53rd Avenue and Palouse Highway

Application/Permit Number: Z19-503COMP

Address: 3227 E 53rd Avenue and 5106 S Palouse Hwy

Parcels: 34032.9044, 34032.9093 and 34032.9094

Size: 10.3 acres (approximate)

Location: Immediately east of the terminus of E 53rd Avenue and southwest of the intersection of S Palouse Highway and S Thor Street

Neighborhood: Southgate Neighborhood

Proposed Amendments: Land Use Plan Map Designation and Zoning Designation

Land Use Change: "Residential 4-10" to "Residential 15-30"

Zoning Change: "Residential Single Family (RSF)" to "Residential Multi-Family (RMF)"

What's Happening Now

The application was accepted into the 2019/2020 Comprehensive Plan Amendment Work Program by City Council on March 2, 2020 (see Resolution 2020-0014). The applicant is currently compiling the full set of application materials. Upon completion and acceptance of the materials by the City, a 14-day agency comment period will be initiated, following which staff will prepare for a 60-day public comment period. Please see SMC 17G.020 for details as to the procedure for Comprehensive Plan Amendments.

Please note that the City Council expanded this application to include the property at 5106 S Palouse Hwy. That portion of the application is the responsibility of the City and comments or questions regarding that question should be directed to Mr. Kevin Freibott, the Planner processing the applications.


Dwight Hume, Land Use Solutions & Entitlement


A proposed amendment to Chapter 3, Map LU-1, Land Use Plan Map and a concurrent amendment to the City of Spokane Official Zoning Map. The properties on 53rd Avenue comprise a private application for a 2019/2020 Comprehensive Plan Land Use Amendment. The property on Palouse Highway was added by the City Council to the application and is thus a city-sponsored application for a 2019/2020 Comprehensive Plan Land Use Amendment.

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Contact Information

City of Spokane
Department of Neighborhood and Planning Services
808 W Spokane Falls Blvd
Spokane, WA 99201

Kevin Freibott
Assistant Planner II