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.124
Section 17C.124.010

Title 17C Land Use Standards

Chapter 17C.124 Downtown Zones

Section 17C.124.010 Purpose

The downtown zoning categories implement the downtown specific plan titled “Fast Forward Spokane” along with the goals and policies and land use plan map designations of the comprehensive plan. The differences in the zoning categories reflect the desired character for different downtown areas. The zones are distinguished by the design, intensity, and form of development allowed. A wide range of uses is allowed in each zone. The zones encourage a wide mix of residential, recreational, commercial, office, and some light industrial uses. The intensity of the uses allowed and the development and design standards promote the desired character within the zone. The development standards are designed to allow a large degree of development flexibility within parameters that support the intent of the specific zone. The standards are intended to provide certainty to property owners, developers, and neighbors about the limits of what is allowed in the various zoning categories.

Date Passed: Monday, December 14, 2009

Effective Date: Saturday, January 16, 2010

Ordinance C34522 Section 1