2017/2018 Proposed Comprehensive Plan Amendments

The City of Spokane will be accepting applications to amend the text or maps in the Comprehensive Plan until October 31, 2017, per SMC 17G.020. All complete applications received will be reviewed by a city council subcommittee and those placed on the Annual Comprehensive Plan Amendment Work Program for the City of Spokane will begin full review in early 2018. Anyone may make a proposal to amend the City's Comprehensive Plan.

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 GMA 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.

Following review by a City Council subcommittee, who sets the Annual Comprehensive Plan Amendment 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 or concerns regarding the Comprehensive Plan Amendment process, please contact Tirrell Black at 509.625.6300 or tblack@spokanecity.org.


Contact Information

Written comments should be mailed, delivered, or emailed to:
Planning & Development Services
Attn: Tirrell Black
Associate Planner
808 W. Spokane Falls Blvd.
Spokane, WA 99201-3329

509.625.6300
tblack@spokanecity.org