Hatch Bridge Replacement – Shoreline Conditional Use Permit & Shoreline Substantial Development Permit

Application/Permit Number: Z20-145SSDP


The proposed work is located entirely in the right-of-way, approximately 250’ E of the intersection of Hatch Rd. and HWY 195. Directly south of parcel number 34083.0011.


City of Spokane
Engineering Services
808 W Spokane Falls Blvd
Spokane, WA 99201


Dan Buller - Engineering Services


The City of Spokane is proposing to replace the Hatch Rd. bridge deck over Latah Creek, replace pavement on bridge approaches, and install a right turn lane between the bridge and Hwy 195 (north side of Hatch Rd.). This is a Type III application and there will be a Public Hearing in front of the City Hearing Examiner.

Notice of Application and Public Hearing

The City of Spokane is hereby holding a virtual public hearing before the Hearing Examiner on Thursday, October 29, 2020. The City deferred the in-person public hearing in an effort to slow the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) and to protect those most vulnerable. Due to the restrictions on public gatherings arising from the COVID-19 outbreak, this hearing will be conducted remotely using web and telephone conference tools, as described below. However, if the Governor’s restrictions for group gatherings are lifted prior to the scheduled hearing date, the hearing will be held in person at the designated time in the Council Chambers, Lower Level of City Hall, 808 W. Spokane Falls Boulevard, Spokane, WA. Any person may submit written comments on the proposal and/or participate in the public hearing.

Written Comments Due Date: October 28, 2020 by 5:00 p.m.

Public Hearing Via WebEx Conferencing

October 29, 2020 9:00 AM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

Join WebEx Meeting

Participate via video link on your computer:

  • Join meeting
  • Meeting (or Access) number: 146 219 6141
  • Password: YGzzqgCz482

Participate by phone:

  • Call (408) 418-9388
  • Enter 146 219 6141 followed by # when prompted for a meeting number or access code.
  • Enter # when prompted for an attendee ID number.

WebEx Details: We encourage all interested persons and the public to utilize the WebEx meeting feature. Please download the application in advance of the hearing. The optimal equipment for audio/video participation is a computer, smart phone, or tablet equipped with a camera and a headset with microphone similar to what you use with your phones for hands-free use. The WebEx application is free to download and use to observe or participate in the hearing. If this technology is unavailable to you, you can participate by phone using the toll number, service charges may apply. Your experience by phone will be similar to a teleconference. The Public Hearing will open with the collection of participant information and an overview of how the hearing will progress, prior to the official opening of the hearing. The public is encouraged to submit written comments prior to the hearing by sending to the City Planner, Donna deBit at ddebit@spokanecity.org; comments via email will need to be submitted by no later than 5:00 PM on October 28,2020 in order for them to be received and prepared for submission into the record; comments received will be entered into the record at the time of the public participation portion of the Public Hearing. Comments received through US Mail will be included if they are received prior to the hearing.

Overview: The City requests that all non-essential visits to City Hall be observed. The City of Spokane along with the Hearing Examiner office is doing its part to slow the spread of COVID-19 and is hosting a virtual Public Hearing in response. In order to maintain compliance with WAC 365-196-845, the City is continuing to hold a virtual hearing to comply with due process on pending applications. Spokane City Council recently passed Ordinance C35905, which authorizes temporary procedural interpretations and also authorizes hearings that can be conducted consistent with the Governor's proclamations and within the spirit and intent of hearing requirements.


This proposal was reviewed under the State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA). A DNS was issued on July 21, 2020 by the City of Spokane, Lead Agency.

Related Documents

Contact Information

Written comments should be sent via mail or email:

Planning and Development Services
Donna deBit
Assistant Planner II
808 W. Spokane Falls Blvd.
Spokane, WA 99201-3329