Stories tagged: downtown
Sun., June 25, 2017
Following the success of increased lighting in the East Sprague neighborhood, the city will consider installing new LED fixtures under the I-90 overpass near Lewis and Clark High School. Principal …
Sun., June 25, 2017
The Washington Supreme Court had to decide whether downtown Spokane would install parking meters back in the 1940s. Today, rates are competitive with other similar-size cities, but officials are calling …
UPDATED: Sat., June 17, 2017
A man was stabbed during a fight at Howard Street and Riverside Avenue in downtown Spokane Saturday morning.
Fri., June 9, 2017
The Spokane Park Board voted unanimously Thursday to request more information on how much re-covering the structure would cost before instructing a design team to abandon the idea.
UPDATED: Thu., June 8, 2017
The team in charge of re-imagining the central feature of Expo ‘74 has proposed leaving a cover off the U.S. Pavilion as part of renovations occurring through Riverfront Park. Critics …
UPDATED: Wed., June 7, 2017
A man shot dead during a fight in downtown Spokane last week had the shooter in a headlock before the fatal shots were fired, according to court records.
UPDATED: Tue., May 2, 2017
Enforcement of existing laws that place limits on how long a particular motorist can stay on a certain city block will start July 1. Until then, violators will receive notices …
Mon., May 1, 2017
Spokane Falls Boulevard has been dug up to install a 2.2-million gallon stormwater tank downtown, and the construction of an ice ribbon has closed portions of Riverfront Park. But Bloomsday …
UPDATED: Tue., March 28, 2017
After a hiatus that began last month, downtown parkers will once again have access to a pay-by-phone service beginning Tuesday, according to a news release.
UPDATED: Mon., March 13, 2017
The city will have to vote a few more times before Ron Wells’ loan to convert the old hotel into mixed housing gets final approval.
UPDATED: Fri., March 3, 2017
City officials plan to scrutinize Spokane snow plow policies after a tough winter that left streets an icy rutted mess and led to scores of complaints.
UPDATED: Thu., March 2, 2017
Construction of a new home for the Looff Carrousel, the Howard Street bridge replacement and an ice ribbon skating facility are all on schedule despite a cold and snowy winter, …
UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 28, 2017
Plans and money are coming together to revitalize the decaying Ridpath Hotel. With the help of a $1.75 million city loan expected this spring, developer Ron Wells is closer to …
UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 21, 2017
After the city did not receive about $80,000 worth of dues from the company providing pay-by-phone parking services, the option was shut off at downtown meters. Officials are working to …
Sat., Feb. 11, 2017
LocoMobi, operator of the QuickPay meter payment application, owes the city roughly $80,000 in unpaid revenue, city officials said. Ending the agreement could mean an interruption of the service that …
Tue., Jan. 24, 2017
A man randomly attacked a man with a knife in downtown Spokane late Monday night.
Fri., Dec. 2, 2016
City workers will begin installing two massive subterranean tanks to retain stormwater beginning early next year in downtown, part of ongoing efforts to clean up the Spokane River. The work …
Sun., Oct. 30, 2016
Sale of Otis Hotel, work on Montvale and Odd Fellows buildings raise hopes for western downtown Spokane
In the mid-2000s, developers along the western edge of downtown Spokane’s entertainment district were promising big things, including condos, street-level stores and refurbished rentals. But those promises mostly went by …
Sun., Oct. 30, 2016
A proposal the City Council will consider Monday night will not change any meter parking policies, but it will authorize enforcement officers to use license plate readers to identify parkers …
Wed., Oct. 19, 2016
Wall Street is reopening on Friday after spending two summers under construction.
Tue., Sept. 20, 2016
Parking meters within the Lincoln and Monroe Street construction zone in downtown Spokane are now free after 5 p.m.
Mon., Sept. 19, 2016
Downtown Spokane streets Lincoln and Monroe will have a base layer of blacktop by Halloween - as long as there’s no snowfall.
Wed., Sept. 14, 2016
The City Council signed off on an agreement this week calling for the replacement of the downtown skywalk spanning Wall Street and linking the old Macy’s department store and River …
Sun., Aug. 21, 2016
If BNSF does not agree to lobby state and federal decision-makers to assist the City Council in beefing up security standards for Bakken crude and coal on trains running through …
Fri., July 15, 2016
The Spokane County Commission has voted to give $50,000 to help the House of Charity provide round-the-clock homeless services amid a major budget shortfall.
Fri., May 27, 2016
Family members of Jamie Pendleton say they’ll reopen the controversial downtown bar in June, two years after the business was closed as part of a rent dispute. Nick Cavasier, a …
Mon., May 9, 2016
Offers to buy the former Macy’s department store building in downtown Spokane are due Wednesday, and two local organizations say they are interested.
Mon., May 2, 2016
Some Bloomsday participants went home shirtless Sunday due to a shortage of finisher T-shirts. Race Director Don Kardong said organizers are investigating the issue, and affected participants can order a …
Sun., April 24, 2016
Just the fact that bars need bouncers should raise this question: Why place them outside the
Sun., Dec. 13, 2015
When a divided Spokane city council passed a law banning sitting and lying on downtown sidewalks, advocates said the law was intended to clean up downtown, not criminalize homelessness. Nearly …