City of Spokane

Spokane Municipal Code

***Note: Many local criminal codes can now be located under Chapter 10.60 SMC while others are now cited under the Revised Code of Washington (RCW), which was incorporated into the municipal code in 2022. (See SMC 10.58.010). Code Enforcement, including Noise Control and Animal Regulations are located in Chapters 10.62 through 10.74.

Title 04
Chapter 04.13
Section 04.13.015

Title 04 Administrative Agencies and Procedures

Chapter 04.13 Design Review Board

Section 04.13.015 Design Review Board

The design review board is hereby established to:

  1. improve communication and participation among developers, neighbors, and the City early in the design and siting of new development subject to design review under the Spokane Municipal Code;
  1. ensure that projects subject to design review under the Spokane Municipal Code are consistent with adopted design guidelines and help implement the City’s comprehensive plan;
  1. advocate for the aesthetic quality of Spokane’s public realm;
  1. encourage design and site planning that responds to context, enhances pedestrian characteristics, considers sustainable design practices, and helps make Spokane a desirable place to live, work, and visit;
  1. provide flexibility in the application of design standards as allowed through design standard departures; and
  1. ensure that public facilities and projects within the City’s right-of-way:
    1. wisely allocate the City’s resources,
    1. serve as models of design quality.

Date Passed: Monday, March 29, 2021

Effective Date: Thursday, May 6, 2021

ORD C36023 Section 1