Stories tagged: ron wells
UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 7, 2020
The owners of the Ridpath are suing restaurateurs Jeremy and Kate Hansen, alleging the couple failed to pay rent and misspent more than $100,000 that should have been used to …
UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 5, 2020
Ron Wells, a developer known for restoration of historic properties, was sentenced to one year home detention for nine felonies involving staged car accidents and money laundering on Wednesday. Wells …
UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 22, 2020
Two defendants tied to an insurance-fraud scheme that included Spokane developer Ron Wells were sentenced to federal prison on Tuesday.
UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 8, 2020
Two co-defendants in insurance fraud scheme sentenced to prison; Ron Wells sentencing scheduled in February
Two defendants, who were tied to an insurance-fraud scheme that included Spokane developer Ron Wells, were sentenced to federal prison Wednesday and ordered to pay restitution to help cover the …
UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 11, 2019
Accused ringleader in insurance fraud case that involved Ron Wells has gone missing, forcing delay in trial
William Mize, the alleged ringleader of a federal insurance fraud conspiracy case involving 22 defendants including prominent Spokane developer Ron Wells, is a fugitive.
Wed., May 1, 2019
A superstitious person might wonder if there’s a curse on the Ridpath Hotel, whose history has been marked by saviors who turn out to be con men.
UPDATED: Tue., April 30, 2019
Ron Wells, prominent Spokane developer, pleads guilty to multiple felonies in federal insurance fraud case
Ron Wells, a Spokane developer and architect known for historic restoration, has pleaded guilty to nine felonies related to staging a car crash in 2016 in an attempt to defraud …
UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 17, 2019
Spokane developer Ron Wells appeared in federal court this week and pleaded not guilty to charges that he was involved in a $6 million scheme to defraud insurance companies through …
UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 8, 2019
Investors behind the renovation of the Ridpath Hotel into affordable housing have stripped Ron Wells of his authority over the project in an effort to protect the project from recent …
UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 19, 2018
Ron Wells, a developer and architect whose decades-long work in Spokane includes renovations of numerous historic buildings, was indicted Wednesday in federal court for allegedly staging a car crash in …
Mon., June 4, 2018
All of the 206 units, and the restaurant on the ground floor, should be completely done and open by September.
Sat., Dec. 30, 2017
In the past four decades, Ron Wells has saved dozens of buildings from the wrecking ball, and rehabilitated them for every purpose: living, dining, playing and working.
Wed., Oct. 11, 2017
Nearly 10 years after the last hotel guests checked out, downtown Spokane’s Ridpath Hotel is getting new tenants. And they pay rent.
Fri., July 7, 2017
Several hundred people crowded into the Ridpath Hotel on Thursday afternoon for an early party anticipating the landmark’s return to prominence in the social life of Spokane.
Sun., June 25, 2017
Spokane is in the midst of major transformations, with $800 million in public and private investment pouring into the city’s downtown and nearby neighborhoods.
UPDATED: Tue., May 2, 2017
You might have been forgiven for thinking it would never happen. The storied Ridpath Hotel – a downtown fixture for more than a century – had fallen into such a …
Mon., April 24, 2017
Developer Ron Wells plans 214 housing units in the historic hotel, including micro apartments that will rent for $453 a month. The loan will be repaid over a 25-year period. …
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: 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., Jan. 24, 2017
Downtown Spokane has become one the region’s hottest apartment markets, with vacancy rates hovering around 2 percent. Following national trends, much of the demand is coming from empty nesters and …
Thu., Oct. 20, 2016
Shawn Vestal: Finally, Ridpath renovation may be a reality, part of ‘generational transformation’ of downtown
Downtown Spokane is in the midst of a massive, generational transformation, a series of changes that will redefine it for years to come.
Thu., May 19, 2016
Five years on, nothing much has changed at the deteriorating Ridpath Hotel in downtown Spokane.
Fri., Feb. 5, 2016
The Spokane City Council will consider a resolution supporting Ron Wells’ proposal to reopen the Ridpath Hotel as low-income apartments.
Tue., Jan. 19, 2016
It is only natural that the long, strange trip that has unfolded over the past several years at the Ridpath Hotel would continue to get longer and stranger. Two potential …
Thu., Nov. 12, 2015
Spokane developer Ron Wells is losing his grip on rehabilitating the Ridpath Hotel as a different group steps in to consolidate ownership.
Wed., Nov. 11, 2015
After years of failed attempts to build housing where a former downtown fire station stood, Ron Wells and other real estate investors sold back the land to the City of …
Thu., May 28, 2015
‘See it, yet?” “I don’t think so.”
Tue., March 24, 2015
The Germond Block at the northeast corner of Sprague Avenue and Lincoln Street is one of the most important historic buildings in Spokane. It arose in 1890 from the ashes …
Thu., Nov. 13, 2014
Scott Chesney, Spokane’s planning director who was abruptly ousted from his position last week, said Wednesday he was taking the “high road” and ending his role at the city. Chesney …
Sat., Nov. 8, 2014
Spokane Mayor David Condon on Friday met with a group of developers critical of the recent forced resignation of city planning director Scott Chesney. But Condon did not tell them …