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.124.030

Title 17C Land Use Standards

Chapter 17C.124 Downtown Zones

Section 17C.124.030 Characteristics of Downtown Zones

  1. Downtown Core (DTC).
    The downtown core zoning category is applied to the core area of the downtown. The DTC zone allows the most intensive building height and massing within the downtown and the City.
  2. Downtown General (DTG).
    The downtown general zoning category is a mixed-use use category applied within a large area of the downtown. This is a high-density, mixed-use area in which community-serving retail uses are encouraged, especially at street level; and residential and office uses are encouraged, especially as part of a mixed-use building. A very wide range of uses are allowed. New auto-oriented or intensive industrial uses are discouraged or not allowed.
  3. Downtown University (DTU).
    The downtown university zone encourages a wide range of uses that support the ongoing development of an urban inner city university. A pedestrian friendly and safe urban environment is encouraged along with a wide range of residential, office, retail, and other supporting commercial uses.
  4. Downtown South (DTS).
    The downtown south zone is generally found along Third Avenue and other areas that include auto-oriented uses south of the railroad viaduct. The downtown south zone accommodates a wide range of uses, including auto oriented uses.

Date Passed: Monday, December 14, 2009

Effective Date: Saturday, January 16, 2010

Ordinance C34522 Section 1