City Council to review Comp Plan update, zoning code amendment and City Center Apartments agreement

great dealThe Lynnwood City Council is scheduled to hear an update on the Comprehensive Plan at Monday’s work session.

The Washington State Growth Management Act (GMA) requires that Lynnwood periodically review its comprehensive plan and development regulations (i.e., zoning code) for compliance with current GMA provisions. Lynnwood is required to adopt any necessary amendments to its Comprehensive Plan and development regulations by June 30.

Like many Washington cities and counties, Lynnwood has utilized this required periodic review as an opportunity to prepare a full update of the plan. The Lynnwood Comprehensive Plan contains policy that will guide the City’s evolution during the next 20 years. This includes the accommodation of future resident and employment populations, and public infrastructure and public services to serve projected populations.

The draft Comprehensive Plan elements (and other supporting documents) can be found at: https://www.ci.lynnwood.wa.us/City-Services/Planning-and-Development/2015-Update-of-the-Comprehensive-Plan.htm.

The Council also will discuss a proposed code amendment that would prohibit shipping containers as accessory structures in residential zones. Lynnwood Municipal Code (LMC) currently does not prohibit shipping containers for use as accessory structures as long as minimum building code requirements are satisfied.

The Council also is scheduled to have a briefing on a resolution authorizing the Mayor to execute a development agreement between the City and CityCenter Apartments for the Transportation Impact Fee exemption and the Multiple-Unit Housing Property Tax exemption.

In 2010, the City Council adopted a citywide Transportation Impact Fee and authorized a limited exemption for the first three qualifying projects within the City Center. To receive the exemptions, a contract in the form of a development agreement is required between the Developer and the City.

City staff also is scheduled to review a draft of the City’s Vision statement.

The meeting will be at 7 p.m. in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 19100 44th Ave. W., Lynnwood.

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