In October 2020, the City of Spokane accepted applications for proposed amendments to the Comprehensive Plan. During that period the City received six applications for amendments to map LU-1, Land Use Plan Map. Additionally, one city-sponsored amendment to map TR-5, Proposed Bike Network Map was proposed. All proposed amendments are summarized in the following table:
|File #||General Location/Type||Neighborhood||Proposed Change|
|Z20-194COMP||120 N. Magnolia St.||East Central;
Adjacent to Chief Garry Park
to "CC Core"
|Z20-195COMP||6211 S. Meadow Lane Rd.||Latah/Hangman||New Center Designation
Will Be Considered Under a Different Program
|Z20-196COMP||S. Freya St. & Palouse Highway||Southgate||"Residential 4-10"
to "Residential 15-30"
Not Added to Work Program
|Z20-206COMP||155 E. Cleveland Ave.||Logan;
Near Nevada Heights,
North Hill, Emerson/Garfield
to "Residential 15+"
|Z20-207COMP||1015 W. Montgomery Ave.||Emerson/Garfield||"Residential 4-10"
to "General Commercial"
|Z20-208COMP||1022 & 1028 W. Sinto Ave.||West Central;
to "Residential 15+"
|Z20-209COMP||1025 W. Spofford Ave.||West Central;
to "CC Core"
Proposed Bike Network Map
|Citywide||Amendments to the
Proposed Bike Network
The Spokane Plan Commission held a public hearing on all six proposed applications on October 13, 2021. The Plan Commission’s Findings and Conclusions are available on each of the individual project pages, linked in the table above. The Spokane City Council held a hearing on these six applications on November 29, 2021. The 2020/2021 work program is now concluded. The disposition of each application is as follows:
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 Kevin Freibott at email@example.com or by phone at 509.625.6184.
City of Spokane
Department of Planning Services
808 W. Spokane Falls Blvd.
Spokane, WA 99201
Assistant Planner II
Assistant Planner I