The East Sprague Avenue streetscape revitalization project has started! The project will bring 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 Altamont Street – was closed to through traffic on Monday, April 3. This first phase of construction will take about three months to complete. The following phase, Phase II, will be Helena Street to Napa Street. Construction on this phase is expected to start by July.
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.