2018/2019 Proposed Comprehensive Plan Amendments

What's Happening Now:

The Spokane City Council held a public hearing and final reading of the 2018/2019 proposals on December 9, 2019. Public testimony was taken as well as testimony from the various applicants and project sponsors. At that hearing the City Council voted to approve all five of this year's proposals. For your reference, the following table provides links to the background information on each of the proposals.

File # General Location Neighborhood Applicant
Z18-882COMP 15 E Walton Ave (east of Division) Nevada Heights HA Tombari LLC
Z18-883COMP 701 and 707 S Sherman East Central Acceleration Physical Therapy
Z18-884COMP Northeast Corner of Princeton and Madison North Hill Department of Ecology
Z18-933COMP NW corner of Sunset Hwy and Government Way West Hills Ventura Land Holdings LLC
(Application WITHDRAWN –
Z18-958COMP Text Amendment – City Wide All City of Spokane
Z19-002COMP Text Amendment – City Wide All City of Spokane


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 City Council, 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.

A training session for interested neighborhoods was held on January 30, 2019 at Salk Middle School. The presentation and materials from the training are available under “Comprehensive Plan Process Training” on the Neighborhood Training Series webpage.

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Contact Information

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

Nate Gwinn
Assistant Planner

Kevin Freibott
Assistant Planner II
808 W Spokane Falls Blvd
Spokane, WA 99201