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.060.790

Title 17E Environmental Standards

Chapter 17E.060 Shoreline Regulations

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

Section 17E.060.790 Pedestrian Views and Access for Large Buildings
  1. Purpose.

To limit the length and mass of large buildings within the shoreline jurisdiction and to provide ground level access between the shoreline and the landward side of the building.

  1. At a maximum interval of three hundred feet of structure that is generally parallel to the river, there shall be a clear visual and pedestrian penetration at the ground level from a public street to the river corridor.

The visual and pedestrian penetration shall not be less than thirty feet wide and shall meet the requirements of SMC 17E.060.290, Physical and Visual Access, and Article VIII, Design Standards Specific to Shoreline Districts.

Date Passed: Monday, April 19, 2021

Effective Date: Sunday, May 23, 2021

ORD C36034 Section 10