Chapter 22C.280


22C.280.010    Purpose.

22C.280.020    Applicability.

22C.280.030    Notice requirements.

22C.280.040    Management plan required.

22C.280.050    Location criteria.

22C.280.060    Other requirements.

22C.280.010 Purpose.

The purpose of this chapter is to:

(1) Provide for a needed community service while ensuring that adequate public facilities are available to the residents of enhanced services facilities; and

(2) Promote compatibility with surrounding land uses. (Ord. 3196 § 4 (Exh. B), 2021).

22C.280.020 Applicability.

The standards in this chapter apply to any “enhanced services facility,” as defined in Chapter 22A.020 MMC. (Ord. 3196 § 4 (Exh. B), 2021).

22C.280.030 Notice requirements.

At least 15 days prior to filing an application with the city to establish an enhanced services facility, the owner and/or sponsor shall mail written notice to owners of contiguous properties and to the community development department of their intention to establish the facility. The notice shall list the name and contact information for the owner or sponsor, in order to provide neighboring property owners the opportunity to contact them with questions, and include a description of the proposed facility, its location, and proposed number of residents. The owner or sponsor shall address questions or concerns from neighboring property owners to the extent possible in the management plan required by MMC 22C.280.040. When the formal application for the enhanced services facility is received, notice shall be provided in accordance with MMC 22G.010.090. (Ord. 3196 § 4 (Exh. B), 2021).

22C.280.040 Management plan required.

The owner or sponsor of the facility shall provide the community development director with a management plan for the facility addressing the following:

(1) How the facility can appropriately meet the assessed needs of potential residents through appropriate staffing and best management practices;

(2) Potential impacts on nearby residential uses and proposed methods to mitigate those impacts;

(3) Facility management, including 24-hour contact information for persons responsible to resolve concerns pertaining to the facility, and procedures for updating neighbors with changes in contact information;

(4) Staffing, supervision and security arrangements appropriate to the facility; and

(5) A communications plan for providing information to the surrounding neighborhood. (Ord. 3196 § 4 (Exh. B), 2021).

22C.280.050 Location criteria.

(1) Figure 1 in this section identifies properties eligible for enhanced services facilities.

Figure 1.

(Ord. 3196 § 4 (Exh. B), 2021).

22C.280.060 Other requirements.

(1) The facility shall obtain all necessary licenses, certificates and approvals from state and federal agencies.

(2) The facility shall serve only individuals who do not pose a direct threat and a significant risk to others, and who have been assessed as medically and psychiatrically stable.

(3) No more than one enhanced services facility shall be permitted per site.

(4) Enhanced services facilities shall be limited to not more than 16 residents.

(5) No enhanced services facilities shall be located within one-quarter mile of any other.

(6) No enhanced services facility shall be located within 300 feet of an existing day care or school. Existing day cares or schools are those that were established on or prior to the effective date of Ordinance 3196 adopted October 11, 2021. (Ord. 3196 § 4 (Exh. B), 2021).