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Spokane County breaks ground on $11 million medical examiner facility

A newly renovated $11 million medical examiner’s building in Spokane will provide training opportunities for college students in the field of forensic pathology. The county is overhauling a building at …


$6.5 million in telecommunications work to move Catalyst project forward

More permits have been issued for work related to Avista Corp.’s Catalyst project at the south landing of the University District’s pedestrian bridge, according to city data.


UPDATED: Tue., March 26, 2019, 6:23 a.m.

New public art sculptures, co-designed by local artist who died in windstorm, installed at Spokane’s Gateway Bridge

Steely and mirror-like, the new sculptures on either side of Spokane’s new pedestrian bridge are, quite literally, places of reflection.


Renovation of Pacific Fruit building will bring financial company offices, coffee shop, restaurant

A 97-year-old brick building in Spokane’s University District that still boasts the faded “Pacific Fruit & Produce Co.” on two of its exteriror walls will reopen later this year as …


Second building announced as part of Catalyst project in Spokane

Development at the south landing of Spokane’s University District Gateway Bridge on East Sprague Avenue continues, with the announcement Tuesday of a partner building to Avista’s Catalyst building.


City of Spokane considering giving University District $1 million property on east edge of downtown

The city of Spokane may soon give a property with a $1 million estimated value at the edge of downtown Spokane to the University District as it scales back other …


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 23, 2018, 9:45 p.m.

Gov. Jay Inslee tours University District Gateway Bridge as span reaches final stages of construction

City officials wouldn’t give a firm opening date for the bridge Tuesday, which will stand 120 feet tall on the eastern edge of downtown and link the University District with …


Then and Now: The Spokane River

The Spokane River connects Idaho and Washington, Natives and white settlers, and a variety of landscapes and ecosystems.


UPDATED: Mon., July 23, 2018, 10:35 p.m.

Spokane City Council approves millions of dollars in reserve funds for housing, street and downtown projects

About $30 million was moved from reserve accounts for specific projects planned in the final two years of Mayor David Condon’s term, which includes a city investment in the new …


Spokane City Council dedicates $430,000 in public dollars to Catalyst building in University District

The money, taken from a pool of $2 million established several years ago to promote large-scale economic development in town, will go toward building streets and installing a waterline to …


Shawn Vestal: Spokane deserves classier motto, like ‘Keep Spokane Kind of Gross’

From torn-up roads, to large infrastructure and park projects, to that one looming crane, Spokane is entering a construction season that marks the way the city is changing distinctly.


Proposed high-rise would rise 31 stories in downtown Spokane and become tallest building

Initial plans for a $65 million, 31-story high-rise at the entrance to the University District in downtown Spokane have been filed with the city.


UPDATED: Tue., April 24, 2018, 6:36 a.m.

Spokane City Council names pedestrian span ‘University District Gateway Bridge’

The Spokane City Council unanimously adopted the name that has been used as a placeholder for the long-promised span spilling into the bustling University District.


New roundabout and bridge to be built on Trent as part of U-District road project

A new roundabout, followed by a bridge replacement project, will disrupt the commute of about 11,000 drivers daily using Trent Avenue east of downtown during the next year.


Naming the new bridge in Spokane’s U District is down to a shortlist of suggestions

After months of soliciting names and working the recommending power of social media, five names for the walking and bicycling bridge connecting Spokane’s University District to East Sprague Avenue over …


Avista, McKinstry to help EWU pay rent in Spokane

The developers behind the four-story, 150,000-square-foot Catalyst building have agreed to give Eastern Washington University $5 million over the first 10 years of its lease, offsetting most of the cost …


McKinstry executive appointed to EWU’s board of trustees

Eastern Washington University says the newest member of its governing board will play a key role as the school prepares to expand its footprint in downtown Spokane.


EWU has come a long way from its roots as a kids’ school and teachers’ college

Eastern Washington University’s leaders aren’t standing idly by while Spokane becomes a hub for innovation and a magnet for employers. Instead they are pursuing new facilities at the main campus …


Spokane takes step to become a ‘Smart City’ research center

A local public-private-university collaboration called Urbanova is using street lamps to shed light air pollution.


Then and Now: University District

Until Expo ’74, the University District was a maze of railroad tracks and warehouses. Today it is being transformed into a combination of modern college campus, scientific business incubator and …


VA set to lease U-District building for mental health services

An office building in the University District a short distance from Rockwood Clinic is being remodeled at an estimated cost of $850,000, and has been leased to the U.S. Department …


Work on U-District pedestrian bridge stops for season

Construction work on the University District pedestrian bridge has been halted for the season. Eventually the $12 million span will feature a central arch reaching 120 feet high.


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 10, 2017, 6:40 p.m.

Local volunteers Dave and Mari Clack to be honored by Spokane’s University District

Community volunteers Dave and Mari Clack will be honored Wednesday evening for their role in helping establish Spokane’s University District and their ongoing support for higher education.


With Terrain, Jensen-Byrd opens to the public next month. But the building’s future remains in limbo.

Spokane’s nonprofit arts organization Terrain is planning to hold its 10th annual exhibition in a place that has been used mostly for storage for more than a decade, the Jensen-Byrd …


Logan residents like vitality of higher ed

About 10,000 students attend classes at a variety of colleges and universities in Spokane’s Logan/University District neighborhood. Local residents enjoy the energy that students bring to the neighborhood, but investors’ …


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 23, 2017, 6:29 a.m.

Pedestrian bridge rises in Spokane’s University District

When complete, the $12 million suspension bridge will have a 120-foot-tall arch and connect downtown with the East Central neighborhood.


A Main route through downtown: Spokane ponders dedicated bike lane, more pedestrian friendly link to University District

City Council President Ben Stuckart says Spokane should start acting now to re-imagine a four block stretch of Main Avenue in order to promote business growth by getting more people …


Spokane’s University District names new director

Spokane’s University District has hired a new director, Lars Gilberts. He’s an Inland Northwest native who most recently worked in Florida.


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 20, 2017, 6:02 p.m.

Spokane’s 770-acre University District searching for new director

Spokane’s University District is advertising for a new executive to carry out a vision of education, research and urban living for the 770-acre district east of downtown.


Garco Construction in line to build University District pedestrian bridge for $9.5 million

Garco Construction, which has already completed several multimillion-dollar public works projects throughout Spokane, entered the low bid to build a pedestrian bridge in the University District. Some have criticized the …