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RES3781CITY OF RENTON,WASlllNGTON RESOLUTION NO.3781 A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY OF RENTON,WASHINGTON, ESTABLISHING FACTS,EXTENDING A MORATORIUM ON NEW DEVELOPMENT IN THE R-IO AND RM-F ZONES WITHIN THE IDGHLANDS SUB-AREA PLAN STUDY AREA,AND ESTABLISHING A TERMINATION DATE FOR THE MORATORIUM. WHEREAS,the City of Renton has previously declared a moratorium on new development in the R-IO and RM-F zones within the Highlands Sub-Area Plan Study Area;and 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 Study Plan;and WHEREAS,the City has continued to expend time and money in drafting a redevelopment plan for the Highlands Study Area to achieve higher density,quality infill development,and integrated development;and WHEREAS,it is necessary to extend the moratorium to provide adequate time for the City staff to prepare and present the proposed changes to the Sub-Area Plan and zoning,and present such changes to the City Council for review and adoption;and 1 RESOLUTION NO.3781 WHEREAS,it is necessary to perfonn environmental reVIew of changes to the Comprehensive Plan,zoning,and development regulations,which review has not yet taken place; NOW,THEREFORE,THE CITY COUNCa OF THE CITY OF RENTON, WASHINGTON,DOES RESOLVE AS FOLLOWS: SECTION L The above findings are true and correct in all respects. SECTION n.There is hereby declared an extended 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-lO and RM-F zones 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 continued moratorium has been modified from the original moratorium.The area of the extended moratorium is shown on the attached map.The purpose of this extended 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. The 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 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. 2 RESOLUTION NO.3781 PASSEDBYTHECITYCOUNCIT..this 14th dayof November Bonnie 1.Walton,City Clerk APPROVED BY THE MAYOR this 14th day of November ,2005. ,2005. ;(~~~~~\ Kathy K er-Wheeler,Mayor Approved as to form: RES.1142:11/10/05:ma Date of publication:11/18/2005 (summary) 3 _Included in Moratorium -Area "A"Boundary -Area "B"Boundary Highlands Sub-Area Moratorium R-10 and RM-F Zoned Parcels