Shoreline Master Program

The Shoreline Master Program (SMP) guides development along the Spokane River and Shelly Lake. Updated in 2021, the SMP includes goals and polices which are adopted by reference in the Comprehensive Plan and regulations related to shoreline development that can be found Chapter 21.50 of the Spokane Valley Municipal Code (SVMC). The shoreline jurisdiction and environmental designations can be viewed through our interactive online maps.

The following supporting documents of the program are not included in the SMP but are appendices to the SMP: 

  • Inventory and Characterization Report
  • No Net Loss Report
  • Cumulative Impacts Analysis
  • Restoration Plan
  • Public Access plan

These documents can be found on the Washington State Department of Ecology's website for the City of Spokane Valley Shoreline Master Program (PDF).

Shoreline Development Permits

Learn about the permit requirements for shoreline development in the city.