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.060.580

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.060.580 Shoreline Jurisdiction Residential Subdivision Requirements
  1. New subdivided lots shall be designed, configured and developed to:
    1. prevent the loss of ecological functions at full build-out of all lots;
    1. revent the need for new shoreline stabilization or flood hazard reduction measures.
  1. The subdivision of land into more than four parcels shall provide public access pursuant to SMC 17E.060.290, Physical and Visual Public Access.
  1. The subdivision of land shall not be allowed where lots are created that will require shoreline stabilization in order for reasonable development to occur. An engineering/geotechnical analysis of the site and shoreline characteristics shall be required that provides evidence that shoreline stabilization measures will not be needed for the subdivision pursuant to SMC 17E.060.410, Shoreline Stabilization.
  1. All residential development shall meet the development standards of the underlying zone. In the case of a conflict between the requirements of the SMP and the underlying zone, the most restrictive shall apply.

Date Passed: Monday, November 3, 2008

Effective Date: Monday, July 26, 2010

ORD C34326 Section 2