509 Design Office Conditional Use Permit

Application/Permit Number: Z22-077CUP3


The proposal is located at 320 W Dalke Ave, parcel 36311.0419, Section 31 – Township 26N – Range 43


Alan Nolan / 509 Design, LLC
12128 N Division St #110
Spokane, WA 99218
alan@509.design or 509-847-4651


The applicant is proposing to convert an existing institutional building into an interior design office and small product showroom. The applicant also intends, at a later date, to build a detached storage building on the parcel, north of the existing structure, at a maximum of 1,200sqft consistent with residential accessory structure coverage, height and placement limitations. The existing building has been used as a number of institutional uses over the years – a school, church, and daycare have all operated out of this building.

The property is currently zoned Residential Single Family. SMC 17C.210.060.B states that nonconforming uses in the residential zone may, through a conditional use permit, be changed to an equal or more compatible use, so long as no new building, enlargement, or extensive alteration is involved. While the applicant is proposing a new storage building, it is the Planning Department’s opinion that this proposed structure is consistent with residential storage buildings, and would be allowed regardless of the Conditional Use Permit, so long as no commercial activity takes place out of the new building. It is also the Planning Department’s opinion that an office and showroom are equal and/or lesser intensity than the previous institutional uses within this building.

The building is currently quite dilapidated, so typical interior and façade updates are proposed, as well as site landscaping. If necessary, the future shop will provide vehicle access from the adjacent alley. The use is proposed to operate out of the main floor of the existing building; the basement will be utilized only as storage. Based on the identified use, a minimum of 4 parking stalls will be required, which will be accommodated on the street, adjacent to the parcel.


A public hearing was held on May 18, 2022 at 9:00AM. The decision was issued on May 31, 2022 by the Hearing Examiner. The date of the last day to appeal is June 20, 2022 at 5:00 PM

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Ali Brast
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808 W. Spokane Falls Blvd.
Spokane, WA 99201-3329