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Hayden Canyon back to commissioners

Amy Cannata
May 31, 2008

An 1,800-home housing development turned away two years ago by the city of Hayden is back for consideration.

Hayden Canyon developers are seeking to have their 618-acre site north of the city annexed into Hayden. Hayden Planning and Zoning commissioners will hold a hearing early next month to consider the request.


The bulk of the proposal remains the same, but Hayden has recently updated its comprehensive plan, sewer master plan and transportation plan, making the city better prepared to expand its boundaries and population, said Glen Lanker, whose Spokane-based architecture firm Artios is an owner of developer Hayden Canyon Land LLC.

In addition the developer has worked with local school districts, Hayden and Northern Lakes Fire District on agreements to donate land for public facilities.

"There's a definite need to fund infrastructure for existing needs and future growth. We're committed to be part of that solution," Lanker said.

Although the property in question is part of the county designated for future Hayden growth, many neighbors oppose the project, saying it will cause traffic jams and overburden local schools and police services.

"Everybody is short of money. I don't see how anything of this size is going to be a benefit to anybody," said Doug Wall, who lives nearby.

Hayden Canyon is proposing an average housing density of three homes per acre, with much of the area left undeveloped for open space. That land will be open to anyone, Lanker said.

"We're preserving this beautiful canyon and wetland areas and building hiking and equestrian trails," he said.

Wall and other opponents say that much of the property being dedicated to open space is undevelopable and that they fear densities will be too high.

"We're living in the country and now they want to force us to live in the city and face traffic jams," said Wayne Schulz, who lives near the proposed development.

Traffic impacts would likely be felt most on Lancaster Road, Government Way and Strahorn Road, and would spill onto U.S. Highway 95.

A traffic signal at Highway 95 and Lancaster would be required for Hayden Canyon development to occur. The developer would pay part of that cost, but the signal itself is only part of the traffic issue.

At this time there is no federal or state funding available to widen Highway 95from two lanes to four lanes in the vicinity of the project

"My main concern right now is the construction," said neighbor Philip Clements.

Construction would take as long as 15 years and Clements said he fears the disruption, noise and dust it would cause.

Though the developer would donate land for a school, funding to build and operate that school would be the responsibility of the school district it belonged to – most likely Coeur d'Alene School District. The developer has also proposed contributing money to purchase a Lakeland School District school site.

In addition Lanker said Hayden Canyon will donate land for a park and possible police and fire station.

Coeur d'Alene Airport Director Greg Delavan has written several letters over the years to Hayden planning officials noting his concerns about Hayden Canyon's location underneath the airport's approach and departure corridor.

Though development would not encroach into flight space, jet aircraft noise could negatively impact residents, Delavan noted, adding that noise complaints could in turn hamper airport expansion.


Not all nearby residents oppose Hayden Canyon's annexation.

Lee Arnold, who lives about one mile away, said he doesn't worry about traffic or the cost of providing services to hundreds of new homes. Instead he said he values the project as a new location for affordable housing.

"Driving from Hayden Canyon to Coeur d'Alene is cheaper for service workers than driving from Spokane," Arnold said.

Lanker said that 10 percent of Hayden Canyon homes will be workforce housing that is affordable to the average worker.

"For us that's a significant percentage," he said.
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Some pictures of Cd'A taken from my parent's boat last weekend. More pictures coming in the next week or two...














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Thanks for sharing the pics. IMO Parkside is turning out nice. I am excited to see Idaho hit 20 stories. The units with a view of the lake would be pretty fantastic. Looking forward to seeing more Cd'A.
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Big project planned in Rathdrum
By Mike McLean

The development arm of Athol, Idaho-based Merritt Bros. Lumber Co. plans to develop a sprawling, mixed-use urban village in Rathdrum—with up to 900 residential units as well as commercial and industrial properties and land for parks and schools—on 302 acres of property.

