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Rehabilitated hotel in downtown Spokane to include restaurant

The rehabilitation of the hotel, now called Hotel Indigo, is ongoing, but the restaurant permit is the first sign of the impending completion.

Panes-taking process: Long-neglected Otis Hotel’s windows restored

Installed in 1911, the grid-patterned, pink-hued glass in the Otis Hotel was uncovered by workers on the building’s restoration project under eight layers of facade. Now Alex Brannin is giving …

Clean air agency members counter Spokane council president’s criticism, cite Stuckart’s conflict of interest, ignorance of agency’s role

Board members of the local clean air agency say Spokane City Council President Ben Stuckart has inappropriately injected politics into the regulatory process and accused him of being beholden to …

Stuckart accuses clean air agency regulatory overreach, cites Otis Hotel asbestos fines and construction delays

The local clean air agency “overreaches” with its regulatory authority and hampers economic development in an effort to “justify their existence,” said Spokane City Council President Ben Stuckart.

Clean air agency says Otis Hotel developers violated asbestos rules

Troubles continue to mount for the renovation of the Otis Hotel in downtown Spokane, as the Spokane Regional Clean Air Agency issued asbestos-related violations to five companies working on the …

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 …

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 …

Asbestos stops work on Otis Hotel renovation

Work to restore the Otis Hotel in downtown Spokane was stopped this month after air quality inspectors found signs of asbestos, and no sign the developer had hired a certified …

UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 27, 2017

Portland developer, poker player envisions Otis as boutique hotel

Curtis Rystadt said he’s partnering with the Hotel Indigo chain to turn the historic Otis into a 112-room hotel.

UPDATED: Tue., April 4, 2017

Long abandoned Otis Hotel may be developed as apartment building

After years of false starts the Otis Hotel may finally have a buyer as an Oregon poker player offers renovation plans to turn the building into apartments.

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 …

Shawn Vestal: Project aims to restore Spokane’s old neon signs

Tobby Hatley wants to bring some color back to the Spokane night. Hatley, a former TV newsman, is leading a project to identify and refurbish some of the grand neon …

Vacant downtown Otis building fenced off

City officials have blocked off sidewalks around the old Otis Hotel in downtown Spokane, keeping out transients and others who have used the long-vacant building as a gathering spot or …


Among the unassuming flier on a downtown Spokane bulletin board, a bright yellow piece of paper stands out from the others. The big, blocky font at the top reads, “Missing: …

Low-income housing too high-end for some

Two nonprofits seeking to find affordable housing for their clients have turned into the agencies displacing them from two buildings. And owners of another low-income housing complex in downtown Spokane, …