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Spokane Municipal Code

***Note: Many local criminal codes can now be located under Chapter 10.60 SMC while others are now cited under the Revised Code of Washington (RCW), which was incorporated into the municipal code in 2022. (See SMC 10.58.010). Code Enforcement, including Noise Control and Animal Regulations are located in Chapters 10.62 through 10.74.

Title 17E
Chapter 17E.060
Section 17E.060.520

Title 17E Environmental Standards

Chapter 17E.060 Shoreline Regulations

Article V. General Requirements for Shoreline Use and Modifications: Part V. Requirements for Specific Shoreline Uses

Section 17E.060.520 Industrial Development
  1. Definition.

Industrial uses pertain to the manufacture or processing of goods or products that meet the definition in SMC 17E.060.370, Primary Permitted Uses, for water-dependent, water-related, water-enjoyment, and non-water oriented uses. Wastewater treatment plant facilities for the purposes of these shoreline regulations are defined as utilities. Wastewater treatment plant uses are listed in Table 17E.060.690-1 under Waste Water Treatment Plant Environment (WTPE).

  1. The location, design and construction of industrial uses and redevelopment shall achieve no net loss of shoreline ecological functions.
  1. Preference shall be given first to water-dependent industrial uses, then to water-related and water-enjoyment uses.
  1. All industrial uses shall provide public access pursuant to SMC 17E.060.290, Physical and Visual Public Access.
  1. Non-water oriented industrial uses shall not be allowed unless the site is physically separated from the shoreline by another property or public right-of-way or the following criteria are met:
    1. The use is part of a mixed-use project (a combination of non-water oriented uses with any of the following: water-dependent, water-related, or water- enjoyment uses); and
    1. The use provides public access and ecological restoration to achieve no net loss of shoreline ecological functions, pursuant to Article III, Part II, No Net Loss of Ecological Functions and Mitigation.
  1. The preferred location of industrial uses and redevelopment shall be where environmental cleanup and restoration can be accomplished.

Date Passed: Monday, November 3, 2008

Effective Date: Monday, July 26, 2010

ORD C34326 Section 2