City of Spokane Planning Director Spencer Gardner came to the Spokane Association of REALTORS(R) to present the major building code changes for Spokane. Gardner came at the invitation of the Governmental Affairs committee that has been working on changes since the release of the Counselor’s of Real Estate Report (CRE) last November.
The City’s Building Opportunity and Choices for All program is a one-year interim zoning ordinance and one-year pilot program that modifies residential zoning to accelerate construction of more housing in neighborhoods, allowing for attached homes, duplexes, triplexes, and fourplexes citywide. During the pilot program, Planning Services staff will be working with stakeholders and the broader community to create permanent code changes that make housing choice more of a reality for Spokane’s residents.
Several key handouts were give during the meeting. Download yours here: