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The Zone Project in northeast Spokane seeks to help students overcome generational obstacles

Grant funding has allowed neighborhood proponents to push for support services for students in an area of Spokane that has long-standing poverty and educational issues. That includes an emphasis on …


Hillyard Festival still growing after more than 100 years

The Hillyard Festival featured 80 retail booths and 11 food vendors — more than double the amount in 2015. Future iterations of the festival could include carnival rides and games.


100 years ago in Spokane: Valley irrigation company prepares to auction ‘choice suburban tracts’

The Orchard Avenue Irrigation Company was auctioning 129 “choice suburban tracts” of up to 5 acres.


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 …


Chief Garry Park plays host to National Night Out

National Night Out, an evening when neighbors gather and meet each other, is set for Aug. 7 this year, but some neighborhood groups are getting a head start.


Garage, yard sales could be more frequent under proposed Spokane law

In an effort to permit groups that use such sales to raise money, Spokane City Councilwoman Karen Stratton is proposing doubling the number of permissible yard sales within city limits …


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 …


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.


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 16, 2018

Martin Luther King Jr. Family Outreach Center hosts celebration at new location

Facing the dozens of people filling the gym’s bleachers, Freda Gandy couldn’t help but crack a large smile as she officially welcomed the grand opening of the new Martin Luther …


MLK Center plans open house, ribbon cutting in East Central neighborhood

The Martin Luther King Family Outreach Center is in the process of shifting operations to its new headquarters after winning a controversial bidding process to manage the East Central Community …


Mayor Tim Burgess unveils growth plan for 27 Seattle neighborhoods

Under a sweeping plan unveiled Thursday by Mayor Tim Burgess, Seattle would encourage more growth in more than two dozen neighborhoods across the city while requiring developers to help the …


Controversial deal would shift operations at East Central Community Center

A four-year contract granting the Martin Luther King Family Outreach Center operational control of the East Central Community Center will be up for a vote by the City Council on …


Manito Presbyterian Church sees shift in area go from ‘primitive’ to residential

When Manito Presbyterian Church had its first Sunday service nearly 110 years ago, parishioners traveled along the dirt path that was 29th Avenue by horseback to the corner of 30th …


City Hall accepting applications to run East Central Community Center

City leaders are accepting applications to run the East Central Community Center, beginning in 2018, through Monday. The existing operating nonprofit received a one-year contract extension from the City Council …


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 27, 2017

East Central Community Center in limbo after City Council rejects contract

A six-month contract with the East Central Community Organization to run the neighborhood’s community center was rejected this week because of concerns about the effect on services and grant opportunities. …


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 11, 2017

Developer Douglass appeals Spokane City Council’s denial of Indian Trail apartment complex

Harley Douglass has appealed the City Council’s universal rejection of his plans to build 750 housing units on 50 acres of property in the North Indian Trail neighborhood, citing disobeyance …


Developer planning to appeal Spokane City Council’s decision to nix North Indian Trail apartment project

A 750-unit apartment complex near the Sundance Plaza shopping center was axed earlier this week by the City Council, which cited concerns about traffic safety brought forward by neighbors. But …


Nevada/Lidgerwood neighborhood splits to reflect resident concerns

The Nevada/Lidgerwood neighborhood has been split into Nevada Heights and Shiloh Hills to allow residents of the area north of Francis Avenue to compete for additional city funding to address …


Spokane drafting a blueprint to ensure affordable housing

Spokane now has a roadmap for creating more affordable housing, rehabilitating problem properties and helping the city develop diverse neighborhoods.


Associated Garden Clubs will hold annual plant sale at Manito Park on April 30-May 1

The Associated Garden Clubs of Spokane is holding its annual plant sale at Manito Park next to the Conservatory on Saturday and Sunday.


Spokane County commissioners lose growth boundary challenge

Spokane County commissioners lost another round in the ongoing dispute over how and where the county’s population will grow. Three appellate judges ruled last week commissioners didn’t provide enough public …


Spokane City Countil to consider registry for abandoned homes

The windows and doors are boarded with plywood, the siding is fading and falling off and the yard is littered with soggy mattresses. No crystal ball is needed to see …


City website seeks neighborhood stories

Friendship Park in the Nevada-Lidgerwood neighborhood is good for dog meet-ups. There’s a house near Corbin Park with an attic specifically built to watch horses, bikes or runners race around …


Ben Stuckart floats plan for targeted renewal

Compare East Sprague Avenue with South Perry Street and someone’s bound to call you crazy. One is a dismal stretch of concrete and dilapidated storefronts located in a prime spot …


UPDATED: Fri., June 28, 2013

Target will build South Hill store

Spokane developer Dave Black confirmed on Friday that national retailer Target Corp. will build a 135,000-square foot building on the corner of Palouse Highway and South Regal Street.


Planned homes rile Rockwood neighbors

It’s not unusual for new developments in old neighborhoods to cause heartburn among neighbors who want to preserve the character of the area. What many property owners don’t realize is …


Chief: COPS shops could be City Hall outposts

The 27 Spokane neighborhood councils each send a representative to the monthly meeting of the Community Assembly on the first Friday of every month at City Hall. The tightly structured …


Court OKs expansion of St. Mark’s parking lot

Come spring, St. Mark’s Lutheran Church may be able to finalize its parking lot expansion. The project has been held up in court since 2010, when the church tore down …


Volunteers still drive neighborhood patrols

It’s a chilly Friday afternoon in northeast Spokane. Kim Bailey and Sandy Smith have been watching the weather forecast carefully for a couple of days, hoping it wouldn’t start snowing …


City seeks traffic calming projects

The office of Neighborhood Services and Code Enforcement hosted a workshop and training session at City Hall on Monday evening to explain how neighborhoods may apply for the next round …