A new Costco warehouse store is getting closer to being a reality, along with a proposed roundabout that would direct customers into the store’s property. According to the Spokesman-Review, the new store, off of Highway 2, will be built on land owned by Kaiser Aluminum.
Traffic studies indicate a roundabout would be safer than a stoplight, but residents in the area have apparently expressed concerns about two roundabouts that have been proposed to Spokane County Commissioner Josh Kerns. The roundabouts would be located along Highway 2 at Day Mount Spokane Road and state Highway 206.
The Department of Transportation will hold an open house Wednesday from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Northwood Middle School, 13120 N. Pittsburg St., along with representatives from Kaiser and Costco.
Costco is expected to move from its current location on Division Street, which would take sales tax revenue away from the City of Spokane and give it to the County, as the new location is outside of city limits.
Costco has agreed to construct the multilane roundabout on Highway 2, with a portion of the costs being covered by bonds issued by Spokane County. As part of the plan, the existing Pittsburg Street will end in a cul-de-sac near the site of the future roundabout. That street provides entry to the neighborhood surrounding Camelot Park.