About Downtown Spokane
National industry leaders are choosing to bring their workforce to Downtown Spokane, to an urban environment that provides an easy and accessible live/work/play lifestyle.
Known for its rich shopping experience, inspired restaurateurs, award winning microbreweries and winemakers, and unique events, Spokane is a vibrant metropolitan center serving as the cultural, economic, educational and social hub of the Intermountain Northwest. Between 2013 and 2022, over $400 million has been invested in public infrastructure and facilities in downtown Spokane.
Spokane is a community of get-it-done dreamers and downtown serves as home to an embarassment of rich, historic architecture. In 2019, downtown Spokane hosted 3.9 million visitors with a $1.658 billion economic impact. Punctuated by a powerful urban river gorge, second in size only to Niagara Falls, downtown Spokane has direct access to year-round recreational opportunities including the 100-acre destination park, Riverfront Park; the 37-mile Centennial Trail; and the Spokane River for kayaking, fly-fishing, rafting and paddle boarding.
Spokane offers a hassle-free antidote to the friction of modern living with an overall average commute time of less than 20 minutes, and with direct access to over 50 miles of urban bike lanes and accessible public transit. A newly planned six-mile bus rapid transit route planned through the center of downtown will continue to interconnect the region’s livability, healthcare, commerce and education.
Key Data Points:
- Class A office average rental rate of $20.15 SF yr
- 478,008 of available SF
- 28 Public transit routes serving downtown
- Regional center for shopping, entertainment and nightlife
- Emerging Sports Tourism hub with world-class ammenitites
BIRDS IN THE COAST: CREATING CUSTOM BAGS, COUTURE CLOTHING & COMMUNITY
April 1, 2022
Jáiz Boyd, owner of Birds in the Coast, always thought he'd be a writer. As a teen, his buddies were doing hip hop music and Boyd would write lyrics for them. Eventually he began doing their styling and became well known for his skills at shredding ... READ MORE
LOKEY CAFE NOW OPEN IN DOWNTOWN SPOKANE: COFFEE & HEALTHY EATS IN A LOW-KEY ATMOSPHERE
February 1, 2022
Spokane native Kelly Stronk spent the majority of her teen and young adult years in coffee shops. They were always the place to be, whether studying or meeting up with family and friends. She dreamed of opening her own coffee shop someday, but accep... READ MORE
HOCKEY FANS ARE CRAZY FOR LORD STANLEY’S SPORTS BAR IN DOWNTOWN SPOKANE
November 1, 2021
Local hockey fans have a lot to cheer about this season, and not just because the Chiefs and Kraken are underway! With the recent opening of Lord Stanley's, Spokane's premier hockey bar, now they have a place that's just for them to watch the big gam... READ MORE