The development unit, JHM Invest­ments LLC, will submit a plat request for the planned-unit development, to be called Merritt Park, within a year, says Scott Brown, of Hometown Development Inc., a Coeur d’Alene-based land-use consulting company that’s working with JHM on the proposal.

The property, which JHM Investments bought within the last few years, is located in the southwest part of Rathdrum, on undeveloped land bordered by Idaho Road to the west, Greensferry Road to the east, Burlington Road to the north, and a private road called Corral Court to the south. It’s mostly open land that was once used to graze cattle, Brown says.

As envisioned, Merritt Park would have several “districts,” including 125 acres of land zoned for low-density residential use, 100 acres for medium-density residential, 12 acres of high-density residential, 23 acres of commercial property, and 20 acres of land zoned for light industrial, Brown says.

On June 12, the city of Rathdrum approved a rezone request by JHM Investments that potentially would allow those uses in the proposed planned-unit development, which would be the largest such development ever in Rathdrum, says Chris Riffe, the city’s planning and zoning administrator. Rathdrum, which had about 6,800 residents in 2006 and is located north of Post Falls, annexed the property in 1994 and originally zoned it for light-industrial uses.

In addition to the residential, commercial, and industrial land in the development, JHM Investments would designate 12 acres there for parks and open space and 10 acres for public uses, such as for a school, fire, or police station, Brown says.

The development’s envisioned 700 to 900 residential units wouldn’t be the maximum density the zoning would allow, Brown says.

“There will be a transition area around the perimeter of the development,” where the lots will be “quite a bit bigger than 10,000 square feet,” the minimum for a low-density residential zone, he says.

Brown says the portions of the development that would be designated for commercial and light industrial uses likely would serve small, startup businesses.

“Usually, light-industrial and commercial development is done in response to the housing-development component,” he says. “Right now, the city has enough industrial and large-scale commercial property. The last thing we want to do is detract from it.”

The development would require city sewer and water extensions.

“We’re working with the city and a consortium of other property owners to fund and construct a new sewer lift station for Rathdrum,” Brown says.

Riffe says Rathdrum has the capacity to provide sewer service to the development once a lift station is installed. The city’s domestic water supply system, however, would need to be upgraded to serve the proposed development, he says.

“We’re updating our water and sewer master plan,” Riffe says. “Whatever water and sewer facilities they will need, they will have to pitch in on.”

Brown says it’s premature to attach a dollar value to the proposed project.

“When we bring it to the city for a preliminary plat, we’ll have everything estimated to the dollar,” he says.

Brown estimates it will take eight to 12 years to complete building on the lots. JHM may choose to build on some of the lots and sell some lots to builders, he says.

The developer isn’t worried about the timing of the proposal in regard to the recent slowdown in the real estate market in Kootenai County. He says he expects consumer confidence in the market for new homes to improve after the elections.

The development will be marketed by the commercial division of Coeur d’Alene-based Century 21 Beutler & Associates, Brown says.

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Here are the new 2007 city population estimates from the US Census Bureau:
1. Boise-202,832
2. Nampa-79,249
3. Meridian-64,642
4. Pocatello-54,572
5. Idaho Falls-53,279
6. Coeur d'Alene-42,267
7. Twin Falls-41,510
8. Caldwell-39,889
9. Lewiston-31,794
10. Rexburg-27,575
11. Post Falls-25,358
12. Moscow-23,223
13. Eagle-19,254
14. Ammon-12,872
15. Kuna-12,785
16. Hayden-12,640
17. Mountain Home-12,236

Other North Idaho cities:
Rathdrum-6,613
Sandpoint-8,216
Dalton Gardens-2,385
Spirit Lake-1,701


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Post Falls considers 1,000-acre annex
by Dani Grigg

In a city sick of urban sprawl, Post Falls officials are considering inflating the city’s geographic footprint by more than 15 percent and edging the city limits farther into the prairie.

The developer of the newest plot – 108 acres north of Prairie Road between Spokane Street and Chase Road – was given permission by the city council to apply for annexation this month. It joins the ranks of 560 additional acres, including a parcel owned by Philips Edison & Company north of Prairie Road straddling Highway 41and a Hayden company-owned piece east of Highway 41, north of Poleline Avenue.

