Jessica Fisher

Development Code Open Houses

Jessica Fisher, Public Information Assistant, 509.625.6749

Wednesday, May 2, 2018 at 4:24 p.m.

Development Code Open Houses

The City of Spokane’s population is expected to grow by 20,000 people by the year 2037! To keep housing affordable in Spokane, development must keep pace with our growing population and be located near services.

The infill development team is working on a project to update the Development Code! The four topics addressed in this project include; lot widths, wall heights, attached housing, and parking setbacks.

Lot Width

Currently, only some housing types are allowed to have a minimum lot width of 25 feet. The proposed regulation would change the minimum lot widths for attached and detached houses in order to not favor one development type over another.

Attached Housing

The next update would remove the requirement to double the side setback, also known as the distance between the home and the property line. This update would allow for more efficient uses of land and would no longer favor duplexes over other development types.

Lot Width and Attached Housing Code Revisions

Wall Heights

The update to the wall height requirements would raise the maximum wall height requirement in certain areas from 30 feet to 35 feet. This change would allow for construction of a full third story, which saves space for other purposes!

Parking Setbacks

The last update would allow developments adjacent to residential zones to build a parking area to the same setback as the residential area.

Lot Width and Attached Housing Code Revisions

If you would like to learn more about this project or ask questions please join us at an upcoming open house. Join us at the West Central Community Center on Thursday, May 3 from 4 - 6 p.m. or at the City Hall’s Chase Gallery on Wednesday, May 9 from 12 - 2 p.m. We will also have a Facebook Q&A on Monday, May 7 from 10 - 11 a.m.

Code Revision Summary (PDF 1.6 MB)

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