When a business generates more traffic than the location's previous use, a Transportation Impact Feeis assessed to fund roads and maintenance. TIF ratesare calculated by the Traffic Department 509-585-4419.
Requirements for exits, restrooms, parking, etc. as outlined in the International Building Code could change with a change of building use. Building Department 509-585-4561.
Building permits are required for most improvements. To find out if a permit is required, refer to the Development Guide or contact the Building Department 509-585-4561.
Commercial Design Standardsapply when the cost of remodeling or expansion is equal to or exceeds 50% of the current assessed value of the structure. For more information, contact the Planning Division at 509-585-4280.