Fianna Dickson, City of Spokane Parks & Recreation, Communication Manager, 509.625.6297
Friday, August 11, 2017 at 2:22 p.m.
Updated September 6, 2017. Below is the public comment information that was open August 11 and closed early on September 6. Parks & Recreation ended the RCO public comment period early to have deeper analysis and ask bigger questions of the lot's future Additional community outreach and public commenting will be open in the future. We look forward to involving the community in a broader discussion about the Bosch lot. Please read the latest information.
Updated August 18, 2017. NOTE: This blog has been updated in response to user feedback. You can view the original content below.
You may know the Bosch Lot as the dirt parking lot across from Anthony’s restaurant, or more recently, a large hole in the ground where a CSO tank is being constructed as part of the Cleaner River Faster program. The site was purchased using funds from the Washington State Recreation and Conservation Office (RCO) in 1975, and has been used as a parking lot since. The construction of the CSO tank provides an opportunity to re-evaluate how the space is used.
RCO restrictions prohibit the construction of indoor recreation facilities and public/private partnerships that would allow a private owner to operate a recreation facility.
RCO restrictions may be moved to other properties of equal recreational and dollar value to allow for the construction of indoor recreation facilities and public/private partnerships.
Transfer the Recreation and Conservation Office (RCO) restrictions from the Bosch Lot to one, two or three potential City-owned properties. There would be no change of ownership, only transfer of restrictions, and the property will remain under Parks and Recreation control.
Increased flexible use of the Bosch Lot could allow for:
How it would be achieved
Please share your thoughts on the proposed action to transfer RCO restrictions from the Bosch Lot to three total potential City-owned properties. The survey closes after 30 days on September 17, 2017.
The Bosch Lot has operated as a parking lot since its acquisition in 1975. It is located along Bridge Avenue between Monroe and Lincoln, across from Kendall Yards. A Combined Sewer Overflow (CSO) tank is schedule to open on the site fall 2017.
Why it’s important
How it would be achieved
Please share your thoughts on the proposed action to transfer RCO restrictions from the Bosch Lot to three total potential City-owned properties. The survey closes after 30 days on September 10, 2017.