Maren Murphy

We want your feedback for the 5th Avenue corridor

Maren Murphy, Assistant Planner, 509.625.6737

Wednesday, December 11, 2019 at 1:03 p.m.

We want your feedback for the 5th Avenue corridor

Residents, businesses, and community leaders are engaging with the City of Spokane in a neighborhood-led effort to revitalize East 5th Avenue between Liberty Park and Thor/Freya in the East Central neighborhood. The 5th Avenue Initiative builds upon previous discussions in 2016 and 2017. This project looks to develop a community vision that is inclusive and unified, and provides strategic actions for improvements, programming, and community building along 5th Avenue.

The community is invited to participate in a forum to share your priorities, values, and ideas for revitalizing 5th Avenue and the surrounding area. This multi-faceted project reflects the diversity of East Central Spokane, and the outcome will support efforts to foster neighborhood identity and enhance quality of life for citizens and businesses along the 5th Avenue corridor.

5th Avenue Initiative Community Forum
Saturday, December 14
10:00 am – 12:00 pm
MLK Jr. Family Outreach Center/East Central Community Center (500 S. Stone Street)

Area businesses, nonprofits, and churches have been working to enhance 5th Avenue as a catalyst for a renewed vision in East Central. There has been much progress already, including the opening of Fresh Soul, the Carl Maxey Center, and SERA Youth Tutoring and Recreation Center. East Central Community Center’s campus is expanding with more space for the Martin Luther King Jr. Family Outreach Center, Community Colleges of Spokane’s Head Start program and with building the CHAS Dental Health Clinic. The East Central Library will be rebuilt in Liberty Park with nearly double the space and will feature a Children’s Zone programming space. Additionally, the City assisted the neighborhood by investing in sidewalk improvements and planting new street trees along 5th Avenue, and looks to continue to support revitalization efforts through this initiative.

For more information, contact Maren Murphy,, or 509.625.6737

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