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City seeks plans for Y site

The city of Spokane wants to hear developers’ ideas for re-making the former YMCA building in Riverfront Park into some combination of retail, office and residential space. The city on …


City seeking YMCA redevelopment proposals

The City of Spokane is asking for proposals to redevelop the former YMCA building in Riverfront Park, with potential uses as retail, office or residential space.


Browne’s Addition apartment owners weigh shift to condos

Are rentals, the residential lifeblood of much of Browne’s Addition, facing an uncertain future? Daren Kelly, who with his wife Lisa owns five rental buildings there, just finished a million-dollar …


Plans back on for tower

A controversial 10-story development in the West Central neighborhood is moving forward again, after a city hearing examiner signed off on revised plans for the project. The developer of the …


South Hill group bows out of fight against big retailers

A neighborhood vote this week smooths the way for the biggest retail center the South Hill has seen in decades, if not ever. The Southgate Neighborhood Council ended its long …


Panel backs some changes in rural housing

The Spokane County Planning Commission recommended some changes Thursday to the rules covering housing developments in rural parts of the county but deadlocked over one of the hottest topics.


Church-turned-events venue plans dedication, open house

As work is completed on a remodel of the Lincoln Center event venue in Spokane, owners and brothers Richard and Chris Heftel are preparing to celebrate with a public dedication, …


County looks at clustering homes on rural land

Spokane County will begin a series of public hearings this week for residents to comment on rules designed to give landowners more flexibility in developing rural land while preserving open …


Cheney Schools protests plan

A 555-unit West Plains housing development may proceed despite the Cheney School District’s protest that it lacks money to educate the children who will live there. Spokane County Hearing Examiner …


Verner vetoes shoreline-law exception

Spokane Mayor Mary Verner has nixed part of the city’s extensive new shoreline law over an amendment that would make an exception for a section of land owned by the …


In a down market

What some North Idaho residential real estate observers early this year thought would be a momentary market correction has turned into a different beast. With a national economic crisis hurting …


Builder, developer battling over CdA lofts

A Spokane construction firm and an affiliate of Black Rock Development are tangling over payment for work on a Coeur d’Alene waterfront condominium project. Walker Construction Inc. alleges River House …


Liberty Lake development aiming for green certification

A 100-acre, mixed-use development under way in Liberty Lake is slated to incorporate environmentally friendly elements as the first regional development to shoot for certification through Inland Northwest Built Green. …


McGlades will open despite ruling

McGlades Bistro & Wine Bar intends to open under new ownership this weekend, even though a state board invalidated a zoning change allowing its reopening. The Eastern Washington Growth Management …


Dunn & Black relocates to remodeled Grant Building

Talk about a short move. Workers used carts to wheel file cabinets and office furniture across the intersection of Post Street and Riverside Avenue last week. They were moving the …


Report challenges impact fee value

Every 100 homes built in Spokane County generate an estimated $50.1 million in local income, nearly $8 million in taxes and 77 permanent jobs over the first 10 years of …


Baptist camp may sell part of river site

Another patch of the Spokane River shoreline near Post Falls may become homes under a plan to develop part of the Ross Point Baptist Camp. The Post Falls City Council …


Condo protest allowed to go on

A Spokane man can continue his protest of a condo building near his house, so long as he does not target a Realtor with signs or call her, a Spokane …


Condo protester creates ‘blight’ to make a point

A South Hill resident’s unusual protest of a four-story condominium building across from his house is drawing attention to a once-sleepy street. Offended that the building blocked his view of …


South Hill mansion up for sale

Spokane sports team owner Bobby Brett has put his seven-bedroom South Hill mansion – one of the largest homes in Spokane County – on the market. What would a buyer …


Condo sales take a hit

When business owner Jim Hanley and his family purchased an old, three-story brick building downtown a couple years ago, they foresaw creating seven upscale condominiums. Part of that vision came …


Medical center designing facility for women, children

A three-story addition to Kootenai Medical Center in Coeur d’Alene would provide a new area to care for mothers and babies and free up space in the existing hospital to …


Housing won’t go to poor

Nearly 250 vacant homes on the West Plains will see new life as rental dwellings, but not as low-income housing as two Spokane nonprofits and an area homebuilder first proposed. …


California developers envision resort on land near Cabela’s

Hoping to capture customers of the massive Cabela’s store on the west end of Post Falls, two Southern California development companies are pitching a $25.2 million destination resort, including three …


Apartment expansion under way

A Spokane developer is breaking ground on a 78-unit expansion to the Beau Rivage Apartments off Upriver Drive. Rudeen Development LLC intends to build the structures over eight to 10 …


City Council to hear big-box plan

Developers and neighbors may be closer to an 11th-hour compromise on design concepts for three contentious major commercial developments proposed for about 45 acres in southeast Spokane. Reaching consensus could …


Kootenai County considers impact fees

With 60,500 projected new residents and 19,900 more homes in the next decade, Kootenai County wants to figure out how such unprecedented growth can help pay for roads, parks, fire …


WSU selects plan for Riverpoint health, research center

A Denver-based development company is negotiating with Washington State University to transform a 3.5-acre portion of its Riverpoint Campus into a health care, academic and research center comprising two new …


Rural shopping center closer

A proposed 714,000-square-foot shopping center in rural Whitman County has cleared two major hurdles, paving the way for a complex county officials envision as a regional draw. Boise-based developer Hawkins …


Hayden to reconsider development

Two years after it was shot down by Hayden’s planning and zoning commission, the 1,800-home Hayden Canyon project is back – but this time, Hayden is better prepared to consider …