Welcome To River Run

Welcome To River Run

January 2nd, 2011 | Posted by admin in City of Spokane | HOA | Recent News - (Comments Off on Welcome To River Run)

Conveniently located approximately three miles west of downtown Spokane, River Run is a premier residential community.

Residents enjoy river views, a close proximity to downtown Spokane, convenient access north or south, and easy access to Spokane International Airport and Interstate I-90. Enjoy the many common areas, paved trail system and tree lined entrances.

River Run is located in the Hutton Elementary, Sacajawea Middle and Lewis & Clark High School districts.  Spokane Falls Community College is an easy walk. The development features quality builders for your home building experience.

Directions: From I-90:

Exit I-90 using the Maple Street exit when traveling east or west.  Then travel north on Maple Street, turn left on to Second Avenue and continue west to Sunset Blvd (go past the Rosauers store and and bear right — DO NOT take the underpass).  Right on Goverment Way at the stop light, and travel about one and a half miles, pass the cemetaries, and turn right into development (just prior to W. Fort George Wright Drive). This is part of the Bloomsday route.

Nearby landmarks:  Spokane Falls Community College and Life Center Church.



We ask that all residents of the development submit their e mail addresses to the address included in each of the River Run Ramblings newsletters or use the registration information located on this page.   Suggestions, additional River Run information, and feedback is welcome from all residents in River Run.


November 6th, 2016 | Posted by admin in City of Spokane | Recent News - (Comments Off on NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING PROPOSED NEIGHBORHOOD PLAN)


Notice is hereby given that there will be a public hearing before the City of Spokane Plan Commission at their regularly scheduled meeting on November 9, 2016, beginning at 4:00 PM in the City Council Chambers, Lower Level of City Hall at 808 West Spokane Falls Boulevard, Spokane, Washington. Public testimony will be taken at the hearing and any written comments submitted prior will be made a part of the public record. This public hearing is for the Fort George Wright Drive Station and Corridor Plan. The proposed plan concerns transportation, transit, and land use concerns in the vicinity of Spokane Falls Community College, in the West Hills neighborhood.

Any person may submit written comments on the proposed plan or call for additional information at: Planning & Development Services Department Attn: Kevin Freibott, Assistant Planner 808 West Spokane Falls Boulevard Spokane, WA 99201-3333 Phone (509) 625-6184 kfreibott@spokanecity.org Information regarding the proposed plan, as well as the plan itself, is available at https://my.spokanecity.org/projects/west-hills-neighborhood/

Description of Proposal: The proposed plan envisions a new land use, transportation, and transit configuration for Ft. George Wright Dr. in the vicinity of Spokane Falls Community College (SFCC) – including a new transit stop on the SFCC campus, a new roadway with mixed-use development, a new potential cross section for Ft. George Wright Dr., and new signals and pedestrian improvements. These proposed improvements and land uses are conceptual in nature and will require additional study and approvals by the City of Spokane prior to development. Location: The proposed plan concerns land use and transportation along Ft. George Wright Dr. between Government Way and the Spokane River. AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT (ADA) INFORMATION: The City of Spokane is committed to providing equal access to its facilities, programs and services for persons with disabilities.

The Spokane City Council Chamber in the lower level of Spokane City Hall, 808 W. Spokane Falls Blvd., is wheelchair accessible and also is equipped with an infrared assistive listening system for persons with hearing loss. Headsets may be checked out (upon presentation of picture I.D.) at the City Cable 5 Production Booth located on the First Floor of the Municipal Building, directly above the Chase Gallery or through the meeting organizer. Individuals requesting reasonable accommodations or further information may call, write, or email Christine Cavanaugh at (509) 625-6383, 808 W. Spokane Falls Blvd., Spokane, WA, 99201; or ccavanaugh@spokanecity.org. Persons who are deaf or hard of hearing may contact Ms. Cavanaugh at (509) 625-6383 through the Washington Relay Service at 7-1-1. Please contact us forty-eight (48) hours before the meeting date.

West Hill Neighborhood Council Information

September 8th, 2016 | Posted by admin in Recent News - (Comments Off on West Hill Neighborhood Council Information)

screen-shot-2016-09-08-at-10-24-14-amThe West Hills Neighborhood Council (WHNC) meets October 11, 6:30PM in the meeting center at Finch Arboretum. It’s an open meeting and once a person attends they are added to the Council’s email list.

At the last WHNC meeting, a vote took place on the Fort George Wright Corridor project. The vote was to give Council clearance to the City to add the project to the City’s Comprehensive Plan. Many additional steps must take place before the project is given a thumbs-up to proceed, but the WHNC vote gave the City the approval of the Council to move forward.  The Corridor project directly affects River Run.

The WHNC bylaws and the West Hills’ flyer, which includes a map of the neighborhoods included in the West Hills neighborhood, may be accessed by clicking on these links.

