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UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 21, 2018

Wonder Building gains first tenant in Parametrix; Rover.com to follow

A Spokane bread factory that once pumped out 5,000 loaves an hour will now be producing engineering schematics and dog walkers. The Wonder Building has its first two tenants following …


Seaview Global, maker of mounts for marine electronics, opens Liberty Lake office

Seaview Global has opened an office and warehouse in Liberty Lake, employing five people. The company designs and makes mounts for marine electronics on vessels, including radars, satellites, GPS, and …


Sixteen cottages planned for property land near University and Fairview

Plans have been filed by Spokane-based Moher Construction LLC to develop 16 cottages on more than 1 acre of vacant land in Spokane Valley.


Real estate firm’s renovation of downtown Spokane building will lead to move

When complete, 4 Degrees Real Estate will consolidate its property management and real estate offices there. The real estate company purchased the building in July for $1.08 million through a …


Wake Up Call, dental office included in Liberty Lake mixed-used development plans

Local coffee chain Wake Up Call will be expanding to Liberty Lake as part of a mixed-use development that will also house a dental office.


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 6, 2018

Spokane city planners back controversial road through South Hill housing project; developer plans to fight

Jim Frank of Greenstone Homes, the firm behind the Kendall Yards development and a similar project proposed for the South Hill at 29th Avenue and Southeast Boulevard on the South …


UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 3, 2018

With less than 10 percent of Spokane County designated public land, our region’s backdrop is at risk

Flip through any promotional material selling the Spokane lifestyle and one theme quickly emerges. Easy access to nature. As permanent, as baked into our civic being as that backdrop may …


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 27, 2018

Spokane County commissioners make way for developments near Whitworth University

Spokane County commissioners on Tuesday approved two amendments to the county’s comprehensive plan for property near Whitworth University, one of which has been somewhat controversial among neighbors. Developer Harley Douglass …


Public comments due this week on Greenstone’s proposed Garden District on South Hill

A proposed development of 236 homes and 38,000 square feet of office, retail and commercial space on Spokane’s South Hill faces a deadline this week as it seeks approval from …


Painted Hills developers propose dumping 330,000 cubic yards of dirt for Spokane Valley housing project

Developers may dump 330,000 cubic yards of dirt atop the old Painted Hills Golf Course in Spokane Valley as part of a plan to bring the site above the floodplain …


Otis Hotel renovation hit with $140,000 in fines for asbestos violations

Three companies renovating the Otis Hotel in downtown Spokane have been cited for violating state health and safety rules, receiving fines that total nearly $140,000, the first round of financial …


What’s new in the housing market? Public gets a primer at 14th annual Fall Festival of Homes

Home buyers and builders gathered toured 30 newly built homes Sunday in the 14th annual Fall Festival of Homes Show.


UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 26, 2018

Spokane County commissioners postpone votes on Five Mile Prairie and Whitworth-area developments

Spokane County Commissioners postponed a decision for two zoning changes that could bring new development to Whitworth University as well as a neighborhood north of Five Mile Prairie.


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 16, 2018

Traffic impact of 226-lot development project in Spokane Valley top concern with residents

The Vistas at Belleaire, a proposed 226 lot development in south Spokane Valley, is moving forward despite concerns from residents about increased traffic in the neighborhood.


Sun Dance Golf Course to close; developer weighing options, including possibility of future housing

Sun Dance Golf Course, a staple of the Nine Mile Falls community for more than 55 years, announced it will shutter Sept. 30 to make way for something new – …


Lee takes on research, development duties at SEL

Tony Lee, who had been SEL’s chief manufacturing officer, is now chief research and development officer, according to a news release from SEL.


Earth moving in full swing at Project Rose

An army of machines is moving large quantities of dirt at the site of what’s called the Project Rose Fulfillment Center.


Banner Bank spearheads commercial development in Spokane Valley

Banner Bank is planning a commercial mixed-use development on the northeast corner of Argonne Road and Sprague Avenue in Spokane Valley.


UPDATED: Fri., July 13, 2018

Spokane water denied to Five Mile Prairie land owner who sold land for pump station

City lawmakers say their hands are tied by local and state regulations that limit where they can extend water service. Ginny Beadle’s application was denied, despite part of her land …


Spokane to consider extending water service to Indian Trail, Beacon Hill developments

Amid the threat of legal action and opposition from neighbors, the Spokane City Council will consider three applications Monday to receive city water in areas beyond municipal borders and areas …


Greenstone Homes: No arterial in proposed 25-acre South Hill development

A proposal to develop 25 acres of vacant land on Spokane’s South Hill – land that neighbors used as a defacto park for decades – is moving forward, and officials …


UPDATED: Mon., June 25, 2018

Off-street parking lots waived for some apartment projects in Spokane

The Spokane City Council voted unanimously Monday night to offer an exemption from parking space requirements for some apartment complexes within city limits. The plan was pitched as a way …


Goodbye Linnie’s Thai: Storied corner to be site of new women’s shelter

As West Coast cities grapple with rising homelessness, the storied southwest corner of Third Avenue and Adams Street is about to change once again, this time into a four-story building …


UPDATED: Sat., June 23, 2018

New development – and more traffic – coming to Indian Trail neighborhood

A development in the Indian Trail neighborhood that caused heartburn among elected officials and neighbors more than two years ago was issued building permits last week.


Restoration of historic Otis Hotel underway again after delay

Restoration work on the Otis Hotel has started again, following a three-month construction delay while state inspectors investigated complaints that cancer-causing asbestos had not been appropriately handled and removed from …


Proposed high-rise would rise 31 stories in downtown Spokane and become tallest building

Initial plans for a $65 million, 31-story high-rise at the entrance to the University District in downtown Spokane have been filed with the city.


UPDATED: Sat., May 12, 2018

Looff Carrousel turns again, bringing history full circle

Before Spokane Mayor Dave Condon cut the ribbon Saturday to signal the reopening of the revamped Looff Carousel, hundreds of post-Junior Lilac Parade patrons strolling through Riverfront Park were given …


UPDATED: Mon., May 14, 2018

$2.6 million apartment complex latest development in Spokane’s Perry district

The scramble to fill the vacant lots in Spokane’s South Perry District continues, with a three-story, 15-unit apartment complex coming to South Scott Street.


The Dirt: Cooper-George reopened in downtown Spokane after renovation

People are moving into the Cooper-George Apartments just south of downtown Spokane following a multimillion-dollar renovation to the mid century high-rise.


The Dirt: Spokane Valley warehouse under construction by Garco

A 112,000-square-foot warehouse is being built in the Spokane Valley near the Spokane Business and Industrial Park on Sullivan Road.