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HomeMy WebLinkAboutComp Plan or Text AmendDEPARTMENT OF COMMUNITY AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT Page 1 of 4 | Published: 4/22/2021 Planning Division | 1055 South Grady Way, 6th Floor | Renton, WA 98057 | 425-430-7200 |www.rentonwa.gov COMPREHENSIVE PLAN MAP OR TEXT AMENDMENT SUBMITTAL REQUIREMENTS (INCLUDES ANY ASSOCIATED REZONE AND MUNICIPAL CODE TEXT AMENDMENT) Published : 4/22/2021 PURPOSE To allow for revisions/changes to the City’s Comprehensive Plan. A Comprehensive Plan Amendment may be either text changes or revisions to the Land Use Map. Text amendments affect the policy direction of the Comprehensive Plan on a citywide level. Map amendments change the potential uses and development of specific properties. A Land Use Map amendment concurrently addresses Zoning, either inside or outside the City, where Zoning has been adopted by the City Council. If Zoning is not consistent with the Land Use Map, a Rezone is necessary. Text and Map Amendments must be consistent with the overall policy intent of the Comprehensive Plan and its’ constituent elements. Justification for the change(s) within the context of the Comprehensive Plan is the responsibility of the applicant. FREE PRE-APPLICATION MEETING Prior to submitting an application, the applicant should set up a pre-application meeting with Long Range Planning at (425) 430-6575 to discuss the proposal. Long Range Planning will provide the applicant assistance and information on the application’s feasibility, decision criteria and review time, etc. For further information on this meeting, see the instruction sheet entitled "Pre-Application.” WHO AND WHEN TO APPLY If you are applying for a text amendment (and any associated Rezone), you must be a property owner or resident in Renton or within the City’s planning area up to the Urban Growth Boundary. You are eligible to apply if you have not applied the previous year for a Comprehensive Plan Amendment (and any associated Rezone) on the same parcels or for the same policies or text. You must submit your applications between August 15 and October 15 of a given year. Applications will be processed by the end of the following year. APPLICATION SCREENING A Pre-Submittal screening may be required prior to formal review. The screening will be performed electronically via an FTP link that your Project Manager will provide to you. After you upload your submittal documents the Project Manager will review the submittal materials to ensure that requested revisions or missing items have been updated and/or corrected. If all required submittal items are provided and complete, unless waived by the Project Manager, staff will take in the application for official review. ELECTRONIC FILE STANDARDS All documents MUST be submitted electronically. Specific file naming conventions for submitted plans are required to facilitate the electronic plan review process. Failure to adhere to the sample file naming format listed in the Electronic File Standards Handout may result in a request for resubmittal and/or delay the plan review process, deeming the application incomplete. Specific Code Section(s) related to this document RMC 4-9-020 Comprehensive Plan Adoption and Amendment Process COMPREHENSIVE PLAN MAP OR TEXT AMENDMENT SUBMITTAL REQUIREMENTS (CONT ’D ) Page 2 of 4 | Published: 4/22/2021 COMPLETE APPLICATION REQUIRED In order to accept your application, each of the numbered items must be submitted at the same time. Determination that an application is complete indicates only that the application is ready for review on its merits, not that the City will make a favorable decision on the application. APPLICATION SUBMITTAL HOURS Applications should be submitted to Planning Division staff electronically, not in person. Please email or call your assigned project manager to schedule an appointment or call (425) 430-6575 to reach Long Range Planning. If you have any Planning related questions you may reach out to Planning Customer Service at planningcustomerservice@rentonwa.gov . ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA FOR APPLICATION Applications for Comprehensive Plan amendments shall not be accepted in the following circumstances (per RMC 4-9- 020D3), unless the amendment involves the correction of a technical error: a. Applications which were submitted for amendment in the previous Comprehensive Plan amendment cycle that were denied; b. Applications for amendment of the Comprehensive Plan land use map involving properties considered for amendment in the previous Comprehensive Plan amendment cycle; c. Applications for amendment involving properties located within a community planning area in which the community planning process has been initiated; or, where a community plan has been adopted within the two (2) years prior to the amendment cycle. COMPREHENSIVE PLAN TEXT AMENDMENT APPLICATION MATERIALS If you are applying only to amend the Comprehensive Plan’s text or policies, you must: 1. Describe which text or policies you want changed and how you want them changed. 2. Describe why you want it changed. 3. Submit only application materials 1,3, and 4 (response to decision criteria) For all other amendment applications involving map changes, the applicant may ask for a waiver of any of the other submittal application materials. Long Range Planning will review the applicant’s request and either approve or disallow the waiver request in writing. Please provide a completed waiver form when you submit your application. SOME KEY THINGS TO REMEMBER 1. City Staff or other agencies may request additional information during the review and decision-making process. 