2020 – 2023 Accomplishments

Ferry Ave. / Altamont St. Connector

ESBA Accomplishments Over The Last 5 Years Working With Our Government

  • Citywide Leader in Stopping Camping on Public Property and Enforcing Sit-And-Lie Laws
  • Coordinated Streetscape Improvements on Sprague with the Citytreetscape Improvements on Sprague
  • Coordinated Transportation Issues with WSDOT
  • Creation of Business Improvement District
  • Prostitution Down 95%

2019 Accomplishments

Ferry Ave. / Altamont St. Connector

Exciting 2019 Happenings

  • 14 new businesses and organizations moved into the East Spokane neighborhood.
  • The Vanessa Behan Crisis Nursery project is now well underway.
  • Sprague Avenue Rebuild Phase I brought a better roadway, safer sidewalks, and new infrastructure to the neighborhood. Phase II has commenced and is slated for completion by summer of 2020.
  • Mayor Condon and the Spokane Police Department joined together to remove abandoned RVs from our streets.
  • Three great Sprague Avenue events in collaboration with the Sprague Union District BID – Holiday on the Ave, Spring on the Ave, and Autumn on the Ave – showcasing local businesses and encouraging community engagement.
  • A first-of-its-kind snow removal program has been developed to keep residents, business owners, and shoppers safe this winter. BID funds enabled the acquisition of a tractor and a de-icer unit.

2018 Accomplishments

Ferry Ave. / Altamont St. Connector

Exciting 2018 Happenings

  • East Spokane’s commerce-friendly attitude attracted over a dozen new businesses, some of which chose to relocate from downtown.
  • With Playfair 9 and 10, Playfair Commerce Park added 135,000 more square feet of industrial space and brought more well-paid jobs to the neighborhood.
  • The City of Spokane’s CSO projects continued, with one tank at Liberty Park now fully underground and two more well underway.
  • Altamont Street received much-needed repaving.
  • The University District Gateway Bridge linking East Sprague with downtown was completed in December 2018.
  • Governor Jay Inslee selected the TIP Initiative by ESBA, the City of Spokane, Community Frameworks, and the Spokane Regional Health District for a Governor’s Smart Communities Partnership Award honoring a joint public project implementing a comprehensive plan.
2017 Accomplishments
Ferry Ave. / Altamont St. Connector

Exciting 2017 Happenings

  • $8.5 million Sprague Union District streetscape upgrade
  • Construction on One South Madelia apartment complex, located on the corner of Sprague and Madelia Street
  • Opening of new Frontier Behavioral Health Outpatient Center, corner of Sprague and Lee Street
  • Vintage McKinley School on Napa Street one block north of Sprague to be renovated
  • Union Gospel Mission Student Impact Center project, remodeling and updating current Crisis Shelter for Women and Children
  • Ferry Avenue and Altamont Street Connector (by Playfair Commerce Park) will connect East Spokane industrial and commercial area with Sprague Union District
  • $5 million Playfair Commerce Park 5 Building, under construction, expanding the development of the City’s newest and largest industrial park
  • 2017 Art on the Avenue
  • 2017 Business After Hours Dinner Event
2016 Accomplishments
ADI / Honeywell
Exciting 2016 Happenings

  • Sixth Annual Art on the Ave
  • Fifth Annual Business After Hours
  • East Sprague (BID) Business Improvement District successfully implemented
    • On-going maintenance & repair of district irrigation systems
    • Payment of district irrigation system water
    • Installation, maintenance, repair & replacement of streetlights
    • Alley lighting
    • Maintenance of swales and storm water infrastructure

2016 District Investment

  • Playfair Commerce Park #5 Building Started – 52,500 sq ft
2016 New District Businesses

  • Able Label
  • ADI / Honeywell
  • Axabra
  • B J’s Muffler Shop
  • CWallA Building Materials Co
  • Compass Construction Inc
  • Cool Cars LLC
  • Graceful Gift Baskets
  • Green Peaks NW LLC
  • Independent Auto Sales
  • Pacific Tire Distributors
  • River City Auto
  • Riverside Kitchens & Design
  • Spokane East Side
  • Street Fit Spokane
  • The Haskins Co
  • University Mercantile LLC
  • Washington Packaging
  • Waterdaddy Inc
2015 Accomplishments

Exciting 2015 Happenings

  • Fifth Annual Art on the Ave
  • Fourth Annual Business After Hours
  • Targeted Investment Pilot (TIP) progress continues with 1st Avenue construction
  • East Sprague (BID) Business Improvement District proposal
  • See Something, Say Something campaign
  • Window Dressing proposal
  • Smart Growth America
  • United Way Day of Action
  • Children’s Garden
  • 1st Ave & Pittsburg – Spear, Scafco, YouthBuild
  • Community Café participates:
    • Alley Garbage clean-up with United Way grant
    • Greening Grant
    • Lighting Project

2015 District Investment

  • ADM – proposed $200 million expansion
  • SCAFCO – Playfair Commerce #4 Building Completion – 63,750 sq ft
  • 4 Degrees Real Estate – 1826 E Sprague Ave renovation

2015 New District Businesses

  • A & J Clothing
  • Able Label
  • AMI Metals Inc
  • Bennidito’s Brew Pub
  • Credit Max Autosales
  • Dorse & Co
  • Era Vintage Home
  • Evergreen
  • Premier Medical
  • Freedom Auto Sales
  • Haskins Steel Co.
  • J & T’s Audio
  • Keppin IT Clean
  • L & L Trucking
  • Mountain West
  • Motor Co
  • Pantagruelian Agriculture
  • Pho Minh
  • Pride Prep
  • Sanchez Shoe Repair & Tiendita
  • Snacktvist Foods
  • This That & the Other
  • Washington 420 Svc
  • plus dozens more in East Central.
2014 Accomplishments

Exciting 2014 Happenings

  • Selection as Spokane first ever targeted investment area with the Targeted Investment Pilot (TIP)
  • ESBA Facade Improvement Grant – DMC Enterprises, The Checkerboard, The Tin Roof
  • Sprague Avenue Re-striping with updated striping
  • Fourth Annual Art on the Ave
  • Third Annual Business After Hours
  • Essentials of Storefront Design Seminar and consultations.

2014 District Investment

    • DMC ENTERPRISES – Honeycutt Building renovation
    • INLAND EMPIRE RESIDENTIAL RESOURCES — construction of Sprague Union Terrace building
    • SCAFCO – Playfair Commerce Park; new 70,000 sq ft building
    • SPRAGUE FOOD COURT – land and building renovation
    • THE TIN ROOF – expansion in planning phase
    • 1413 E SPRAGUE AVE – refurbished building.

2014 New District Businesses

  • Business Cents
  • C&W Mattress
  • Creative Catch Studio
  • Design IT Solutions
  • East Sprague Art Gallery
  • Sign Art Studio
  • Asylum Art Studio
  • Spokane Cheesecakes
  • Thai Lunch Box
  • The Ivory Table
  • Top Agents
  • ZuZu’s Designs