City of Spokane

Spokane Municipal Code

Title 17C
Chapter 17C.190
Section 17C.190.220

Title 17C Land Use Standards

Chapter 17C.190 Use Category Descriptions

Article III. Commercial Categories

Section 17C.190.220 Commercial Parking
  1. Characteristics.

Commercial Parking facilities provide parking that is not accessory to a specific use. A fee may or may not be charged. A facility that provides both accessory parking for a specific use and regular fee parking for people not connected to the use is also classified as a Commercial Parking facility.

  1. Accessory Uses.

In a parking structure only, accessory uses may include gasoline sales, car washing and vehicle repair activities if these uses provide service to autos parked in the garage, and not towards general traffic.

  1. Examples.

Examples include short- and long-term fee parking facilities, commercial district shared parking lots, commercial shuttle parking and mixed parking lots (partially for a specific use, partly for rent to others).

  1. Exceptions.
    1. Parking facilities that are accessory to a use, but which charge the public to park for occasional events nearby, are not considered Commercial Parking facilities.
    1. Parking facilities that are accessory to a primary use are not considered Commercial Parking uses, even if the operator leases the facility to the primary use or charges a fee to the individuals who park in the facility.
    1. Public transit park-and-ride facilities are classified as Basic Utilities.

Date Passed: Tuesday, May 31, 2005

Effective Date: Wednesday, July 6, 2005

ORD C33636 Section 3