There is a new 114-unit apartment complex being proposed for Southgate and the SEPA comment period is open till Wednesday, September 23rd. The Palouse Trails Apartments are designated low-income housing with all the units being available for people making 50% the local median income. It is being developed by Whitewater Creek, the same group that is developing the 360 apartment units on 55th Avenue. It is projected that this project will generate 758 new trips on Palouse Hwy. with 60% headed toward Regal Street and 40% going towards Freya Ave.
The SNC Land Use Committee submitted comments related to project connectivity and possible impacts to the Palouse Hwy. Crosswalk project that will connect Copper Hill and Clareview to the Target site. The developers responded to our comments by saying they will continue the 12′ wide bike/pedestrian trail that runs along the north side of the Target site for the full length of their project’s frontage. I encourage neighbors to look at the project’s SEPA application and site plan (see above) and submit their own comments to the city. Comments can be sent to John Halsey at the City of Spokane at email@example.com. If you have any questions, please leave a comment and we will try to address them.