Over the past few months the DSP has been working with Council Member Waldref on developing incentives to drive development into downtown Spokane. We encourage you to explore the incentives and provide feedback and support.

Explore the incentives:

1. Create a $250,000 "Urban Utility Installation Fund" that will help pay the costs – up to $40,000 – of improving City utility service to buildings undergoing restoration.

Pilot Urban Utility Installation Fund Ord
Urban Utility Pilot Area

2. Convert empty commercial buildings into mixed-use or residential developments by charging the much lower commercial rate for water. This difference could encourage large-scale downtown residential development.

Commercial rate policy August 2014 
Commercial rate resolution July 2014 

Public feedback will be accepted by the Spokane City Council on Monday September 15 in City Council Chamber at City Hall.