Zoning Text Amendments
Blaine Municipal Code (BMC) Chapter 17.04 establishes the process for amendments to the Zoning Code, which includes a public hearing before the Planning Commission, who recommends action on the amendment request to City Council. The City Council is the decision-maker for text amendments.
The Department will be initiating these amendments throughout the year.
|Item||Applicant||Proposal||Notes||Schedule (Tentative)||More Information|
|1||City||Periodic update of development regulations for critical areas||State mandated periodic update pursuant to RCW 36.70A.130.||2021 Q1 – 2021 Q4|
|2||Citizen-Initiated||Revise Manufacturing Subzone B zone to permit live-work units as an accessory use.||2021 Q1 – 2021 Q233||See Project Page|
|3||City||Revise Highway Commercial, Subzone C zoning district standards.||2021 Q1 – 2021 Q2||See Project Page|
|4||City||Amend Central Business District standards to eliminate a Conditional Use Permit process for use of public plazas.||2021 Q3 – 2021 Q4||See Project Page|
|5||City||Amend Title 17 to identify the Hearing Examiner as the appropriate review authority for quasi-judicial land use decisions.||Required to comply with RCW 35A.63.110 (Code cities).||2021 Q2 – 2021 Q3||See Project Page|
|6||City||Update Sign Code contained in Chapter 17.122 BMC.||Required to respond to the Supreme Court judicial review findings||2021 Q3 – 2021 Q4|
|7||City||Amend Wireless Facility Regulations contained in BMC 17.106.030.||Required to respond to provisions contained in the Spectrum Act as well as subsequent Declaratory Rulings issued by the Federal Communications Commission interpreting the Spectrum Act.||2021 Q3 – 2021 Q4||See Project Page|
|8||City||Amend Binding Site Plan provisions contained in Chapter 17.64 BMC||Required to bring the current provisions into consistency with RCW 58.17.035.||2021 Q4 – 2022 Q1|