Current Code Amendment News

Infill Development Options

​As part of Spokane County's Comprehensive Plan Update, the Department of Building & Planning is considering options to increase opportunities for infill development within the Urban Growth Area.  The objective is to provide more opportunities for diverse housing types and increase housing affordability.  This effort identifies barriers to certain types of residential development and provides policy and regulatory changes to increase infill opportunities.  The proposed changes will affect those areas within the unincorporated Urban Growth Area that are zoned Low Density Residential.

​The initial review for this project was predicated on concerns within the development community that it is often difficult to develop single family residences in certain areas within the UGA.  Many of these areas contain smaller parcels within established neighborhoods, which because of location and economic limitations makes development of traditional subdivisions difficult and less profitable to the point that they become unfeasible.

​Staff Contact: Steve Davenport, AICP, at (509) 477-7221, [email protected]

​See the following for additional information:
Draft Infill Development