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Last time I checked the city of Spokane had cut all art funding to life support levels only. I doubt this program would have much support (especially from Bob Apple - oh my...)

What would be nice is some simple subsidized artist lofts like they have in Seattle, Minneapolis, etc. But when hundreds of low income sex offenders can't get affordable housing, I doubt artists will either.


That's the beauty of this program; while it's targeted on an area the city really isn't out much aside from the $2,500 for architectural fees. That could generally be offset by someone 1) improving a marginal property and 2)tax revenue associated with the sale of their work. It's less of a burden than something like subsidized lofts, and less dependent on a private developer taking that initiative. It's much more incremental.

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