City to host South University District Subarea Open House - March 3

Tuesday, March 3, 2020

South University District Sub-Area Planning

What's Happening Now

Read the Draft Subarea Plan and Review Proposed Zone Changes

A draft of the South University District Subarea Plan, which provides a vision for future development of a 214-acre area just east of the downtown core. The subarea plan includes a vision statement, goals, and policies to guide future development in the South University District, and proposes specific zone changes in a 90-acre area focused on the frontages of E. Sprague Avenue and S. Sherman Street.

The draft subarea plan is now available for review using the link below.

Please send written comments on the draft plan to

Learn More about the Draft Subarea Plan at the March 3, 2020 Open House

Neighborhood and Planning Services staff will hold an open house on Tuesday, March 3, 2020 from 4 pm to 6:30 pm at PRIDE Prep Public Charter School, 811 E Sprague Avenue to provide information and gather feedback about the South University District subarea plan. No formal presentation will be made at the open house. Staff have planned as an opportunity for South University District stakeholders and community members interested in the subarea plan to have an opportunity to ask questions and discuss the proposal with staff prior to the start of the Plan Commission review process.

Share Your Comments in Writing or at the March 25, 2020 Plan Commission Hearing

Spokane Plan Commission will hold a public hearing on March 25, 2020 at 4 pm in the City Council Chambers, Lower Level of City Hall at 808 W Spokane Falls Boulevard to consider the South University District Subarea Plan and the proposed Land Use Plan Map, zoning, and overlay map changes.

The following documents provide more information about the hearing and the Plan Commission and State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA) review processes for this proposal:

Comments can be submitted by testifying at the public hearing or by sending written comments to Christopher Green, Assistant Planner at or by mail to 808 W Spokane Falls Blvd., Spokane, WA 99201. Written comments must be received no later than noon on March 24, 2020 if they are intended to alter or appeal the DNS.

Upcoming Activities

Open House on Draft Subarea Plan(Drop-In)
Tuesday, March 3, 2020 from 4 pm to 6:30 pm
PRIDE Prep Public Charter School
811 E Sprague Avenue

Neighborhood & Planning Services staff will be available to discuss the draft subarea plan and answer your questions about the plan or the next steps in the process. There will be no formal presentation – drop in at any time between 4 and 6:30 pm.

Plan Commission Workshop
Wednesday, March 11, 2020
Begins at 1:00 pm
Council Briefing Center in City Hall (Lower Level)
Prior to the workshop date, the meeting agenda will be posted on the Plan Commission web page.

Note: This is an open public meeting, however no public testimony will be taken at the workshop.

Plan Commission Public Hearing
Wednesday, March 25, 2020
Begins at 4:00 pm
Council Chambers in City Hall (Lower Level)
Notice of Public Hearing and SEPA Determination of Non-significance (DNS).
Prior to the workshop date, the meeting agenda will be posted on the Plan Commission web page.

About the South University District

South U-District Sub-area Boundary Map