Notice of Plan Commission Public Hearing and SEPA Determination
City of Spokane
The Spokane City Plan Commission will hold a public hearing on Wednesday, May 26, 2021, at 4:00 PM, online via the WebEx Meetings software and over the phone, to hear public testimony related to the Housing Action Plan. This hearing or portions thereof may be continued to a later date at the discretion of the Plan Commission.
Any person may submit written comments on the proposed actions, appear at the public hearing, or call for additional information:
Planning and Economic
Development Services Department
Attn: Maren Murphy, Planner
808 West Spokane Falls Boulevard
Spokane, WA 99201-3333
Phone (509) 625-6500
The draft plan document and other documents relating to the Housing Action Plan are available for viewing at the City of Spokane webpage for the proposal: https://my.spokanecity.org/housing/spokane-housing-action-plan/
Location: The Housing Action Plan provides policy guidance citywide and is not site-specific.
Description of Proposal: The City of Spokane has developed a Housing Action Plan (HAP) to address Spokane's current and future needs. The HAP includes a deeper analysis of existing housing conditions (Housing Needs Assessment), public outreach efforts, and proposes strategies to address community housing needs and priorities identified in the HAP. An overarching goal of the HAP is to promote greater housing diversity, affordability, and access to opportunity for residents of all incomes.
The City does not directly engage in the production of housing but has a variety of policy, regulatory, programmatic, and financial tools (incentives) to influence the amount and type of housing that is built by private and non-profit developers. The strategies recommended under each priority provide an initial range of options to address the City of Spokane's housing needs, including both new policies and programs and additional support for existing programs.
SEPA: A Determination of Non-Significance was issued on May 12, 2021 under WAC 197-11-340(2); the lead agency will not act on this proposal for at least 14 days. Comments regarding this DNS and environmental issues must be submitted no later than 12:00 PM on May 26, 2021, if they are intended to alter the DNS.
Written comments and oral testimony at the public hearing will be made part of the public record. Only the applicant, persons submitting written comments, and persons testifying at a hearing may appeal the decision of the Plan Commission and City Council.
How to Attend the Meeting: Due to the need for social distancing and because City Hall remains closed to the public, the Hearing will be held online using the WebEx Meetings teleconference platform. People may also call in by phone to hear and testify. Access the meeting link and call-in information at the agenda posted in advance on the Commission's website:
AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT (ADA) INFORMATION: The City of Spokane is committed to providing equal access to its facilities, programs and services for persons with disabilities. The Spokane City Council Chamber in the lower level of Spokane City Hall, 808 W. Spokane Falls Blvd., is wheelchair accessible and also is equipped with an infrared assistive listening system for persons with hearing loss. Headsets may be checked out (upon presentation of picture I.D.) at the City Cable 5 Production Booth located on the First Floor of the Municipal Building, directly above the Chase Gallery or through the meeting organizer. Individuals requesting reasonable accommodations or further information may call, write, or email Human Resources at 509.625.6363, 808 W. Spokane Falls Blvd, Spokane, WA, 99201; or email@example.com. Persons who are deaf or hard of hearing may contact Human Resources through the Washington Relay Service at 7-1-1. Please contact us forty-eight (48) hours before the meeting date.