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 Freeland Regulations Summary

2017 Work Plan:  Development Regulation Update

Freeland Development Regulations

 

Project Description Anticipated
SEPA Process
Anticipated Completion Status
Freeland Development Regulations
(Implementing the Subarea Plan)
DNS June 18, 2019 Public Hearing

    

Board to Consider Adoption of the Freeland Development Regulations

The Board will be scheduling a public hearing to consider an ordinance adopting the Freeland Zoning Code.  The ordinance will include all related updates necessary to the adoption of the new code, including:

Please note that there were a few minor edits made to Exhibit C to correct typos, replace fuzzy graphics, add missing labels, add or correct a cross reference, etc. 

 

Planning Commission Recommends Approval

On April 22nd, the Planning Commssion held a public hearing and made a unanimous motion to recommend to the Board of Island County Commissioners approval of an ordinance adopting the Freeland Zoning Code.  The ordinance will include all related updates necessary for the adoption of the new code, and will include:

  • Adopting Chapter 17.06 ICC (the Freeland Zoning Code) and   
  • Amending the following:
    • The Freeland Subarea Plan,
    • The Island County Zoning Atlas, AND
    • Chapters 11.01, 11.02, 15.03, 16.06, 16.10, 16.15, 16.17, 16.19, and 17.03 ICC.

   The hearing documents are posted to the Planning Commission website and below:

 

Draft 3.0  

​Part 1

​Part 2

​Part 3

​Part 4

​Dec 10, 2018 Jan 14, 2019​ ​Feb 25, 2019 Mar 11, 2019

Staff Memo

Summary of Proposed Changes

Draft 3.0, Part 1

Powerpoint Presentation

Staff Memo

Summary of Proposed Changes

Draft 3.0, Part 2

Powerpoint Presentation

Staff Memo

Revisions to ICC Titles 11, 12, 16 & 17

Subarea Plan Amendments

Staff Memo

Summary of Proposed Changes

Draft 3.0, Part 4

 

 

Project Summary

Background

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

  • Implementation of the Freeland Subarea Plan. 
  • Emphasize Character.  Creating development standards with a "rural village" character for the NMUGA.
  • Usability.  Easy to read code, with tables and illustrations throughout for clarity.
  • Balance predictability with flexibility
  • Create a land use designation of NMUGA as separate from the zoning districts (currently the land use designations are the same as the zoning, making all rezonings a Plan amendment).  This is the same decoupling process that the County went through during the 2016 update of the Comprehensive Plan, and will require an amendment to the Subarea Plan to reflect the change.

    

Code & Subarea Plan Amendment Drafts

 

 

Meetings & Events

Events Calendar  - open houses & workshops; materials posted below after the event:

​Meeting Date ​Event/Topics ​Materials
03/27/18 ​Chamber of Commerce Presentation
04/12 Open House

Zoning Map
Poster Boards

​04/16 Workshop - Residential Districts

Presentation
Code Options Feedback Forms

​04/19 Workshop - Commercial Standards, Part 1 Presentation
​04/25 Workshop - Commercial Standards, Part 1​ Presentation
​04/30 Workshop - Residential Districts Presentation
Code Options Feedback Forms
05/01 Workshop - Commercial Standards, Part 2 Presentation
​05/03 Workshop - Commercial Standards, Part 2 Presentation
​05/10 Workshop - Commercial Standards, Part 3

Presentation
Fast Food Handout

​05/17 Workshop - Commercial Standards, Part 3 Presentation
Fast Food Handout
​06/09

Community

Schedule

Discussion Questions

 

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

Conference

Zoning Posters

General Info Posters

 

Residential Buildings & Sites (includes new plats)
 - Overview Handout


* Additional workshops will be scheduled if needed.   

       

Planning Commission Meeting Documents

Tentative Schedule for Planning Commission discussions:

​Meeting Date ​Topics* ​Materials
08/28/17 ​proposed separation of land use designations from the zoning districts (a.k.a. "de-coupling") Staff Memo (see pg 5)
09/11 ​rezoning criteria Staff Memo
10/09 ​zoning districts, permitted uses​, rezoning criteria Freeland PPT,
Handouts:
Zoning Districts & Uses (11x17s);
Option - Limited Transitions
; draft code sections for discussion of options - rezoning criteria & permitted uses
10/23 ​parking, signs, landscaping & screening

Staff Memo,
Freeland PPT

11/13 ​block frontages, building type standards, commercial & MF design standards

Staff Memo (see pg 2),

PPT Slides from BOCC mtg on 12/6

11/27 ​other changes to ICC (Section 17.03.180, etc.) to add/implement Freeland districts Staff Memo
12/11 ​discussion of definitions for hotel/motel and artist studio and artisan workshop ​n/a - discussion only
​01/08/18 ​lighting provisions Staff Memo,
Draft Lighting Code,
ICC 17.03.180.T.11_Lighting,
Presentation
01/22             ​draft revisions to Island County Code to implement Freeland development regulations

Staff Memo
Chapter 16 ICC 
Chapter 17 ICC

03/12 revised draft code

Staff Memo
Freeland Code - Draft v 2.0
Chapter 11 ICC
Chapter 15 ICC
Chapter 17 ICC (v. 2.0)

Presentation

Code Options Handout

0​3/26 Mtg. Cancelled
0​4/09 Subarea Plan revisions​ & Code Options​ ​(no new materials, continued from 3/12 meeting)
​12/10 ​Proposed Changes to Draft Code - 3.0, Part 1 Staff Memo
Summary of Proposed Changes
Draft 3.0, Part 1
Powerpoint Presentation
​1/14/19 ​3.0, Part 2

Staff Memo
Summary of Proposed Changes
Draft 3.0, Part 2
Presentation

​1/28 - due to cancellations, discussed on 2/25 Part 3 - Revisions to other sections of ICC to implement Freeland Zoning Code & Related Amendments to the Freeland Subarea Plan (Intro & Chapter 1) Staff Memo
Revisions to ICC Titles 11, 12, 16 & 17
Subarea Plan Amendments
3/11 ​3.0, Part 4 of 4

Staff Memo
Summary of Proposed Changes
Draft 3.0, Part 4 

4/22

Planning Commission ​Public Hearing

6 PM @ Freeland Hall

​5/21 ​Board to Schedule a Public Hearing
​9/18​Board Public Hearing

Cover Sheet for Scheduling Public Hearing

Cover Ordinance (C-49-19)

Exhibit A - Findings of Fact

Exhbit B - Amendments to the Freeland Subarea Plan

Exhibit C - Chapter 17.06 ICC (the Freeland Zoning Code)

Exhibit D - Amendments to Chapters 11.01, 11.02, 15.03, 16.06, 16.10, 16.15, 16.17, 16.19, and 17.03 ICC

Exhibits E & F - Amendments to the Island County Zoning Atlas and list of parcels to be rezoned


* Subject to change.  


Planning Commission agendas and materials

   

Next Steps / Estimated Timeline

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 has been scheduled for April 22, 2019.

   

Staff Contact




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