River Run HOA Election Results 2016

September 8th, 2016 | Posted by admin in HOA | Recent News - (Comments Off on River Run HOA Election Results 2016)

riverrunsmalllogoSeptember 8, 2016

The River Run Homeowner’s Association annual meeting was held on Tuesday, September 6, 2016.  Elections were held for open positions with the HOA board with the following results:

• Continuing Board Member: Bob Bordonaro
• Newly elected Board Member: Kay Comstock-Farrell

Current contact information for the HOA Board is as follows:

• At large, Dan Arch, cell: 509-869-6687 – d_arch @ hotmail.com
• Vice President, Bob Bordonaro, cell: 509-869-1658 – bobb @ datapronw.com
• Treasurer, Taryn Hutchins, home: 509-747-8303, cell: 951-9522 – tarynhutchins @ comcast.net
• Secretary, Dan Maguire, cell: 732-977-9398 – dan_maguire @ transcanada.com
• At large, Tim Murphy, cell: 509-990-3549 – tmurp43 @ comcast.net
• President, Mark Nonnenmacher, cell: 509-953-0181 – mark.nonnenmacher @ northwestfcs.com
• At large, Kay Comstock-Farrell, phone: 509-747-1047 – ketc7 @ yahoo.com

Information about presentation topics can be downloaded from this web site.  A pdf file is available for viewing using this link. Topics include updates on the board, River Run development, budget, green space and park improvement, traffic calming, block watch, and elections.  A Powerpoint presentation is also available for download by right clicking on this link, and electing to download the file.

4th Annual River Run HOA Meeting Scheduled for Tuesday, September 6, 2016

August 3rd, 2016 | Posted by admin in HOA | Recent News - (Comments Off on 4th Annual River Run HOA Meeting Scheduled for Tuesday, September 6, 2016)

calendarThe annual River Run HOA meeting is scheduled for 7:00 p.m. the evening of Tuesday, September 6, 2016. It will be held at the Life Center Church.  Two board members are up for election at this meeting.  In addition, there will be an update on the activities of the River Run Home Owners Association.

If you are interested in running for one of these Board positions please contact any of the current Board Members using this link.

Please mark your calendar.

Fort Wright and Union Sand and Gravel Pit, 1951

June 16th, 2016 | Posted by admin in City of Spokane | Recent News - (Comments Off on Fort Wright and Union Sand and Gravel Pit, 1951)

This overhead photograph shows the Union Sand and Gravel pit circa 1951.  Today, it is the River Run community.



Bloomsday Road Closures for River Run

April 24th, 2016 | Posted by admin in Newsletter | Recent News - (Comments Off on Bloomsday Road Closures for River Run)

IMG_0044All new and existing residents of River Run are reminded that access to this area will be restricted commencing at approximately 7:30 am on Sunday, May 1, 2016 due to the Bloomsday event.  The streets reopen at approximately 1:00 pm.  Look for signs to be posted by City of Spokane crews at the entrances of River Run by the end of the week.  Streets near the start (downtown Spokane) and finish (Monroe Street Bridge) are closed beginning at 5:00 a.m., and reopen about 2:00 p.m. Other streets on the Bloomsday course begin closing at 7:30 a.m. and reopen after the final walkers pass. This will be as early as 11:00 a.m. for Riverside west of Monroe, and as late as 2:00 p.m. for Broadway west of Monroe.

For more information, contact the Bloomsday officials or the City of Spokane.

Community Yard Sale Scheduled

April 24th, 2016 | Posted by admin in Newsletter | Recent News - (Comments Off on Community Yard Sale Scheduled)

reminderMorgana Seidita has initiated a Community Yard Sale on Saturday, May 21 from 9am-3pm. Each interested neighbor will set up their own items and manage them at their own house. Morgana will post signs closer to the event day. For more information, her contact email is seidita@hotmail.com.

Street Lights

April 24th, 2016 | Posted by admin in Newsletter | Recent News - (Comments Off on Street Lights)

lightsAvista is exploring replacing existing street light bulbs with brighter, high-efficiency bulbs. Remember that our street lights are maintained by Avista, but we pay the electricity bills. If you notice a street light out, the number for Avista Customer Service is: 800-227-9187. There is also a form available on their website.

Reminder: homeowner address lights are to be maintained. Several are dark throughout the neighborhood. Think of this as a safety issue…

Spring Fling—Save the Date!

April 24th, 2016 | Posted by admin in HOA | Newsletter | Recent News - (Comments Off on Spring Fling—Save the Date!)

“Grab” 2016-04-24 at 10.15.34 AMWe have scheduled a River Run neighborhood Spring Fling on Saturday, May 14, from 12 noon to 4 p.m. We will provide hot dogs, grill space, condiments, tableware and tables. The rest is a potluck. Please bring whatever else you would like to grill and/or drink and maybe something to share. The goal is to meet your HOA Board and some of your neighbors. We also wanted to get the community involved in:

  • Sprucing up the play areas with new bark
  • Weeding play areas
  • Cleaning up debris from tree and trail trimmings. (We will provide garbage bags for you to drag home for your green bin…)

If you choose to help, please bring a shovel, rake and/or garden gloves. The park trees will be trimmed, the bark will be delivered and the pathway will be edged prior to the event.

Basketball Hoops On City Streets Are Prohibited

April 24th, 2016 | Posted by admin in HOA | Newsletter | Recent News - (Comments Off on Basketball Hoops On City Streets Are Prohibited)

bbBasketball hoops left on city streets violate Spokane Municipal Code, Section 12.02.0737, “Obstruction of Public Right of Way.” Basketball hoops are not allowed on City streets at any time. Note that this is not a violation of River Run CC&Rs. A complaint may be filed anonymously using this complaint form, which includes information required to be provided by the complaining party.

The City may cause the removal or destruction of such obstruction of the public way by notice of violation and may issue a civil infraction or bill for reimbursement of costs incurred.

For more information, here are links to the appropriate section in the SMC and a very informative Neighborhood FAQ:



The common-questions link has links to complaint forms for each violation.

If you have any other questions, please contact Bob Bordonaro @ 509-869-1658.