Thursday, September 18, 2008

Here's Good News For Hikers & Bikers

The Spokane County Board of Commissioners has voted to purchase an eight-acre piece of land overlooking Latah Creek for $560,000. The money will come from the county’s Conservation Futures program and preserves the land for public use in perpetuity.
A few years ago, the popular hiking and mountain biking spot, located west of Maple Boulevard and Cedar Street between 17th and 21st Avenues, was slated to become Ashland Estates, a 20-home development. But neighboring residents fought the proposal and convinced developers that the land should remain undeveloped.

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SRTC is the federally designated Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) for Spokane County. Urbanized areas with populations exceeding 50,000 people are required to have an MPO. SRTC was formed to address the county's transportation planning needs. It provides coordination in planning between the public, cities, small towns, the county, the state, transit providers, and tribes.

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