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.060.610

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.060.610 Rail Lines and Rail Corridors

  1. Definition.
    A rail line is a linear passageway consisting of railroad track, roadbed, and accessory structures.
  2. New rail lines or the expansion of existing rail lines shall be planned, located and designed so that there is no net loss of shoreline ecological functions.
  3. New rail lines shall not be allowed in the shoreline jurisdiction unless necessary to connect to existing rail lines or existing rights-of-way.
  4. New rail lines in the shoreline jurisdiction shall use existing rail corridors where feasible.
  5. Existing rail lines may be expanded within existing rail corridors.
  6. All rail lines shall provide means for the public to overcome the physical barrier created by the line and gain access to the shoreline, where feasible.

Date Passed: Monday, November 3, 2008

Effective Date: Monday, July 26, 2010

ORD C34326 Section 2