The City of Spokane has proposed developing a Local Revitalization Area in the University District on the east end of downtown and is seeking input from citizens on the proposal.

A public meeting is scheduled for this Wednesday, July 1 from 6-8 p.m. in the Nursing Center, Auditorium 105, on the Riverpoint Campus at 103 Spokane Falls Blvd.

Creation of a Local Revitalization Area would provide funding for public improvement projects within the District through a new version of tax-increment financing approved by the state Legislature in 2009. The funding could provide a boost toward the construction of a railroad overpass for pedestrians and bicyclists in the District, along with other potential projects.

You’re encouraged to attend the meeting to learn about the Local Revitalization Area idea. The City is seeking input on the boundaries of the area, as well as the projects that could be constructed using this funding.

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