City of Spokane

Spokane Municipal Code

Title 17A
Chapter 17A.060
Section 17A.060.040

Title 17A Administration

Chapter 17A.060 Development Agreements

Section 17A.060.040 Effect and Vesting
  1. General.
    Unless amended or terminated, a development agreement is enforceable during its term by a party to the agreement. A development agreement and the development standards in the agreement govern during the term of the agreement, or for all or that part of the build-out period of the project specified in the agreement, and the project may not be subject to an amendment to a zoning ordinance or development standard or regulation or a new zoning ordinance or development standard or regulation adopted after the effective date of the agreement. A permit or approval issued by the City after the execution of the development agreement must be consistent with the development agreement. A development agreement shall reference by ordinance or code provision the land use regulations under which the project described in the development agreement is vested.
  2. Vesting.
    Under subsection (A), a development agreement provides an alternative to vesting rights provided for under SMC 17G.060.090.
  3. Concurrency.
    A development agreement may reserve capacity in the transportation system for the proposed development's trip generation and, in this case, the proposed development shall be deemed to have achieved transportation concurrency under the concurrency rules and regulations in effect on the effective date of the development agreement. The term for the concurrency determination shall be set forth in the development agreement.
  4. Modifications.
    The City shall reserve authority in each development agreement to impose new or different regulations only if necessary, and to the extent necessary, to address a serious threat to public health and safety.

Date Passed: Monday, April 25, 2011

Effective Date: Friday, June 3, 2011

ORD C34716 Section 6