For commercial development projects, Development Engineering is concerned with the site work that occurs outside of the building footprint. Typically, these projects are required to provide stormwater storage and treatment for onsite pollution generating surfaces, such as parking lots.
Depending on the project size and number of vehicle trips generated, commercial development projects may also be required to provide dedications and/or border easements for public streets and to make improvements. Improvements may include pavement widening, curb, gutter, grassy swale, and sidewalk. Requirements are determined using Table 2.1 of the Spokane Valley Street Standards.
Land disturbing activities within the property related to a building permit such as, such as landscaping, grading, or paving, are regulated by the Spokane Valley Municipal Code (SVMC) 24.50. Any work within the public Right-of Way (ROW) is regulated by SVMC 22.130.060 and require a ROW permit.
Commercial development permit applications are made through the Permit Center
Most of the forms and design standard used to comply with Development Engineering requirements can be found here.
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Listing files in 'Permits'
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You may use the online portal to apply for a Right-of-Way Permit or a Driveway Approach permit.
Please contact Development Engineering for more information. We are available Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m.to 5:00 p.m. We can be reached at (509) 720-5240 or by email.