2021/2022 Proposed Comprehensive Plan Amendments

2022 Comp Plan Amendment Map

What's Happening Now:

In October 2021, the City of Spokane accepted applications for proposed amendments to the Comprehensive Plan. During that period the City received five applications for amendments to map LU-1, Land Use Plan Map. Staff has also received three city-sponsored proposed amendments. All proposed amendments are summarized in the following table:

File # General Location/Type Neighborhood Proposed Change
Z21-280COMP 440 & 516 W. Cora Ave. North Hill;
adjacent to Emerson/Garfield
"Residential 4-10"
to "Residential 15-30"
Z21-281COMP 514 S. Freya St. East Central "Residential 10-20"
to "General Commercial"
Z21-282COMP 2402 E. 31st Ave. Lincoln Heights "Residential 4-10"
to "Residential 15-30"
Z21-283COMP 2621 & 2623 E. 27th Ave. Lincoln Heights "Residential 10-20"
to "Residential 15-30"
Z21-284COMP 801 W. Francis Ave. North Hill "Residential 4-10"
to "Office"
Z22-097COMP Map TR-5 Proposed Bike Network Map Citywide Amendments to the Proposed Bike Network
Z22-098COMP Map TR-12: Arterial Network Map; Text Amendment to Chapter 4, Transportation Citywide Amendments to Proposed Arterial Designations; text regarding US 195
Not assigned Comprehensive Plan Land Use Policies Citywide Review of Policies LU 1.3 and LU 1.4
Will be considered under another program

The public comment period has begun for the applications under consideration this year, and will run through July 25, 2022. Please submit written comments by that date to be included in the staff reports, expected to be published in August.

Any written comments received by the City throughout the process will be added to the public record and will be given to the Plan Commission and City Council for their review prior to any decisions on the proposals. Those wishing to provide written comments should either email them to kfreibott@spokanecity.org or send by postal service to the following address:

Kevin Freibott
Planning and Economic Development Department
City of Spokane
808 W Spokane Falls Boulevard
Spokane, WA 99201

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 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 kfreibott@spokanecity.org or by phone at 509.625.6184.


Contact Information

City of Spokane
Department of Planning Services
808 W. Spokane Falls Blvd.
Spokane, WA 99201
509.625.6500

KayCee Downey
Assistant Planner II
509.625.6194
kdowney@spokanecity.org

Kevin Freibott
Associate Planner
509.625.6184
kfreibott@spokanecity.org

Tirrell Black
Principal Planner
509.625.6185
tblack@spokanecity.org