Sportsplex Design Departure

Application/Permit Number: Z19‑381CUP2


Integrus Architecture

Property Owners

City of Spokane, Spokane Public Facilities District, Spokane Federal Credit Union


Several Parcels, but generally near 444 E Cataldo (over [proposed] vacated Cataldo Street, bounded by Howard, Dean, and Washington)

Description of Project

The Spokane Public Facilities District is proposing to construct a 135,000 square foot multi‑purpose event venue to be owned and operated by the PFD. Per 17G.040.020.E, because the building is a public project, the new structure triggered Design Review. During the design review process, it was determined that the proposed building elevation visible from Dean Ave will not meet the requirements for window glazing.

SMC 17C.124.510 states that for buildings fronting on a complete street (which Dean Ave is designated as) the glazing requirements of Table 17C.124‑4 apply. Dean Ave is designated as a Type IV complete street. Per Table 17C.124‑4, non‑residential uses in the DTG zone require 60% glazing for ground floor facades between two and ten feet. Additionally, between 10 and 40 feet, 40% glazing is required for non-residential uses.

The applicant's proposal identifies the following glazing for each elevation:

  Between 2 and 10 feet Between 10 and 40 feet
Northern Elevation 6% 6%

If an applicant's proposal does not meet the identified design standards, the applicant may request a Design Departure, which is processed as a Type II land use application.


The Planning Director issued an Approval with conditions on November 27, 2019. The date of the last day to appeal is the December 11th at 5PM. The appeal fee of $250 must be paid in full at the time an appeal is made. An appeal shall take the form of a written statement of the alleged reason(s) the decision was in error.

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Planning and Development Services

Written comments should be sent via mail or email: (if applicable)

Ali Brast
Assistant Planner
808 W. Spokane Falls Blvd.
Spokane, WA 99201-3329