2018/2019 Proposed Comprehensive Plan Amendments

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City of Spokane Planning has received seven applications for proposed amendments to the Comprehensive Plan Land Use Plan Map for potential review during 2019. Two text amendments to Chapter 3, Land Use are also proposed by City Council. These nine proposals will be reviewed by a City Council Ad Hoc committee on January 15, 2019 at 1:30 p.m. in Council Chambers, 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 8 a.m. on January 15, 2019 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 for 2019. 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 to change the Land Use Plan Map and not yet forwarded to the Annual Comprehensive Plan Amendment Work Program include:

File # General Location Neighborhood Applicant
Z18-881COMP 6204 N Nevada St Nevada Heights Francis Nevada Partnership
Z18-882COMP 15 E Walton Ave (east of Division) Nevada Heights H A Tombari LLC
Z18-883COMP 701 and 707 S Sherman East Central David Jeter
Z18-884COMP SE corner of Monroe and Wellesley North Hill Department of Ecology
Z18-889COMP 6659 N Nine Mile Rd Northwest Harlan D Douglass
Z18-890COMP 8109-8201 N Indian Trail Rd North Indian Trail Harlan D Douglass
Z18-933COMP NW corner of Sunset Hwy and Government Way West Hills Ventura Land Holdings LLC
Z18-958COMP Text Amendment – City Wide All City of Spokane
Z19-002COMP Text Amendment – City Wide All City of Spokane

Additional Training for Interested Neighborhoods

Anyone who would like to know more about the Annual Amendment process is invited to attend a training session on January 30, 2019 at 6 p.m., in the library, at Salk Middle School, 6411 N. Alberta St., Spokane. For more information on this session, please contact Melissa Wittstruck, Assistant Planner, mwittstruck@spokanecity.org.


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.

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Contact Information

Tirrell Black
Associate Planner
808 W. Spokane Falls Blvd.
Spokane, WA 99201-3329

Nate Gwinn
Assistant Planner