Neighborhood Retail Parking Standards Update


There are 72 small commercial areas within the city, most with historic roots as local community or “streetcar” business locations that are zoned Neighborhood Retail (NR). Currently, these areas are required to follow the same parking standards that other commercially zoned properties are required to follow. This proposal would eliminate parking requirements for any existing building, new building, or addition with a floor area less than 3,000 square feet and reduce them for buildings up to 5,000 square feet. Reduced parking standards aim at balancing the need for parking while encouraging revitalization of small scale, neighborhood serving businesses.

Notice of City Council Hearing

Notice is hereby given that there will be a public hearing before the City of Spokane City Council on Monday, June 15, 2015 at 6 p.m. in the City Council Chambers, Lower Level of City Hall at 808 West Spokane Falls Boulevard, Spokane, Washington (this hearing may be continued to a later date) to receive public testimony on the proposed ordinance to amend Section 17C.230 Parking & Loading, of the Spokane Municipal Code. More information (PDF 477 KB).

What's Happening Now

There will be a public hearing before the City of Spokane City Council on Monday June 15, 2015 at 6 p.m. Please see Notice of City Council Hearing information above.

Other Meetings

  • The City's Plan Commission held a public hearing on May 13, 2015 and recommended the City Council approve the proposal. For further Plan Commission meeting agendas see the Plan Commission page

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Contact Information

Ben Stuckart
City Council President