City Opens Application Process for West Quadrant TIF Advisory Committee

Brian Walker, Communications Manager

Friday, March 15, 2024 at 11:44 a.m.


WHAT:          Applications to be taken for the Neighborhood Project Advisory Committee for the West Quadrant Tax Increment Financing District

WHO:             Residents of the City of Spokane

WHEN:          Application period through April 15, 2024

WHERE:       City of Spokane Planning & Economic Development Department

The City of Spokane is seeking residents to help advise the City Council on the use of public tax increment funds in the West Quadrant Tax Increment Financing District (West Quadrant TIF). The West Quadrant TIF encompasses a large part of the West Central Neighborhood as well as part of the Riverside and Emerson/Garfield neighborhoods. The TIF funds certain public improvements in the district as well as permanent affordable housing. 

The Neighborhood Project Advisory Committee (NPAC) provides advice and prioritization to the City for all projects proposed for funding by the TIF. The NPAC is made up of two representatives from each of the three neighborhoods and two at-large members with professional experience in economic development, finance, or real estate. 

The City is accepting applications for three positions — one resident of the West Central Neighborhood, one resident of the Riverside Neighborhood, and one at-large position. Interested individuals should fill out the City’s boards and commission application form and to submit it the Mayor’s office at or by mail to:

Office of the Mayor

Attn: Adam McDaniel

City of Spokane

808 W. Spokane Falls Boulevard

Spokane, WA  99201

Applications can also be dropped off in person at the MySpokane Customer Service counter at City Hall, 808 W. Spokane Falls Blvd.

The NPAC generally meets on the first Wednesday of each month at 4 p.m. in a hybrid online and in-person format. Meetings are held in the Tribal Conference Room in the lobby of City Hall. Meetings are open to the public. Terms for committee members are three years.

Mayor Lisa Brown will nominate applicants to serve on the committee, subject to confirmation by the City Council. The City hopes to fill these positions by May 2024.

For more information about City boards, commission and committee vacancies, visit For more information about the NPAC, email

About Tax Increment Financing

Tax-Increment Financing (TIF) is an economic development tool authorized by the state of Washington. TIF is used to pay for publicly owned streets, sewers, sidewalks, parks, and other improvements. The West Quadrant TIF was formed through a shared agreement between the City of Spokane and the County of Spokane to capture some of the tax revenue generated by the Kendall Yards development as well as the overall growth that is happening around the district. The West Quadrant TIF takes about 70 percent of the growth in property taxes in the district since 2009 and reserves it solely for public infrastructure in the district. The NPAC advises the City on the use of tax increment revenue generated inside the district but outside Kendall Yards. Those funds can be applied to public improvements and permanent affordable housing within the district and, likewise, outside Kendall Yards. More information on the West Quadrant TIF and the Neighborhood Project Advisory Committee can be found online at,