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Public invited to comment on North Spokane Corridor and Children of the Sun Trail design concepts

Friday, October 12, 2018 - 15:16

Oct. 15 meeting to help prioritize preliminary concepts for public places

SPOKANE – The community is invited to a meeting on Monday, Oct. 15, to help prioritize placemaking concepts for the North Spokane Corridor and adjacent Children of the Sun Trail.

Placemaking is a multi-faceted approach to the planning, design and management of public spaces. This approach capitalizes on a local community's assets, inspiration and potential, with the intention of creating public spaces that promote people's health, happiness, and well-being. 

Over the past 18 months, WSDOT and partners, including the City of Spokane and Eastern Washington University, have worked with the public to identify placemaking opportunities for the NSC and Children of the Sun Trail. Community volunteers, serving as the NSC Placemaking Collaborative Team, blended these into a set of preliminary concepts and features – to possibly build as part of the NSC – that will be presented and discussed at this meeting. WSDOT will also provide the current status and information on the NSC project design.

When complete, the NSC will provide a 10.5-mile north-south limited access highway. The adjacent 0.5-mile Children of the Sun Trail will provide access for people who walk, ride bike, skate or use other forms of non-motorized transportation.

Public Meeting Information

When:  5 – 8 p.m., Monday, Oct. 15

Where: Northeast Community Center, 4001 N. Cook Street, Spokane
Details: The NSC design team will be available to answer questions from 5 to 8 p.m., and will make a formal presentation from 5:30 to 6 p.m. Displays will show details of placemaking concepts and NSC project designs. The meeting is open to anyone interested in the NSC Project or Children of the Sun Trail. Children are welcome to attend.

Can’t attend the workshop? Ideas are welcome at the NSC Placemaking Story Map website. A placemaking priority ranking survey will be on NSCplace.com by Oct. 17. 

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