The City of Spokane Valley moved one step closer to its own City Hall with the Council's decision to purchase land located at the southeast corner of Sprague Avenue and Dartmouth Road. The purchase price for the 3.38 acre site is $1,126,759.24 plus closing costs.
Currently a parking lot, the property is part of the former University City Mall, and is in a high-profile area of the city that is already attracting redevelopment. In June 2013 the area saw the opening of a new microbrewery along Sprague just east of the site. In August, Spokane Valley Tech opened its doors just across University Road. A new private event center opened on the Appleway side of the former site earlier this year, and the Appleway Trail is currently under construction along the former Milwaukee Railroad right-of-way that extends eastward from Appleway at University.