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 condos and skyscrapers were built, condo residents oppose construction of a Marriott hotel in the empty lot across the street pictured below. City council tabled the issue for 90 days in order to modify hearing protocol to allow additional public testimony.