Northwest and Audubon-Downriver Neighborhood Planning


In 2007 the City of Spokane allocated $550,000 for the purposes of helping each of the neighborhoods develop their own neighborhood plans, resulting in approximately $21,150 for each neighborhood. In 2017 the City initiated the process for the Northwest and Audubon-Downriver neighborhoods in coordination with the Neighborhood Councils.

Following a series of meetings in 2017 and 2018, the neighborhood councils decided to pool their neighborhood planning resources, identified the need to develop a long-rang plan for the Shadle Area. The process will review land uses; identify pedestrian and multimodal improvements; examine traffic-calming measures; and explore opportunities related to existing parks and recreational features. The outcome will help improve walkability, public safety, access to services, and overall neighborhood character.

The schedule requires a completed plan to be approved by City Council by the end of 2019.

Northwest/Audubon Timeline

Upcoming Activities

Stay tuned for events in spring and summer 2019!

Previous Activities

Abbreviated Planning Process Workshop #1
May 31, 2018

Neighborhood Orientation Meeting #1
November 14, 2017

Neighborhood Orientation Meeting #2
November 21, 2017

Neighborhood Orientation Meeting #3
November 28, 2017

Steering Committee Team Members

  • Fran Papenleur – Audubon-Downriver Neighborhood Chair
  • Jeff Stevens – Audubon-Downriver Neighborhood Vice Chair
  • Victor Frazier – Audubon-Downriver Neighborhood
  • Andrea Kilgore – Audubon-Downriver Neighborhood
  • Melody Dunn – Northwest Neighborhood Chair
  • Wayne Clemm – Northwest Neighborhood
  • Larry Peck – Northwest Neighborhood
  • JD "Doug" Prendergast – Northwest Neighborhood
  • Kathy Fitchner – Northwest Neighborhood Community Assembly Representative

Related Documents

Meeting Notes

Contact Information

Maren Murphy, AICP
Community Programs Coordinator
Neighborhood & Planning Services

Jeff Stevens
Steering Committee Co-Chair
Audubon-Downriver Neighborhood Council