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Planning Department


Welcome to the City of Airway Heights

Planning Department Web page 

The primary function of the Airway Heights Planning Department is to review land-use activities in the City including:

  • Land Segregation and Aggregation
  • Residential, Commercial and Industrial Site Development
  • Signs and Landscaping
  • Home Occupation, Temporary and Special Event Permits
  • Rezones and Conditional Use Permits
  • Annexations and Comprehensive Map and Text Changes

The Planning Department strives to provide excellent customer service to residents, landowners, and business owners in Airway Heights.  

The Airway Heights Municipal Code (AHMC) Titles that are the primary responsibility of the Planning Department are Title 14, Development Code, Title 16, Subdivisions, and Title 17, Zoning. Any questions regarding these sections of the AHMC should be directed to the Planning Department at the contacts below.

Useful Planning Department Links 

Frequently Asked Questions
Planning Regulations, Applications, and Documents
Development Activity Locator Map
Planning Commission

Planning Department Contacts  

To contact Planning: 

Phone (509) 244-2552

Fax (509) 244-4317

Mailing Address: 1208 S Lundstrom St, Airway Heights, WA 99001



City of Airway Heights Critical Area Ordinance Update

The City of Airway Heights has begun the process of updating it's Critical Areas Ordinance. The initial Public Hearing for this proposal will be held at the Planning Commission Meeting on September 9, 2020 at 6:00 pm, Zoom Meeting: This proposal is then tentatively scheduled for Public Hearings at the November 2, 2020 and November 16, 2020 City Council Meetings. To view the Final Draft of the Critical Areas Ordinance, please click the link below:

 2020 Critical Areas Ordinance Draft

City of Airway Heights Downtown Plan, Corridor Zoning and Short Plat Update

The City of Airway Heights received a $50,000.00 grant from the Department of Commerce to enhance the housing and mixed use development downtown and along US Hwy 2. This planning effort will:

  • Engage Stakeholders and community members to guide public policy and investment.
  • Establish an actionable plan for the community's downtown.
  • Promote code amendments relating to housing, short plats, and updates to the commercial zoning districts.
  • Maintain compatibility with existing or planned land uses and the surrounding development pattern.
  • Enhance the quality of the neighborhoods and business development along the US-2 Corridor.
  • Define downtown as a district area within the US-2 Corridor.

Click:Downtown Plan Studio Summary for more information about the Downtown Virtual Studio. 





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