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2019 Rising Stars: Lars Gilberts

Lars Gilberts has headed the nonprofit University District Development Association for more than two years. In that time, former U District board chairman Karl Otterstrom says, Gilberts has accelerated progress on several projects and goals, including ...

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Group led by Bobby Brett, Chris Batten buys Normandie Complex

Seeing an “opportunity to do something special,” Spokane developer Chris Batten says he, Bobby Brett, and a few others have purchased the 5½-acre Normandie Complex from the city of Spokane. ...

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One year later, Monroe Corridor road diet draws mixed sentiments

A year after the North Monroe Corridor road diet, some business owners along the slimmed-down thoroughfare in North Spokane say they’re thriving. Many of the project’s original skeptics, however, say the project has increased congestion...

Coeur d’Alene considers changes to downtown parking fee structure

The city of Coeur d’Alene is considering changes to its parking fee structure for the McEuen Park and Memorial Field parking lots near the city’s central business district. ...

Spokane offers construction pre-apprenticeship programs

The city of Spokane has launched a grant program aimed at providing training to prepare more women, minorities, and veterans for careers in the construction industry. Jason Sandobal, contract compliance and business standards officer ...

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Spokane Solid Waste asks public for help in battery disposal

Garbage from across Spokane arrives in one truck after another at the city of Spokane’s Solid Waste Disposal center on the west edge of town at 2900 S. Geiger Blvd. During the summer months, up to 800 tons of trash a day is delivered ...

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Seachange at Spokane’s City Hall

City of Spokane officials and its chief financial officer, Gavin Cooley, have some things to consider in the coming months. Cooley, 61, will think about what to do after he retires at late this year or early in 2020...

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Spokane County diversifies investments

The Spokane County Treasurer’s Office is shaking up its investment portfolio with its first foray into corporate and international bonds in a strategic move to diversify the Spokane Public Investment Pool. ...

U District receives federal brownfield sites grant

The University District is poised to begin evaluation of potential revitalization efforts at 12 properties with a $600,000 grant the neighborhood recently received from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. ...

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Spokane weighs impact fee adjustments by district

The city of Spokane is exploring a change to its impact fees code that has the potential to add or save thousands of dollars for developers, depending on which district they’re building in. ...

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