2023/2024 Proposed Comprehensive Plan Amendments

A map showing the location of application points for the 2023-2024 proposed comp plan amendments.

What's Happening Now

Agency review of the proposals concluded May 21, 2024. Any materials requested during the agency review period can be found on the individual pages for each proposal linked in the table below.

The City is now seeking comments from the public regarding these proposals. The 60-day public comment period began on June 10, 2024, providing an opportunity for public participation in the process. Any person may submit written comments on the proposed actions or call for additional information. Each of the proposals will also have a workshop with the Plan Commission during the public comment period. For more information about the applications, including the dates of the Plan Commission Workshops, view the individual pages for each proposal linked in the table below.

For more information about the general process for amendments to the Comprehensive Plan, please see the “Process Overview” section below.

If you have any comments, questions, or concerns regarding Comprehensive Plan Amendment, please contact our Comprehensive Plan team at compplan@spokanecity.org or by phone at 509.625.6500. We accept written comment at any time on the proposals and are happy to answer any questions you have as well.


As part of its annual Comprehensive Plan Amendment program, the City of Spokane accepted applications from the public between September 1 and October 31 of 2023 for any proposed minor amendments to the Comprehensive Plan. During that period, the City received six applications for amendments to map LU-1, Land Use Plan Map.

During the March 25, 2024 City Council Hearing, the council voted unanimously to pass Resolution 2024-0029 setting the annual Comprehensive Plan Work Program for 2024. The council voted to move all applications forward for full processing, including a number of City-sponsored expansions, and to convert application Z23-474COMP from a private application to a City-sponsored proposal.

Note that one private application has also been withdrawn. All proposed amendments are summarized in the following table:

File # General Location Neighborhood Proposed Change
Mission & Sinto Chief Garry Park “Mini Center” and “Residential Low” to “Mini Center” and “Office”
Lacey Street Bemiss “Light Industrial” to “Residential Plus”
Z23-476COMP Eighth Avenue West Hills “Office” and “Residential Low” to “General Commercial”
Z23-477COMP Rustle & Bemis West Hills “Residential Low” to “General Commercial”
Z23-478COMP Assembly & Bemis West Hills “Residential Low” to “General Commercial”
Z23-479COMP Indian Trail Balboa/South Indian Trail “Residential Low” to “General Commercial”, “Open Space”, “Residential Moderate”, and “Residential Low”
South Logan Study Area Logan Various land use and zoning changes to implement the South Logan TOD Subarea Plan

Process Overview


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 full document can be reviewed at the Shaping Spokane webpage.

The WA Growth Management Act specifies that amendments to a comprehensive plan cannot be made more frequently than once per year, except in certain special cases. 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.

The City of Spokane accepts applications to amend the text or maps in the Comprehensive Plan between September 1 and October 31 each year, per SMC 17G.020. All complete applications received will be reviewed by a city council subcommittee. 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.

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 our Comprehensive Plan team at compplan@spokanecity.org or by phone at 509.625.6500

The process for considering Comprehensive Plan Amendments requires 12-14 months from application to final decision, including the following major steps:

This is a very simplified graphic – please contact staff if you have any questions or would like to know about any additional steps and processes along the way.

Contact Information

City of Spokane
Department of Planning & Economic Development.
808 W Spokane Falls Blvd
Spokane, WA 99201

Kevin Freibott
Senior Planner

Brandon Whitmarsh
Planner I