October 2017 - June 2018
Staff will be holding a number of meetings and interviews with stakeholders to discuss code sections and impacts of the transition to the new code, and to ensure that public concerns and aspirations are consistently understood. We will work with you to ensure that your concerns and aspirations are reflected in the code options to the maximum extent possible.
View the Events Calendar - Many events scheduled for April and May of 2018!
We would love to come to you! If you would like to arrange for staff to come to you to talk with your small group (your office, small meeting of neighbors, or group of business owners, etc.), we can do that! Contact
email@example.com or call 360-679-7365.
Additional community workshops will be scheduled in 2018. SUBSCRIBE to our Freeland email updates to be sure you stay up-to-date.
2017 Work Plan: Development Regulation Update
Thank you for your participation at our workshops and community conference earlier this year and your extensive public comments on the draft regulations. If you have followed the development of the Freeland Zoning Code, you know that we were targeting adoption in August or September of 2018.
We will not be adopting in September. We apologize for the delay and any inconvenience this is causing.
We have had some staffing transitions and workload juggling issues that are impacting the timeline, and we are still trying to figure out what it is going to mean (how long of a delay). We are still trying our best to get this done this year. It is very possible, however, that we will not be adopting until after the first of the year, esp since another staff member working on this project will be leaving us soon (retiring).
We do not have an updated schedule at this point, but we do know:
Again, we apologize for the delay and any inconvenience this delay is causing. We appreciate your participation in this process and your patience as we work through this very large project.
Development Regulations are being drafted for properties within the Freeland Non-Municipal Urban Growth Area (NMUGA). Only those properties that are within the NMUGA, as
revised in 2016, will be subject to the new regulations. The new regulations will transition Freeland from rural to urban standards, based upon the adopted
Freeland Subarea Plan.
Be sure to SUBSCRIBE to our Freeland email updates to be a part of the process for creating the new code.
Goals & Objectives
Map of proposed zoning districts (revised Jan 2018)
Zoning MapPoster Boards
PresentationCode Options Feedback Forms
PresentationFast Food Handout
Handouts & Activities
Allowed & Conditional Uses - Overview Handout - Compare Old & New Code - Draft 2.1 Code Provisions - Conditional Uses Activity - Fast Food Handout
Non-Conforming - Draft 2.1 Code Provisions - FAQ Sheet
Implementation & Phasing (includes septic/sewer info) - Overview Handout
Zoning Districts, Overlays & Amendments - Draft 2.1 Code Provisions: - Zoning Amendments - View Corridor & 525 - View Corridor Activity
Cottage Housing & Other Alt Housing Types - Overview Handout - Draft 2.1 Code Provisions - Activity
General Info Posters
Residential Buildings & Sites (includes new plats) - Overview Handout
Commercial Buildings - Overview Handout
Open Space - Overview Handout - Activity
Landscaping & Screening - Overview Handout
Signs & Lighting - Overview Handout - FAQ Sheet - Activity
Parking & Circulation - Overview Handout - Activities
Block Design Standards - Overview Handout - Activity
* Additional workshops will be scheduled if needed.
Tentative Schedule for Planning Commission discussions:
Staff Memo,Freeland PPT
Staff Memo (see pg 2),
PPT Slides from BOCC mtg on 12/6
Staff MemoChapter 16 ICC Chapter 17 ICC
Staff MemoFreeland Code - Draft v 2.0Chapter 11 ICCChapter 15 ICCChapter 17 ICC (v. 2.0)
Code Options Handout
* Subject to change.
Planning Commission agendas and materials
Staff is currently discussing policy options with the Planning Commission and the Board, finalizing the draft code, and will be scheduling a series of stakeholder meetings and community events for public review and scenario testing prior to adoption.
A public hearing before the Planning Commission is expected in July of 2018 (subject to change).
Freeland Subarea Plan (2016)
Freeland Code Drafts:
DRAFT 1.0 (11/01/17)DRAFT 2.0 (03/06/18)
Freeland Final Environmental Impact Statement (2007)
Addendum No 1 to FEIS (2017)
SEPA Checklist (2017)
Determination of Non-Significance with Adoption of Existing Environmental Documents (2017)
Freeland Water & Sewer District -
Sewer Phasing Map
Freeland Chamber of Commerce
Ordinance C-84-10 - Initial Interim Standards
2009 Draft Code
Freeland Vision 2025 Committee's
Draft Design Guidelines