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 to the Centennial Trail.
Construction is slated to start in late autumn and will likely finish by the end of 2017. TJ Meenach Drive might see a limited duration closure but for the most part lanes will be open to allow continued traffic flow. Pettet Drive, which is currently the site of a similar construction project, should be reopened by that point.
The layout and landscaping are still being fine-tuned and finalized. Anyone with questions can attend the next Emerson-Garfield Neighborhood Council meeting on Wednesday, September 14 or contact Cindy Kinzer, Senior Design Engineer at the City of Spokane, at firstname.lastname@example.org.