2. It is important that the applicant submit the requested material quickly to avoid delays in the process. 3. Any time spent gathering data and/or additional city review period will increase the time required to process the application. COMPREHENSIVE PLAN MAP OR TEXT AMENDMENT SUBMITTAL REQUIREMENTS (CONT ’D ) Page 3 of 4 | Published: 4/22/2021 SUBMITTAL REQUIREMENTS The submittal checklist is not an exhaustive list of submittal requirements and may be modified in cases where additional information is required to complete the review of an application. The applicant should contact the assigned Project Manager, if there are any questions regarding submittal requirements. All Application Materials Required Unless Waived by City Staff 1. Land Use Permit Master Application Form: The standardized application form used for the majority of land use permit applications including, but not limited to, the following: a. Owner, applicant, and contact person names, addresses and telephone numbers; b. Notarized signatures of all current property owners; c. Name of the proposed project; d. Project/property address; e. King County Assessor’s tax account number; f. Existing and proposed land uses; g. Existing and, if applicable, proposed Comprehensive Plan map designation; h. Existing and, if applicable, proposed zoning designation; i. Site area; j. Estimated project cost; k. Whether or not the project site contains any environmentally sensitive areas; and l. Property legal description. Note: The application must have notarized signatures of ALL current property owners listed on the Title Report. If the property owner is a corporation, the authorized representative must attach proof of signing authority on behalf of the corporation. The legal description of the property must be attached to the application form. 2. Fees: The application must be accompanied by the required application fee (see Fee Schedule). Please call 425-430-7294 to verify the exact amount required. Checks should be made out to the City of Renton and cannot be accepted for over the total fee amount. Credit cards may also be used to pay required application fees. Fees are paid at Cashier on the 1st Floor City Hall. 3. Project Narrative: A clear and concise description and summary of the proposed project, including the following: a. Project name, size and location of site; b. Zoning designation of the site and adjacent properties; c. Current use of the site and any existing improvements; d. Special site features (i.e., wetlands, water bodies, steep slopes); e. Statement addressing soil type and drainage conditions; f. Proposed use of the property and scope of the proposed development (i.e., height, square footage, lot coverage, parking, access, etc.); g. Proposed off-site improvements (i.e., installation of sidewalks, fire hydrants, sewer main, etc.); h. Total estimated construction cost and estimated fair market value of the proposed project; i. Estimated quantities and type of materials involved if any fill or excavation is proposed; j. Number, type and size of trees to be removed; k. Explanation of any land to be dedicated to the City; and l. For shoreline applications only: i. Name of adjacent water area or wetlands, COMPREHENSIVE PLAN MAP OR TEXT AMENDMENT SUBMITTAL REQUIREMENTS (CONT ’D ) Page 4 of 4 | Published: 4/22/2021 Note: This handout shall not be used as a substitute for codes and regulations. The Applicant is responsible for compliance with all codes and regulations, whether or not described in this document. REVIEW PROCESS Once the Comprehensive Plan Amendment (and any associated Rezone) application package has been accepted for review, City staff will begin internal review of the proposal by routing the proposal to other City departments, jurisdictions or agencies who may have an interest in the application. The applicant and the public will be notified at least ten (10) days prior to the first Planning Commission meeting on the proposal. Evaluation criteria are listed in the “project narrative” section on the previous pages. The Planning Commission will review the Comprehensive Plan Amendment (and any associated Rezone) application and issue a recommendation to the City Council after a public hearing has been completed. Council typically reviews the proposal in the Planning and Development Committee, which in turn makes the final recommendation to the full Council. The Council will then adopt an y changes it approves by ordinance. Additionally, the City staff will route the proposed plan for review to and schedule the project for Environmental Review Committee (ERC). City staff will post one notice of the pending application at or near the subject site and mail notices to property owners within 300 feet of the project site. RESOURCES City of Renton Forms Electronic File Standards ii. Nature of existing shoreline – describe: • Type of shoreline (i.e., lake, stream, lagoon, marsh, bog, floodplain, floodway); • Type of beach (i.e., accretion, erosion, high bank-low bank); • Type of material (i.e., sand, gravel, mud, clay, rock, riprap); and • The extent and type of any bulkheading, and iii. The number and location of structures and/or residential units (existing and potential) which might have views obstructed as a result of the proposed project; and m. The proposed number, size, and density of the new lots, for subdivision applications only.