Chapter 18.62


18.62.010    Scope.

18.62.020    Submittal of amendments.

18.62.030    Procedures.

18.62.040    Planning commission recommendation to the city council.

18.62.050    Council action on amendments.

18.62.060    Findings.

18.62.010 Scope.

The requirements of this chapter apply to the proposed changes to the existing comprehensive plan and to future adoption of any new elements to the plan or new plan. (Ord. 674 § 6, 2000).

18.62.020 Submittal of amendments.

In order to meet the requirements of the Washington State Growth Management Act, Chapter 36.70A RCW, the city shall undertake comprehensive plan amendments not more than once per year. All amendments requested by the city or private parties shall be reviewed concurrently, to ensure that the integrity of the comprehensive plan is preserved. All comprehensive plan amendment requests are to be provided in writing, on a form provided by the planning manager, and are to be submitted no later than February 1st of every year, or the first business day after February 1st, should that date occur on a holiday or weekend. The council may, for good cause shown, accept applications after the prescribed deadline. (Ord. 674 § 6, 2000).

18.62.030 Procedures.

Comprehensive plan amendments shall be processed as provided in Chapter 18.150 NPMC. (Ord. 924 § 2(N), 2015; Ord. 723 § 1, 2004; Ord. 674 § 6, 2000).

18.62.040 Planning commission recommendation to the city council.

After the public meeting, the planning commission shall transmit their recommendation to the city council. (Ord. 674 § 6, 2000).

18.62.050 Council action on amendments.

Upon receipt of the planning commission’s recommendations and following a public hearing on the proposed comprehensive plan text and map amendments, the council shall consider the proposed amendment at a public meeting and may subsequently approve, approve with modifications, or disapprove each proposed amendment based upon the findings required by this chapter and any other applicable provisions. Amendments to the comprehensive plan shall be adopted by ordinance. (Ord. 674 § 6, 2000).

18.62.060 Findings.

Amendment to the comprehensive plan may be adopted only if the following findings are made:

(1) The proposed amendment is consistent with the general intent and vision of the Normandy Park comprehensive plan, and is in the public interest;

(2) The proposed amendment would not be detrimental to the public interest, health, safety or welfare of the city;

(3) The proposed amendment would maintain the appropriate balance of land uses within the city; and

(4) In the case of an amendment to the Normandy Park future land use map, the subject parcels appear to be physically suitable for the requested land use designation(s) and the anticipated land use development(s), including, but not limited to access, provision of utilities, compatibility with adjoining land uses and absence of physical constraints. (Ord. 674 § 6, 2000).