City of Spokane

Spokane Municipal Code

Title 17C
Chapter 17C.190
Section 17C.190.520

Title 17C Land Use Standards

Chapter 17C.190 Use Category Descriptions

Article VI. Other Categories

Section 17C.190.520 Detention Facilities

  1. Characteristics.
    Detention Facilities includes facilities for the judicially required detention or incarceration of people. Inmates and detainees are under twenty-four-hour supervision by detention/incarceration officers, except when on an approved leave.
  2. Accessory Uses.
    Accessory uses include offices, recreational and health facilities, therapy facilities, maintenance facilities, and hobby and manufacturing activities.
  3. Examples.
    Examples include prisons, jails, probation centers, secure community transition facilities and juvenile detention homes.
  4. Exceptions.
    Programs that provide care and training or treatment for psychiatric, alcohol, or drug problems, where patients are residents of the program, but where patients are not supervised by detention/incarceration officers are classified as Group Living. Programs that provide transitional living experience for former offenders, such as halfway houses, where residents are not supervised by detention/incarceration officers, are also classified as Group Living.

Date Passed: Tuesday, May 31, 2005

Effective Date: Wednesday, July 6, 2005

ORD C33636 Section 3