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2019 Comprehensive Plan Amendments

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Petitions for the 2019 Docket
The Growth Management Act provides that “each comprehensive land use plan and development regulations shall be subject to continuing review and evaluation” and requires Skagit County to annually accept petitions for amendments or revisions to our Comprehensive Plan. Skagit County implements this requirement through Skagit County Code Chapter 14.08, which describes the process for such annual amendments.

Planning Commission Meetings

December 17       Special Meeting: Presentation of 2019 Docket Staff Report
December 10        
November 26 Agenda     Special Meeting: Deliberations for 2020-2025 Capital Facilities Plan
November 19 Agenda   Video  
November 11 Agenda      
November 5 Agenda Transcript   Related documents:
  • Staff Report in Advance of the November 29, 2019 Planning Commission Public Hearing
  • Attachment A DRAFT 2020-2025 Capital Facilities Plan
  • Attachment B DRAFT 2020-2025 Transportation Improvement Plan
  • Attachment C Public Comments
  • October 22     Video Related documents:
  • P-1 Rainwater Catchment P-2 Guemes Wells-Staff Report
  • P-4 Great Blue Heron Staff Report
  • October 8 Agenda Transcript Video Related documents:
  • C-1 Guemes Ferry
  • C-2 Drainage District
  • C-3 Building Site Plans
  • C-4 Trails
  • C-5 Habitat Restoration
  • C-6 Fire Code
  • C-7 Building Permit Signs
  • C-8 Airport Environs
  • PL18-0404 MRO Removal Staff Report | Public Comment
  • PL18-0404 Application materials for MRO Removal
  • September 24 Agenda Transcript Video Presentation
    September 10 Agenda Transcript Video Related documents:
  • Briefing Memo
  • P-1 Rainwater Catchment
  • P-2 Guemes Island Wells
  • July 30 Agenda Transcript Video Related documents:
  • C1 - Guemes Ferry
  • C3 - Binding Site Plans
  • C4 - Trails in OSRSI
  • C7 - Building Permits Signs
  • July 2 Agenda Transcript Video Related documents:
  • C-1 Guemes Ferry Update Staff Report
  • C-4 Trails in OSRSI Staff Report
  • C-7 Sign Code Amendments Staff Report
  • June 18 Agenda Transcript Video  
    June 4 Agenda Transcript Video  

    Related Meetings and Hearings

     

    Citizen-Initiated Proposals

    Number Petitioner Petitioner’s Description Workshop Video
    Comprehensive Plan/Zoning Map Amendments
    PL18-0404 Skagit Surveyors and Engineers, for Mangat Estates MRO Designation Removal
    Remove Mineral Resource Overlay (MRO) designation from a 9 acre plat owned by Mangat Estates.
    Workshop in front of the Board of County Commissioners with Applicant Skagit Surveyors & Engineers, for Mangat Estates and Planning and Development Services (November 5, 2018). video

    PL18-0405

    WITHDRAWN
    1A-D
    2A-D
    3A-E

    Skagit Partners LLC Avalon
    Amend sections of the Countywide Planning Policies (CPPs), the Comprehensive Plan, and the development regulations to establish a process for consideration and approval of a new fully contained community per RCW 36.70A.350. Ownership Certification | Alternative Process for Docketing Letter
    Workshop in front of the Board of County Commissioners with Applicant Bill Sygitowicz, Skagit Partners LLC and Planning and Development Services (November 5, 2018).
    Materials Submitted at Workshop
    video
    Policy / Code Amendments
    P-1 Guemes Island Planning Advisory Committee (Rooks) Rainwater Catchment
    SCC 14.24.380.  Amend sections of the Seawater Intrusions Area (SCC 14.24.380) to include provisions for proscriptive rainwater catchment systems.
    Workshop in front of the Board of County Commissioners with Applicant Hal Rooks, Guemes Island Planning Advisory Committee (GIPAC) and Planning and Development Services Staff (November 5, 2018).
    Materials submitted at Workshop
    video
    P-2 Guemes Island Planning Advisory Committee (Fox) Wells on Guemes Island
    SCC 14.24.300 - .330, and .380.  Amend sections of the Aquifer Recharge Areas (SCC 14.24.300‐330) and Seawater Intrusion Areas (SCC 14.24.380) to require pre‐drilling approval for new wells on Guemes Island.
    Workshop in front of the Board of County Commissioners with Applicant Nancy Fox, Guemes Island Planning Advisory Committee (GIPAC) and Planning and Development Services (November 5, 2018).
    Materials submitted at Workshop
    video
    P-3 Wireless Policy Group LLC, for Verizon Wireless Small Cell Technology
    SCC 14.16.720.  Prioritize the adoption of revisions to the Wireless Facilities Code (SCC 14.16.720) to the 2019 Long Range Work Program, specifically concerning small cell technology.   
    Workshop in front of the Board of County Commissioners with Applicant Wireless Policy Group LLC, for Verizon Wireless and Planning and Development Services (November 1, 2018).
    Materials submitted at Workshop
    video
    P-4 Skagit Land Trust (Doran) Great Blue Herons
    SCC 14.24.  Amend sections of the Critical Areas Ordinance to strengthen protections for Great Blue Herons, such as buffers around nests.
    Workshop in front of the Board of County Commissioners with Applicant Molly Doran, Skagit Land Trust and Planning and Development Services (November 5, 2018).
    video


    County-Initiated Proposals

    Comprehensive Plan Policy
    C-1 Planning and Development Services (PDS)

    Transportation Element Technical Appendix: Guemes Island Ferry
    Amend capital project cost summary (page 456); and Exhibits 41 and 42 (page 492) to reflect revised funds and costs for the proposed new Guemes Island Ferry. 

    Current Plan Drafts: Proposed 2020 to 2025 CFP and TIP Updates

    Policy / Code Amendments
    C-2 PDS Codify Comprehensive Plan Policy 4A-5.6
    SCC 14.32.  Collaborate with the Drainage Districts to develop code language authorizing their review and comment of development applications within their jurisdictions. 
    C-3 PDS Binding Site Plans at the Port of Skagit
    SCC 14.18.500(2(c).  Delete the following language: “Binding site plans shall be required for any commercial or industrial development that involves 2 or more leases or transfers of ownership which do not undergo a short plat or subdivision procedure.” 
    C-4 PDS Trails in the OSRSI (Public Open Space of Regional/Statewide Importance)
    SCC 14.16.500(3) and (4).  Modify code sections to reflect that trails are an outright permitted use in the OSRSI, and trailheads require an Administrative Special Use permit.      
    C-5 PDS Habitat Restoration as Hearing Examiner (HE) Special Use Permit  
    SCC 14.16:  Habitat restoration is processed as an HE Special Use Permit in the Ag-NRL zone.  Review each of the County’s zones and propose to permit habitat restoration as an HE Special Use Permit where appropriate.   
    C-6 PDS Fire Code Consistency with IFC Appendix D
    SCC 15.04.030.  Update requirements for Vehicle Access Roads to be consistent with the IFC: Appendix D. 
    C-7 PDS Building Permit Requirements for Signs
    SCC 14.16.820(3)(c).  Modify code language from “Building permits shall be required…in excess of 32 square feet or greater than 6 feet in height” to “…as required by the currently adopted International Building Code (Appendix H)."
    C-8 PDS

    Airport Environs Overlay
    SCC 14.16.210 - Edits to reflect collaboration between the Port of Skagit and the County in determining height restrictions in the AEO, and authorize Port review of BLA's within the AEO.