About Us

Step into the University District.

Spokane’s University District is where business and education grow together and the place to live, learn, work, and play in the Intermountain Northwest. 

This is an urban laboratory creating new knowledge and applied, community-engaged research, resulting in increased regional prosperity and improved quality of life. With five major universities, two medical school programs, top-notch community colleges, a nationally recognized smart city testbed, and a burgeoning life sciences ecosystem, this is an idea-generating and innovation-focused community to its core.

The objectives of the University District are:

  • Activate vacant or under-developed private and/or public properties and promote connectivity across the University District.

  • Promote a vibrant and equitable community by facilitating job growth and quality of affordable housing.

  • Leverage coordinated marketing to increase investment, business, talent and infrastructure in the region.

  • Support coordinated and sustainable higher education programs that advance the growth of a health education and research complex in the University District.

  • Generate revenue streams from investments and infrastructure, such as parking, for organizational sustainability and programming.



Photo courtesy Gonzaga University