Marlene Feist, 509.625.6505
Wednesday, May 16, 2018 at 4:39 p.m.
Riverside Avenue between Monroe and Division streets in downtown Spokane is scheduled to be rebuilt over the next few years, beginning as early as 2019. Citizens can learn more about the plans for Riverside at the Connect Downtown event set for Monday, May 21, from 3 to 6 p.m. at the Rotary Fountain Plaza at the south entrance to Riverfront Park.
Following a survey and other public outreach, a basic concept for the street has been selected that incorporates a new arrangement of travel lanes, bicycle lanes, and stations for the Spokane Transit Authority Central City Line, a planned 6-mile bus rapid transit route.
At the event, citizens can learn about options available that allow bicycle lanes, parking, and the Central City Line to work together on Riverside Avenue. There will also be discussion around applying different aesthetic treatments in a “focus zone” portion of the project. Citizens will be asked to provide information on how they use Riverside today and how they would like to use it in the future.
In June, citizens will be asked to provide specific feedback on the final arrangement options. A public meeting will be held in June to kick off a new online survey to gather feedback on the options. This feedback will be incorporated into the final design scope. Design of the project will then take place through the winter with the initial phase of construction starting as soon as the spring of 2019.