Team of Experts to Visit Lincoln Heights Next Week

Visit is part of evaluation of commercial district

Julie Happy, 509.625.7773,

Thursday, June 11, 2015 at 2 p.m.

On June 17 and 18, a team of experts from Seattle will visit the Lincoln Heights commercial district to provide input as the City and neighborhood groups look to develop a vision for the busy area.

The Technical Assistance Panel from the Northwest Office of the Urban Land Institute (ULI) will provide advice regarding land use and development challenges in the Lincoln Heights neighborhood. The panel of 8 to 10 experts in the fields of real estate, planning, and development will also review background information provided by City staff, including survey information that outlines neighborhood resident interests and concerns in the Lincoln Heights District. On the afternoon of the final day, June 18, the panel will convene a “report back” of their findings. This “Report Back” for Lincoln Heights will be held from 3 to 4 p.m. in the Council Chambers at Spokane City Hall (808 W. Spokane Falls Blvd). A written report will follow within 60 days.

City planners will look to the panel’s input as the City develops a vision for the area. The planners will begin working with the neighborhood this fall.

The South Hill Planning Coalition and the Lincoln Heights Neighborhood Council have identified planning for the Lincoln Heights district as a high priority. The commercial district is generally focused around the intersection at 29th Avenue & Regal Street but includes the larger commercial area around Lincoln Heights Shopping Center.

Learn more about the Lincoln Heights District Center project at

Established in 1936, the Urban Land Institute is a nonprofit education and research institute providing leadership in urban planning, growth, and development.