Application Period Open for 2021-2022 Proposed Annual Comprehensive Plan Amendments

Kirstin Davis, Communications Manager, 509.625.7773

Wednesday, September 1, 2021 at 10:05 a.m.

WHAT:           Annual opportunity to amend City of Spokane Comprehensive Plan

WHO:             Adjacent Jurisdictions, Developers and Citizens

WHEN:           Deadline for applications is November 1, 2021

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