An annual review of county planning, including important changes to allow the Park Pointe Transfer of Development Rights (TDR) to Issaquah Highlands to move forward, will hold a public hearing in Issaquah on Thursday, Jan. 28.
The 2010 King County Comprehensive Plan Draft update offers the public a chance to review and share comments with the planners from the Department of Development and Environmental Services.
Each year, technical changes can be made to the County’s Comprehensive Plan. Small modifications to development codes and an update of the “Transportation Needs Report” will be presented.
Also under consideration is a change proposed by the City of Issaquah for a 35-acre amendment of the Urban Growth Area at Issaquah Highlands. The change is reportedly requested in anticipation of a possible Transfer of Development Rights deal with the Park Pointe property near Issaquah High School.
The Thursday, Jan. 28 meeting in Issaquah will be held from 5 to 7:30 p.m. in the Pickering Conference Room on the first floor of Issaquah City Hall Northwest, located at 1775 12th Avenue Northwest.
Planners have already met in Renton Tuesday and visit the Woodinville Water District Office at 5:30 p.m. tonight (Jan. 27) at 17238 NE Woodinville-Duvall Road in Woodinville.
In addition, three pilot project areas are proposed to test a form-based zoning code. The pilot project areas include Cottage Lake, the East Renton Plateau and the Martin Luther King/S. 129th Street area in West Hill.
The public review draft of the proposed amendments are already available for review online.
Residents unable to attend are encouraged to leave comments or questions about the plan by contacting Comprehensive Plan Project Manager Paul Reitenbach by phone at 206-296-6705, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or by writing to the Department of Development and Environmental Services, 900 Oakesdale Avenue, SW. Renton, WA., 98057.