2017/2018 Proposed Comprehensive Plan Amendments

What's Happening Now

City of Spokane Planning has received five applications for proposed amendments to the Comprehensive Plan Land Use Plan Map for potential review during 2018. These five proposals will be reviewed by a City Council Ad Hoc committee on February 7, 2018 at 2PM in Council Briefing Center, City Hall, 808 W. Spokane Falls Blvd. The committee consists of three members of the Plan Commission and three council members. The City Council Ad Hoc Committee will conduct a public meeting and make a recommendation to the City Council using the criteria set forth in SMC 17G.020.026, as to which amendment proposals should be included in the Annual Comprehensive Plan Amendment Work Program. The Committee will not accept public testimony at this meeting, but written comment will be forwarded to them. Written comment submitted to tblack@spokanecity.org prior to 8AM on February 7, 2018 will be forwarded to the committee for review.

Following the City Council Ad Hoc Committee meeting, the full City Council shall review the committee recommendation and by Resolution set the Annual Comprehensive Plan Amendment Work Program. At the City Council meeting, public testimony will be taken. The date for this meeting has not yet been set, but is anticipated in February.

Applications under review and not yet forwarded to the Annual Comprehensive Plan Amendment Work Program.

File # General Location Neighborhood Applicant
Z2017-612COMP W 6th Ave & S Stevens Cliff/Cannon Clanton Family LLC
Z2017-622COMP W 7th Ave & S. C St West Hills Ventura Land Holdings LLC
Z2017-623COMP 9th Ave & S. Madison Cliff/Cannon Kain Investments LLC
Z2017-624COMP 1616 S Rustle St West Hills U Haul
Z2017-630COMP 6216 N. Washington St. North Hill Plese & Plese LLC

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Background

The City of Spokane accepts applications to amend the text or maps in the Comprehensive Plan between September 1 and October 31 of each year, 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 early in the calendar year. 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