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Snohomish County Planning Commission Agenda February 2019

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Category: Events and Notices - Legal and Public Notices
Posted: 02/16/2019
 

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LEGAL NOTICE

Snohomish County
PLANNING COMMISSION
PLANNING & DEVELOPMENT SERVICES

REGULAR MEETING AGENDA
Snohomish County Planning Commission
February 26, 2019
5:30 – 9:00 PM

Snohomish County Administration Building-East
1st Floor, Public Meeting Room 2
3000 Rockefeller Avenue, Everett, WA 98201

For access to supporting documents reviewed by the Planning Commission, visit our website athttp://www.snohomishcountywa.gov and enter “Planning Commission” in the search box.

A. CALL TO ORDER, ROLL CALL, AND AGENDA REVIEW
B. APPROVAL OF MINUTES
• January 22, 2019: Regular Meeting
C. STATUS OF PAST RECOMMENDATIONS AND FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS
D. UNFINISHED BUSINESS
1. Type 1 / Type 2 Appeal, Process, and Organization Amendments: Hearing
Ryan Medlen, Senior Planner, 425-262-2942, Ryan.Medlen@snoco.org

The Commission will hold a public hearing on amendments related to the processing of project permits under
Title 30 as well as general code clarifications and organization changes related to permit process requirements.
After the Hearing, the Commission will discuss the proposed amendment and vote on a recommendation
to forward to the Executive and County Council.The commission may make a recommendation to adopt the
amendments, adopt the amendments with proposed revisions, or not adopt the proposed amendments.

These amendments focus on general process and organizational modifications related to the review and
appeal of Type 1 and Type 2 land use decisions. Code corrections in sections addressing process
requirements are also proposed and the project type listings are moved to a consolidated location. The
changes are intended to make Title 30 more internally consistent to facilitate permit review. In the case of
Planned Residential Developments and Urban Center Site Plan Approvals, the amendments intend to
reduce the number of applications for smaller developments that are presented to the Hearing Examiner for
a decision.

PDS Staff recommends that the Commission forward the amendments to County Council with a
recommendation to adopt the amendments in substantially the form presented at a briefing to the Planning
Commission on January 22, 2019.

For further information, please review:

• Briefing Staff Report dated January 7, 2019
2. Re-Zone Decision Criteria Amendment: Hearing
Ryan Medlen, Senior Planner, 425-262-2942, Ryan.Medlen@snoco.org

The Commission will hold a public hearing on amendments to the decision criteria for site-specific rezones.
After the Hearing, the Commission will discuss the proposed amendment and vote on a recommendation
to forward to the Executive and County Council.The commission may make a recommendation to adopt the
amendments, adopt the amendments with proposed revisions, or reject the proposed amendments.

This proposed code amendment adds language to SCC 30.42A.100 to include “change of circumstance”
to the rezone decision criteria. Case law has established that the decision to approve or deny a site-specific
rezone should be based in part on any change of circumstances surrounding the site in question. In recent
years, all site-specific rezone decisions have included findings regarding this matter but the requirement is
not identified in the Title 30 requirements as a criteria for a site-specific rezone.

PDS Staff recommends that the Commission forward the amendments to County Council with a
recommendation to adopt the amendments in substantially the form presented at a briefing to the Planning
Commission on January 22, 2019.

For further information, please review:

• Briefing Staff Report dated January 7, 2019
E. NEW BUSINESS
3. Erosion Hazard Areas Code Amendments: Briefing
David Killingstad, Principal Planner, 425-262-2215, David.Killingstad@snoco.org

Planning and Development Services Staff will provide a briefing on a non-project proposal to amend the list
of exceptions to SCC 30.62B.330(3), Erosion hazard areas - Channel migration zones, to allow the
construction of public parks. The Planning Commission is tentatively scheduled to hold a public hearing on
the proposed code amendments on March 26, 2019.

For further information, please review:

• Briefing Staff Report dated February 8, 2019, including:
o Attachment A-Draft Proposed Code Amendments
o Attachment B-Draft Findings
4. Digital Signs in the Clearview Rural Commercial Zone: Briefing
Yorik Stevens-Wajda, Legislative Analyst, 425-388-3209, Yorik.Stevens-Wajda.snoco.org

The County Council has referred a proposed ordinance to the planning commission for consideration and
a recommendation back to the council. The proposal would amend the county’s development regulations
(Chapter 30.27 SCC) to add the Clearview Rural Commercial zone to the list of zones in which digital signs
are allowed. The planning commission will be briefed at the February 26 meeting and have an opportunity
for questions and discussion.

For further information, please review:

• Briefing Staff Report dated February 7, 2019, including:
o Exhibit A: Proposed code amendment
o Exhibit B: Proposed findings
o Exhibit C: Related comprehensive plan policies and code sections for reference
o Exhibit D: History of the Clearview local area of more intensive rural development
o Exhibit E: Clearview Rural Commercial Zones Reference Map
Note: due to winter storm-related council meeting cancellations, council consideration of motion 19-053
referring this item to the planning commission was still pending when this agenda was published.

F. ADJOURN
PLANNING COMMISSION’S RANGE OF POSSIBLE ACTIONS:

At the conclusion of its public hearing, the County Planning Commission will consider transmitting a formal
recommendation to County Council concerning adoption of the proposal. The Commission may make a
recommendation to adopt or to not adopt the proposal.The Commission’s recommendation may also propose
amendments to the proposal. The Planning Commission is an advisory body and the final decision rests with
the County Council.

PARTY OF RECORD / PUBLIC TESTIMONY:

You may become a party of record for any specific topic that comes before the Planning Commission by
submitting a written request or testimony to Brandi Spores, Planning Commission Clerk, PDS, M/S 604, 3000
Rockefeller Avenue, Everett, WA 98201 or via email at Brandi.Spores@snoco.org.

WHERE TO GET COPIES OF DOCUMENTS AND WEBSITE ACCESS:

Please check www.snohomishcountywa.gov for additional information or the Snohomish County Department
of Planning and Development Services, Reception Desk, 2nd Floor, County Administration Building-East,
3000 Rockefeller Avenue, Everett. For more information, call Brandi Spores, Planning Commission Clerk,
at 425-388-3224.

AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT NOTICE:

Snohomish County facilities are accessible. The county strives to provide access and services to all members
of the public. Sign language interpreters and communication materials in alternate form will be provided upon
advance request of one calendar week. Contact Angela Anderson at 425-262-2206 Voice, or 425-388-3700 TDD

Snohomish County Planning Commissioners:
Merle Ash, District 1 Bob Wold, District 4
Ed Taft, District 1 Neil Pedersen, District 4
Tom Norcott, District 2 Jim Langston, District 5
Douglas Hannam, District 2 Leah Everett, District 5
Robert Larsen, District 3 Position Vacant, Executive Appointee
Loren Simmonds, District 3

Commission Staff (from Planning and Development Services (PDS) Department):

Barb Mock, Commission Secretary Brandi Spores, Commission Clerk

Published: February 16, 2019.

 

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