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On April 26, 2018, the King County Executive transmitted to the King County Council the Proposed Ordinance 2018-0241. This Proposed Ordinance would update development regulations associated with wineries, breweries, and distilleries in unincorporated King County.

Transmittal of the Proposed Ordinance follows a multi-year process led by the Executive to develop regulations for these industries. Information on the Executive’s process can be found online.

The Council’s Local Services, Regional Roads and Bridges Committee is currently reviewing the legislation. Please check back to this website for more information on the Council’s review of the proposal.

Proposal as Passed out of Local Services, Regional Roads and Bridges Committee 

On March 11, 2019, the Local Services, Regional Roads and Bridges Committee passed the Proposed Ordinance out of committee "without recommendation." The Ordinance was amended in committee by Striking Amendment S2. The changes made are described here.

Proposed Substitute Ordinance 2018-0241.2 

       Attachment A – Map Amendment #1 – Remote Tasting Room Demonstration Project A
       
Attachment B – Map Amendment #2 – Special Event Demonstration Project B

Executive's Proposal

On April 26, 2018, the King County Executive transmitted to the King County Council the Proposed Ordinance 2018-0241. This Proposed Ordinance would update development regulations associated with wineries, breweries, and distilleries in unincorporated King County.

Proposed Ordinance

Supporting Documents

Listed below are the committee meeting materials related to review of the proposed winery/brewery/distillery development regulations update. Materials will be posted as they become available.

June 19, 2018
Committee Packet

July 17, 2018
Committee Packet
Additional Committee Materials

November 28, 2018
Committee Packet
Public Comments Received at Committee

December 4, 2018
Committee Packet
Public Comments Received at Committee

March 11, 2019
Committee Packet
Additional Committee Materials
Public Comments Received at Committee

Public Hearing Notice and SEPA Documents

On Wednesday, June 12, 2019, the King County Council is scheduled to hold a public hearing on Proposed Substitute Ordinance 2018-0241.2, updating the regulations for wineries, breweries and distilleries. The meeting will begin at 10:30 a.m. in the Council Chambers, on the 10th Floor of the King County Courthouse, located at 516 Third Avenue, Seattle, WA.

Published Notice

Hearing Notice and Summary of Proposed Changes

Proposed Substitute Ordinance 2018-0241.2
       Attachment A – Map Amendment #1 – Remote Tasting Room Demonstration Project A
       Attachment B – Map Amendment #2 – Special Event Demonstration Project B

Published Notice

On April 26, 2019, the Executive branch issued a Determination of Nonsignificance for the Proposed Ordinance 2018-0241.2, updating the regulations for wineries, breweries and distilleries, in accordance with the State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA). For additional information on the SEPA determination, please see the linked documents.

Determination of Nonsignificance

SEPA Checklist

Please use the space below to submit your comments concerning potential updates to the winery/brewery/distillery code. Be sure to click the "Submit" button. Your written comments will become part of the official public record.

 

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Subject: Winery/Brewery/Distillery Code Update

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