Painted Hills Residential Development Application

The City of Spokane Valley received an application for a Planned Residential Development (PRD) located at 4403 S. Dishman Mica Rd in July 2015. The site was formerly the Painted Hills Golf Course. 

Current Documents

Subdivision (Plat/PRD) Application
Final Environmental Impact Statement - FEIS (released June 5, 2023)
Notice of Public Hearing (issued January 12, 2024) 
Staff Report & Associated Exhibits For January 31st Hearing Examiner Meeting

ZOOM LINK TO HEARING ON January 31st - February 2nd, 2024 @ 9:00 a.m.

Schematic showing proposed subdivision applied to current land parcel.

Background Information and Timeline

Process Timeline

  • The proposal includes 580 dwelling units comprised of 300 single family homes and 280 multifamily units, neighborhood commercial space suitable for small scale retail, office and other neighborhood services, and 30 acres of dedicated open space.
  • On July 24, 2015, the application for the PRD was submitted. 
  • On August 14, 2015, the application was deemed complete. 
  • On August 21, 2015, the application was distributed to all City staff and agencies with jurisdiction for review. Additionally, the Notice of Application was mailed to all property owners directly adjacent to the site. 
  • On September 8, 2017, a Determination of Significance and Request for Comments on Scope of Environmental Impact Statement was issued.  
  • On September 25, 2017, an EIS Scoping Meeting was conducted to receive public comment on issues to be discussed in the environmental impact statement.  
  • On Nov. 9, 2017, a Scoping Status Summary Document was issued.
  • On Aug. 20, 2018, the applicant submitted an amended and restated SEPA checklist and other materials that modified the proposed site design in order to pursue a Conditional Letter of Map Revision - Fill (CLOMR-F) from FEMA.  This design update to pursue a CLOMR-F approval represents a change in the FEMA re-map effort for the project.   
  • On October 26, 2018, a Determination of Significance for Revised Project Proposal and Request for Comments on Scope of an EIS has been issued and can be viewed on the SEPA page.        
  • On April 2, 2021, the applicant submitted a revised Draft Environmental impact statement (DEIS) and on June 9, 2021 the City determined that the draft of the DEIS would meet the minimum requirements for a DEIS pursuant to WAC 197-11-405, 197-11-425, 197-11-430 and 197-11-440 and SVMC 21.20.110.  
  • On July 16, 2021, the City released the DEIS for agency and public review. The DEIS can be viewed on the SEPA-DEIS page.
  • On June 6, 2023, the City released the Final EIS (FEIS) for public review. The appeal period expired on June 20, 2023. 
  • On June 16, 2023, an appeal of the adequacy of the FEIS was received.  
  • On January 31, 2024, a public hearing will be conducted by the City's Hearing Examiner.

The next steps require a public hearing to be conducted by the Spokane Valley Hearing Examiner to consider the Appeal, the Subdivision and the Planned Residential Development application. The hearing date has been scheduled for Wednesday January 31st, 2024 beginning at 9:00 a.m. at Centerplace, 2426 N Discovery Place, Spokane Valley, WA  99216.  The SEPA  Appeal hearing for file #APP-2023-0001 will be conducted prior to the project hearing for the PRD and Subdivision.  The project hearing will begin immediately after the appeal hearing conclusion.  The hearings are scheduled to occur on January 31st - February 2nd, 2024.  Pursuant to Spokane Valley Municipal Code 17.80.060 and 17.90.010 the Hearing Examiner makes the final decision on all SEPA appeals, PRD’s, and Subdivisions.

Documents Archive

Process at a Glance Documents
Subdivision (Plat/PRD) Application
Project Technical Reports
SEPA Documents - 2015 to July 2016, 2021
Draft Environmental Impact Statement - SEPA DEIS (released July 16, 2021) 
Painted Hills Project - Agency Comments
Floodplain Map Revision - documents
Council Meeting Presentations
Painted Hills Project - Public Comments 
Other Documents on Laserfiche
Additional Chester Creek Watershed Documents