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Code Amendments

Planning Commission met to discuss proposed changes to the Zoning Code definition of "family" and related code amendments on September 20, 2016.  If you would like to be added to the mailing list on this item, contact us at
Detached Accessory Dwelling Unit (DADU)
Planning Commission recommended approval to amend the existing zoning code regulations for "accessory dwelling units."  One of the potential changes would allow for detached accessory dwelling units.  A City Council briefing was held on February 1, 2017 to discuss the proposed amendment.  The public hearing is scheduled on February 15, 2017 to make a decision regarding Planning Commission's recommendation.  If you would like more information regarding the proposal, please contact us at  Select this link for more information.
On October 12, 2016, City Council approved a code amendment regarding SEPA categorical exemptions for minor new construction.  The amendment raises the exemption levels to the maximum allowed by state law and maintains a public notice / comment period for development proposals that meet the minimum SEPA thresholds.