City of Spokane

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.060.530

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.060.530 Institutional Development
  1. Definition.

Institutions are primarily large, educational establishments of higher learning, technical trade schools, research centers, art galleries, museums, churches, scientific, historic, and cultural facilities, and related establishments that meet the definition in SMC 17E.060.370, Primary Permitted Uses, for water-dependent, water-related, water-enjoyment, and non-water oriented uses. It is intended that the natural features and setting of the shoreline will not be substantially altered by such institutional expansion or development, but rather enhanced and protected.

  1. The location, design and construction of institutional uses shall achieve no net loss of shoreline ecological functions.
  1. If the institutional use is categorized as a basic utility under SMC 17C.190.400, then the development shall also comply with SMC 17E.060.500, Capital Facilities and Utilities, and Table 17E.060.690-1.

Date Passed: Monday, November 3, 2008

Effective Date: Monday, July 26, 2010

ORD C34326 Section 2