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.124.585

Title 17C Land Use Standards

Chapter 17C.124 Downtown Zones

Section 17C.124.585 Jefferson Street & Spokane County Courthouse View Corridor
  1. Purpose.

To maintain a view corridor for pedestrians at the street level from the intersection of Riverside Avenue and Jefferson Street to the Spokane County Courthouse.

  1. View Corridor Implementation.

A clear view shall be maintained at the pedestrian and street level between the intersection of Riverside Avenue and Jefferson Street and the Spokane County Courthouse.

    1. The view corridor shall not be less than fifty feet wide and shall be designed to be consistent with SMC 17C.124.580. (R)
    1. Sites that must accommodate the view corridor are eligible for a four-story height bonus consistent with SMC 17C.124.220(G). (R)

View looking north from Jefferson Street toward
Spokane County Courthouse.


Courthouse View Corridor

Date Passed: Monday, December 14, 2009

Effective Date: Saturday, January 16, 2010

Ordinance C34522 Section 1