City of Spokane

Spokane Municipal Code

Title 17C
Chapter 17C.190
Section 17C.190.250

Title 17C Land Use Standards

Chapter 17C.190 Use Category Descriptions

Article III. Commercial Categories

Section 17C.190.250 Office
  1. Characteristics

Office uses are characterized by activities conducted in an office setting and generally focusing on business, government, professional, medical, or financial services.

  1. Accessory Uses

Accessory uses may include medical product dispensing; in addition, cafeterias, health facilities, parking or other amenities primarily for the use of employees in the firm or building may be provided.

  1. Examples

Examples include professional services such as lawyers, accountants, engineers or architects; financial businesses such as lenders, brokerage houses, bank headquarters, branch banks or real estate agents; data processing; sales offices; government offices, post office and public utility offices; TV and radio studios; interior decorator studio; art or photographic studios; hair, tanning and personal care services; emergency medical care; medical and dental clinics, medical and dental labs; blood-collection facilities; and veterinarians as long as they are soundproofed and all activities are entirely indoors.

  1. Exceptions
    1. Offices that are part of and are located with a firm in another category are considered accessory to the firm’s primary activity. Headquarters offices, when in conjunction with or adjacent to a primary use in another category, are considered part of the other category.
    1. Contractors and others who perform services off-site are included in the Office category if equipment, materials, and vehicles used in conjunction with the business are not stored on the site and fabrication, services or similar work is not carried on at the site.

Date Passed: Monday, July 23, 2012

Effective Date: Thursday, August 30, 2012

ORD C34888 Section 10