Planning and Development Services
Director: Dale Pernula
Hamilton Public Development Authority
Skagit County Floodway Mitigation & Hamilton Relocation Program
The vision of the Hamilton Public Development Authority (PDA) is to develop and implement a permanent flood mitigation solution that restores the Town of Hamilton as a viable and desirable municipality in and around which to live and work, reduces repetitive losses from flood-prone areas of Skagit County, and enhances our riparian natural resources.
Realizing this vision requires:
Board of County Commissioners Approves Hamilton Relocation Subarea Plan and Urban Growth Area Expansion
On Tuesday, August 12, the Board of County Commissioners approved a long-awaited expansion of the Town of Hamilton Urban Growth Area that is an important step in the towns efforts to relocate itself out of the Skagit River floodway.
Your action is really going to create a lasting legacy for upriver communities, that over time will significantly alter or change lifestyles up there not only by protecting the people and property with the town of Hamilton relocation but also by providing an opportunity to diversify our rural economy, Planning and Development Services Department Director Gary Christensen told the Board.
The 107-acre expansion of the Urban Growth Area provides the town with 48 acres outside of the floodway for the relocation of its old town commercial center and residential areas. The expansion also adds 59 acres owned by Janicki Industries where the company is building a manufacturing facility similar to its existing facilities in Sedro-Woolley. The action by the Board also designates 157 acres to the northeast of the new UGA as Hamilton Urban Reserve, indicating the towns long-term plans to expand into that area.
Town of Hamilton Urban Growth Area Expansion Proposal : May 22, 2008
The Skagit County Planning and Development Services Department will release for public review and comment a revised and downsized Town of Hamilton Urban Growth Area Expansion Proposal on Friday, May 23rd, 2008. The Department will accept written comments on the proposal through Tuesday, June 10, 2008. A public hearing will be held before the Skagit County Planning Commission on Tuesday, June 10, 2008.