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2019 COMPREHENSIVE PLAN AMENDMENTS

WEBPAGE NOW AVAILABLE 

2019 Comprehensive Plan Amendment Webpage Now Available: The Pierce County webpage for the 2019 Comprehensive Plan Amendments is now available to the public and can be found here, at the Planning and Land Services webpage under Projects of Interest, or athttp://www.piercecountywa.org/4694/2019-Comprehensive-Plan-Amendments.

The Pierce County Comprehensive Plan guides the County’s overall strategy for growth and development over the next 20 years. It sets the goals and policies for items such as land use, economic development, housing, transportation and the environment.  Every two years, the County accepts applications for amendments to the Comprehensive Plan. Approved amendments can result in changes to land use and zoning designations and regulations.

Applications for amendments will be accepted between July 1 and July 31, 2018. The Comprehensive Plan Amendment webpage contains:

  • Applications for amendments
  • Guidelines for the preparation and submittal of applications
  • Information on the amendment review process and fees

2019 Comprehensive Plan Amendments Docket: The webpage has instructions to request to be added to the docket of amendments and receive notification when applications will be accepted.

Contact: 
Jeffrey D. Mann, AICP, Senior Planner
Jeff.Mann@piercecountywa.gov/253-798-2150





AGENDA

PUBLIC HEARINGS BY THE PIERCE COUNTY HEARING EXAMINER

Pierce County Public Services Building (Annex), Public Meeting Room, 2401 S. 35th St., Tacoma, WA 98409


WEDNESDAY, JUNE 13, 2018


HEARING TIME: 10:00 A.M:


Project: Shoreline Substantial Development Permit / Shoreline Conditional Use Permit: Scoma/Hooker

Applications: 871024, 871025, 871026

Online Address: https://palsonline.co.pierce.wa.us/palsonline/#/permitSearch/permit/departmentStatus?applPermitId=871024

Applicants: Michael & Jennifer Scoma, and Jeffrey & Sandra Hooker

Planner: Ty Booth, ty.booth@piercecountywa.gov

Request: Construct/install the following, accessory to two abutting parcels, each developed with single-family residences:

  • Joint-use dock:

    • Overwater: 175-ft. long by 8-ft. wide, consisting of a pier, ramp, and float;

    • Landward of the shoreline: 21-ft. long by 6-ft. wide ramp connecting to the dock;

  • Two boat lifts, 20-ft. long by 10-ft. wide, attached to the east and west sides of the dock float; and

  • Two off-shore mooring buoys (if the boatlifts are not approved)

The site is in the Rural-Residential Shoreline Environment and Rural 10 (R10) zone classification, in the Gig Harbor Peninsula Community Plan area, located at 845 and 839 Fox Dr., Fox Island, WA, on the south shoreline of Hale Passage, in Council District #7.


HEARING TIME: 2:00 P.M., OR AS SOON THEREAFTER AS POSSIBLE:


Project: Shoreline Substantial Development Permit / Shoreline Conditional Use Permit: Lindfors

Application: 879985, 879986

Online Address: https://palsonline.co.pierce.wa.us/palsonline/#/permitSearch/permit/departmentStatus?applPermitId=879985

Applicants: Shaun and Dennis Lindfors

Planner: Christian Shope, Christian.shope@piercecountywa.gov

Request: Replace an existing swim float with a 12-ft. by 20-ft. boatlift. The site is in the Rural

5 (R5) zone classification, Rural Residential Shoreline Environment, and Gig Harbor Community Plan area, located at 2518 East Bay Dr. NW, Gig Harbor, WA, in Council District #7.


Note: The Hearing Examiner’s decision is final unless appealed. Please call (253) 798-7210 for further information.



AGENDA

PUBLIC HEARINGS BY THE PIERCE COUNTY HEARING EXAMINER

Pierce County Public Services Building (Annex), Public Meeting Room, 2401 S. 35th St., Tacoma, WA 98409


THURSDAY, JUNE 14, 2018


HEARING TIME: 10:00 A.M:


Project: Shoreline Substantial Development Permit / Shoreline Conditional Use Permit: Ghidella / Helling / Wright / Gaines

Applications: 875981, 875982, 875983

Online Address: https://palsonline.co.pierce.wa.us/palsonline/#/permitSearch/permit/departmentStatus?applPermitId=875981

Applicants: Sean & Julie Ghidella, Mark & Lisa Helling, Anthony & Julie Wright, and Tyson & Kristen Gaines

Planner: Ty Booth, ty.booth@piercecountywa.gov

Request: Demolish an “L” shaped, 124-ft. long by 16-ft. wide, community dock serving four parcels and replace it with a new dock located 75 ft. to the south. The new dock would be “T” shaped and measure 160 ft. long by 68 ft. wide and consist of more pier (less floating dock). Two boatlifts would be attached to the inside of the “T”. In addition, two buoys would be located 260 ft. from the shoreline. Stairs would be located on the landward end of the dock to provide access to the beach. The site is in the Rural 10 (R10) zone classification, Rural-Residential Shoreline Environment, and Gig Harbor Peninsula Community Plan area, located at 34th Street Court NW (10612, 10710, 10818, and 10820), on the east shoreline of Horsehead Bay, in Council District #7.


