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Infill Housing Online Q&A (Nov. 16)

Infill Housing Online Q&A (Nov. 16)

The City of Spokane is currently focusing on “infill housing,” which means that planners and policymakers are working on revisions to regulations that will enable additional housing development on vacant lots and parcels in already built-up areas. Here in Emerson-Garfield, infill is the kind of development that we’re most likely to see over the next 20 years, so it’s important to see what code changes are being proposed and why. Informing yourself now and shaping policy accordingly is the best…

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Transportation Projects Open House – Tuesday, Sept 19

Transportation Projects Open House – Tuesday, Sept 19

The Spokane Regional Transportation Council is (SRTC) is proposing to invest almost $800 million into the local transportation system in the next several years and is holding an open house on Tuesday, September 19, 4-6pm at 421 W Riverside Ave (Paulsen Center), Ste. 504 (flyer) to give members of the public an idea of what projects that would fund. Every year, SRTC updates the Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) with projects and programs jurisdictions within Spokane County plan to build or implement…

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Spokane Transit Authority Planning Survey

Spokane Transit Authority Planning Survey

You are invited to participate in a survey for Spokane Transit Authority! https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/CXWJCY5 STA is collecting community feedback on key components of the comprehensive plan, Connect Spokane. The plan sets forth a vision and policy framework to further the mission of STA for the next 30 years. The survey takes 5-10 minutes and consists of mostly multiple choice questions. The information collected will help guide the evaluation of existing goals, policies, and strategies of Connect Spokane as part of a…

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Open Houses Announced for Transportation Chapter of the City’s Comprehensive Plan

Open Houses Announced for Transportation Chapter of the City’s Comprehensive Plan

The last major update of the City’s long range / 20 year transportation plan occurred as part of the development of the 2001 Comprehensive Plan. The first steps of the 2017 update were to review the adopted plan and the implementation of strategies it recommended over the past 16 years. Overall, the theme and guiding values of the draft update to the transportation plan has largely stayed the same. In order to achieve a vision that lives within a future with limited…

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City to Hold an Open House on North Monroe Corridor Project 1/26/17

City to Hold an Open House on North Monroe Corridor Project 1/26/17

The City of Spokane is seeking input from citizens on the elements of a project to improve North Monroe Street that’s planned for construction in 2018. The project runs from just north of Indiana to Kiernan near the top of the Garland hill. A public open house is scheduled on the project on Thursday, January 26 from 4 to 7 pm at Knox Presbyterian Church (806 W Knox). A citizens advisory board met for about six months in 2016 to refine the…

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Public Transit Investment Talk (May 4)

Public Transit Investment Talk (May 4)

Public transportation expert John Robert Smith will be speaking on Wednesday, May 4 starting at 8:30am (doors 8am) on how public transit has the potential to attract and retain a talented workforce and enhance downtown vibrancy. The talk will be held at the Philanthropy Center (1020 W Riverside). A light breakfast will be served. Public transit is one factor that the Spokane area has recognized as important to long-term economic viability. As Chairman of Transportation for America and former mayor of Meridian Mississippi, Smith…

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Recap of the September 2015 E-G Neighborhood Council Meeting

Recap of the September 2015 E-G Neighborhood Council Meeting

This is a recap of the Emerson-Garfield Neighborhood Council meeting that took place on Wednesday, September 9. In response to concerns about an increase in crime, Officer Tracy Ponto of the Spokane Police Department addressed neighborhood crime statistics over the last month. The reports include West Central as well parts of North Hill, so there is no distinction from Emerson-Garfield, but they do indicate some downward trends. Sexual assault is down this month. Commercial robbery is down, and robbery of a person…

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