The City of Normandy Park is considering implementing amendments to the City’s Comprehensive Plan Future Land Use Map and a concurrent area-wide rezone,” and will be holding a Public Hearing on Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019.
This open meeting will start at 7 p.m. at Normandy Park City Council Chambers at City Hall, located at 801 SW 174th Street (map below).
Also, residents concerned about zoning changes are being encouraged to show up at the council meeting this Tuesday, Oct. 8 at 7 p.m. to speak during the Public Comment period.
City Manager Mark Hoppen said:
“Review the Planning documents listed on the bottom of City of Normandy Park website (listed below). The first document on the list sums up what is being considered; all the documents completely describe the ideas to be considered by the public and the Planning Commission. There is no limit to how long this can take before the Planning Commission makes its recommendations to the City Council. There is no limit to how long the City Council can continue public discussion before deciding upon a course of action.
Several areas along 1st Avenue are being considered for Comp Plan designation and correlated zoning changes that expand current commercial areas and uses. Why? So that Normandy Park might sometime in the future have a better chance of paying for basic services – especially police service – without having to resort to excess property taxes, as is currently the case.
These ideas have been developing for several years and will be assessed by the public and appointed officials, and then by elected officials. The chief issues for the public and appointed/elected officials to review and consider, in my view, are 1) are the areas proposed appropriate; 2) are buffers between commercial and residential uses and structural types sufficient; and 3) are the structural transitions (building heights and volumes) between potential commercial and residential uses acceptable.
The reason that comprehensive plan designations and zoning changes are displayed at this time is because both changes go hand-in-hand, and to evaluate one, a person has to consider the other. The comp plan can be considered by itself first, but without knowing the details (the proposed zoning), the analysis task is all big picture. Transparency demands being able to look at a whole picture upfront.”
2019 COMPREHENSIVE PLAN DOCKET DOCUMENTS:
Here’s full text of the announcement posted on the city’s website:
REVISED PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE Ordinance No. 999 adopting
Amendments to the City’s Comprehensive Plan and Future Land Use Map Ordinance No. 1000 adopting
Concurrent amending of the City’s Official Zoning Map for consistency with the Comprehensive Plan Amendments.
7:00 p.m. Thursday, October 17, 2019 City Council Chambers, Normandy Park City Hall, 801 SW 174th Street Normandy Park, Washington 98166
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Planning Commission of the City of Normandy Park, Washington, will hold a public hearing on Thursday, October 17, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers at Normandy Park City Hall, 801 SW 174th Street, Normandy Park, Washington 98166. The purpose of the hearing will be to take public testimony concerning Normandy Park Ordinance No. 999 and Ordinance No. 1000 for adoption of amendments to the City’s Comprehensive Plan Future Land Use Map and a concurrent area-wide rezone for consistency with the Comprehensive Plan.
A copy of Ordinance No. 999 and Ordinance No. 1000 is available for review in the Normandy Park City Clerk’s office at Normandy Park City Hall, by calling 206-248-8248, or via email at [email protected].
All interested persons are invited to appear and testify at the public hearing on Thursday, October 17, 2019. Written comments on the Ordinances, questions about the Ordinances, or questions about the Public Hearing, should be directed to Holly Keeton, Community Development Director, in person or by USPS mail at the above address, or by email at [email protected].
Here’s the most recent zoning map (2017) from the city’s website: