An empty lot could be the answer to bringing business in downtown Post Falls

KREM 2's Amanda Roley takes a look at the plan to expand Post Falls' downtown, starting with building on an empty lot.

POST FALLS, Idaho -- City leaders in Post Falls want to build a place that will draw in more business and visitors. 

It would be built in a small, empty lot on Spokane Street next to the licensing offices. The area is six-tenths of an acre.

The Post Falls Urban Renewable Agency wants to see commercial development in the space. The agency said it would look similar to Riverstone in Coeur d'Alene. Riverstone offers various types of shopping, wine bars and a Regal Cinemas movie theater.

The goal of building at the site in Post Falls is to make the downtown area more noticeable. 

"I think that it just attracts a lot of people," said Diane Fountain, executive director of the Urban Renewable Agency.

Post Falls has two businesses that opened downtown the past two years, including Roger's Ice Cream and Burgers and the Post Falls Brewing Company.

"We have a beautiful area down here in Post Falls. We're right by the river, beautiful walking area, and if we could spur some development from 4th Avenue down to the river, it would just be great," said Fountain.

The URA is calling on developers to submit proposals for the empty lot. The deadline to submit proposals is 4:00 p.m. on January 12, 2018. 

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