Demolition Ordinance Revision

Until 2005, demolition of properties listed on the Spokane Register was regulated through a voluntary landmark and review process (SMC 17D.040.220).  There was no ordinance regulating the demolition of other historic properties in Spokane.  In 2005, after a nearly two-year public process, the City of Spokane enacted a much broader ordinance providing a review process for listed or eligible historic buildings located downtown or in historic districts (SMC 17D.040.230).


City of Spokane Demolition Ordinance
Public Workshop Presentation – June 2010
Public Participation Plan
Demolition Ordinance and Historic Districts Boundary Map
Demolition Ordinance Revision Draft – November 2010
Demolition Ordinance Change Summary Table – December 2010