Spokane Journal of Business

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$53 million Podium project to open in fall

Stacked atop a basalt outcropping in the North Bank area overlooking downtown Spokane, The Podium was built on ground that had to be blasted away...

Hearing examiner to revisit gun club project

Although a conditional-use permit for a shooting sports range planned by the Spokane Gun Club recently has been remanded by a superior court judge to the Spokane County Hearing Examiner’s Office, the club is preparing to proceed with the project...

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Stadium replacement is in early development stages

The Joe Albi Stadium replacement project is in the planning stages and is on track to be completed by fall 2022, says Greg Forsyth, director of capital projects for Spokane Public Schools. Another alternative for replacing the aging stadium recently...

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Spokane Tribe expands casino, restaurant space

The Spokane Tribe of Indians is well underway with a construction project that will nearly double the size of the current three-year-old, 26,000-square-foot casino, just west of Airway Heights. The expansion will have more than 20,000 square feet of ...

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Kalispel Tribe to start Northern Quest expansion

Despite the battering the hospitality industry is taking due to COVID-19-related social distancing and business restrictions, the Kalispel Tribe of Indians plans to start work soon on a hotel expansion at its Northern Quest Resort & Casino...

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Post Street rebuild a year behind schedule

The Post Street Bridge $18.5 million replacement project has started, with work now underway to reinforce the original concrete arches. “We’re going to rebuild it from the arches up, but we’re going to keep the historic arches,”...

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Work is underway on Post Falls-Rathdrum corridor

The Idaho Transportation Department has begun a multiyear, $131 million effort to expand and improve a 6.5-mile section of state Route 41 from Post Falls to Rathdrum. The work includes widening the highway by adding new lanes to the east of the existing ...

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North Spokane Corridor continues southward march

The long-awaited North Spokane Corridor project will reach an important milestone with the completion of a railway realignment this summer. In 2019, Spokane-based Halme Construction Inc. began work on the $77.5-million realignment project of a BNSF...

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Spokane Transit Authority’s City Line progresses

Work on the Spokane Transit Authority’s $92.2 million City Line rapid-transit bus line route is well underway, and the new-to-Spokane transit option is scheduled to be up and running by May 2022....

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Six middle school projects in various stages of development

Work is progressing on a handful of middle school projects in Spokane, says Greg Forsyth, director of capital projects for Spokane Public Schools. In northeast Spokane, at 4106 N. Cook, the $46.2 million Shaw Middle School project is on track to be...

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