The East Sprague Avenue streetscape revitalization project is in full swing. The project will deliver major changes to Sprague Avenue from Helena to Stone streets. The project includes: a full depth street reconstruction, new sidewalks, street trees and landscaping, pedestrian bumpouts at intersections, new lighting, and more. The project, designed to create a vibrant business district, will ultimately benefit the businesses in the East Sprague area and the surrounding neighborhood.
The first phase of the project – Sprague Avenue between Napa Street and Stone streets – reopened in mid-July. Meanwhile, Phase 2—from Napa to Helena—was started early and is expected to wrap up in late August.
Nearby, two additional construction projects are getting underway on Riverside at Lee and at Napa. The City will build underground storage tanks to reduce flows from combined wastewater and stormwater sewers, protecting the health of the Spokane River.
Construction can be tough on businesses, and the City is encouraging our community to support these businesses throughout this construction season. They need your business! Businesses are Open!
This construction detour and local access map, produced by the East Sprague Business Association (ESBA) with assistance from SCAFCO, will help guide you to your favorite East Sprague businesses. Follow the directional signage for each business within the impacted area – these signs will direct you the closest parking areas for each business. Parking is available on side streets within each phase of construction, and pedestrian access will be maintained throughout the project.
So much has happened since the TIP Advisory Board provided recommendations for the revitalization of the area in 2014. Many recommendations have been implemented or are in progress and the successes are almost too many to mention. Below are some event highlights. Follow the project links included here for more information:
(Click on graphic to view full map with project details)
Operation Targeted & Concentrated Investment Pilot is to demonstrate that concentrated and targeted public investment leads to private investment and measurable long-term economic vitality for Spokane Neighborhoods.