Comprehensive Plan Update

Spokane County is in the process of updating its Comprehensive Plan and development regulations as required by the Growth Management Act.  The revisions may include changes to goals and policies, mapping categories and certain development regulations that implement the Plan.  This process combines state mandated update requirements and conditions of a settlement agreement from the County's previously adopted Urban Growth Area update.  Additional information will be added to this page as the update process moves forward.
For More information contact Steve Davenport, AICP, Senior Planner at 509-477-7221. email [email protected]
Resolution                           Findings of Fact and Decision
16-0464 Execution of a Settlement Agreement Relating to Growth Management Hearings Board Case No's 05-1-0007, 08-1-0002, 13-1-0008c AND 14-1-0002

Revisions to the Spokane County Comprehensive Plan to Implement a Settlement Agreement Relating to Growth Management Hearings Board Case No. 14-01-0002
16-0554 Adoption and Allocation of a 20-Year Population Forecast for 2017-2037 to Implement Settlement Agreement Relating to Growth Management Hearings Board Cases No. 05-01-007. No. 08-1-0002, No. 13-1-0008c and No. 14-1-0002

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