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METROPOLITAN KING COUNTY COUNCIL

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

2020 King County Comprehensive Plan Update

Proposed Ordinance 2019-0413

 

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 related to the following topics: Four-to-One Program; Transfer of Development Rights Program; Non-Resource Industrial Uses; Agricultural Production Districts and Public Infrastructure; Regional Affordable Housing Task Force; Cottage Housing; Accessory Dwelling Units; Accessory Living Quarters; Sea Level Rise; Climate Change and Greenhouse Gas Emissions Mitigation; Mineral Resources; Fossil Fuel Facilities; Pathways and Sidewalks in Rural Area; Economic Development; Subarea Planning Program; Skyway-West Hill Subarea Plan; Workplan Action Items; Residential Density Incentives Program; Terminology, Data Updates and Corrections; Bear Creek Urban Plan Development Conversion; Land Use and Zoning Map Amendments; Vaping Products; Human Services Role; the Hirst decision, water availability and exempt wells; Critical Areas Code and Shoreline Environment Designation Map Amendments; 2020 Transportation Element; 2020 Transportation Needs Report; and Mitigation Payment System.

 

A complete description of the changes in Striking Amendment S1 for these topics, 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.  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.  Some of the topics under consideration include substantive changes to policy or regulations for the Four-to-One Program, Transfer of Development Rights Program, Non-Resource Industrial Use, Agricultural Production District and Public Infrastructure Mitigation, Cottage Housing, Accessory Dwelling Units, Sea Level Rise, Climate Change and Greenhouse Gas Emission Mitigation, Fossil Fuel Facilities, Subarea Planning Program, Skyway-West Hill Subarea Plan, Workplan Action Items, and the Woodinville Roundabout Mitigation Map Amendment.  

 

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:

In addition to a potential Striking Amendment S2, Councilmembers are considering the following amendment concepts. These concepts could be incorporated into the Striking Amendment S2, or may be offered as line amendments during a council meeting when this legislation is taken up. Anyone interested in any of these concepts (or anything else covered by this notice) should follow the legislative process through final adoption of this legislation. A complete description of the conceptual amendments for these topics will be available at the website link below, under the "Council Amendments" tab in the table of contents as they are developed:

 

  • Amend the Fall City Business District Special District Overlay (SDO) to allow a park as a permitted use.

  • Amend the proposed fossil fuel and fossil fuel facility regulations to include additional criteria and analysis in the development review of fossil fuel facilities and related uses. 

  • Review and modify the cottage housing development requirements to require a variety of housing sizes, through square footage, number of bedrooms, or some other metric.

  • Review and modify the Accessory Dwelling Unit requirements to apply design standards for compatibility with surrounding development, limit the height of Accessory Dwelling Units to that of the existing residence, and/or require an on-site location alternatives analysis.

  • Review and modify the regulations related to gun retailers, including additional restrictions such as distancing buffers from specified uses.
  • Review and modify the subarea planning process including: subarea plan topics; plan schedule; community engagement; equity and social justice; implementation, performance measures and evaluation; and Skyway-West Hill and North Highline specific amendments.

  • Review and modify the proposed permitted uses in the Redmond Ridge Business Park and Redmond Ridge Marketplace to address those uses that would no longer be permitted after the Bear Creek UPD zoning conversion in the KCCP update are adopted.

  • 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. 

  • Technical amendment to correct and clarify that the Real Asset Property Management Plan (RAMP), although not an element of, is intended to implement the KCCP, and to provide more details on how and when the RAMP is adopted or amended by the Council.

  • Review and modify the requirements to evaluate and consider equity and social justice impacts when making policy, regulation, land use designation and/or zoning classification changes.

     

    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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