Meeting House CUP – Requested Condition Change

(formerly approved as 11th Ave Café)

Application/Permit Number: Z18-202CUP3


1801 E 11th Ave, Parcel Number 35213.1126


Meeting House, LLC – Elisabeth Krahn


On May 1, 2018, the City's Hearing Examiner approved a Conditional Use Permit for a Retail Sales and Service Use in the existing structure at 1801 E 11th Ave. The property is zoned Residential Single Family, but because the structure was originally legally constructed for commercial purposes in 1925, it met the qualifications to apply for an Existing Neighborhood Structures in Residential Zones Conditional Use Permit.

In his decision for this application, the Hearing Examiner imposed conditions on any business that would operate out of the building, stating that business hours are limited to 7AM to 5PM and alcohol shall not be served or sold at the premises. A coffee shop/café opened in the building in February 2020 and the business owner has written to request a change in conditions to the hours of operation and the limitation on alcohol sales. The applicant is requesting to be allowed operating hours from 7AM to 10PM and permission to serve beer and wine. The applicant has stipulated they do not intend to serve spirits or liquor of any kind. No changes to the site are proposed.

Notice of Public Hearing

A previous hearing date was scheduled for May 20th, but due to a noticing error, a new hearing date was scheduled for June 10th with revised notices being mailed out. Comments from the public were due by May 28th, 2021 at 5:00PM.

At the June 10th hearing, the applicant requested a continuance to allow time to respond to the neighborhood’s voluminous comments and to allow more members of their team to participate in the hearing. The applicant also indicated that they preferred to wait until an in-person hearing could be held. Several members of the public who were in attendance agreed that they preferred an in-person hearing option and did not contest the request for a continuance. The Hearing Examiner granted the continuance, and the hearing has been postponed until September 8th, 2021 at 9:00AM in the Council Chambers of City Hall at 808 W Spokane Falls Blvd, Lower Level.

*If you submitted written comments during the previous public comment periods, those comments are still a part of the record and will be forwarded to the Hearing Examiner, the decision maker. You do not need to submit comments again.*

Related Documents

Documents from Previous Application

Contact Information

Written comments should be sent via mail or email:

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