Chapter 17.20A


17.20A.010    Purpose.

17.20A.020    Designation of industrial land bank other than reclaimed surface coal mine sites.

17.20A.030    Process for designation of industrial land bank.

17.20A.040    Application for master plan.

17.20A.010 Purpose.

The purpose of this chapter is to provide guidelines for the planning and development of the urban growth areas in the county which are or may be designated as industrial land banks not associated with a city. [Ord. 1269 §10, 2016; Ord. 1219 §1 (Exh. A), 2010]

17.20A.020 Designation of industrial land bank other than reclaimed surface coal mine sites.

Consistent with the requirements of RCW 36.70A.367, a bank of up to two master planned locations for major industrial activity outside an urban growth area may be designated within Lewis County. The following criteria shall be used in reviewing any application for any master planned location/industrial land bank designation:

(1) Only two sites shall be designated as consistent with RCW 36.70A.367.

(2) In addition to meeting the requirements of RCW 36.70A.367(2) and (8), any site proposed for designation under that section shall:

(a) Be located adjacent to or within 10 miles of a city or urban growth area;

(b) Contain large, developable lots or parcels of a size not readily available within cities or urban growth areas, consistent with RCW 36.70A.367(8);

(c) Require that at least 50 percent of the industries locating within the industrial land bank be either rail-dependent or dependent on an interstate highway for transportation needs;

(d) Be located in an area with sufficient infrastructure or in an area where necessary infrastructure can be readily and efficiently provided; and

(e) Be located in an area not overly constrained by resource land or critical area constraints.

(3) No development in a designated industrial land bank shall be approved until all the requirements of this chapter have been met. [Ord. 1269 §10, 2016; Ord. 1219 §1 (Exh. A), 2010. Formerly 17.20A.015]

17.20A.030 Process for designation of industrial land bank.

(1) Designation of an industrial land bank in the comprehensive plan shall be processed as a Type V application. When proposed by an applicant, the application must be signed by the owners of at least 50 percent of the property for which the application is intended, or by their representative.

(2) Proximity to an industrial land bank, major industrial development urban growth area or development, or extension of infrastructure shall not provide a basis for a comprehensive plan amendment to change the land use designation for property adjacent to a major industrial development to a land use district with greater development density or more intensive uses. [Ord. 1269 §10, 2016; Ord. 1219 §1 (Exh. A), 2010]

17.20A.040 Application for master plan.

(1) Master plans submitted for development under this chapter, and designed in conformance with an adopted industrial land bank, shall be processed as a Type III binding site plan application. The permitting process and criteria for approval for the application shall be similar to the requirements for master plan approval for major industrial development - reclaimed surface coal mine sites in LCC 17.20B.025 and 17.20B.030; provided, that LCC 17.20B.030(1) shall not apply. The criteria in RCW 36.70A.367 shall be considered as part of the review.

(2) Specific permitted uses on the property shall be established through the binding site plan process. The approved plan shall become the subarea plan and development code for the property, identifying uses, standards and procedures for approval, consistent with the intent and purpose of the Lewis County comprehensive plan and the criteria in LCC 17.20A.020(2). Permitted uses shall be limited to those specified in RCW 36.70A.367. [Ord. 1269 §10, 2016]