Jessica Fisher, Public Information Assistant, 509.625.6749
Tuesday, November 14, 2017 at 10:14 a.m.
The City of Spokane is working on revisions to regulations that will enable additional housing development on vacant lots and parcels in already built-up areas.
By 2037 the City of Spokane is expected to grow by 20,000 new residents. The amount of housing we have now will not support this growth. The proposed infill code amendment would update the Cottage Housing, Pocket Residential Development, and compact lot codes. This update would enable development of difficult sites. That’s where the City expects changes to alternative development tools may help. These existing tools require special design standards and guidelines to ensure compatibility with neighborhoods surrounding the new development.
The first proposed changes to cottage housing, pocket residential, and compact lot standards, as part of a larger series involving changes to other regulations, would allow additional ownership options and creative site arrangements, while updating and enhancing the design guidelines. A committee reviewing “infill development” on such vacant land recommended the changes.
The City invites you to ask questions, provide us with feedback, or have your comments heard during a Facebook Live broadcast on the City’s Facebook account on Thursday, November 16 at 7 a.m.