Changes planned for neighborhood retail parking

Open House on parking standards update set for March 11

Julie Happy, 509.625.7773

Thursday, March 5, 2015 at 2:30 p.m.

The City is hosting an Open House for a proposal to eliminate certain parking requirements in areas of Spokane zoned as Neighborhood Retail (NR).

  • WHAT: Open House: Neighborhood Retail Parking Standards Update
  • WHEN: Wednesday, March 11 (6-8 p.m.)
  • WHERE: City Hall (Chase Gallery, lower level)

The Plan Commission is looking for feedback on the proposed update to neighborhood retail parking standards. Currently, the 72 small NR commercial areas within the city follow the same parking standards that other commercially zoned properties are required to follow. Providing parking can be a costly hurdle for small neighborhood businesses, so changes were proposed to help balance the need for parking while encouraging the revitalization of small scale businesses serving the neighborhoods.