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Record No: Res 31896    Version: Council Bill No:
Type: Resolution (Res) Status: Adopted
Current Controlling Legislative Body City Clerk
On agenda: 8/12/2019
Ordinance No:
Title: A RESOLUTION identifying proposed Comprehensive Plan amendments to be considered for possible adoption in 2020 and requesting that the Office of Planning and Community Development and the Seattle Planning Commission review and make recommendations about the proposed amendments.
Sponsors: Abel Pacheco
Attachments: 1. Att A - Delridge Neighborhood Plan Amendments
Supporting documents: 1. Summary and Fiscal Note, 2. CF 321272: 2019-2020 Proposed Comprehensive Plan Amendments, 3. Presentation (8/7/19), 4. Central Staff Memo, 5. Proposed Amendment 1 (added 8/7/19), 6. Proposed Amendment 2 (added 8/7/19), 7. Proposed Amendment 3 (added 8/7/19), 8. Proposed Substitute (added; 8/13/19)

CITY OF SEATTLE

RESOLUTION __________________

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A RESOLUTION identifying proposed Comprehensive Plan amendments to be considered for possible adoption in 2020 and requesting that the Office of Planning and Community Development and the Seattle Planning Commission review and make recommendations about the proposed amendments.

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WHEREAS, under the Washington State Growth Management Act, chapter 36.70A RCW, The City of Seattle (“City”) is required to have a comprehensive land use plan (“Comprehensive Plan”) and to review that plan on a regular schedule; and

WHEREAS, except in limited circumstances, the Growth Management Act allows the City to amend the Comprehensive Plan only once a year; and

WHEREAS, the City adopted a Comprehensive Plan through Ordinance 117221 in 1994 and most recently adopted amendments to its Comprehensive Plan in March 2019 through Ordinance 125790; and

WHEREAS, Resolution 31870 prescribes the procedures and criteria by which proposals for amendments to the Comprehensive Plan are solicited from the public and selected for analysis and possible adoption, a process known as setting the Comprehensive Plan docket; NOW, THEREFORE,

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF SEATTLE, THAT:

Section 1. Comprehensive Plan docket of amendments to be considered in 2020. The following amendments proposed by individuals or organizations should be reviewed by the Mayor and City Council (“Council”) as possible amendments to the Comprehensive Plan. The full texts of the proposals are contained in Clerk File 321272:

A.                     Application to extend the boundary of the Northgate Urban Center to encompass the properties addressed as 11316 and 11318 5th Avenue NE to facilitate a change from Single-Family to Multifamily.

B.                     Application to amend the boundaries of the West Seattle Junction Hub Urban Village to include the Providence Mount St. Vincent property addressed as 4831 35th Avenue SW.

Section 2. Impact fee amendments. Consistent with Resolution 31762, the Council requests that the Executive provide recommendations of potential amendments to Comprehensive Plan policies necessary to support implementation of an impact fee program for: public streets, roads, and other transportation improvements; publicly owned parks, open space, and recreation facilities; and school facilities. This may include amendments to update or replace level-of-service standards or to add impact fee project lists in the Capital Facilities Element and amendments to other elements or maps in the Comprehensive Plan, as appropriate.

Section 3. Amendments related to Mandatory Housing Affordability legislation. Consistent with Resolution 31870, the Council requests that the Office of Planning and Community Development (OPCD) complete the following as part of the 2019-2020 docket:

A.                     Recommend an alternative name for single-family zones, such as Neighborhood Residential, and propose Comprehensive Plan amendments to implement this change, as appropriate.

B.                     Assess how the South Park neighborhood meets the criteria for urban village designation and provide a report to Council.

C.                     Specific to N 130th Street and Interstate 5, with other City departments, support community-based planning work to develop a proposal to establish an urban village with transit-supportive development capacity and urban village-level amenities, such as transit-oriented development, childcare, and housing.

