Cheney council passes on depot offer
The Cheney City Council has said “thanks, but we’ll pass” to an 11th-hour offer that might save the historic Northern Pacific train depot from the wrecking ball.
At its April 8 meeting Tuesday night, the council was presented with a proposal for donation of three lots along First Street for relocation of the depot from its current location directly east of the lots along the Burlington Northern Santa Fe tracks. The offer was made by Dr. Peter Hansen, who negotiated a purchase of the lots for the purpose of relocating the depot.
The conditions of the donation require the city demolish...