City administrator Eric Keck said an additional 450-acre plan is being submitted for annexation in the near future.

“The more we annex the more it costs us in terms of expanding services,” he said. “Every interaction requires a trip with a car, whereas infill has the opportunity for multimodal transportation.”

The city’s ideal would be to focus development efforts around infill rather than annexation.

Post Falls Urban Renewal Agency’s executive director Luke Malek said encouraging infill is one of the URA’s top goals. Additionally, focusing on infill leaves more green space on the prairie.

“Open space is part of our identity in the northern part of the state,” Malek said.

City planner Collin Coles voiced a concern in a letter that a new supply of open land for development would take away some pressure to fill in the dead space throughout the city.

And Keck said developers need that pressure.

“Infill is harder to get developers to do because they have to fit the project into the existing urban fabric,” he said. “A lot of them come in thinking it’ll be easier to go out on a big green field and build a big development from scratch.”

Downtown development does have potential, though. City officials are hoping the new city hall and the Post Falls Landing project (new residential, retail and office space) in the city center will increase traffic flow in the area and make it more attractive to developers.

The annexation applications all come at an important time, Keck said. The planning and zoning commission is considering the city’s SmartCode, a mandate for smarter neighborhoods – meaning sustainability by being pedestrian friendly and having live-work-play potential.

“We really want change and we’re never going to see that change unless new ordinances are put into place,” Keck said.

But by applying before the SmartCode is adopted, developers are getting a foot in the door so they won’t be required to live up to the tougher standards.

Keck said the annexations are not necessarily bad things. The city will have to make sure they approach the applications in an educated way to ensure the decision they make will be smart for the city, especially in terms of available public services.

Keck said the most recent property approved to apply for annexation has shown a willingness to conform to the SmartCode. That property is owned by MCD Properties and will eventually be home to a mixed-use development.
John Magnuson, a MCD partnership member, said the project is a natural extension of city boundaries. He said the proposed SmartCode designation will allow for the “lion’s share” of the housing to be workforce housing, which will come in handy for employees of the nearby Cabela’s and the big box store proposed by Philips Edison.

“Everyone gives lip service to the phrase ‘workforce housing,’ and it’s almost cliché to utilize that phrase,” he said. “But … you can’t just turn on the faucet and have workforce housing.”

Planner Collin Coles said each development will have to be considered independently and with the public’s comment.

“Each property is different, each property has its pluses and minuses, each has its challenges,” he said. “(The council) has to weigh all those things and make a reasoned decision, and that’s about all (the community) can ask of them. They do have the city’s interests at heart. There are lots of issues on the table when talking about annexation or development – they have to consider jobs, homes, streets, classrooms. All those issues weigh in; some are easily resolved and some are not. It’s a tough decision.”
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Some pictures of Cd'A taken from my parent's boat last weekend. More pictures coming in the next week or two...














I just noticed these pics! Great work, Coeur d' Alene wins for having the most beautiful backdrop and locale of any city in the Mountain West Forum
And this lake is by far one of the most beautiful lakes adjacent to a populated area.
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I too missed your pics Jim. Nice, Coeur d' Alene looks so tranquil in its setting. It has sure changed a lot since I was last there.
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It's developing QUITE the pretty skyline!
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Beautiful pics I love that area. It is in a league of its own for sure.
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Officials examine cross-state bus line idea
By: Amy Cannata
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A bus link between Spokane and Coeur d'Alene is getting increased attention from Spokane and Kootenai county transportation officials as the population in both counties and cross-state traffic increases.

A group interested in public transportation recently began meeting in Kootenai County, and creating cross-state bus service is one of its top three priorities.

"We're going to spend a little time researching what it would take to make it happen," said Glenn Miles, executive director of the Kootenai Metropolitan Planning Organization.

