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Grand Boulevard Transportation & Land Use Study

The second Community Meeting was held Thursday, February 27 at St. Mark's Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall. This was a drop-in Open House style event. Over 50 people participated, viewing traffic design concepts for Grand Boulevard, asking questions, and writing in their thoughts, ideas, and concerns, for this busy stretch of road.

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People also got take a look at several posters that highlighted the results of the online survey, which had 475 respondents. The draft market analysis for the study area was also available. You can view the survey posters in the “More Information” section of this project page, as well as take a look at the recent update for City Council, which includes photos and information from the February 27 public open house.

Next steps include drafting the final traffic analysis and street concepts with recommendations to present to Plan Commission and City Council later this Spring. Your comments, concerns, issues, the places you feel are important and valued, and what you hope to see in the future are all very important to shape the project. Please continue to email your feedback and questions, or let us know if you would like to be added to the email distribution list for upcoming notices of meetings.

Check back for further updates soon!


The Grand Boulevard Transportation & Land Use Study will require a coordinated community effort by local stakeholders, key public representatives, technical staff from partner agencies, and City staff. The City also has a consultant team to help complete several analyses, including transportation.

A continuous public engagement strategy will be key to the study. Please look for opportunities to participate in public engagement opportunities starting fall of 2019.

Here are the elements of the study:

  • REVIEW: Traffic patterns & safety on Grand Blvd.
  • DEVELOP: Understanding of bicycle & pedestrian needs.
  • EVALUATE: Concepts of lane reduction, bike lanes, wider sidewalks, and green infrastructure. Analyze residential & retail data and conduct market analysis for redevelopment potential.
  • STUDY: Land use designations and patterns of use with Comprehensive Plan goals in mind.

The City has collected traffic data, including bike and pedestrian counts while school was in session.


The need for this study was identified over the last few years. In December 2017, the Spokane City Council adopted Resolution 2017 0105 in support of such a study. The Comstock allocated traffic calming dollars and Rockwood and Manito/Cannon Hill neighborhoods also support this work.

More Information

Study Presentations and Documents

Contact Information

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Melissa Wittstruck
Assistant Planner

Inga Note
Senior Traffic Planning Engineer

Items of Interest

View the Grand Boulevard Project Plan video.