City of Spokane

Spokane Municipal Code

Title 17G
Chapter 17G.030
Section 17G.030.040

Title 17G Administration and Procedures

Chapter 17G.030 Design Departures

Section 17G.030.040 Decision Criteria

The decision criteria for a design departure are provided below.

  1. Has the applicant’s design team thoroughly examined how the Requirement (R) and/or Presumption (P) could be applied as written?
  2. Does the proposal meet the intent and the general direction set forth by the Requirement (R) and/or Presumption (P) as written?
  3. Is the specific change superior in design quality to that potentially achieved by the Requirement (R) and/or Presumption (P) as written?
  4. Is the departure necessary to better address aspects of the site or its surroundings?
  5. Is the proposed departure part of an overall, thoughtful and comprehensive approach to the design of the project as a whole?
  6. Has the applicant responded to the optional Considerations (C), if any, found within the design guideline? Including Considerations may assist in gaining acceptance for the plan.

Date Passed: Tuesday, May 31, 2005

Effective Date: Wednesday, July 6, 2005

ORD C33637 Section 1