2021/2022 Proposed Comprehensive Plan Amendments

Please Note: The 2022/2023 Comprehensive Plan Amendment application cycle was suspended at the Sept. 19, 2022 City Council hearing. The suspension will allow for the year-long comprehensive amendment and development code update process related to Shaping Spokane Housing. The next opportunity for the public to submit applications to amend the Comprehensive Plan will occur in September/October of 2023. Email compplan@spokanecity.org with any questions.

A map of Spokane showing a drop pin for each private application under review for the 2021/2022 Comprehensive Plan Amendments cycle.

What's Happening Now:

The Spokane Plan Commission held a public hearing on all seven proposed applications on September 14 and September 28, 2022. The Plan Commission’s Findings and Conclusions are available on each of the individual project pages, linked in the table below. The Spokane City Council held a hearing on these seven applications on November 21, 2022. The 2021/2022 work program is now concluded. The disposition of each application will be added to the website once available.

The following table provides a listing of all the applications submitted this year:

File # General Location/Type Neighborhood Proposed Change Decision
Z21-280COMP 440 & 516 W. Cora Ave. North Hill;
adjacent to Emerson/Garfield
"Residential 4-10"
to "Residential 15-30"
Approved
Zoning change to "Residential Multifamily-55"
Z21-281COMP 514 S. Freya St. East Central "Residential 10-20"
to "General Commercial"
Approved
Z21-282COMP 2402 E. 31st Ave. Lincoln Heights "Residential 4-10"
to "Residential 15-30"
or "Centers & Corridors
Transition (CC-Transition)"
Approved
Centers & Corridors Transition (CC-Transition)
Proposed Bike Network Map Amendment along 33rd Avenue
Z21-283COMP 2621 & 2623 E. 27th Ave. Lincoln Heights "Residential 10-20"
to "Residential 15-30"
Approved
Z21-284COMP 801 W. Francis Ave. North Hill "Residential 4-10"
to "Office"
Approved
Parcel 36312.0703 removed from amendment
Z22-097COMP Map TR-5 Proposed Bike Network Map Citywide Amendments to the Proposed Bike Network Approved
Z22-098COMP Map TR-12: Arterial Network Map; Text Amendment to Chapter 4, Transportation Citywide Amendments to Proposed Arterial Designations; text regarding US 195 Approved
G Street removed from amendment
Not assigned Comprehensive Plan Land Use Policies Citywide Review of Policies LU 1.3 and LU 1.4 Will be considered under another program

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, AICP
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