So after our Candidate Forum in October, we are back to regular meeting business. This month we’ll hear about the Havana Street water main project, a new bike/ped trail along 44th, and we’ll be taking nominations for our 2015 neighborhood council officers. Hope to see you there! Here’s the agenda.
SNC representatives had the opportunity to attend the Ribbon Cutting at the new South Hill Target and do a quick preview before the soft opening tomorrow. So what follows is a quick photo tour of the new store.
Dave Black had a couple of announcements about new confirmed tenants and timelines for work on the exterior pads. First was the announcement that Pad A next to Target will contain Spokane’s first Mod Pizza (a regional chain based in Seattle), a Sally Beauty Supply, and haircut shop (probably a SuperCuts). He also said he has 5 other letters of intent for other spots on the property.
Anthony’s Beach Cafe just got its permits last Friday and will begin construction immediately in one of the spots adjacent to the Community Plaza near Regal. Speaking of which, the Community Plaza will also be worked on through the rest of the summer. We will certainly keep people up to date on the progress here and through the Southgate District Center Facebook page.
Now for the store interior:
Some points of interest on the exterior:
So that’s the quick look. If you have been inside the Northside Target in the last year or so many of the store fixtures and features will seem familiar, the size of the place is what really gets you. Check it out for yourself, the Soft Opening begins Wednesday morning at 8am. The staff is there and very friendly and helpful.
Verizon is proposing to add a new cell tower over in Glenrose and they are holding a Community Meeting from 7:00-8:00pm next Thursday, July 24th at Moran Prairie Library to give some new details on location and design.
You may recall that this was discussed at one of our neighborhood council meetings back in April. Based on our input to them at the time, Verizon has moved forward with a tower design to look like a pine tree.
Take a look at these documents from Verizon for more info
Earlier this month, the Riverfront Park Master Plan was revealed to the public and now the city is collecting public comments via email and in person at public meetings happening in May and early June.
A schedule of upcoming meetings can be found here: http://riverfrontparkmasterplan.org/events/upcoming/
You can look at the plan on the web here: http://riverfrontparkmasterplan.org/
Comments can be sent to: http://riverfrontparkmasterplan.org/contact/
The City of Spokane also announced a plan for paying for the Riverfront Park update by refinancing some existing bonds and extending them. They are holding some information meetings in May on this as well, details can be found in this news release here: https://beta.spokanecity.org/news/releases/2014/05/06/learn-about-city-of-spokane-streets-parks-funding-proposal/
Here is a good example of what we are trying to avoid in terms of street design in the Southgate District Center. The Atlantic shared this a month or so ago and it is applicable to our neighborhood planning situation all over Spokane.
We want to avoid a stroad at all costs. Spokane is rife with stroads, and Regal Street could join the list if we don’t get the city to enact the District Center code requirements and neighborhood plans. A stroad is a poorly designed street that neither accommodates auto traffic well, but also does not encourage multi-modal transportation or maximize the land use around it.