City of Spokane

Spokane Municipal Code

Title 17A
Chapter 17A.060
Section 17A.060.020

Title 17A Administration

Chapter 17A.060 Development Agreements

Section 17A.060.020 Purpose
  1. Contents.

Development agreements shall set forth the development standards and other provisions that shall apply to and govern and vest the development, use, and mitigation of the development of the real property for the duration specified in the agreement. A development agreement shall be consistent with all applicable development regulations. A development agreement may obligate a party to fund or provide services, infrastructure, or other facilities. For the purposes of this section, “development standards” include but are not limited to:

    1. project elements such as permitted uses, residential densities, and nonresidential densities and intensities or building sizes;
    1. the amount and payment of impact fees imposed or agreed to in accordance with any applicable provisions of state law, any reimbursement provisions, other financial contributions by the property owners, inspection fees, or dedications;
    1. mitigation measures, development conditions, and other requirements under chapter 17E.050 SMC, SEPA Regulations;
    1. design standards such as maximum heights, setbacks, drainage and water quality requirements, landscaping, and other development features;
    1. affordable housing;
    1. parks and open space preservation;
    1. phasing;
    1. review procedures and standards for implementing decisions;
    1. a build-out or vesting period for applicable standards; and
    1. any other appropriate development requirement or procedure.
  1. Unauthorized Fees Prohibited.

Nothing in this chapter is intended to authorize the City to impose impact fees, inspection fees, or dedications or to require any other financial contributions or mitigation measures except as expressly authorized by other applicable provisions of law.

Date Passed: Monday, April 25, 2011

Effective Date: Friday, June 3, 2011

ORD C34716 Section 6