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To learn about what housing types and other uses are allowed on your property, find and select your zone below, or scroll down to access informative overview documents for several of the housing types listed. See MapSpokane to find your zoning designation.

Housing Options by Zoning District

*Similar forms of development may be built

See All Housing Types by Residential Zone (SMC 17C.110.115, Housing Types Allowed.)

View a general overview and comparison of the Residential Zones (PDF 635 KB)

RA and RSF Zoning Districts

The Residential Agricultural (RA) and Residential Single-family (RSF) zoning districts allow the following listed housing types and uses. Find the RA and RSF zoning districts and Land Use Plan designation using MapSpokane. Housing on transitional sites and the RSF-C option are allowed only in areas specified by code. Click on a linked category for a summary of that housing type and its development regulations:

Option Definition Primary Code
Accessory Dwelling Unit (PDF 872 KB) 17A.020.010 17C.300
Attached Housing (PDF 899 KB) 17A.020.010 17C.110.310
Cottage Housing (PDF 614 KB) 17A.020.030 17C.110.350
Group Living 17A.020.070 17C.330
Manufactured Home 17A.020.130 17C.345
Mobile Home Park 17A.020.130 17C.345
Residential Single-family Compact (RSF-C) Zone (PDF 635 KB)
(requires a rezone)
(check location requirements)
  SMC 17C.110.030
Planned Unit Development 17A.020.160 17G.070
Single-family Residential 17A.020.190 17C.110
Transitional Sites
(check location requirements)
  17C.110.330
Zero Lot Line 17A.020.260 17C.110.340
Other Uses   17C.110.100

RSF-C Zoning District

The Residential Single-family-Compact (RSF-C) zoning district allows the following listed housing types and uses. The RSF-C zoning district is available through a rezone in specific areas described in the code. Housing on transitional sites is also allowed only in areas specified by code. Click on a linked category for a summary of that housing type and its development regulations:

Option Definition Primary Code
Accessory Dwelling Unit (PDF 872 KB) 17A.020.010 17C.300
Attached Housing (PDF 899 KB) 17A.020.010 17C.110.310
Cottage Housing (PDF 614 KB) 17A.020.030 17C.110.350
Group Living 17A.020.070 17C.330
Manufactured Home 17A.020.130 17C.345
Mobile Home Park 17A.020.130 17C.345
Planned Unit Development 17A.020.160 17G.070
Pocket Residential Development (PDF 607 KB)   17C.110.360
Single-family Residential 17A.020.190 17C.110
Transitional Sites
(check location requirements)
  17C.110.330
Zero Lot Line 17A.020.260 17C.110.340
Other Uses   17C.110.100

RTF Zoning District

The Residential Two-family (RTF) zoning district allows the following listed housing types and uses. Find the RTF zoning district using MapSpokane. Housing on transitional sites is allowed only in areas specified by code. Click on a linked category for a summary of that housing type and its development regulations:

Option Definition Primary Code
Accessory Dwelling Unit (PDF 872 KB) 17A.020.010 17C.300
Attached Housing (PDF 899 KB) 17A.020.010 17C.110.310
Duplex (PDF 899 KB) 17A.020.040 17C.110.310
Group Living 17A.020.070 17C.330
Manufactured Home 17A.020.130 17C.345
Planned Unit Development 17A.020.160 SMC 17G.070
Pocket Residential Development (PDF 607 KB)   17C.110.360
Single-family Residential 17A.020.190 17C.110
Transitional Sites
(check location requirements)
  17C.110.330
Zero Lot Line 17A.020.260 17C.110.340
Other Uses   17C.110.100

Commercial and Higher-Density Residential Zones

Several zoning districts provide a wide array of options for housing and mixed-use development. The Residential Multifamily (RMF), Residential High Density (RHD), Commercial (O, OR, NR, NMU, CB, GC), Center and Corridor (CC1-4), Form Based Code (CA1-4), and Downtown (DTC, DTG, DTU, DTS) zoning districts allow the following listed housing types and uses. Find these zoning districts using MapSpokane. Click on a linked category for a summary of that housing type and its development regulations:

Option Definition Primary Code
Accessory Dwelling Unit (PDF 872 KB) 17A.020.010 17C.300
Attached Housing (PDF 899 KB) 17A.020.010 17C.110.310
Duplex (PDF 899 KB) 17A.020.040 17C.110.310
Group Living 17A.020.070 17C.330
Manufactured Home 17A.020.130 17C.345
Multi-family Residential Building 17A.020.130 17C.110.400
through .465, in RMF and RHD zones
Planned Unit Development 17A.020.160 SMC 17G.070
Pocket Residential Development (PDF 607 KB)   17C.110.360
Single-family Residential 17A.020.190 17C.110
Single-room Occupancy (SRO) 17A.020.190  
Zero Lot Line (available in RMF and RHD only) 17A.020.260 17C.110.340
Other Uses - RMF and RHD zones   17C.110.100
Other Uses - Commercial zones   17C.120.100
Other Uses - CC zones   17C.122.070
Other Uses - FBC zones   17C.123.040
Other Uses - Downtown zones   17C.124.100

Industrial Zoning Districts

The Light Industrial (LI), Heavy Industrial (HI), and Planned Industrial (PI) zoning districts only allow residential uses in specified locations or under specified conditions. Find these zoning districts using MapSpokane. To learn about residential development and other uses allowed in these zoning districts, see SMC 17C.130.100, Industrial Zones Primary Uses, and SMC 17C.130.110, Limited Use Standards.

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