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Former city official’s name proposed for YMCA site meadow

It takes a lot of people to build a city. Private business owners and elected officials come and go. Some become legends because of the buildings they build, the laws …


Demolition of old YMCA set to begin this month

The former downtown YMCA will begin to fall this month after more than five years of debate on the building’s fate. The Spokane Park Board this week approved a $574,700 …


County gives city time on YMCA debt

Spokane County leaders Tuesday expressed frustration with Spokane City Council’s vague response to their offer to pay off the city’s debt on its purchase of the downtown YMCA. After two …


With caveat, city takes county money for Y

Most members of the Spokane City Council on Monday spoke in favor of transforming a building on an acre surrounded by Riverfront Park into apartments and commercial space. But facing …


Council votes for a study of Y buy

The Spokane City Council wants to study whether buying the YMCA building in Riverfront Park with Conservation Futures funds is the “highest and best use” of that money for the …


Use futures fund to buy Y, voters say in poll

A new survey about the purchase of the downtown YMCA may help push the land into public ownership. Two county commissioners who were undecided or leaning against a plan to …


Park’s natural value not lost on residents

The man who led the effort to create Riverfront Park says it would be “unthinkable” to allow private development on the downtown YMCA property. King Cole, who was president of …