Avista Westside Substation Expansion Conditional Use Permit

Application/Permit Number: Z16-383CUP3


7901 N Nine Mile Rd


Avista Corporation


Avista is proposing an expansion of an existing substation from 220,000 square feet to 415,000 square feet. The purpose of the expansion is to make room for new equipment that will increase capacity and reliability of the existing station. The substation uses an existing dirt driveway for access on the site, which the applicant is proposing to treat with Magnesium Chloride for dust abatement. The applicant is proposing an increase of driveway area near the building for maneuvering of vehicles. Work will also include the installation of a new security fence and some transmission pole relocations, which will require the removal of some trees.

This use is classified as a Basic Utility, which and expansion of a Basic Utility larger than 1,500 square feet in a Single-Family Zone requires a type III Conditional Use Permit. There will be a Public Hearing in front of the City Hearing Examiner.


A public hearing was held on this proposal on July 7th, 2016 at 9AM in the Council Briefing Center at 808 W Spokane Falls Blvd, Lower Level Spokane, WA 99201. The decision was issued on July 14th, 2016 by the Hearing Examiner. The date of the last day to appeal is August 4th, 2016

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Planning and Development Services
Ali Brast
Assistant Planner
808 W. Spokane Falls Blvd.
Spokane, WA 99201-3329