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Upcoming TJ Meenach Drive Summer Street Closure

Upcoming TJ Meenach Drive Summer Street Closure

It’s that time again, schools are wrapping up their year, the sun is shining, and construction crews are working hard to improve, revitalize, and restore our communities infrastructure. On the East most boundary of Emerson-Garfield, work began in May on another exciting project that is taking form in a 1.4 million-gallon concrete, underground storage tank in park land to the east of TJ Meenach Drive, below Northwest Boulevard. This project includes stormwater ponds, new landscaping, underground infrastructure, and new paved…

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CLEANING FROM THE CORRIDOR – TODAY FROM 9AM – 12PM

CLEANING FROM THE CORRIDOR – TODAY FROM 9AM – 12PM

Spring has sprung and the city’s annual volunteer event Cleaning from the Corridor (CFTC) will be in full swing on this gorgeous iconic Spokane Spring day from 9am – 12pm (some events running till 1pm). Here’s a quick guide how to make sure you don’t miss any of the excitement before, during, or after the clean up! Before the Clean up:  Any volunteers who show up that are not registered but want to volunteer anyway, whether you come with friends,…

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Update on the TJ Meenach IO-3 Control Facility

Update on the TJ Meenach IO-3 Control Facility

Pictured in this post is an updated artist’s rendering of what the IO-3 Control Facility located next to TJ Meenach Drive will look like when it’s completed. Click here for the high-resolution drawing. Underground there will be a stormwater collection tank, which is the basis for the project as a whole. Aboveground there will be trees and native landscaping, trails for biking and walking, and an overlook over Pettet Drive (aka Doomsday Hill) and the Spokane River below. It will also provide improved connectivity…

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Trinity Catholic School Cow Plop (June 4); New Facility Proposed

Trinity Catholic School Cow Plop (June 4); New Facility Proposed

Trinity Catholic School (1306 W Montgomery) is holding its 26th annual Cow Plop fundraiser on Saturday, June 4 from 11am to 4pm. Typically Trinity closes off a one-block portion of Cedar for this popular family-friendly event and brings in carnival-style games and activities. This year they’ll have a balloon-twisting clown, a bouncy house, games, arts and crafts, and lots more. Pizza Rita and a petting zoo will be there too. They’ll also have over 50 cash prizes, including $3,100 in prize money for the winner of the bovine bingo. To…

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Recap of the December 2015 E-G Neighborhood Council Meeting

Recap of the December 2015 E-G Neighborhood Council Meeting

This is a brief recap of the Emerson-Garfield Neighborhood Council meeting that took place on December 9, 2015. The meeting began at 6:30pm after a half-hour of mingling and sharing dinner as part of the Winter Potluck. Guest speaker Roland Lamarche, chair of the Community Assembly‘s (CA) Community Development Committee, talked about proposed changes to how Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding is allocated for sidewalk installation and repair. He began by noting how Spokane’s CDBG program was meant to…

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Recap of the November 2015 E-G Neighborhood Council Meeting

Recap of the November 2015 E-G Neighborhood Council Meeting

This is a brief recap of the Emerson-Garfield Neighborhood Council meeting that took place on November 11, 2015. Officer Tracy Douglas reported on the monthly statistics for area “P2,” which includes Emerson-Garfield as well as West Central and parts of the North Hill Neighborhood. There were no sexual assaults in our area last month, nor any commercial robberies. There were two robberies of a person, one domestic violence incident, and 14 violent crimes in the last month. For residential burglary, there…

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Transitions Community Meeting (Nov 10)

Transitions Community Meeting (Nov 10)

Transitions is holding a community meeting tomorrow (Tuesday, November 10) between 6:30 and 7:30pm at the Transitional Living Center. The community meeting is designed to answer questions from members of the Audubon-Downriver Neighborhood and the Emerson-Garfield Neighborhood in regards to a potential housing project on the empty two acres located at the south side of the property at 3128 N Hemlock. It’s also intended for neighbors’ concerns to be heard and noted by Transitions. The Office of Neighborhood Services will be moderating…

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