The Spokane Transit Authority also is on board with the idea of at least studying such service. The agency is beginning by looking at how other communities, such as Portland and Vancouver, Wash., handle public transportation between cities in different states, said STA Planner Ryan Stewart.

Vanpool capacity is at its maximum, said Anne Irmer, who manages STA's program. One vanpool travels from Spokane to Post Falls and eight more make the commute from North Idaho to Spokane. Together they carry more than 100 passengers.

Irmer said that although those vanpools are full, those interested in the program should contact STA in case space becomes available.

Meanwhile, Citylink ridership in Idaho has been steadily growing, and service has been expanded to new areas. The five routes include Coeur d'Alene, Hayden, Post Falls, Worley, Plummer, Tensed and DeSmet.

In June, more than 33,000 people rode Citylink buses, almost double the number who rode a year earlier. Ridership is projected to reach 35,000 by August.

The gap between Citylink and STA routes is about three miles – the distance from Cabela's in Post Falls to Liberty Lake.

Any cross-state bus service, however, would more likely be direct from Coeur d'Alene or Post Falls to Spokane, Miles said. That would minimize transfers.

But exactly how it would work and who would operate it remains to be seen, Miles said. "At this point, there are more questions than answers."
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I know it's not in Idaho, but it is literally right across the state line...

Resort destination proposed next to Cabela's



Two Southern California development companies are pitching a $25.2 million “destination resort” along the Spokane River next door to the massive Cabela’s outdoor retail store.

Located just over the Washington-Idaho border from the 125,000-square-foot Cabela’s, the 18-acre development would include three hotels, two restaurants and a trail system designed to meet up with the Centennial Trail and Spokane County parks.


Developers intend to “provide hospitability amenities to capture those that are attracted to Cabela’s,” and the RiverView resort would be an “integral part and extension of the recently constructed and operational Cabela’s center,” according to documents provided to Spokane County commissioners.

But there’s a catch: It’s not the SoCal developer behind the Cabela’s-anchored The Pointe at Post Falls development proposing the resort, but competitors.

Preliminary site plans from Carlsbad, Calif.-based Foursquare Properties Inc. showed it planned at least two hotel sites, in addition to 805,901 square feet of buildings on about 83 acres east of Cabela’s. Wal-Mart also has purchased property there for a future supercenter.


Newport Beach, Calif.-based Hughes Investments and Seal Beach, Calif.-based Watson & Associates envision the resort giving Cabela’s customers a place to try out that new fly-fishing rod, and providing a more sightly entrance to the state and county than some of State Line’s current establishments, said Alan Johnson, senior vice president of development for Hughes.

“If they buy a kayak, then they can come out and test that out as well,” he said.

Developers promote the 400-hotel room resort as a tax boon that would allow Spokane County to capitalize on regional visitors drawn to Cabela’s.

It likely would be a year or two before construction would begin at the resort, Johnson said. It’s unclear at which development hotels would spring up first.

The land currently is zoned for rural residential development, and building the resort would require a county conditional-use permit. Master planned resorts “consist of short-term visitor accommodations associated with a range of developed on-site indoor or outdoor recreational facilities” and “should not be considered as a means to develop sprawling urban or suburban residential developments,” according to the county’s comprehensive plan.

It would be the first development to shoot for that designation, said John Pederson, interim director of the county’s Department of Building and Planning.
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So half of your vehicle would be in either state. I wonder what the police departments think about this, because this just looks like it could have it's mix ups in some ways. But I'm sure it would be a rare chance of anything jurisdiction wise happening.
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Parkside view
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COEUR d'ALENE -- Even the first floor of residences in the 20-story Parkside tower provides a broad view of Lake Coeur d'Alene, Tubbs Hill and parts of downtown Coeur d'Alene. From the top, you can see all the way to Sandpoint.

Three floors of the residential units, which begin at the fifth floor above street level, are already occupied, except for the model, and finishing work is under way, with about one floor a week being completed, said Monte Miller of Miller Stauffer Architects, designers and owners of the building that sits on Front Avenue between Sixth and Seventh streets.

