Surface work planned for 2016
Marlene Feist, Utilities Communications Manager, (509) 625-6505
Wednesday, October 21, 2015 at 10:20 a.m.
Citizens are invited to participate in a public meeting to discuss the surface design of a block of Wall Street downtown. The meeting will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 3, from 4 to 5:30 p.m. in the Council Briefing Center in the lower level of City Hall, 808 W. Spokane Falls Blvd.
The meeting follows an initial discussion on the surface design that was held in July. The upcoming meeting will look at concepts and materials that resulted from earlier input.
The City of Spokane is looking to update the surface of Wall Street from Main Avenue to Spokane Falls Boulevard following a project to install a sewer main there that’s under way. Crews currently are working to install the pipe and plan to cover the construction area with a temporary surface. In a second phase, which is planned for the spring of 2016, the City will install a new surface on the street and add related elements, including lighting and landscaping.
The new pipe is needed as part of the City’s work to reduce overflows from combined wastewater and stormwater sewers to the Spokane River. The project is working around private construction work on Wall Street to build a new Urban Outfitters store.
Wall Street from Spokane Falls Boulevard to Riverside Avenue is a brick street, designed for greater pedestrian activity. The need for utility work in the block between Spokane Falls and Main provides an opportunity to update the street design, improve its pedestrian appeal, further activate its use for events, and help lead people to a renovated Riverfront Park. The City eventually would like to extend the new design on the block between Main and Riverside.