Activate Existing Neighborhood Commercial Structures

Description of Project

Pre-existing commercial structures in residential zones may be reused for low-impact neighborhood scale and neighborhood serving businesses, after approval of a conditional use permit (see Chapter 17C.370 SMC, Existing Neighborhood Commercial Structures in Residential Zones). Eligible structures were originally legally built to accommodate a non-residential use and must have been in existence at the time of the 2012 adoption of the chapter. The City adopted an ordinance expanding a defined area to include additional eligible structures in Spokane, which became effective September 24, 2017.

Allowed uses include:

Uses NOT allowed include:

  • Sale or leasing of motorized consumer vehicles
  • Fire arms
  • Weapons
  • Medical marijuana sales

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Written comments should be mailed, delivered, or emailed to:

Development Services Center, Current Planning
808 W. Spokane Falls Blvd.
Spokane, WA 99201-3329