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.130.530

Title 17C Land Use Standards

Chapter 17C.130 Industrial Zones

Section 17C.130.530 Ground Level Details – Building Design
  1. Purpose.

To ensure that buildings display the greatest amount of visual interest.

  1. Ground Level Details Implementation.

When this building design element is chosen:

    1. Ground level of building shall be pedestrian friendly in scale, expression and use of materials. (R)
    1. Ground floor of the buildings shall have at least two of the following elements: (P)
      1. Large windows.
      1. Kickplates for storefront windows.
      1. Projecting sills.
      1. Pedestrian scale signs.
      1. Canopies.
      1. Plinth.

Date Passed: Monday, November 7, 2005

Effective Date: Thursday, December 15, 2005

ORD C33757 Section 1