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 17C
Chapter 17C.122
Section 17C.122.100

Title 17C Land Use Standards

Chapter 17C.122 Center and Corridor Zones

Section 17C.122.100 Maximum Building Height

Table 17C.122.100-1 sets forth the maximum building and structure heights for the center and corridor zones. Each structure, development or activity shall comply with these requirements except as otherwise provided in this section.


TABLE 17C.122.100-1
Neighborhood Center 40 ft. 40 ft. 40 ft.
District Center or Corridor 55 ft. 55 ft. 40 ft.
Employment Center 150 ft. [3] 150 ft. [3] 70 ft.
[1] Pitched roof forms and accessible decks may extend above the height limit; however, if the space within the pitched roof is habitable, it shall only be used for residential purposes.
[2] Building Height Transition Requirement.
The following exception to the maximum building height standards is to provide a gradual transition and enhance the compatibility between the more intensive center zones and adjacent single-family and two-family residential zones. For all development within 150 ft. of any single-family or two-family residential zone the maximum building height is as follows:
Starting at a height of 30 ft. at the residential zone boundary, additional building height may be added at a ratio of 1 to 2 (1 ft. of additional building height for every 2 ft. of additional horizontal distance from the closest single-family or two-family residential zone). The building height transition requirement ends 150 ft. from the single-family or two-family residential zone boundary. Beyond the transition the maximum building height of the zone applies.
[3] Buildings and structures over 50 ft. in height must follow the design, setback and dimensional standards found in chapter 17C.250 SMC, Tall Building Standards.

Date Passed: Monday, December 19, 2005

Effective Date: Saturday, January 21, 2006

ORD C33774 Section 1