City of Spokane

Spokane Municipal Code

Title 17D
Chapter 17D.075
Section 17D.075.030

Title 17D City-wide Standards

Chapter 17D.075 Transportation Impact Fees

Section 17D.075.030 Concurrency
  1. Pursuant to chapter 36.7A RCW and chapter 17D.010 of the Spokane Municipal Code, development approval is prohibited if the development activity will cause the level of service of public facilities to decline below the standards adopted in the transportation element of the comprehensive plan, unless system improvements or strategies to accommodate the impacts of the development activity are made concurrent with the development activity. The concurrency requirement is satisfied if the required system improvements are in place at the time of development activity, or that a financial commitment is in place, which shall include the impact fees anticipated to be generated by the development, to complete the system improvements or strategies required to meet the specified standards of service defined in the comprehensive plan within six years of development approval. Any combination of the following shall constitute a "financial commitment" for the purposes of this chapter and chapter 17D.010 SMC:

    1. The City has received voter approval of and/or has bonding authority.

    2. The City has received approval for federal, state, or other funds.

    3. The City has received a secured commitment from a feepayer that the feepayer will construct the required public facilities and/or system improvement(s) and the City has found such public facilities and/or system improvement(s) to be acceptable and consistent with its capital facilities plan; and/or

    4. The City has other assured funding, including but not limited to impact fees that have been paid or that shall be payable as a result of the development approval.
  2. Public facilities financed in part with the impact fees authorized by this chapter shall be designed and constructed to achieve a pedestrian level of service that is consistent with the comprehensive plan and implementing development regulations.

Date Passed: Monday, January 24, 2011

Effective Date: Saturday, March 12, 2011

ORD C34673 Section 2