Dear Community Member,

Thank you for your continued interest in addressing housing challenges in Spokane. You are receiving this email because you have shown interest in the Housing Action Plan and requested information about housing topics. The 2021 Housing Action Plan provided several recommendations and the City Plan Commission along with the Planning Services department have been discussing seven initial proposed amendments outlined on
Plan Commission Updates
City Plan Commission workshops have been held to review and discuss proposed revisions to residential zoning codes including accessory dwelling units, detached various kinds of small-scale housing like duplexes and attached housing and lot size transition requirements. The Plan Commission met on March 9, to review draft code language related to the City's residential zones, including provisions for additional duplexes and attached housing, as well as design standards for these and single-family residential development types. Get more information from the meeting video and view the discussion presentation.
Attached Housing
Encourage infill development, update development and design standards to integrate with neighborhood character.
Duplexes in Residential Single Family Zone
Expand the permitted zoning districts and lot types, update design standards to integrate with neighborhood character.
We want your feedback!
You can review a description of each proposal on the project webpage, which will be updated as the draft revisions evolve.
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Coming Up
Plan Commission Meeting on Wednesday, Mar. 23 at 2 p.m.
Commission will revisit the residential code language for accessory dwelling units and the short plat application process. Please visit the Plan Commission webpage to view the agenda, which contains packet materials available for review and instructions for joining the virtual meetings.
Accessory Dwelling Units
Increase flexibility of development and design standards for Accessory Dwelling Units (ADU).
Short Plat Application Process
Reduce or streamline the notification and commenting requirements.
Thank You for Attending an Open House
Two virtual public open houses were held to share information and gather input on the proposals. If you weren't able to attend or if you would like to watch the event you attended, they are available at the links below.
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