File #: 2008-0216    Version:
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 4/14/2008 In control: Growth Management and Natural Resources Committee
On agenda: 5/19/2008 Final action: 5/19/2008
Enactment date: 5/28/2008 Enactment #: 16099
Title: AN ORDINANCE relating to demonstration projects; and amending Ordinance 14662, Section 1, as amended, and K.C.C. 21A.55.060.
Sponsors: Dow Constantine
Indexes: Natural Resources, Department of, Recycling
Attachments: 1. 16099.pdf, 2. 2008-0216 Adoption Notice.doc, 3. 2008-0216 Hearing Notice.doc, 4. 2008-0216 Staff Report - Built Green Demo (4-15).doc, 5. 2008-O216 Staff Report (Attachment 2) .pdf, 6. A. Park Lake Homes II Vicinity Map
AN ORDINANCE relating to demonstration projects; and amending Ordinance 14662, Section 1, as amended, and K.C.C. 21A.55.060.
SECTION 1. Ordinance 14662, Section 1, as amended, and K.C.C. 21A.55.060 are each hereby amended to read as follows:
A. The purpose of the low-impact development and Built Green demonstration projects is to determine whether innovative permit processing, site development and building construction techniques based on low-impact development and building construction practices result in environmental benefits, affordable housing and lead to administrative and development cost savings for project applicants and King County. The demonstration projects will provide information on application of these techniques to an urban infill mixed-use redevelopment project, an urban single family residential project, ((and)) a Vashon Town housing project and an urban infill residential redevelopment project. The demonstration projects will also provide information to assist in the development of King County Comprehensive Plan policies to guide application and refinement of regulations such as zoning, subdivision, roads and stormwater regulations. Expected benefits from the demonstration projects include: improved conditions of habitat, ground and surface waters within a watershed; reduced impervious surface areas for new site infrastructure in developed and redeveloped projects; greater use of recycled-content building materials and more efficient use of energy and natural resources; and the opportunity to identify and evaluate potential substantive changes to land use development regulations that support and improve natural functions of watersheds. The demonstration projects will also evaluate whether consolidated administrative approval of modifications or waivers and any subsequent hearings, if required, effectively speeds the development review process while maintaining land use coor...

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