by Mark Case
The current trail design for the west side of Little Spokane Drive from Midway Road to Colbert Road is progressing. Last spring we got comments from Spokane County looking for a few more details to the design including ADA ramp requirements and making sure we don’t interfere with the existing drainage ditches.
Meanwhile we got a bid to complete the entire trail section including retaining walls and a boardwalk at the cattail area. Bid came in approximately $560k, as you well imagine our coffers are no where near that, so we continue to look for ways to raise money.
Recently we met with an adjacent land owner that found a way along the edge of their property that would work without building a retaining wall, just removal of a couple trees, which will save us money. Another land owner gave us an easement that enabled us to save a group of trees that we won’t have to pay to remove. The plan is to break the project up into phases as we continue to raise money. The length of completion will depend on donations and possible grants that we continue to search for. Hope you are getting out there and enjoying the trails we have completed so far!