A large part of the retail and office space is occupied or leased, and only 10 of the 53 residential units are unsold.

"It's right downtown" Miller said. "It is the only product left like this."

Parkside includes 50,000 square feet of commercial space, 40,000 feet of office space, and 10,000 feet of retail.

NightHawk Radiology has moved in to 24,000 feet of the office space on three floors, and North Idaho Title occupies 10,000 square feet. Miller Stauffer will relocate to Parkside from their McEuen Terrace offices across Seventh Street.

On the ground floor, Bakery by the Lake will move in to 2,500 square feet on the east end of the retail plaza.

"It will be an exciting space," Miller said, with convenience foods and other items offered.

Frank Piggot, owner of the Third Street bakery, will keep that facility open for retail sales and as the bake shop for the new location. On Monday, he will open an additional food court on 2,000 square feet on the third level, and another 2,000 feet of patio seating.

"It's going to be a nice place," he said.

Miller would not divulge a name, but said negotiations are under way for a restaurant in 4,000 feet of the retail space designated for that purpose. He would say only that it is not a franchise or chain operation. That facility also includes a large patio dining area that sits 10 feet above the street for a view of the lake.

Still available are a pair of 1,000-square-foot retail spaces.

Also in Parkside is a private fitness club for occupants, along with Parkside Fitness, another facility for the public.

The private club includes large, private cabana-style dressing rooms with showers.

One amenity only visible from the outside from the balcony of Miller Stauffer's McEuen Terrace office is a rooftop putting green and patio that sits atop the third level on the east side.

"It is on the leeward side so it is partly protected from the wind by the tower," said partner Dick Stauffer.

Inside the covered entry on Front Street is an atrium with a concierge office and a bankcda ATM. A digital display screen near the elevator shows scenes of the construction progress, which has been under way for two years.

The $50 million project is slightly behind schedule, and not expected to be fully finished until the fall. It had been scheduled for completion this summer, Miller said. Throughout the progress, he estimates 250 to 300 workers were employed on the project.

Construction began with the digging of a three-level basement parking garage that bottoms out at 2,128 feet -- the exact summer level of the lake only a block away.

There, each condominium owner has a locked two-car garage.

Visitors are treated well, too, with covered parking on much of the lot on the north side, accessible from Seventh and Sixth streets in a drive-through configuration.

Miller Stauffer also has four lots on Sherman Avenue which have served as the construction office and staging area. Miller said they have not determined what will be done with that space, but city code precludes the building of an adjacent high-rise.

Overlooking the atrium, which is decorated with mosaic tiles by Jan Wilhelmi, who also did similar work at the Miller Stauffer-designed Hayden Creek center, is the food court. That will also be available as a reception or meeting facility, Miller said.

Each of the residential floors consists of four condominiums, each 1,900 to 2,400 square feet and with private balconies on opposite corners of the building.

"It is generous, luxury construction," Miller said.

At the top are three penthouse flats of about 4,000 square feet with larger decks. Those are sold, but one additional unit -- the only one with its entrance on the 20th floor since it is on a single level, and the only one with its living room view to the north.

"This is considered to not have the best view, but on a clear day you can see Schweitzer Mountain, and past Sandpoint," Miller said.

It also provides a panoramic view over the city, and to Fernan Lake and the Wolf Lodge end of Lake Coeur d'Alene from its deck, and an extreme bird's eye view of Sherman Avenue.

That 4,100-square-foot unit is still available for $2.5 million, but the remaining units start at $595,000.

Slate floors and thick carpet over seven-inch concrete floors, and large master suites with jetted tubs and walk-in showers and closets are included. Kitchens have commercial-grade six-burner gas stoves with warming lights and high-volume exhaust fans, plus built-in refrigerators with filtered water and touch-screen stacked ranges.

Rooms are prewired for 6.1 surround sound and for total home automation, including intelligent security features, phone and data.

High-efficiency heating and cooling is achieved with a closed-loop water and heat-pump system. On-demand gas water heaters are also used.

