Snohomish County Planning dept recommends denial of permit for Point Wells development

Friday, April 20, 2018

2011 BSRE Urban Center concept

From Tom McCormick

Snohomish County’s Department of Planning and Development Services has sent its 93-page Staff Recommendation to the hearing examiner, recommending denial of BSRE’s applications to develop Point Wells as an urban center. Here is an excerpt from page 2 of the Staff Recommendation:

"Recommendation: Denial for the following reasons:
  • Failure to Document Feasibility and Code Compliance of Second Access Road;
  • Failure to Provide Acceptable Traffic Report and Assumptions, Resulting in Noncompliance with Concurrency Requirements and Failure to Mitigate Traffic Impacts;
  • Failure to Provide Appropriate Building Setbacks for Tall Buildings from Lower Density Zones and Failure to Document Evidence for Access to High Capacity Transit for Building Heights Over 90 Feet;
  • Failure to Satisfy Access to Public Transportation and Transit Compatibility;
  • Failure to Furnish Information on Contamination Necessary to Determine Approvability of Drainage Proposal and Compliance with Critical Areas Regulations;
  • Failure to Provide Adequate Parking;
  • Failure to Address Shoreline Management Regulations;
  • Failure to Comply with Code Provisions Regarding Critical Areas, Including Geologically Hazardous Areas, Wetlands and Fish and Wildlife Habitat Conservation Areas, and Critical Aquifer Recharge Areas.”
The 93-page Staff Recommendation can be accessed here.

According to the hearing examiner's scheduling order, the hearing is scheduled to begin May 16, and continue through May 31. Public comments can be made on May 17 (starting 1:30pm), and on May 18 (starting 9am). The hearing examiner’s scheduling order can be accessed here

4-21-2018 Corrected image caption


Anonymous,  April 21, 2018 at 10:07 AM  

Let this be it. No more extensions.

Anonymous,  May 16, 2018 at 7:28 PM  

This will ruin the entire area if developed not to mention impact of traffic on wildlife and obviously they can't comply with most requirements. End this now please.

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