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.124.290

Title 17C Land Use Standards

Chapter 17C.124 Downtown Zones

Section 17C.124.290 Drive-through Facilities

Drive-through facilities are allowed in the zones that are intended for auto-accommodating development. They are limited in areas where the desired character is pedestrian-oriented development. Additional standards for drive-through facilities are stated in chapter 17C.325 SMC, Drive-through Facilities.

  1. Drive-through Facilities in the DTC, DTG, and DTU Zones.
    Drive-through facilities that are not contained within a structure are not allowed in the DTC, DTG, and DTU zones along Type I or II complete streets.
  2. Drive-through Facilities in the DTS Zone.
    In the DTS zone, drive-through facilities are allowed.
  3. Drive-through Facility Design.
    In all downtown zones access and stacking lanes serving drive-through businesses shall not be located between the building and any adjacent street and shall be designed to minimize the impact to the sidewalk environment. Drive-through facilities shall have no more than one lane, unless contained within a structure.
  4. Drive-through Facility Design.
    Drive-through facilities shall be designed to minimize pedestrian conflicts both on and off the site.

Date Passed: Monday, December 14, 2009

Effective Date: Saturday, January 16, 2010

Ordinance C34522 Section 1