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RES3754Amends RES 3750 CITY OF RENTON,WASHINGTON RESOLUTION NO.3754 A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY OF RENTON,WASHINGTON, DECLARING A MORATORIUM ON NEW DEVELOPMENT IN THE R-IO AND RM·F ZONES WITHIN THE ffiGBLANDS SUB-AREA PLAN STUDY AREA,AND ESTABLISHING A TERMINATION DATE FOR THE MORATORIUM. WHEREAS,the City of Renton has expended substantial time and energy on its Comprehensive Land Use Plan and associated policies;and WHEREAS,the City of Renton has identified a study area for refinement of the Comprehensive Plan with a Sub-Area Plan in the Renton Highlands to further its economic development objectives;and WHEREAS,the City of Renton has expended substantial funds developing a preliminary vision and evaluating market factors for redevelopment in the Highlands study area;and WHEREAS,the R-IO and RM-F zones are currently mapped on a number of properties within the Highlands Sub-Area Plan study area;and WHEREAS,the density allowed currently in the R-IO and RM-F zones allow a minimum of 4 units per net acre and a minimum of 7 units per net acre;and WHEREAS,the uses in the R-IO and RM-F zones allow single-family detached housing and lower density duplexes that are not consistent with broad redevelopment objectives for the Highlands study area;and WHEREAS,construction of lower density development in the form of single-family or duplex units removes developable land from the stock of land for development or redevelopment, thereby frustrating the City's economic development efforts;and RESOLUTION NO.3754 WHEREAS,the City of Renton wishes to encourage quality infill development at densities that supports redevelopment ofthe Center Village;and WHEREAS,approval and construction of lower density housing within the identified study area without review of the Sub-Area Plan policies,may undermine the benefits of coordinated planning,and may foreclose or irreparably damage long-term Comprehensive Plan goals;and WHEREAS,a moratorium is required to provide adequate time for City staff to prepare and present proposed changes to the Sub-Area Plan and zoning,and present such changes to the City Council for review and adoption; NOW,THEREFORE,THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RENTON, WASIllNGTON,DOES RESOLVB AS FOLLOWS: SECTION L The above findings are true and correct in all respects. SECTION n.There is hereby declared a moratorium on the permitting or construction of residential development,including grading permits,land clearing and tree cutting permits,building permits,plats,lot line adjustments and site plan review entitlements in the R-IO and RM-F zone within the Highlands Sub-Area Plan study area;with the exception of portable buildings for the Renton School District,which are not covered by this moratorium.The area of the moratorium is shown on the attached map.The purpose of the moratorium is to provide adequate time for staff to draft,review,and present to the City Council,and for the City Council to review and adopt changes to the Comprehensive Plan policies concerning the appropriate density and use of land within the Highlands Sub-Area Plan study area. SECTION m.This moratorium shall be in place for a period not to exceed six months,unless otherwise modified by the City Council,which period may be extended or renewed 2 RESOLUTION NO.3754 for one or more additional periods,but only if a subsequent public hearing is held and findings of fact are made prior to each renewal,to support such renewal. PASSED BY THE CITY COUNCIL this 16th day of __M_a-=.y ----J,2005. Bonnie I.Walton,City Clerk APPROVED BY THE MAYOR this 16th day of__M_a--:y"------J,2005. ~~-~ KathYOlker-Wheeler,Mayor Approved as to form: RES:11 13:5/16/05:ma Date of Publication:5/20/2005 (summary) 3 RESOLUTION NO.3754 r::;::::;;:;:ot:::::::a:::~::::e:::::::::;:;::~ Highlands Sub-Area Plan Study Area 20001000o