Chapter 16A.21


16A.21.010    Development Regulations

16A.21.020    Development Regulations – Review Procedures

16A.21.010 Development Regulations

The City shall consider suggested amendments to its development regulations by any interested person, including applicants, citizens, the SeaTac Hearing Examiner, and staff of other agencies, pursuant to the requirements of RCW 36.70A.130.

A.    “Development regulations,” as stated in RCW 36.70A.130, means the controls placed on development or land use activities by a County or City including, but not limited to:

1.    Zoning ordinances.

2.    Critical areas ordinances.

3.    Shoreline master programs.

4.    Official controls.

5.    Subdivision ordinances.

B.    A development regulation does not include a project permit or project permit application as defined in RCW 36.70B.020, including:

1.    Building permits.

2.    Subdivisions.

3.    Binding site plans.

4.    Planned unit developments.

5.    Conditional uses.

6.    Shoreline substantial development permits.

7.    Site plan review.

8.    Permits or approvals required by critical area ordinances.

9.    Site-specific rezones. (Ord. 18-1004 § 1; Ord. 03-1020 § 2)

16A.21.020 Development Regulations – Review Procedures

A.    Suggested amendments from interested persons, including citizens, applicants, the SeaTac Hearing Examiner and the staff of other agencies shall be docketed and considered on a biennial basis. The Department of Community and Economic Development shall establish a procedure for review that generally implements the following:

1.    Provides public notice of the opportunity to propose amendments.

2.    Evaluates the proposed list of changes against preliminary criteria.

3.    Eliminates proposed amendments that do not satisfy preliminary criteria.

4.    Prepares a final list of proposed changes.

5.    Evaluates the final list against final criteria and conducts additional review (including SEPA) on the proposed amendments.

6.    Adopts proposed amendments by action of the City Council.

B.    Suggested amendments by the City Council, Planning Commission, and City staff need not be docketed under this procedure, and may be considered on a more frequent basis than provided under this procedure. (Ord. 18-1004 § 1; Ord. 11-1002 § 2; Ord. 03-1020 § 2)