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City planning, development, and infrastructure are focus of Spokane Valley Library program

Posted on September 19, 2019 at 6:00 am

As you travel through the city of Spokane Valley, you’ve most likely seen areas of rejuvenation around the businesses along East Sprague Ave. In other Valley areas, you’ve no doubt come across new tracts of houses, duplexes, apartments, and infill development properties for future residential and commercial building.

But did you know that there is a comprehensive plan (over 150 pages) for the Valley that anticipates growth through 2037? You can find the plan at

When librarians at Spokane County Library District interviewed Spokane Valley residents, they heard concerns about the community’s rapid growth. And for many of us, an in-person face-to-face discussion can be a good way to get the information we need.

With this in mind, the Library District has partnered with the City of Spokane Valley, the Washington State Department of Commerce, and The Planning Association of Washington to bring you:

Short Course on Local Planning
Wednesday, October 2, 6–9pm

So, if you’ve ever wondered how local governments plan for growth, you now have a chance to learn how cities plan and implement strategies to accommodate growth while achieving a desired community vision.

In this session, professionals in law and planning present a general overview of land use planning for interested citizens, the development community, and local officials. The presentation may cover topics like planning a city for future development, expanding residential and commercial development, and ensuring traffic and infrastructure can support growth.

After the presentation, there will be time for questions you might have about local planning and how citizens can be part of that process.

This presentation, discussion, and learning opportunity is free and open to the public. To find upcoming library programs, pick up a copy of Engage at your local library or get the digital version online.

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