Draft Revitalization Plan available for review!
City staff and CDA 2030 are working with Community Builders’ subconsultant, Cheney Bostic of Studio Seed, to complete the revitalization plan. We expect to have the document ready to bring forward to the Planning Commission and City Council in August/September, 2019. The current working DRAFT of the plan is now available for viewing online. [DISCLAIMER: It has not been presented to, accepted or adopted by the City Council yet, and thus is subject to change!]
To learn more about the East Sherman project please use the links below:
Thank you to the sponsors and volunteers who made the 4th annual PARK(ing) It On Sherman in 2018 possible!
Event Committee Members:
A special thank you to Dwight Bershaw of Clearwater Summit Group and Gail Hewett of Lakeshore Realty for co-chairing the 2018 PARK(ing) It On Sherman event!! They did a tremendous job organizing the event along with the following committee members: Erin McClatchey, Kim Stearns, Jamie Lynn Morgan, Tom Morgan, Joe Morris, Anastasia Miki, Kathy Livingston, Karen Hansen, Art Elliott, Dawn Kelp, Maren Maier, Amy Hilland, and Elaine Price. Also, thank you to Nicole Kahler and Marie Nail of CDA 2030 and the Planning Department staff for their assistance.
Our PARK(ing) It On Sherman event wouldn’t have been possible without all of the volunteer help. Thank you to the following volunteers for their help with the 4th annual event: Jamie Morgan, Erin McClatchey, Amy Hilland, Gail Hewett, Anastasia Miki, Peg Michaelsen, Sandy Gothard, Shawny Le, Michael Pereira, Joe Morris, Lynn Morris, Mike Behary, Jake Plagerman, Chris Meyer, Marcee Hartzell, Sean Holm, Tina Ghirarduzzi, Maren Maier, Tami Stroud, Laurie Jaeger, Stephanie Guyton, Laura Laumatia, Peter Luttropp, and Ben Weymouth.
Lowe’s of Coeur d’Alene:
Please join us in giving a huge THANK YOU to the Lowe’s store of Coeur d’Alene for selecting the Activate East Sherman pilot project for their Lowe’s Heros project!! We are so thankful for their generous donation to make the pilot project a reality. Lowe’s donated five metal benches, lumber for the 12 wooden planters that they built and stained, flowers and plants for the planters, and two sun umbrellas for the parklet. Lowe’s delivered all of these items to the 1600 block and spent several hours installing and setting up the pilot project in the rain on September 12. It is community partners like Lowe’s who made this pilot project possible!
Project Updates (posted September 10, 2018)
Activate East Sherman Pilot Project
A pilot project on the 1600 block of East Sherman is coming to life this week. A HUGE thank you to the Streets & Engineering team, Parks & Recreation team, Clearwater Summit Group, Ginno Construction, Lowe’s, Tapley Cabinets, Arrow Construction, Creative Landscape Borders, a few volunteers from the Coeur Group, and the Planning team for helping us make this a reality!
Based on input from property/business owners along the East Sherman corridor and surrounding neighborhoods, as well as other community members as part of the master planning effort, a few conceptual options for a future roadway design were sketched up by the Community Builders team. The design that has been selected by the East Sherman Leadership Team for testing will keep the sidewalks and curbs in their current location, remove the center turn lane (except at intersections), and add diagonal parking on one side of the street. The pilot project results in five additional parking spaces on this block. The parallel parking on the north side of the road and the diagonal parking on the south side of the road have been striped to delineate parking spaces. The pilot project also includes planters, benches, temporary curb extensions, artistic crosswalks, and bike parking. The pilot project will also test some outdoor seating in a “parklet” for Moon Time. Staff and Administration would like to test the pilot project through the winter months (minus the outdoor seating) and into next spring and summer to get feedback from businesses, patrons, community members, and public safety and streets crews to see how it functions and determine if people like or dislike this optional roadway design.
The temporary road closures and detours will be limited to today, September 10. Businesses along the corridor were notified about the temporary closures, seal coating and striping, and efforts were made to reduce impacts to the businesses. Ginno Construction, Clearwater Summit Group and Lowe’s will be onsite on Wednesday delivering and planting the planters, installing the benches, and building the parklet, but that won’t necessitate a road closure.
Lowe’s generously donated planters, plants, benches, and sun umbrellas for the pilot project. Arrow Construction donated their time in painting the artistic crosswalks. Tapley Cabinets donated their time and materials to create templates for the artistic crosswalks. Creative Landscape Borders donated their time and materials to install temporary concrete curbing. Ginno Construction donated lumber and time to build the parklet along with Dwight Bershaw of Clearwater Summit Group. The Parks & Recreation Department will be loaning picnic tables and bike racks. The Streets & Engineering Department was instrumental in the traffic revisions, striping and signage.
PARK(ing) It On Sherman on Friday, September 21st from 4-9pm
MARK YOUR CALENDARS! The 4th annual PARK(ing) It On Sherman event will also take place on the 1600 block of Sherman next Friday, September 21st from 4-9pm. An event has been created on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/656907818028625/ Please help us out by sharing the information with your friends and colleagues, and inviting them to the Facebook event! We will be sending out an email with volunteer needs and a link to SignUpGenius. A special thank you to Dwight Bershaw of Clearwater Summit Group and Gail Hewett of Lakeshore Realty for co-chairing the event. They are doing a tremendous job organizing the event. Thank you to those of you who have agreed to be event sponsors.
You will see 19 new East Sherman street light banners along the corridor early next week. Due to generous sponsors, the additional banners were made possible. Thank you to those of you who helped sponsor banners. The Parks & Recreation team is helping to install the banners.
The City Council also approved a banner to be hung across Sherman Avenue for the PARK(ing) It On Sherman event. Thanks to Spokane Sunscreen for agreeing to produce and donate a 30-foot wide double-sided banner that can be hung each year!
Cheney Bostic, Principal of Studio Seed and subconsultant to Community Builders, is our new project coordinator on behalf of Community Builders. She will be helping us get the East Sherman Master Plan to the finish line. Matt Farrar recently left Community Builders to pursue other opportunities. Thankfully we were able to get Cheney to fill this role. She bring lots of talent, planning/design expertise and familiarity with the corridor to the project. Stay tuned for updates!