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.130.270

Title 17C Land Use Standards

Chapter 17C.130 Industrial Zones

Section 17C.130.270 Outdoor Activities
  1. Purpose.

The standards of this section are intended to assure that outdoor sales, display, storage and work activities:

    1. will be consistent with the desired character of the zone;
    1. will not be a detriment to the overall appearance of the industrial area;
    1. will not have adverse impacts on adjacent properties, especially those zoned residential; and
    1. will not have an adverse impact on the environment.

Outdoor activities associated with nonresidential uses shall be permitted in industrial zones subject to the standards of the zone as described below.

  1. Outdoor Sales and Storage Areas.
    1. Outdoor sales and storage areas are allowed in all industrial zones.
    1. There is no limit on the size of permitted outdoor storage areas.
    1. The size of outdoor sales areas for retail sales and service uses are prescribed in the Table 17C.130.100-1, Industrial Zones Primary Uses, and SMC 17C.130.110, Limited Use Standards.
  1. Outdoor Activities Location.
    1. The following outdoor activities shall be located at least fifty feet from a residentially zoned lot:
      1. Outdoor sales and/or service of food or beverages.
      1. Outdoor storage.
      1. Outdoor loading berths.
      1. Outdoor work activities including the sales of motor vehicle fuels and car washes.
  1. Outdoor Activities Area Improvements.
    1. Outdoor activities shall be screened and landscaped according to the provisions of chapter 17C.200 SMC, Landscaping and Screening.
    1. In order to control dust and mud, all vehicle circulation areas must be paved.

Date Passed: Monday, November 7, 2005

Effective Date: Thursday, December 15, 2005

ORD C33757 Section 1