Kristin Davis, Communications Manager, Neighborhod & Business Services, 509.625.7773
Monday, September 28, 2020 at 4:28 p.m.
WHAT: Annual opportunity to amend City of Spokane Comprehensive Plan
WHO: Adjacent Jurisdictions, Developers and Citizens
WHEN: Deadline for applications is Friday, October 30, 2020
WHERE: City of Spokane Planning Services
The City of Spokane's Comprehensive Plan addresses many facets of city life, including land use, transportation, capital facilities, housing, economic development, natural environment and parks, neighborhoods, social health, urban design, historic preservation, and leadership. The City of Spokane is committed to conducting an annual process to consider amendments to the comprehensive plan.
The Growth Management Act specifies that amendments to a comprehensive plan cannot be made more frequently than once per year. The purpose for this is two-fold: it gives the plan stability over time, avoiding spontaneous changes in response to development pressures, and it groups all proposed amendments in a common process for consideration, providing the opportunity to examine their collective effects on the plan.
For those applications selected by the City Council subcommittee to be placed on the annual work program, Plan Commission consideration of each amendment proposal on the Work Program will be conducted at public workshops held during the public comment period, typically in the summer. Applicants will be afforded the opportunity to address the Plan Commission during the workshop regarding their application. The City Council considers the amendment proposals, staff report, and Plan Commission's amendment recommendations within the context of its budget discussions, and acts on the amendment proposals prior to or at the same time as it adopts the City budget, usually late fall.
If you have any questions regarding the Comprehensive Plan Amendment process or would like to schedule a pre-application meeting, please contact Kevin Freibott at (509) 625-6184 or firstname.lastname@example.org.