Title 17C Land Use Standards
Chapter 17C.200 Landscaping and Screening
The City of Spokane recognizes the aesthetic, ecological, and economic value of landscaping and requires its use to:
promote the distinct character and quality of life and development expected by the community as indicated and supported in the policies of the comprehensive plan;
maintain and protect property values;
enhance the visual appearance of the City;
enhance the compatibility of new development with surrounding properties;
preserve and enhance Spokane’s urban forest;
preserve and enhance existing vegetation;
reduce stormwater runoff pollution, temperature, and volume;
aid in energy conservation by providing shade and shelter from the wind; and
promote water conservation and reduced maintenance.
The following landscaping and screening standards are applicable to all sites in RA, RSF, RTF, RMF, RHD, O, OR, NR, NMU, CB, GC, CC, LI, PI HI, downtown zones and FBC zones. These standards address materials, placement, layout, and timing of installation.
Date Passed: Monday, January 12, 2015
Effective Date: Wednesday, February 25, 2015
ORD C35212 Section 2