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.060.750

Title 17E Environmental Standards

Chapter 17E.060 Shoreline Regulations

Article VII. Shoreline Development Standards by District: Part II. Shoreline Development Standards

Section 17E.060.750 Shoreline Tall Building Standards

(This applies to Alternative 2 only in Table 17E.060.770-1)

  1. Purpose

To ensure that tall buildings and structures within the shoreline jurisdiction contribute to a visually interesting skyline and an enhanced pedestrian experience from the ground level, streets, and other public spaces.

  1. The following standards shall apply to buildings and structures over fifty-five feet tall.
    1. Upper Story Setback.

All floors above fifty-five feet shall be set back from all street lot lines and property lines a minimum of twenty feet.

    1. Maximum Floor Area per Floor.

All floors above fifty-five feet shall have a maximum floor area of ten thousand square feet. The floor area shall be measured from the inside face of the outside wall.

    1. Setback for Upper Floors from River Facing Lower Story Facades.

River facing facades of all floors above fifty-five feet shall be set back a minimum of ten feet from all floors below fifty-five feet.

    1. Maximum Tower Dimension and Tower Orientation for Floors Above Fifty-five Feet.

All floors above fifty-five feet shall have a maximum diagonal plan dimension of one hundred forty-five feet.

Date Passed: Monday, November 3, 2008

Effective Date: Monday, July 26, 2010

ORD C34326 Section 2