Thursday, August 21, 2014

City Called Out For Not Enforcing Centers and Corridors Guidelines

Spokane's City Council is taking another look at Centers and Corridors Guidelines and planning to revamp the document. Local blog Spokane Rising applauds the efforts but says the document isn't enforced anyway, so why bother unless the revisions include an enforcement mechanism?

One example a recent Spokane Rising article cites as a lack of enforcement is the new Target store on the south hill, which allegedly violated 21% of the requirements included in the Spokane Comprehensive Plan, the Spokane Municipal Code, and the 2009 Developers’ Agreements for the site. There are other examples presented as well. Check out the article and let me know your thoughts.

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About SRTC

SRTC is the federally designated Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) for Spokane County. Urbanized areas with populations exceeding 50,000 people are required to have an MPO. SRTC was formed to address the county's transportation planning needs. It provides coordination in planning between the public, cities, small towns, the county, the state, transit providers, and tribes.

SRTC offers services including transportation monitoring, transportation modeling, census information analysis, travel demand forecasting, historical traffic count analysis, geographic information systems, and trip generation rates.