Time for a potpourri of news items related to WSU Spokane:
Rendering courtesy of Stephanie Bower.
(This story appears in the latest edition of the WSU Spokane Magazine)
By Terren Roloff
With plans to develop the Jensen Byrd property on the southwest end of campus, construct the Spokane Teaching Health Clinic on the southeast end, and host the north landing of the gateway bridge that will cross over the railroad tracks on the south side of campus, expansion at WSU Spokane continues.
We are proud to call Spokane’s University District our neighborhood. It’s an area that is ripe for growth and innovation. It features six universities and colleges, private businesses, startups and recreation.
And it’s not done growing just yet.
Here are some latest developments that we are excited about:
The WSU Spokane health sciences campus sits along the Spokane River on the east end of downtown Spokane. Photo courtesy of Isaacson Aerial Photography.
(Ed. Note: The latest edition of the WSU Spokane Magazine is available as a PDF here. It is also distributed statewide to WSU alumni and friends. This is the final story from the magazine. Enjoy!)
By Terren Roloff
From as far back as Spokane’s early years, the 50 acres a few blocks east of downtown were anything but pretty.
By the 1960s, when community leaders realized that area and the rail yards downtown had become a blight on the community, those 50 acres were plagued by waste and neglect.
Fortunately, it wasn’t too long after that realization that things changed for the better.
You may have read today in The Spokesman-Review about the upcoming beautification of the triangle area in downtown Spokane where Division street going southbound curves toward the Spokane Convention Center.
WSU Spokane has contributed a portion of the funding for the project, which is being led by the Spokane Public Facilities District. This is another example in which WSU is invested in Spokane.