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On April 26, 2018, the King County Executive transmitted Proposed Ordinance 2018-0241 to the King County Council.  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 passed the legislation out of committee "without recommendation" on March 15, 2019.  The full Council held a public hearing on June 12, 2019 at the King County Courthouse.  After the public hearing, the Council re-referred the legislation to the Committee of the Whole for additional review.

Please check back to this website for more information 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

Committee of the Whole Review Schedule

Committee Chair Joe McDermott has issued a proposed schedule for drafting and publishing amendments in advance of the October 7, 2019 Committee meeting. The Committee Chair has indicated a preference that the legislation be voted out of the Committee of the Whole on October 7, 2019. If that occurs, the full Council public hearing would be scheduled for December 4, 2019.

Schedule

Committee of the Whole September 16, 2019 Meeting

Agenda and Staff Report

Additional Materials – Striking Amendment, Line Amendment, Title Amendment

Additional Materials – Line Amendments

Public Comments Received September 13-16, 2019

Written Public Comments Received at September 16, 2019 Committee Meeting

In advance of the COW meeting on September 16, 2019, Councilmember Balducci made public a draft striking amendment.

Draft Balducci Striking Amendment Summary

Draft Balducci Striking Amendment

     Attachment A – Map Amendment #1

     Attachment B – Map Amendment #2

Full Council Materials

The full Council held a public hearing on June 12, 2019 at the King County Courthouse. Materials are posted below.

Written Comments Received at June 12, 2019 public hearing

Public Comments Received June 12, 2019

Public Comments Received June 11, 2019

Public Comments Received June 10, 2019

Public Comments Received June 5, 2019 to June 9, 2019

Public Comments Received March 15, 2019 to June 4, 2019


Community Meeting Materials

On June 4, 2019, Councilmembers Balducci and Lambert held a community meeting to hear public comment on the proposed legislation. The materials for this meeting are available here.

Presentation Materials

Public Hearing Notice

Special District Overlay - 120

Sammamish Valley Agricultural Production District Map

Follow Up Questions


Local Services, Regional Roads & Bridges Committee Materials

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 held a public hearing on Proposed Substitute Ordinance 2018-0241.2, updating the regulations for wineries, breweries and distilleries. Following the public hearing, the Council re-referred the legislation to the Committee of the Whole.  In the event that the Committee of the Whole makes substantive changes to the legislation, a new public hearing notice may be issued prior to consideration at Full Council.

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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