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.124.500

Title 17C Land Use Standards

Chapter 17C.124 Downtown Zones

Section 17C.124.500 Design Standards Implementation
  1. The design standards found in SMC 17C.124.500 through SMC 17C.124.590 follow SMC 17C.124.015, Design Standards Administration. Design standards are in the form of Requirements (R), Presumptions (P), and Considerations (C). An applicant may seek relief through chapter 17G.030 SMC, Design Departures, for those eligible standards and guidelines contained in the zoning code. When a project exceeds a size and scope as specified below the project is subject to a design review process and shall follow the downtown design guidelines.
  1. Projects subject to design review per chapter 17G.040 SMC must meet the design standards found in SMC 17C.124.500 through SMC 17C.124.590 and follow the downtown design guidelines. To allow new development to better respond to the unique character of its surroundings, the design review board’s recommendations to the planning and economic development services director may include flexibility from the design standards if the board determines that the proposal meets the intent of the design standards and the downtown design guidelines. See the Downtown Design Guidelines for an outline of the design review process.

Date Passed: Monday, December 14, 2009

Effective Date: Saturday, January 16, 2010

Ordinance C34522 Section 1