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.130.515

Title 17C Land Use Standards

Chapter 17C.130 Industrial Zones

Section 17C.130.515 Base/Middle/Top – Building Design
  1. Purpose.

To reduce the apparent bulk of buildings by providing a sense of “base” and “top.”

  1. Base/Middle/Top Implementation.

When this building design element is chosen:

    1. Buildings shall have a distinct “base” at the ground level, using articulation and materials such as stone, masonry or decorative concrete. (P)
    1. The “top” of the building shall be treated with a distinct outline with elements such as a projecting parapet, cornice, or projection. (P)

Date Passed: Monday, November 7, 2005

Effective Date: Thursday, December 15, 2005

ORD C33757 Section 1