"It's for the lifestyle of the owners, who travel a lot," Miller said.

Granite, marble and fireplaces are also featured in the units.

Parkside has been a five-year project from concept to completion, Stauffer said. Early on, all the units were booked, allowing prospects to cancel purchases without penalty.

"Fallout was not that bad," he said, even as some segments of the real estate market faltered.

Asked it they would do it again, he said the answer is complex.

"Any time you do a project like this it takes five years, and when it's done the market is not the same," Stauffer said. "The high-end market is not as soft as the rest."
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N. Idaho a great place to start a business
by: Robb Hicken

Inc.com says Coeur d’Alene is a great place to go to go into business. And Los Angeles Times article says that looking for the right place to open a store or set up a company is better done outside of California, according to the Web site Inc.com’s annual ranking of the best cities for doing business.

The top cities listed are Midland, Texas; St. George, Utah; and Coeur d’Alene. The Website, allows browsers to see the rankings grouped by size or state. The rankings are based on a formula that looks at short- and long-term employment growth rates.
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Here are the top 10:

Rank City State 2007 Nonfarm Employment (1000s) 2007 rank Change in Rank
1 Midland TX 66.8 11 10
2 St. George UT 53.5 1 -1
3 Coeur d'Alene ID 57.5 10 7
4 Odessa TX 60.9 30 26
5 Auburn-Opelika AL 55.9 17 12
6 Wilmington NC 147.4 26 20
7 Bend OR 71.6 6 -1
8 Myrtle Beach-North Myrtle Beach-Conway SC 122.7 13 5
9 Grand Junction CO 63.9 18 9
10 Greenville NC 78.7 97 87
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N. Idaho a great place to start a business
by: Robb Hicken

Inc.com says Coeur d’Alene is a great place to go to go into business. And Los Angeles Times article says that looking for the right place to open a store or set up a company is better done outside of California, according to the Web site Inc.com’s annual ranking of the best cities for doing business.

The top cities listed are Midland, Texas; St. George, Utah; and Coeur d’Alene. The Website, allows browsers to see the rankings grouped by size or state. The rankings are based on a formula that looks at short- and long-term employment growth rates.
Source: http://www.idahobusiness.net/archive...art-a-business

Here are the top 10:

Rank City State 2007 Nonfarm Employment (1000s) 2007 rank Change in Rank
1 Midland TX 66.8 11 10
2 St. George UT 53.5 1 -1
3 Coeur d'Alene ID 57.5 10 7
4 Odessa TX 60.9 30 26
5 Auburn-Opelika AL 55.9 17 12
6 Wilmington NC 147.4 26 20
7 Bend OR 71.6 6 -1
8 Myrtle Beach-North Myrtle Beach-Conway SC 122.7 13 5
9 Grand Junction CO 63.9 18 9
10 Greenville NC 78.7 97 87
I have this idea in my head of the perfect art gallery/coffee house I would love to open in Sandpoint, but I would want to include certain sacramental offerings one could partake of in coffee shops in Vancouver BC and Amsterdam. Sandpoint has that vibe, but our archaic laws work against that idea. Oh well, but I still would love to start up and own a fab coffee/art gallery in Sandpoint.

Jimtheman, you should post some of your pics in the city photo thread because there are not many places in this world like Coeur d'Alene.
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Wow, the last time I visited this thread, the two new tall buildings in the pics above weren't completed, and I must say, I think Coeur D'Alene's skyline is far better than Boise's, due to the natural surroundings and the very nice architecture.

*sigh*

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Thanks for the pics alphawolf. I've been super busy with work, the ladies, and friends, so I haven't been able to take too many pictures this summer.

Did you stay in Cd'A for a while? Any other pics?
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Thanks Jim. Me and the wife just rented a watch tower about 10 miles from the Canadian border for a couple nights, so we were just passing through. Had lunch at Takara and just wanted to get some update shots of Parkside. Should have gotten some more, but didn't.
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