Politics from the Palouse to Puget Sound

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

BREAKING NEWS: James Toyota Moving to Whitman County

This is old news to Palousitics regulars. Scotty reported on this months ago, but now I guess it's official based on this post from Vision 2020:
According to a legal notice regarding stormwater pollution prevention in the Daily News (page 9B, Tuesday, Oct. 10), the James Hill Toyota dealership is moving from Moscow to the Washington side of the line.

The dealership has purchased 13 acres on the Moscow-Pullman Highway, on the south side of the highway, between the highway and the creek, about a mile from Moscow.

The present plan is to develop 6 acres as the Toyota dealership.

There goes the neighborhood.....
I don't know why Bill London and the other Moscow liberals are so stunned. They're getting exactly what they want: no growth in Moscow. What other consequences could you expect after the Moscow City Council has passed so many anti-business laws? If they thought they were going to keep growth from Whitman County and the corridor, they were dead wrong.

HT: Dale Courtney


April E. Coggins said...

It will be interesting to see if the City of Moscow will try to use the the state of Washington's State Environmental Protection Act (SEPA) to stop a current business on the Moscow side of the corridor, from relocating to the Whitman County side of the corridor.

Satanic Mechanic said...

Good for James Hill Toyota moving. I am sure they need to grow since they are bottled up between Zip's and Tri-State. It will be easier for people in Pullman to travel who have Toyotas that need servicing and they don't have to fight Moscow traffic. Sounds like the new Moscow-Pullman Highway will be a boom for business, kind of like the business explosion on U.S.95 in Coeur d'Alene.

Scotty said...

From what I was told they needed a bigger and newer show room. The corporate office was getting on them. I guess their current show room is pretty lousy. Plus the issue of not having room to grow. Granted there is a lot of places in Moscow to rebuild... but with the current climate in Moscow who would want to try to build there?