Comprehensive Plan Amendments

2019 Comprehensive Plan Amendments

Public Hearing Scheduled for October 15, 2020

The Spokane County Planning Commission has scheduled a virtual public hearing via Zoom on Thursday, October 15, 2020 at 9:00 a.m. The purpose of the public hearing is to consider oral and written testimony both for and against the proposed map and text amendments to the Spokane County Comprehensive Plan and Spokane County Zoning Code.  The public hearing notice and instructions on how to participate can be access by clicking on the link below:

For more detailed information, click the link below to view the staff report for these proposals.

2019 Comprehensive Plan Amendment Summary

The proposal is to consider 2019 amendment requests to Spokane County's Comprehensive Plan through the annual amendment process.  The proposal includes one text amendment and six map amendments, with one of the map amendments being a holdover from the 2018 amendment cycle (18-CPA-05).  The proposed map amendments are concurrent Comprehensive Plan and Zoning map changes except for 19-CPA-03 and 19-CPA-04, which are amendments of the Comprehensive Plan map only.

                         Table 1.1 - Proposed Map Amendments

File #               Existing Category               Proposed Category        Acres

18-CPA-05           Low Density Residential                Medium Density Residential       25.5

19-CPA-02            Low Density Residential                High Density Residential                 1.9 

19-CPA-03            Rural Conservation                          Mineral Lands                                  160.0

19-CPA-04            Rural Conservation                          Mineral Lands                                    20.0

19-CPA-06            Low Density Residential                High Density Residential                   0.7

19-CPA-07            Low Density Residential                High Density Residential                    1.7
 

2019 Comp Plan Map Amendments

The proposed text amendment (File 19-CPA-01) is an amendment to the Comprehensive Plan and Zoning Code to promote infill development within the urban growth area.  The objective of this proposal 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 the Low Density Residential (LDR) zone located within the unincorporated Urban Growth Area.  The proposed text amendment is presented in Chapter 4 of the Staff Report.

Urban Growth Area Modification

20-CPA-06

Public Hearing Scheduled for October 15, 2020

The Spokane County Planning Commission has scheduled a virtual public hearing via Zoom on Thursday, October 15, 2020 at 9:00 a.m.  The purpose of the public hearing is to consider oral and written testimony both for and against the proposed map amendment to the Spokane County Comprehensive Plan, Spokane County Zoning Code and the Urban Growth Boundary.

The public hearing notice and instructions on how to participate can be accessed by clicking on the link below:

For more detailed information, click the link below to view the staff report for the proposal.

File 20-CPA-06 Summary

The proposal is to modify the Comprehensive Plan, Zoning map and Urban Growth Area (UGA) boundary with the removal of 10 acres of land in the UGA and the addition of 10 acres of land in the UGA on an adjacent parcel.  The result is a no net gain of UGA.  The parcel to be removed is proposed to be reclassified from Low Density Residential (LDR) to Urban Reserve (UR).  The parcel to be added to the UGA is proposed to be reclassified from Urban Reserve (UR) to Low Density Residential (LDR).  The proposal would change both the Zoning and Comprehensive Plan map.

The site is located in southeast Spokane Valley, west of and adjacent to South Henry Rd within portions of Section 20, 29 and 28, Township 26N, Range 43 EWM.  Parcel numbers 55296.9002 and 55204.9006.  The size of the reclassification area is 20 acres.

15th Ave and Henry Rd Map