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METROPOLITAN KING COUNTY COUNCIL

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

2020 King County Comprehensive Plan Update

Proposed Ordinance 2019-0413

Area Zoning Changes

 

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a public hearing will be held before the Metropolitan King County Council on the 9th day of June, 2020 at 1:00 p.m., to consider Proposed Ordinance 2019-0413, adopting the 2020 update to the 2016 King County Comprehensive Plan.   The public hearing is planned to either be held at the King County Courthouse, 516 3rd Avenue, Room 1001, Seattle, Washington; or the hearing may be required to be held remotely to comply with the Washington State Governor's Declaration 20-28 (or as amended) regarding the Open Public Meetings Act. Information on this public hearing, including how to submit public testimony and attend the meeting, will be posted on the Council's website ahead of the hearing.  To sign up to provide public testimony at the June 9th hearing, a sign-up form will be available beginning on June 3, 2020 at this website: https://www.kingcounty.gov/council/committees/full_council.aspx.

 

The Mobility and Environment Committee has not held a meeting to vote on a recommendation of this legislation due to the King County Executive and Washington State Governor's declarations of emergency and the Governor's and Public Health – Seattle & King County orders related to COVID-19.  The Mobility and Environment Chair has made public a Striking Amendment S1, which can be found at the website link below.  The Mobility and Environment Chair is expected to move either Striking Amendment S1 or, as discussed further below, potentially a Striking Amendment S2 for consideration by the full Council.

 

Striking Amendment S1:

Striking Amendment S1 to Proposed Ordinance 2019-0413 would modify the King County Comprehensive Plan, Shoreline Master Program, zoning classifications and development regulations on a number of topics. The following map amendments described below are included in Striking Amendment S1. The full map amendments can be found online here:  https://www.kingcounty.gov/council/CompPlan/2020compplan.aspx.

 

1.a.: Expands the Snoqualmie Agricultural Production District in the Carnation Area (3 parcels)

1.b.: Expands the Snoqualmie Agricultural Production District in the Fall City Area (2 parcels)

2:     Revises the Agricultural Production District and urban growth boundary in the Woodinville Area for roundabout mitigation (3 parcels)

3:     Revises the land use designation to urban residential, high and zoning to R-18 for a property near Dick Thurnau Memorial Park in North Highline (1 parcel)

4:     Removes special district overlay SO-230 relating to floodplain densities countywide (336 parcels)

5:     East Cougar Mountain Potential Annexation Area

  • Removes 3 parcels from the City of Issaquah's potential annexation area and modifies the parcels to a rural land use designation and zoning classification. Removes p-suffix condition NC-P01 and SO-070 (3 parcels)

  • Removes special district overlay SO-070 relating to urban planned development (14 parcels)

  • Removes development condition NC-P01 from properties in Cougar Mountain (72 parcels)

    6:     Adds stormwater parcels from the Maple Woods subdivision into the City of Maple of Valley and modifies the parcels to a rural land use designation and urban reserve zoning (5 parcels)

    7:     Bear Creek Urban Planned Development: Assigns land use designations and zoning classifications to all properties within the Bear Creek Urban Planned Development to reflect the expiration of the urban planned development agreements. Changes include the removal of various p-suffix conditions (BC-P04, BC-P05, BC-P17, BC-P21) and special district overlays (SO-070, SO-110) and addition of new p-suffix conditions.

    • Critical areas, buffers and open space parcels would have the land use designation changed to Other Parks and Wilderness and the zoning to R-1

    • Commercial properties would have a land use designation of Community Business Center or Neighborhood Business Center and the zoning to Community Business, Office and Neighborhood Business (7.b. and 7.c.)

    • Industrial properties in the Redmond Ridge would have a land use designation of Industrial and a zoning of Industrial (7.d.)

    • Residential properties would have a land use designation of urban residential, medium and a zoning of R-6 or R-12 (7.e.)

    • Residential properties would have a land use designation of urban residential, high and a zoning of R-18 and R-24 (7.f.)

    • Removes p-suffix condition BC-P04, not otherwise removed by other map amendments (7.g.)

    • Removes p-suffix condition BC-P05, not otherwise removed by other map amendments (7.h.)

      8:     Skyway-West Hill Potential Annexation Area:

      8.a.: Removes p-suffix condition WH-P04 across Skyway-West Hill, which includes development standards for residential development already included in the King County Code (4,765 parcels)

      8.b.: Removes special district overlay SO-130, which includes infill standards, on parcels zoned R-8 adjacent to the utility corridor near the City of Seattle (186 parcels)

      8.c.: Revises the land use designation for 30 parcels near the Skyway Business District from Community Business Center to Urban Residential, High to match existing zoning (30 parcels)

      8.d.: Revises the land use designation for 1 parcel on the 12700 block of Renton Ave S from Urban Residential, High to Community Business Center to match existing zoning

      8.e.: Adds a p-suffix condition requiring affordable units for parcels around 78th Ave S and Renton Ave S (55 parcels)

