East Central neighborhood

Design students bridge disparate Spokane neighborhoods

SPOKANE, Wash. – On one side of a knot of overpasses and railroads is Spokane’s thriving University District. On the other is the East Central neighborhood, where 63 percent of residents live at or below the poverty line and fewer than one in three own their homes. Using smart design and technology, students at Washington […]

A pillared East Central underpass could become a connecting pathway, said WSU instructor Steve Austin, right. His students are finding ways to link Spokane neighborhoods as a class project.