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.130
Section 17C.130.250

Title 17C Land Use Standards

Chapter 17C.130 Industrial Zones

Section 17C.130.250 Screening
  1. Purpose.

The screening standards address specific unsightly features which detract from the appearance of industrial areas.

  1. Garbage Collection Areas.

All exterior refuse (including garbage, recycling materials and yard debris) receptacles and refuse collection areas must be screened from the street and any adjacent properties. Trash receptacles for pedestrian use are exempt. Screening must comply with the standards of chapter 17C.200 SMC, Landscaping and Screening.

  1. Mechanical Equipment.

Mechanical equipment located on the ground, such as heating or cooling equipment, pumps or generators must be screened from the street and any abutting residential zones by walls, fences or vegetation tall enough to screen the equipment. Mechanical equipment on roofs of buildings must be screened from ground level of any abutting R-zoned lands.

  1. Other Screening Requirements.

The screening requirements for parking, outdoor storage and outdoor display areas are stated in the standards for those types of development.

Date Passed: Monday, November 7, 2005

Effective Date: Thursday, December 15, 2005

ORD C33757 Section 1