ONE OF THE BUSIEST ARTERIALS IN SPOKANE COULD BE GETTING
A LANE REDUCTION IN THE NEAR FUTURE.
THE LOGAN NEIGHBORHOOD IS LOOKING AT ADDING MORE ROOM
FOR PEDESTRIANS AND PARKING ALONG A BUSY STRETCH OF
KXLY'S ALLIE NORTON IS WORKING FOR YOU TONIGHT
SHE'S LIVE ON HAMILTON STREET.
ALLIE, IF THAT HAPPENS... HOW WOULD IT CHANGE THE
NADINE, IF THE PILOT PROJECT IS APPROVED...
THE PLAN IS TO TAKE THIS FOUR-LANE STREET WITH A MIDDLE
TURNING LANE.... AND MAKE IT ONLY TWO LANES WITH A
MIDDLE TURNING LANE.
THAT'S NOT SITTING WELL FOR SOME.
IF THE CITY ADOPTS THE RESOLUTION ON MONDAY TO MOVE
FORWARD WITH THE PILOT PROJECT... THIS BUSY STREET
COULD SEE SOME BIG CHANGES.
"It has the potential to really be a vibrant shopping
eating, area and that's really what it should be/
THE PLAN IS TO MAKE THE AREA A MORE OF A DESTINATION
THAT'S ECONOMICALLY THRIVING, WITH NEW HOUSING OPTIONS
AND ADDED ROOM FOR LOCAL BUSINESSES.
COUNCILMAN MIKE FAGEN IS WORRIED ABOUT THE WALKABLE
"I do support what the Logan Neigborhood is doing,
but as with everything, and a lot of things, folks
there are limitations."
THE NEIGHBORHOOD COUNCIL IS TOYING WITH THE IDEA
OF REDUCING HAMILTON STREET BETWEEN NORA AND DESMET
FROM TWO LANES EACH WAY.. DOWN TO ONE LANE EACH WAY.
"There's just a lot of nasty things that can come
out of that particular part of the Logan Neighborhood
HE SAYS THAT WOULD CREATE A TRAFFIC NIGHTMARE FOR
ONE OF THE MOST HIGHLY TRAVELED STREETS IN THE CTIY.
HOWEVER, MEMBERS OF THE LOGAN NEIGHBORHOOD COUNCIL
SEE IT DIFFERENTLY.
"That would allow, larger sidewalks with street trees
and on-street parking perhaps and it would make for
a sense of place.
A PLACE TO GO TO RATHER THAN JUST DRIVE THROUGH.
THIS IS JUST A PROPOSAL OF WHAT THEY COULD DO WITH
THE PILOT PROJECT.
THE CITY COUNCIL WILL HOLD A VOTE ON MONDAY.
REPORTING IN EAST SPOKANE.
I'M ALLIE NORTON KXLY 4 NEWS.