Binding site plan.
Application requirements.
Review procedures.
Approval criteria.
Approval periods.
Alteration or vacation of an approved binding site plan.

The purpose of this chapter is to provide an alternative method of land division for commercial and industrial properties and condominiums as provided in RCW 58.17.035. A binding site plan allows for the division of land for a specific use and a specific location through the approval of a site plan and the recording of a survey.

(Ord. 1235 § 2 (Exh. B (part)), 2005)


This chapter is applicable to the development and division of lands for commercial or industrial use within the general commercial, downtown commercial, entryway commercial, industrial and public reserve district and the development of condominiums authorized by RCW Chapter 64.34.

(Ord. 1235 § 2 (Exh. B (part)), 2005)

16.46.030Binding site plan.

A binding site plan shall consist of an approved site plan that establishes the use and location of all structures and lands and a record of survey showing the location of all structures and divisions of land.

(Ord. 1235 § 2 (Exh. B (part)), 2005)

16.46.040Application requirements.

A binding site plan application shall consist of the information specified in CEMC Chapter 17.76, Site and Design Review. The submitted site plan shall include the proposed location and dimensions of all proposed lots, tracts or parcels. The application shall include the following materials unless waived by the planning director, as well as all application materials required as a result of the pre-design meeting:

A. Written narrative description of uses, types of structures proposed, hours of operation, abutting properties, proposed access, frequency of deliveries, and construction schedule, including any proposed phasing of development;

B. Three copies of an existing conditions site plan containing the information set forth in CEMC Section 16.12A.040(B)(6);

C. Three copies of a site plan drawn to a minimum scale of one inch equals two hundred feet on a sheet no larger than twenty-four inches by thirty-six inches and including one reduced size copy no larger than legal size. The site plan shall contain the following information: the subject property boundaries, dimensions and size, location, dimensions and height of all proposed structures, location of building accesses, proposed uses of structures and properties, proposed setbacks, proposed phasing, proposed landscaping, location and dimensions of vehicle and pedestrian access points and circulation routes, the location of all proposed on-site parking including provisions for handicap parking, any easements, the location of any proposed lights, and any other proposed site improvements;

D. Three copies of proposed architectural elevations;

E. Preliminary grading, erosion control and stormwater plan;

F. Preliminary utility plan;

G. Any other items that are necessary to review the proposed development.

(Ord. 1235 § 2 (Exh. B (part)), 2005)

16.46.050Review procedures.

A. Binding site plans shall be reviewed as a Type II application pursuant to CEMC Chapter 17.100.

B. Binding site plan applications will be reviewed by the planning director who also shall make a determination on the binding site plan.

C. The survey and site plan shall become effective only upon recording with the Kittitas County auditor. The lots, tracts or parcels created through this process are legal lots of record provided they are consistent with recorded binding site plan.

(Ord. 1235 § 2 (Exh. B (part)), 2005)

16.46.060Approval criteria.

The review authority shall approve a binding site plan if they find that the applicant has sustained the burden of proving that the application complies with the approval criteria in Section 16.12A.050 of this code and other applicable criteria or approvals, or that the application can comply with the criteria through the adoption of reasonable conditions of approval.

(Ord. 1235 § 2 (Exh. B (part)), 2005)

16.46.070Approval periods.

If the improvements, structures and uses specified in the binding site plan are not constructed within five years of the recording of the site plan, the binding site plan shall expire and the division of land shall become null and void.

(Ord. 1235 § 2 (Exh. B (part)), 2005)

16.46.080Alteration or vacation of an approved binding site plan.

An alteration or vacation of a binding site plan shall be considered a Type I permit process. Alterations are permitted if they do not increase the number of lots originally permitted and are consistent with the criteria for approval. Vacations of all or part of a binding site plan are permitted.