South Logan TOD Project

Study Area Map

Overview

The City of Spokane is planning for housing and transit-oriented development along The City Line, Spokane's first bus rapid transit route. The South Logan Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) Project will create a subarea plan to facilitate higher density development that leverages investments in transit with supportive uses. The project is also part of the City's ongoing efforts to enhance housing options and affordability in areas with good access to daily needs, services, and jobs. The study area will focus on three The City Line stations in the South Logan area of the Logan Neighborhood, which is around Gonzaga University and adjacent to the Hamilton Street Corridor.

The project is expected to begin in Q2 2022, with final adoption anticipated in June 2023.

Project Scope

City Planning will work with a consultant team and the community to review zoning and study environmental impacts of planned development in advance to streamline permit processing times, through the creation of a subarea plan and environmental impact statement (EIS). Major project components include:

  • Review land use, zoning, and design standards to increase variety of allowable housing types and mixed-use development.
  • Identify public infrastructure needs, including water and traffic, to support higher density housing in the area.
  • Address development code changes needed to increase residential capacity and include a market analysis to help the City better understand the overall potential.
  • Identify anti-displacement and equitable TOD strategies to preserve and expand low-income and workforce housing in the area, protect residents from rising costs, connect people to opportunities, and support local businesses.
  • Conduct a comprehensive analysis of environmental impacts and consequences, alternatives, and mitigation measures of planned development in advance to streamline permit processing times through the development of a planned action environmental impact statement (EIS).

Get Involved

The South Logan TOD Project will build on community engagement through ongoing and previous planning efforts and include broad engagement with current residents and community members, neighborhood institutions and advocates, property owners, businesses, key institutional and organizational stakeholders, influencers and investors, and agency partners. As we get the project underway, we want to hear from the community throughout the process. Connect with us through the following ways:

  • Sign up to receive email updates about this project.
  • Connect with the project by emailing us at southlogantod@spokanecity.org.
  • Stay tuned! Check this page for more opportunities to get involved and share your ideas.

Presentations and Materials

  • Public Infrastructure, Environment, and Sustainability Committee – March 28, 2022

What is TOD?

Transit-oriented development, or TOD, is a model for planning development with a diversity of land uses— housing, shopping and employment that are located along a network pedestrian and bicycle-oriented streets within a ½ mile of high-performance transit lines. Key characteristics of TOD include active street frontages with daily-needs goods, services and residential opportunities near transit stations. These characteristics encourage pedestrian activity and enhance neighborhood access to resources, supporting local economic growth and resiliency.

Transit also helps improve equity and affordability to deliver greater benefits to a diverse range of residents. Equitable transit-oriented development, or ETOD, goes farther to help ensure people experience the benefits of transit, regardless of income, race, ethnicity, age, gender, or disability. When centered on social inclusion and community wealth building, ETOD can be a driver of positive transformation for more vibrant, prosperous, and resilient neighborhoods connected to opportunities throughout the city and region and can help prevent displacement of current residents in development. As the City of Spokane continues to focus on TOD, the City can further identify ETOD policies and guidance to represent a vision to equitably share the benefits of transit for all.

Background

The South Logan TOD Project is the next phase of planning along The City Line, following the City’s Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) Framework Study. The TOD Framework Study identifies strategies best suited to Spokane for supporting development along new High-Performance Transit lines. To read the final report and recommendations, please see the Action Plan on the TOD Framework Study page. For more information about The City Line, visit the STA’s City Line website.

The 2021 Washington Legislature appropriated $2.5 million for cities to facilitate transit-oriented development in areas high-capacity transit. The City of Spokane was once of 11 communities to be awarded $250,000 in grant funds from the Transit-Oriented Development and Implementation (TODI) grant program through the WA Dept. of Commerce.

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Contact Information

Maren Murphy, AICP
Assistant Planner II
mmurphy@spokanecity.org
509.625.6737

Tirrell Black, AICP
Principal Planner
tblack@spokanecity.org
509.625.6185