Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Four Corners public workshop set for Wednesday

An aerial view of the eastern end of the Four Corners corridor looking toward Memorial Field and Independence Point. (Photo courtesy Welch Comer Engineers).
An update on the master planning efforts for the Four Corners/BLM Corridor will be provided during a public open house/workshop Wednesday, December 3, from 5-8 p.m. in the Community Room of the Coeur d’Alene Public Library.

The master plan study area runs from Independence Point to the Bureau of Land Management corridor’s western boundary near the east end of Riverstone.

Following a brief presentation on the status of the master plan provided by Welch Comer Engineers, the public will be invited to visit six display exhibit stations representing sections of the corridor. Each station will have poster-sized schematic drawings of development proposals based on public feedback collected so far by the design team.

The stations will be staffed by members of the design team, corridor steering committee, and representatives of stakeholder groups that have previously met with the design team. These representatives will be available to answer questions.

Each station will have printed comment sheets inviting participants to provide feedback or suggestions to the design team for further consideration of the master plan as it moves into the second stage of concept development. The six exhibit stations are:
  •  Independence Point
  • City parking lot improvements
  • Mullan Avenue
  •  Memorial Field
  • BLM property from River Avenue to U.S. 95 bridge
  • U.S. 95 bridge to western boundary of BLM property at Riverstone
The city will soon create a webpage to provide access to the schematic drawings. The webpage will be interactive and allow the public to provide additional feedback online. Once the webpage is set up, it can be viewed by visiting the city’s website ( then clicking on “I want to…” on the top of the homepage. Then click on Four Corners feedback.

As the master planning process moves forward, additional public forums are planned and will be announced when dates are set.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Leaf-Fest ’14 wraps up

City street crews on Tuesday finished collecting leaves from streets throughout the city. There are still a few remaining piles in area parks and parking lots. Those will be removed on Wednesday. The official total is 791 loads weighing 1,688 tons. That compares with last year’s total of 806 loads weighing 2,100 tons. Last year was wetter, resulting in the higher tonnage, according to Terry Leigh of the street department.

Monday, November 24, 2014

Leaf-Fest nears completion

City crews have so far collected 750 loads of leaves weighing in at and 1,537 tons. Leaf pickup should conclude soon. See attached map for completed areas and the next round of pickup.

Four Corners/BLM master plan meeting set

The first in a series of public meetings aimed at providing information on a master plan being developed for future land uses of the Four Corners area will be held Wednesday, December 3, from 5-8 p.m. in the community room of the Coeur d’Alene Public Library.

The Four Corners/BLM property runs from Independence Point near downtown Coeur d’Alene west to the Riverstone development.

Following a brief update on the planning process, the public will be invited to visit several tables to review the latest proposals for the area and provide input. Updates will be provided on specific locations of the subject property and officials will answer questions.

Those on hand to answer questions include members of the Four Corners/BLM master plan steering committee, stakeholders within the subject property, city staff and consultant Welch Comer Engineers.

Information: 664-9382.

Rotary Harbor House at McEuen Park open for holiday lighting ceremony

For the first time, thousands of people who attend the annual lighting ceremony near The Coeur d’Alene Resort will have a new option for warm drinks and snacks.

The Rotary Harbor House at McEuen Park will be open from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. this Friday to accommodate those who attend the event. City volunteers will staff the snack hut and offer low-priced treats including coffee and cider ($1), Cocoa (75 cents), popcorn ($1) assorted chips (50 cents) and more.

The annual lighting ritual involves more than 1.5 million lights and is attended by thousands of people each year.

Friday, November 21, 2014

Leaf-Fest continues with 1,397 tons collected

Street crews on Friday finished the neighborhoods of Fairway, North Fairways, Lopez, Player Drive, and Indian Meadows (with the exception of Buckskin, and Appaloosa to Nez Perce).
Monday, crews will start on Buckskin, then into  Northshire and then start in Coeur d’Alene Place.