KayCee Downey

Implementing the Vision for South Logan

KayCee Downey, AICP, Planner II, 509.625.6500

Thursday, February 8, 2024 at 3:42 p.m.

Implementing the Vision for South Logan

After a 20-month planning process working with community members on the vision for the area, the South Logan Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) Plan and Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) was adopted by resolution on January 29, 2024 by City Council. 

Planning staff thanks everyone who attended project open houses, the storefront studio, Neighborhood Council meetings, and various tabling events, took the community survey, and participated in partner interviews.

South Logan Implementation

Following adoption, the South Logan TOD Project will transition to Implementation to make reality the planned future for the area. As part of Implementation, the City will be conducting citywide and area specific changes to realize the vibrant built environment envisioned by the South Logan TOD Plan.

South Logan TOD Implementation Timeline
  • Planned Action Ordinance. Planned Actions allow local governments to review potential impacts of development in a defined geographic area during the planning stage, rather than the development review stage. The Planned Action Ordinance will allow development approved under the adopted Subarea Plan to use the existing FEIS and not have an additional State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA) review, streamlining the permit review process while ensuring potential impacts were appropriately evaluated.
  • Citywide Development Code Update. Citywide Spokane Municipal Code (SMC) text amendments to the Center and Corridor and higher intensity residential zone code sections will ensure development in the South Logan area is compliant with the adopted Subarea Plan and FEIS.
  • Hamilton Form-Based Code. An update to the Hamilton Form-Based Code (FBC) will ensure design and use requirements allow for the built environment envisioned by the South Logan TOD Plan. In addition to amending the Hamilton FBC itself, land use and zone changes to areas designated with the FBC will be updated to reflect the adopted Subarea Plan.
  • Land Use and Zone Changes. Land Use amendments and rezones are required to increase housing capacity and support commercial development as envisioned by the South Logan TOD Plan.
  • Residential Design Standards. A deeper dive into the citywide residential design standards will verify whether changes are needed to meet the vision of the South Logan TOD Plan. Until existing design standards are modified, new development must comply with the design standards currently in the SMC.

Learn more about the South Logan TOD Project by visiting the project webpage.

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