City of Spokane

Spokane Municipal Code

Title 17C
Chapter 17C.190
Section 17C.190.560

Title 17C Land Use Standards

Chapter 17C.190 Use Category Descriptions

Article VI. Other Categories

Section 17C.190.560 Rail Lines and Utility Corridors
  1. Characteristics.

This category includes railroad tracks and lines for the movement of trains. The land may be owned or leased by the railroad. The category also includes public or private passageways, including easements, for the express purpose of transmitting or transporting electricity, gas, oil, water, sewage, communication signals or other similar services on a regional level.

  1. Examples.

Examples include rail trunk and feeder lines, regional electrical transmission lines, and regional gas and oil pipelines.

  1. Exceptions.
    1. Railroad lead and spur lines for delivery of rail cars to sites or for unloading of rail cars on specific sites are classified as accessory to the primary use of the site.
    1. Rail lines and utility corridors that are located within motor vehicle rights-of-way are not included.
    1. Railroad yards are classified in the Railroad Yards category.

Date Passed: Tuesday, May 31, 2005

Effective Date: Wednesday, July 6, 2005

ORD C33636 Section 3