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Viking Kindly Rises

Viking Homes received approval from the Planning Commission to build 79 units including five commercial spaces on Ramsey Road, north of Kathleen. Architectural renderings show a three to four-story complex that stays under 45 feet where they could build much higher given the zoning. Architects, Bernardo Wills, and builder, Viking Homes, were careful to preserve views of Canfield Mountain for their neighbors to the north.

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CDA Braces for Beer Bike

Three city council members (English, Evans, and Wood) approved the return of a “party bike” tour to Coeur d’Alene. Dan Gookin communicated with neighbors and vowed to remove the item from the consent calendar–a move which prompts discussion and an additional vote specific to this issue.  Gary Cooper, who operates a segway tour in the city proposed the pedal pub. His company will offer two different tours for 14 including

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Pizza Coming to Independence Point

Cascadia Pizza recently opened a location in the former Firehouse Subs on Appleway. Now they are bringing their food truck to Independence Point. The pizza place will replace the ice cream and pretzel truck.

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Residence Inn Coming to NW Blvd

A four-story Residence Inn is proposed for Northwest Blvd between Emma Ave and W Davidson Ave. A public hearing will evaluate the proposal. The developer is CDA Hotel, LLC, which happens to be the same developer of the Marriott proposed on Sherman Ave.

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The Irony of the NIMBY Mindset

In 2005, concerned citizens in Coeur d’Alene worked to minimize height restrictions downtown. A Spokesman Review article, here, specifically stated the “proposal isn’t in response to a seven-story building planned for 609 E. Sherman between the Potlatch Building and a new office for Hatch Mueller.” Our photo, nearly 20 years later, shows the condos towering over the Potlatch Building and the Mueller building in the distance. Twenty years after the

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Mayor 90% Certain the Roosevelt Will Stand

As city council meeting kicked off, Mayor Hammond shared news that he is “[ninety percent certain the Roosevelt isn’t going anywhere].” The community room, packed with citizens, erupted in applause. Mr. Hammond as apparently found another buyer for the property, a 1905 structure called The Roosevelt Inn, formerly the Roosevelt School, which was under contract and slated for demolition. Hammond stated the buyer has the funds and will [create a

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Thomas George Rising in Downtown

Our team photographed many stages of the construction project so far. Here’s the latest for those who don’t frequent downtown CdA. The Thomas George condos in downtown CdA, on Front street, are slowly but surely rising into the skyline.

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The Power of the Ballot

In the evolving landscape of democracy, one truth remains constant: voting is the cornerstone of societal progress. It’s not only a civic duty but a profound expression of individual agency and collective will. Yet, despite its significance, voter turnout often lags behind in the United States of America. For instance, in 2016 the voter turnout was only 59.2%(UC Santa Barbara). Here’s why casting your vote isn’t just the right thing

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State of the City, 2024

In front of a packed house, Mayor Jim Hammond delivered the 2024 State of the City Address.  Citing national awards and accolades including “2nd Best Performing Small City,” “Best Places to Live.” and “Safest Cities in Idaho,” Hammond stressed that things are good. Specific examples include a decrease in crime in spite of population growth and a vast reduction of phosphorus and ammonia discharged into the river. However, he noted,

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