Two Spokane-area developers and the owner of a trucking company are seeking changes in land-use designations on parcels they own to make them consistent with current or adjacent uses, says a land-use consultant who represents all three property owners in zone-change requests submitted to the city.
The consultant, Dwight Hume, of Spokane, says the requests are under environmental review by the city's planning department, and he expects them to go before the city plan commission and City Council in late summer or early fall.
In one zone change request, Jay Hoffman, owner of Jay F. Hoffman Trucking Inc., is seeking a light-industrial land-use designation for two parcels of land, totaling 2.3 acres, at 6624 N. Napa and 6717 N. Crestline. The parcels, which are adjacent to each other just south of Bruce Avenue, in north Hillyard, currently are zoned for a combination of residential and light-industrial land uses.
Hoffman is seeking a single zone designation for the parcels, which are both part of Hoffman Trucking's operation, Hume says. No construction project is planned there in the near future, he says.
In another request, H.A. Tombari LLC is seeking a zone change to general-commercial on a half-acre lot, at 3024 E. Fairview, in the Hillyard area. The lot currently is zoned for a combination of residential and commercial uses.
H.A. Tombari is developing a 4,000-square-foot, two-suite retail building on the site, which is at the southwest corner of Market Street and Fairview Avenue.
"It's on a block that's now turning commercial," Hume says. "The city had inadvertently split the zone."
In the third request, Spokane developer Harlan Douglass is seeking a zone change to allow multifamily residential use on a 13,600-square-foot parcel at 2816 E. 36th, on the South Hill.
The vacant parcel, about two blocks northwest of Ferris High School, currently is zoned for single-family residential land use, but is surrounded by multifamily housing, Hume says. He adds that Douglass has no immediate plans to develop the property.
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