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 Meeting Recap
City Plan Commission workshops continue to review and discuss proposed revisions to residential zoning codes including accessory dwelling units, various kinds of small-scale housing like duplexes and attached housing and lot size transition requirements. The Plan Commission Meeting held on Wednesday, Mar. 23 revisited the residential code language for accessory dwelling units and the short plat application process. Get more information from the meeting video and view the discussion presentation.
Lot Size Transition Requirements
Clarify development regulations, and provide additional flexibility for natural topography or critical areas.
Short Plat Application Process
Reduce or streamline the notification and commenting requirements.
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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, April 13 at 2 p.m.
Commission will revisit the residential code requirements for accessory dwelling units (ADUs).
  • Home Occupation

Detached ADUs
  • Height and Setback Plane
  • Attached Garage
  • Review Maximum size from 600 sq. ft. to 800 sq. ft.
  • Consider option for alternative maximum size.

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).
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