We’ve been talking about ‘gateways’ a lot lately around here- the entrances to cities or metropolitan areas that a lot of communities are trying to spruce up in order to send a positive message about their area to the people who use those areas.

Spokane Valley is no different- they have an idea in mind for a gateway. The only problem is now they’re debating what it should include. A piece of property near Appleway and Thierman was slated to get an entrayway welcome sign, but the plan then grew to include art, trees, and apparently a sidewalk is required. Now some City Council members say it’s too much- and too expensive- while others say that ‘curb appeal’ is necessary to entice businesses and shoppers.

The Spokane Valley News Herald looks at both sides of the issue.

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