Thursday, April 4, 2013
Spokane City Council President Ben Stuckart and council members Mike Fagan and Amber Waldref will be at the Northeast Community Center from 6-8 pm tonight to hear your ideas on what the spot should be used for.
While they aren't yet sending out a formal request for project proposals to renovate the site (that'll happen later this month), the city is looking for general input from the community on what type of use they'd like to see on the land. (Commercial? Public? Tear the whole thing down?) That, council members say, will help them narrow down their request and get projects that are comparable.worried renovations would be too expensive. That left the building and its $1 million worth of damages in the lap of the Spokane City Council.
The Department of Defense owns the land, but the city is its steward, tasked with figuring out what its fate should be. And if a proposed renovation has enough "public benefit," council members say, the DOD may turn over the land for free.
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