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.124.560

Title 17C Land Use Standards

Chapter 17C.124 Downtown Zones

Section 17C.124.560 Roof Expression – Building Design
  1. Purpose.

To ensure that rooflines present a distinct profile and appearance for the building.

  1. Roof Expression Implementation.

Buildings with flat roofs shall have portions with pitched roofs, extended parapets or projecting cornices to create a prominent edge when viewed against the sky, especially to highlight major entrances. (P)


Portion of roof extended.


Traditional extended parapet and cornice with emphasis
over entrance.

Date Passed: Monday, December 14, 2009

Effective Date: Saturday, January 16, 2010

Ordinance C34522 Section 1