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Record No: Res 31682    Version: Council Bill No:
Type: Resolution (Res) Status: Adopted
Current Controlling Legislative Body City Clerk
On agenda: 8/8/2016
Ordinance No:
Title: A RESOLUTION identifying proposed Comprehensive Plan amendments to be considered for possible adoption in 2017; and requesting that the Office of Planning and Community Development and the Seattle Planning Commission review and make recommendations about the proposed amendments.
Sponsors: Rob Johnson
Supporting documents: 1. Summary and Fiscal Note, 2. Central Staff Memo (07/19/16), 3. Presentation (07/19/16), 4. Proposed Amendment 01, 5. Proposed Amendment 02, 6. Proposed Amendment 03, 7. Signed Resolution 31682

CITY OF SEATTLE

RESOLUTION _________________

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A RESOLUTION identifying proposed Comprehensive Plan amendments to be considered for possible adoption in 2017; 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

WHEREAS, Resolution 31402 prescribes criteria by which proposed amendments to the Comprehensive Plan are 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 2017. In addition to review of any amendments that may be proposed by Council members resulting from the City Council’s review of the 20-year Comprehensive Plan, Seattle 2035, or proposed to implement the Housing Affordability and Livability Agenda, such as mapping urban village expansion areas as identified in Resolution 31612, the following proposed amendments should be reviewed by the Mayor and Council as possible amendments to the Comprehensive Plan. The full texts of the proposals are contained in Clerk File 319807.

1.                     S Holgate Street and 20th Avenue S. Amend the North Rainier neighborhood plan and Future Land Use Map, as appropriate, to allow for rezones of certain Single-Family areas to Multifamily zones.

2.                     1208 Eastlake Avenue E. Amend the Future Land Use Map for property on the east side of Eastlake Avenue E north of E Nelson Place to move the boundaries of the Eastlake Urban Village and South Lake Union Urban Center to include that area in the South Lake Union Urban Center.

3.                     1625 S Columbian Way. Amend the Future Land Use Map for property on the south side of S Columbian Way between 16th Avenue S and S Snoqualmie Street to change the map designation from Single-Family to either Commercial/Mixed-Use or Multifamily.

4.                     Seattle Chinatown/International District Policies. Amend the neighborhood plan for the Chinatown/International District to adopt policies that encourage cultural and economic vitality in the District.

Section 2. Manufacturing/industrial amendments. The Executive is requested to provide recommendations for potential amendments to Comprehensive Plan policies related to industrial lands including policies to strengthen the long-term viability of Manufacturing/Industrial Centers and a re-evaluation of the Stadium District. The review should examine the locational needs, potential for use conflicts, and adjacency issues associated with emerging and innovative industrial uses, such as custom and craft producers with a retail component and other mixed-use development that includes light industrial activity. As part of that review, the Executive should consider the proposed amendments for NW 48th Street and W Bertona Street contained in Clerk File 319807 and provide a recommendation to the Council on whether those proposals would be consistent with any changes in policy direction for the Ballard/Interbay Manufacturing/Industrial District.

Section 3. Consideration of Air Quality in Residential Land Use.  The Office of Planning and Community Development is requested to work with the Seattle King County Public Health Department and the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency to evaluate and provide recommendations for potential amendments to the Comprehensive Plan to consider the health impacts of rezones to allow or increase residential development adjacent to point sources and non-point sources of air pollution such as transit and freight corridors and highways, and industrial areas. If amendments are proposed, OPCD should identify whether the City’s SEPA policies or other regulations should be amended to incorporate best practices to implement the proposed policies.

Section 4. Request for review and recommendations. The Council requests that the Office of Planning and Community Development review the amendments listed in Sections 1, 2 and 3 of this resolution, conduct public and environmental reviews as appropriate, and present its analyses and the Mayor’s recommendations to the Planning Commission and to the City Council in 2017.

 

                     Adopted by the City Council the ____ day of ____________________, 2016,
and signed by me in open session in authentication of its adoption this________ day of ______________________, 2016.

 

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                                                                                                                              President ___________ of the City Council

 

                     Filed by me this ____ day of ________________________, 2016.

 

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                                                               Monica Martinez Simmons, City Clerk

 

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