Spokane Journal of Business

City of Spokane approves three land-use change requests

Fourth proposal tabled, fifth withdrawn, refiled

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The Spokane City Council has approved three requests for land-use designation changes and postponed a fourth request, while a fifth request was withdrawn, says Dwight Hume, of Land Use Solutions & Entitlement LLC, who represented the Spokane-area developers involved.

In one request, a U-Haul International Inc. operation sought to change 12 parcels totaling 10.9 acres of land to general commercial. The site, located at 1616 Rustle, south of Sunset Highway, had been zoned for office use.

Hume says the request was unanimously approved, and U-Haul will seek permits to convert the onsite office building space into indoor storage and trailer and truck rentals.

The council also approved a request by Kain Investments LLC for a zone change to neighborhood retail for a 0.11-acre parcel of land at the southeast corner of Ninth Avenue and Madison Street. The parcel, which had been zoned for multifamily residential land use, is bordered to the east and south by neighborhood retail as well.

Hume says the owner wants to use the newly rezoned space as parking for employees of the surrounding retail businesses. It will also provide access to apartments planned nearby.

The council also approved a request brought by developer Plese & Plese LLC to change two parcels totaling 0.27 acres located at 6216 N. Washington and 6217 N. Whitehouse to office use.

Hume says Plese & Plese plans to develop a bank or a credit union facility on the site.

The fourth proposal, brought by Clanton Family LLC, pertained to three parcels totaling 0.7 acres on the southeast corner of Sixth Avenue and Stevens Street. Clanton Family is seeking to extend a commercial zone. The parcels currently are zoned for office use.

Hume says that request was continued for two weeks, and a decision wasn’t expected before the Journal’s press time.

Another request, originally submitted by Ventura Land Holdings LLC regarding two parcels totaling 2.2 acres of land at 3004 W. Eight Avenue was withdrawn by the applicant, Hume says.

He adds, however, that Ventura Land Holdings has refiled a request to have the land-use designation changed next year to multifamily use from its current designation of
neighborhood retail.

Samantha Peone
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Reporter Samantha Peone joined the Journal in 2015 as research coordinator before later transitioning into a reporter role. She covers real estate and construction.

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