Title 17A Administration
Chapter 17A.020 Definitions
Erosion and sediment control devices used to provide temporary stabilization of a site, usually during construction or ground disturbing activities, before permanent devices are installed.
A sign placed on a structure or the ground for a specifically limited period of time as provided in SMC 17C.240.240(G).
A structure approved for location on a lot by the department for a period not to exceed six months with the intent to remove such structure after the time period expires.
Portion of a structure occupied by a single commercial lease holder with its own public entrance from the exterior of the building or through a shared lobby, atrium, mall, or hallway and separated from other tenant spaces by walls.
The portion of a sidewalk that is intended for pedestrian travel and is entirely free of permanent and temporary objects.
Land on the shore of marine water bodies between the line of ordinary high tide and the line of extreme low tide.
A calculation of the maximum amount of a pollutant that a water body can receive and still meet water quality standards, and an allocation of that amount to the pollutant’s sources. A TMDL is the sum of the allowable loads of a single pollutant from all contributing point and non point sources. The calculation shall include a margin of safety to ensure that the water body can be used for the purposes the state has designated. The calculation shall also account for seasonable variation in water quality. Water quality standards are set by states, territories, and tribes. They identify the uses for each water body, for example, drinking water supply, contact recreation (swimming), and aquatic life support (fishing), and the scientific criteria to support that use. The Clean Water Act, section 303, establishes the water quality standards and TMDL programs.
The deposition of sediment onto paved surfaces from the wheels of vehicles.
A piece of land created and designated as part of a land division that is not a lot, lot of record or a public right-of-way. Tracts are created and designated for a specific purpose. Land uses within a tract are restricted to those uses consistent with the stated purpose as described on the plat, in maintenance agreements, or through conditions, covenants and restrictions (CC&Rs).
The area of street which is intended to carry vehicular traffic, excluding any shoulders.
An application for a project permit that is subject to an administrative approval and is not categorically exempt from environmental review under chapter 43.21C RCW (SEPA) and the City of Spokane Environmental Ordinance chapter 17E.050 SMC, and does not require a public hearing. Type I applications are identified in Table 17G.060-1 in chapter 17G.060 SMC. These applications may include, but are not limited to, building permits and grading permits.
An application for a project permit that is subject to an administrative decision of a department director, that may or may not be categorically exempt from chapter 43.21C RCW (SEPA), and does not require a public hearing. The Type II applications are identified in Table 17G.060-1 in chapter 17G.060 SMC. These applications may include, but are not limited to, short plats, binding site plans, shoreline substantial development permits, and some conditional use permits; provided, the planning and economic development services director may require conditional use permits which are otherwise characterized as Type II applications under this title to be submitted and processed as Type III applications when the director issues written findings that the Type III process is in the public interest.
An application for a project permit that is subject to a quasi-judicial decision of the hearing examiner that may or may not be categorically exempt from chapter 43.21C RCW (SEPA) and the City of Spokane Environmental Ordinance chapter 17E.050 SMC and requires a public hearing. Type III applications are identified in Table 17G.060-1 in chapter 17G.060 SMC. These applications may include, but are not limited to, rezones, conditional use permits, preliminary long plats, or shoreline conditional use permits.
Date Passed: Monday, November 30, 2020
Effective Date: Sunday, January 3, 2021
ORD C35983 Section 7