The city of Spokane is talking with the owners of the old Trade Winds Motor Inn just off I-90 in downtown Spokane about a possible property swap, with the intention of tearing down the motel to create a more appealing entrance to the city center.

City officials say the motel has a negative visual impact on travelers entering the city from the Lincoln freeway exit; one of  several eyesore locations the city wants to spruce up,
Here’s the history on the hotel and the City’s full plan of what they’d like to do with the property. And be sure to read the comments following the story; well worth your time.

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