Vibrant and Culturally Diverse Sprague Union District

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  • Hosted Women’s World Cup viewing
  • Hosted International District Arts Walk
  • Expanded district boundaries and created new spring banners
  • Several new businesses
  • Business recruitment packet created
  • Business Resource Center created and available on district website
  • Cultural events – Chinese New Year, Cinco de Mayo, and St. Patrick’s Day
  • Fire hydrants and water lines installed – infrastructure
  • Event planning for WorldFest Spokane 2012

Safe and Clean

  • Safety plan updated for 2012
  • Multiple clean-up events, added recycling, planters, and graffiti removal activities
  • Community Safety Committee created, meets regularly
  • Storefronts and sidewalks cleaned, increasing curb appeal
  • Alcohol Impact Area created

Identify and Preserve Historic Character


  • Completed historic building inventory
  • Partnership with City’s Historic Preservation Office, working on identifying historic character of the district
  • Historic preservation community workshop – outreach

Accessible Neighborhood With Housing Options

  • Housing Committee – working on district wide housing strategy
  • First mixed use housing project fully funded

Our Successes:

  • Spokane International District Banners
  • Proposed Alcohol Impact Area
  • SID Safety Plan
  • Added Crosswalk for Pedestrian Safety
  • Events: World Cup, Girls Day Out, Political Involvement
  • Planter Boxes
  • Decorative Garbage Containers
  • Bike Racks
  • Proposed Streetscapes for the District
  • Playfair Sale to Scafco
  • First Friday Art Walk
  • Certified Green Businesses
  • Façade Improvements
  • Neighborhood Cleanup