BNSF applies for permit to demolish former Cheney depot
Cheney Planning Department officials late Tuesday afternoon, March 18, released a mitigated determination of non-significance (MDNS) document for L14-004-SE, a proposal by Hulcher Services (demolition contractor) on behalf of BNSF Railway, to demolish the former Northern Pacific Depot located on 506 Front St. According to the document a public hearing is not required for this application.
The Northern Pacific Depot was built with a Southwest architectural style, something rare for depots built in the northern part of the U.S. It used to serve as the entry point for students coming to Eastern Washington State College, now Eastern Washington University.