Chapter 18.240
AMENDMENTS AND REZONES

Sections:

18.240.010    Purpose.

18.240.020    Amendments.

18.240.030    Approval criteria.

18.240.010 Purpose.

The purpose of this chapter is to establish the procedures to amend these development regulations and/or zoning map when the proposed change would be consistent with the goals and policies of the Roslyn comprehensive plan and the intent of this title. [Ord. 1060 §§ 5, 6, 2010; Ord. 1059 § 2 (Exh. A (12.240.010)), 2010.]

18.240.020 Amendments.

Amendments to this title and the official city zoning map shall be processed as Class 4 permits. Amendments and rezones may be initiated in the following manner:

A. Initiation. An amendment to the text, standards, procedures or other provisions of this title and/or the official zoning map may be initiated by:

1. Action of the city council or the planning and historic preservation commission;

2. An application for amendment filed by any person. The application shall be filed with the city and shall state the chapter, section, subsection and paragraph sought to be amended. The application shall also contain draft language for the proposed amendment and shall state the reasons for the proposed text change; or

3. A rezone application filed by any property owner. [Ord. 1060 §§ 5, 6, 2010; Ord. 1059 § 2 (Exh. A (12.240.020)), 2010.]

18.240.030 Approval criteria.

In considering a text or map amendment or a proposed rezone, the city council may consider:

A. Comments from property and business owners and residents of the community;

B. Recommendations from interested agencies and departments;

C. A recommendation from the planning and historic preservation commission including:

1. Suitability of the property in question for uses permitted under the proposed zoning;

2. The extent to which the proposed amendment(s) are in compliance with the goals and policies in the comprehensive plan;

3. The adequacy of public facilities, such as sewer, water and other required public services;

4. The compatibility of the proposed zone change and associated use with neighboring land uses; and

5. The public need or benefit of the proposed change. [Ord. 1060 §§ 5, 6, 2010; Ord. 1059 § 2 (Exh. A (12.240.030)), 2010.]