      8.f.: For the Rainier Ave S Business District, revises the land use designation for parcels to Neighborhood Business Center, revises the zoning from Community Business to Neighborhood Business and Office, and adds a p-suffix condition for pedestrian-oriented development (17 parcels)

      8.g.: For the Martin Luther King Jr. Way S Business District, revises the land use designation for parcels to Neighborhood Business Center, revises the zoning from Community Business and R-24 to Neighborhood Business, and adds a p-suffix condition regarding pedestrian-oriented development (11 parcels)

      8.h.: Adds two p-suffix conditions and a special district overlay for parcels along Martin Luther King Jr. Way S, relating to affordable housing and pedestrian-oriented development (14 parcels)

      8.i.:  Adds a p-suffix condition to mobile home properties, limiting uses and requiring an agreement with the County for redevelopment (7 parcels)

      8.j.:  Adds a p-suffix condition to Community Business and R-48 properties along Renton Ave S, limiting the number of marijuana retailers to 4 in the potential annexation area (68 parcels)

       

      A complete description of all of the changes in Striking Amendment S1, as well as the text of the proposed language, is available at the website link below, under the "Council Amendments" tab in the table of contents.

       

      Striking Amendment S2:

      The Mobility and Environment Chair continues to work with all Councilmembers, Executive staff, and stakeholders to refine Striking Amendment S1 on several topics.  It is likely that the Striking Amendment S1 will be updated and issued as Striking Amendment S2. If issued, Striking Amendment S2 will be made public prior to the June 9, 2020 public hearing at full Council.  A complete description of the topics under consideration for Striking Amendment S2 is available at the website link below, under the "Council Amendments" tab in the table of contents.

       

      Individual Councilmember Amendment Concepts:

      Councilmembers are also considering individual amendments, including two additional map amendments below. A complete description of the conceptual amendments for these map amendments, and all other amendment concepts, will be available at the website link below, under the "Council Amendments" tab in the table of contents as they are developed. 

  • Area Zoning and Land Use Study and Map Amendment to review the land use designations and implementing zoning on parcels 0321059190, 1021059002, 1021059008, 1021059003, 1021059019, 1021059029, 1121059035, and the surrounding area, to include modifying the land use designation and zoning classification and modifying or removing the existing P-suffix development condition. 

  • Area Zoning and Land Use Study and Map Amendment to review the land use designations and implementing zoning on parcel 2224079011 and 2224079033, and the surrounding area, to include modifying the land use designation and zoning classification to Rural Area, and modifying or removing an existing P-suffix development condition. 

     

    In addition to the categories listed here, Councilmembers may offer additional amendments for consideration by the Council.  Persons interested in any of the topics included in the scope of work for the 2020 KCCP update, the Executive's transmitted KCCP, or any topic raised in this notice, should make their views known at the public hearing on June 9, 2020 or submit public comment using the methods described below.  Amendments that may be considered for adoption by the Council on June 9, 2020 or thereafter include, but are not necessarily limited to:

     

  • Any amendment related to a topic identified in the adopted scope of work for the 2020 KCCP update.

  • Any amendment allowed as part of an annual update.

  • Any amendment contained in the Executive’s proposed versions of the legislation (either in the Public Review Draft or as transmitted).

  • Any amendment regarding the Growth Management Planning Council’s (GMPC) recommendations to move the Urban Growth Area (UGA) boundary in the County’s comprehensive plan updating process.

  • Any amendment offered, or relating to topics discussed, during the review of the legislation in Council or Committee.

  • Any matter preserved for consideration by the Council by a member during previous Council or Committee meetings.

  • Any other proposed amendment that is within the scope of the alternatives and has been available for public comment.

     

    Phased Approach:

    In the event that the June 9, 2020 public hearing must be held remotely to comply with the Washington State Governor's Declaration 20-28 (or as amended) regarding the Open Public Meetings Act, then the Council may consider a phased approach to the 2020 update to the 2016 King County Comprehensive Plan: the first phase to address those topics and issues that are necessary to be adopted in 2020, and a second phase for the remaining topics that can be delayed and adopted in 2021, or as part of the eight-year update in 2024.  In the description for Striking Amendment S2, there is consideration for a phased adoption option.

     

    For More Information:

The complete text of the subject legislation as transmitted by the Executive, the text of Striking Amendment S1, the text under consideration for Striking Amendment S2, and the conceptual line amendments are at the following website: https://www.kingcounty.gov/council/CompPlan/2020compplan.aspx

 

Comments can also be submitted at any time by emailing CouncilCompPlan@kingcounty.gov or clicking on the “submit online public testimony” button on the Council’s KCCP webpage: https://www.kingcounty.gov/council/CompPlan/2020compplan.aspx.  These comments will be shared with the Councilmembers prior to or at the June 9, 2020 public hearing.

 

DATED at Seattle, Washington, this 5th day of May, 2020.

 

METROPOLITAN KING COUNTY COUNCIL

KING COUNTY, WASHINGTON

Melani Pedroza

Clerk of the Council

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