North Bank Plan


North Bank

As the Kendall Yards continues to build out, the redevelopment of Riverfront Park nears completion, and construction begins on Spokane SportsPlex, the potential for increased urban development reveals new needs and opportunities for the North Bank. Several ongoing planning efforts and recent development proposals highlight the North Bank's potential to be a major growth center for downtown.

View the North Bank Development Environment map to explore the various layers of infrastructure, incentives, and standards that currently shape development on the North Bank.

What’s Happening Now

The consultant team of Community Attributes, Inc. (CAI) and MAKERS Architecture & Urban Design have completed a revised Draft Subarea Plan for the North Bank. Staff will work with subarea stakeholders and the Plan Commission to develop a recommended package of development code and map updates for implementation. At this time, public meetings and other in-person forms of community engagement are limited, consistent with policies in place to limit the spread of COVID-19. In the meantime, please email questions or comments to, or to make sure that we have your email address on our list for future project updates.


Planning for the North Bank is a coordinated community effort of City staff, local stakeholders, key public representatives, and technical staff from partner agencies. Community engagement is key to the planning process.

Subarea planning for the North Bank is being developed in coordination with the 2020 Downtown Plan Update, as well as the South University District Subarea Plan. Work products from other projects such as the Downtown Parking Study and the existing Shoreline Master Program inform all three planning processes. North Bank subarea planning will not change the Shoreline Master Program.

The planning process for North Bank planning launched in 2019 with a site tour, kickoff meeting, and focus group interviews. A series of North Bank Plan workshops were held over three days, with attendees from the City, local stakeholders, key public representatives, partner agencies, and the public. Additionally, an online survey was available and survey responses have been used to help inform the vision for the area and guide the planning process.

Related Documents



Draft materials from March 5‑7, 2019 charrette:

Previous plans that have highlighted the importance of the North Bank:

Contact Information

Please don't hesitate to contact us for more information or with questions.

Chris Green
Assistant Planner II

Items of Interest

North Bank Survey Results
North Bank Plan Video
North Bank Plan Handout
North Bank Plan Handout

View the handout (PDF 1.6 MB)

North Bank Development Environment Map