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WSDOT US395 North Spokane Corridor Project

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The Purpose

Eastern Washington University students and faculty in the Urban and Regional Planning Program along with WSDOT, have partnered with the City of Spokane to develop the US 395 North Spokane Corridor (NSC) Placemaking and Community Engagement Program. The program focuses on placemaking and community engagement with neighborhoods abutting the future US 395 North Spokane Corridor and the type, size, and location of the Children of the Sun Trail. EWU will provide consultation and direct support to carry out the NSC Place Program with the neighborhood councils and all interested citizens.

The NSC is a multi-modal corridor that maximizes vehicle capacity and freight hauling competitiveness. As a multi-modal corridor, the NSC also includes the Children of the Sun Trail for bicycles and pedestrians. Through placemaking and community engagement, the NSC Place team facilitates cooperation, communication of neighborhood visions, linkages to places, Children of the Sun Trail connections, and promotes overall neighborhood vitality.

What is Placemaking?

  • Placemaking is the process of creating spaces that are relevant to the community that they represent.
  • It is the process by which community members have a voice in the development of places that they interface with the most often.
  • And it seeks to represent the culture, values, and beliefs of the community at large.

See Project for Public Spaces for more information

The Team

Dr. Kerry Brooks              

Dr. Kerry Brooks     

Alex Mann

Students of the Urban and Regional Planning Program

Project Affiliates

Washington Department of Transportation

City of Spokane

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Follow this link for more information on the North Spokane Corridor project

Maps and Presentations

  1. Special places in Hillyard and Whitman
  2. Special places in Bemiss and Minnehaha
  3. Ideas for placemaking near the NSC
  4. Placemaking powerpoint

Class Projects

  1. 490 Capstone Studio Spring 2017- US395 NSC Community Engagement Planning

Relevant Documents

  1. Spokane's comprehensive plan
  2. WSDOT's design workbook for the NSC 

Reading List

  1. Chicago's guide on placemaking

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