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.124.340

Title 17C Land Use Standards

Chapter 17C.124 Downtown Zones

Section 17C.124.340 Parking and Loading

The standards pertaining to the minimum required and maximum allowed number of auto parking spaces, minimum required number of bicycle parking spaces, parking lot placement, parking lot setbacks, and internal parking lot pedestrian connections are stated in chapter 17C.230 SMC, Parking and Loading.

  1. Parking structures and structures where the primary use is storage of any kind adjacent to Type I or Type II complete streets must include street-level retail, office or civic uses along at least fifty percent of the street frontage not devoted to vehicular access areas. The spaces for these uses must have a minimum depth of fifteen feet, a minimum finished ceiling height of ten feet and provisions for loading and trash.
    1. The following safety features must be incorporated into all parking facilities:
      1. Lighting must meet the standards of the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America for Parking Facilities; and
      1. Signage must be provided to identify floors and location of pedestrian walkways and exits.
  1. Surface parking along Type I and Type II complete streets must not be located between the complete street and the building, except when the parcel slopes down from the fronting street at a ratio of at least one vertical to five horizontal.

Date Passed: Monday, December 14, 2009

Effective Date: Saturday, January 16, 2010

Ordinance C34522 Section 1