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File #: 2021-0229    Version: 1
Type: Motion Status: In Committee
File created: 6/15/2021 In control: Mobility and Environment Committee
On agenda: Final action:
Enactment date: Enactment #:
Title: A MOTION requesting the executive review rural industrial uses and lands as part of the 2024 King County Comprehensive Plan update.
Sponsors: Reagan Dunn
Indexes: Comprehensive Plan, Executive, King County, Land Use
Drafter
Clerk 06/08/2021
Title
A MOTION requesting the executive review rural industrial uses and lands as part of the 2024 King County Comprehensive Plan update.
Body
WHEREAS, King County enacted the 1994 King County Comprehensive Plan to meet the requirements of the Washington State Growth Management Act ("the GMA"), and
WHEREAS, 2016 marked the fifth major review and update of the Comprehensive Plan. Under the county's policies and regulations, the 2016 review constitutes an eight-year amendment, and
WHEREAS, in RCW 36.70A.130, the GMA requires cities and counties to update their comprehensive plans once every eight years. The GMA authorizes, but does not require, cities and counties to amend their comprehensive plans annually. For King County, the next required GMA deadlines is 2024, and
WHEREAS, K.C.C. 20.18.060 requires the county to adopt a scope of work for the 2024 King County Comprehensive Plan in September 2022, and
WHEREAS, in the 2020 midpoint point update for the Comprehensive Plan, the county reviewed policies and regulations related to "Non-Resource Industrial Uses in the Rural Area," but ultimately, no changes to those policies were adopted as part of the 2020 update as they were more extensive than allowed as part of the limited scope midpoint update, and
WHEREAS, a full review of the industrial uses in the Rural Area land use designation and zoning classification will take additional time, beyond the time anticipated in the King County Code for development of the executive's recommended 2024 Comprehensive Plan, which is required to be transmitted to the council in July 2023, and
WHEREAS, recent permit applications have demonstrated the need for a robust evaluation of the industrial land use classifications, zoning designations and related policies, permitted uses and development regulations;
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT MOVED by the Council of King County:
A. The council requests that the executive prepare, in collaboration and coordin...

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