, the Jensen-Byrd …

UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 25, 2017

East Sprague Avenue has seen its fortunes rise and fall. Now it’s turning a corner. For real.

If one building describes East Sprague Avenue, it’s the Pansie garage. On the main drag between Pittsburg and Magnolia streets, it’s uneven yet sturdy, almost as if two buildings were …

UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 1, 2017

Kalispel Tribe announces new apartment complex plans, breaks ground on casino expansion

The Kalispel Tribe announced plans for a new 216-unit multi-family home apartment complex, as well as a new movie theater, at a groundbreaking event Tuesday for the casino’s latest expansion …

UPDATED: Tue., June 27, 2017

Zinke calls for fewer barriers to development on public land

Removing bureaucratic obstacles to development on federal land can create jobs and offer hope to nearby communities, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke said Tuesday in hinting at long-term changes in store …

9 projects that will transform Spokane’s city center

Spokane is in the midst of major transformations, with $800 million in public and private investment pouring into the city’s downtown and nearby neighborhoods.

UPDATED: Tue., May 23, 2017

Bans on Browne’s Addition demolition, moving billboards continue with City Council approval

The Spokane City Council extended two moratoriums following public testimony Monday night, both of which seek to protect historic neighborhoods.

Kendall Yards developer sees ‘enormous potential’ for residential neighborhood on downtown’s east end

Could another Spokane site magically morph into a thriving urban neighborhood like Kendall Yards is? Developer Jim Frank believes so. He sees “enormous potential” for the east end of downtown, …

Downtown Bellevue springs up, with visions of a Seattle-like urban hub

Downtown Bellevue is transforming into a dense residential neighborhood reminiscent of a mini-Seattle across the lake, with new apartment towers packing more residents into an area that was once just …

The Dirt: La Quinta Inn to be built near Spokane International Airport

Construction of a La Quinta Inn is slated for this spring near the Spokane International Airport.