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January 15, 2013 
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Shoreline Management &
River Access Taking Center Stage 

Ecology approves Spokane County's shoreline master program
After nine years of debate and rancor, Ecology has approved Spokane County's shoreline master program. It remains to be seen, however, if Washington State's approval will be appealed. Read more. 


Sullivan Bridge Replacement to include river access improvements
Unbeknownst to many, Sullivan Bridge in Spokane Valley is actually two bridges. The bridge carrying southbound traffic has decayed to the point where temporary weight restrictions were implemented in 2011. Current plans for bridge replacement include creating river access. Read more.


Possible Spokane River access at Convention Center
Last April, voters approved the Public Facilities District's $65 million dollar project that includes developing 91,000 square feet of new space at the Spokane Convention Center. River access is part of the plan. Read more.

Attention Centennial Trail Users: Mission Avenue/Railroad Crossing comments due by January 18th
The City of Spokane is evaluating alternatives for the Centennial Trail to cross Mission Avenue and the railroad that bisects the swimming pool complex from Mission Park. The alternatives that they are looking at include tunnels, overpasses, and at-grade crossings (crosswalks). Comments regarding this critical intersection are due by January 18th. Read more. 


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