Thursday, October 29, 2009

Freeway Displaces Church

A plan to expand I90 to accomodate it's juncture with the North Spokane Corridor is causing a local congregation to be evicted. Bethany Presbyterian Church is moving from the corner of South Freya Street and East Third Avenue because the Washington State Department of Transportation has purchased the land the church sits on. But church members aren't upset; they're viewing it as a blessing. Here's the story from the Spokesman-Review.

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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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