Section 4. Amendments to Delridge Neighborhood Plan. Consistent with Resolution 31880, the Council requests that OPCD review the draft Comprehensive Plan amendments included as Attachment A to this resolution, complete environmental review of the proposed amendments, and recommend amendments to the Delridge Neighborhood Plan goals and policies in the Seattle 2035 Comprehensive Plan to implement the North Delridge Action Plan alongside any other Comprehensive Plan amendments docketed for consideration in 2020.

Section 5. Amendments related to fossil fuels and public health. The Council requests that OPCD, in consultation with the Seattle Department of Construction and Inspections, the Office of Sustainability, and the Environmental Justice Committee, draft, evaluate, undertake environmental review and provide recommendations for potential amendments to the Environment, Land Use or Utilities Elements that would clarify the City’s intent to protect the public health and meet its climate goals by limiting fossil fuel production and storage.

Section 6. Request for review and recommendations. The Council requests that OPCD review the amendments described and listed in Sections 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5 of this resolution; conduct public and environmental reviews of the amendments listed in Sections 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5; and present its analyses and the Mayor’s recommendations to the Planning Commission and to the City Council on the schedule set by Resolution 31807 for review and consideration in 2020.

Section 7. Comprehensive Plan amendments that will not be considered in 2020. The Council rejects the following proposed amendments for docketing for the 2019-2020 timeframe, the full texts of which proposals are contained in Clerk File 321272:

A.                     Application to amend FLUM for the property addressed as 4501-4509 SW Admiral Way.

B.                      Application to amend the Transportation Element to minimize damage to streets from heavy vehicles.

C.                     Application to add an Open and Participatory Budget element or appendix.

D.                     Application to amend the Transportation Element to recognize impacts from Transportation Network Companies and delivery trucks.

E.                     Application to amend the FLUM to change from Single-Family to Multifamily for the property addressed as 2938-2944 Alki Avenue SW.

F.                     Application to amend the Land Use Element to clarify policies related to yards and trees.

G.                     Application to amend the Transportation Element to discourage pedestrian grade separations such as skybridges, aerial trams, or tunnels.

H.                     Application to amend the Land Use Element to require zone and rezone criteria and public notice, outreach, and inclusiveness.

I.                     Application to amend the Comprehensive Plan to require monitoring of development and a special review procedure related to development.

J.                     Application to amend the Land Use Element to discourage demolition of residences and displacement of residents.

K.                     Application to amend various sections of the Comprehensive Plan to support the protection of trees.

L.                     Application to amend the Comprehensive Plan to create a Stadium District as a new designation on the FLUM.

Section 8. Updating Industrial Land Policies. In recognition of the necessity to update Seattle’s industrial land policies, the Council requests that the Executive transmit to the Planning, Land Use and Zoning Committee (PLUZ) a detailed work plan for the industrial land review including, at least, a calendar of key meetings, milestones, and deliverables and list of the stakeholders engaged in the process by December 31, 2019. The Council requests that the stakeholders include, among others, persons representing the interests of local residents, local business owners, organized labor, the fishing, maritime, manufacturing, railroad and industrial sectors, the Port of Seattle, the Seaport Alliance, stadium interests, the Washington State Department of Transportation, King County, Sound Transit, and the City Council. Council further requests that the Executive’s work plan build on Seattle’s previous industrial land, local production and stadium district studies in this new effort. Council deems docketing any Comprehensive Plan amendments related to specific areas or parcels of industrial land premature before the more comprehensive review is complete, OPCD and the Mayor propose recommendations to PLUZ or its successor, and Council considers and acts on proposed updated and comprehensive industrial land policies along with any necessary changes to the Future Land Use Map (FLUM).  Specific requests related to a new Stadium District, the Washington State Department of Transportation property known as the Washington-Oregon Shippers Cooperative Association (WOSCA) site, and other specific areas or parcels of industrial land should not be considered until after this process is completed.

Adopted by the City Council the ________ day of _________________________, 2019, and signed by me in open session in authentication of its adoption this ________ day of _________________________, 2019.

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President ____________ of the City Council

Filed by me this ________ day of _________________________, 2019.

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Monica Martinez Simmons, City Clerk

(Seal)

Attachments:

Attachment A - Delridge Neighborhood Plan Amendments