A ruling by the Washington Court of Appeals yesterday means the County now gets to make decisions on how to extend Appleway Boulevard east from University Road while preserving the option of a light rail line in the future.

The court says the undeveloped portion of Appleway Boulevard in Spokane Valley doesn’t belong to the city. The County and City of Spokane Valley have been arguing over the ownership of the former Milwaukee Road railroad right of way for months. The City said it automatically passed from Spokane County to Spokane Valley when the city was incorporated five years ago, but the County disagreed.

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