The City has initiated a comprehensive Sustainable Development
program to ensure compliance of future development within the
City, specifically and particularly in the current R-1 Zoning
District, with applicable Growth Management Act (GMA) policies,
goals and directives. The Sustainable Development (SD) Program
involves a thorough, detailed inventory of local environmental
resources, projection of future development demand, and analysis
of public infrastructure availability. The SD program will yield
recommendations for a multi-facted regulatory approach to balance
the competing policies of the GMA within the R-1 zone, including
but not limited to the protection of critical areas, the preservation
and enhancement of anadromous fisheries, and the accommodation
of appropriate residential growth.
final study is listed below.
hearing was held September 19, 2007.
the meeting video and staff
it's April 9 meeting, the City Council considered and approved
a schedule and preliminary scope for additional work on the
Sustainable Development Report.
Council agenda page for March 5, 2007 Public Hearings regarding
Sustainable Development Study and Moratorium.
The City Council enacted Ordinance No. 419 on March 20, 2006
to initiate a comprehensive environmental study of the R-1 zone
to ascertain the level of resource sensitivity and potential
impact from development. The R-1 zone (2005 zoning map attached)
is generally located east of 146th Avenue NE extended on the
north and south sides of Woodinville-Duvall Road to the City
limits at 171st Avenue NE and includes the properties west and
east of 148th Avenue NE. Information gathered from the environmental
study will be evaluated with existing information on certain
city-wide environmental conditions including the Little Bear
and Woodin Creeks, critical (sensitive) area mapping, and data
currently be gathered from a groundwater study. This information
will be used by the City in considering amendments to its current
Comprehensive Plan and development regulations that will appropriately
balance the Growth Management Act's various planning goals.
Release, Public Comment Opportunities on Draft Sustainable Development
R-1 Sustainable Development Review posted on line. The Planning
Commission will hold a Special Study Session on 1/24/07
and a Public Hearing on 1/31/07 on the Sustainable Development
Bob Wuotila, Senior Planner, 425.489.2757, ext. 2283.
September 11, 2006, the City Council approved a six-month renewal
(until March 20, 2007) of the current moratorium on most land
use and building permit applications in the R-1 zone. The renewal
allows the City to complete studies being conducted to determine
the environmental impacts and approriate residential density
future development in the R-1 zone and to provide time to amend
the Comprehensive Plan and development regulations based upon
recommendations contained in the studies. City Contact:
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