Note: The Hearing Examiner’s decision is final unless appealed. Please call (253) 798-7210 for further information.




AGENDA


PUBLIC HEARINGS BY THE PIERCE COUNTY HEARING EXAMINER

Pierce County Public Services Building (Annex), Public Meeting Room, 2401 S. 35th St., Tacoma, WA 98409


WEDNESDAY, JUNE 20, 2018

HEARING TIME: 9:00 A.M:


Project: Preliminary Plat / Administrative Design Review: Rogers Landing Applications: 876848, 876851

Online Address: https://palsonline.co.pierce.wa.us/palsonline/#/permitSearch/permit/departmentStatus?applPermitId=876848

Applicant: Capstone Homes, Inc.

Planner: Donna Rhea, donna.rhea@piercecountywa.gov

Request: Subdivide a 2.08-acre project site (1.75 net developable acres) into 11 lots with an average lot size of 6,999 sq. ft., to be served by public utilities and sanitary sewer. The site is within the Moderate Density Single-Family (MSF) zone classification, with minimum density of four dwelling units per acre with a maximum density of six dwelling units per acre, and the South Hill Community Plan area at 12420 – 86th Ave. E., Puyallup, WA, in Council District #2.


HEARING TIME: 10:00 A.M., OR AS SOON THEREAFTER AS POSSIBLE:


Project: Administrative Appeal: Harris

Application: 884140

Online Address: https://palsonline.co.pierce.wa.us/palsonline/#/permitSearch/permit/departmentStatus?applPermitId=884140

Appellant: Mary Harris

County Contact: Stephen Mauer, stephen.mauer@piercecountywa.gov

Request: Appeal of a Final Notice and Order to Correct and Notice of Violation and Abatement, issued by a Pierce County Administrative Official on March 29, 2018. Parcel #0319133038 is in the Mid-County Community Plan area and Rural Separator zone classification, located at 14320 Bingham Ave. E, Tacoma, WA, in Council District #3.


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Hearing Examiner Agenda June 20, 2018

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HEARING TIME: 1:00 P.M., OR AS SOON THEREAFTER AS POSSIBLE:

Project: Shoreline Variance: Guarino

Application: 879596

Online Address: https://palsonline.co.pierce.wa.us/palsonline/#/permitSearch/permit/departmentStatus?applPermitId=879596

Applicants: Peter and Lisa Guarino

Planner: Andrew Van Gordon, andrew.vangordon@piercecountywa.gov

Request: Demolish an existing residence and replace with an expanded detached single-family residence, within 50 ft. of the Ordinary High-Water Mark of Lake Tapps, in the Rural- Residential Shoreline Environment and Rural 10 (R10) zone classification, located at 21204 Island Parkway E., Lake Tapps, WA, in Council District #1.


HEARING TIME: 2:00 P.M., OR AS SOON THEREAFTER AS POSSIBLE:

Project: Major Amendment to Preliminary Plat: Trilogy West at Tehaleh Application: 880089

Online Address: https://palsonline.co.pierce.wa.us/palsonline/#/permitSearch/permit/departmentStatus?applPermitId=880089

Applicant: Nash Cascadia Verde LLC

Planner: Robert Jenkins, rob.jenkins@piercecountywa.gov

Request: Major amendment to the approved 341-lot single-family detached preliminary plat as follows:

  1. Extend the southern boundary of the preliminary plat to match the boundary of Phase

    1 of the Tehaleh Employment Based Planned Community (EBPC) Planned Unit Development (PUD) and add 6.49 acres to the original 168.86-acre plat

  2. Reduce the number of single-family detached lots to 289

  3. Add 46 zero-lot-line single-family lots

  4. Replace the 57-lot single-family detached Phase 5 with a 16.8-acre senior housing lot

  5. Reserve a 22.2-acre tract on the west end of the plat for future development

  6. Modify the internal road network

The lots and tracts of the first two final plats will not change with this Amendment, except for 108.67-acre Tract A of the Trilogy West at Tehaleh Phases II and III Final Plat, reserved for Phases 4-7 of the original plat, which will be modified as discussed above. Tract A will include 139 single-family detached lots, 46 zero-lot-line single-family lots, a senior housing lot, forest buffer tracts along Cascadia Blvd. E. and the Tehaleh boundary, allees (forested multi-use corridors), wetland/wetland buffer tracts, a stormwater retention facility, a park, and a 22.2-acre future development tract (currently shown as Lot 336). The plat will be served by public water and sanitary sewers. Except for the senior housing lot, all lots will access Cascadia Blvd. E. at one location, with additional access to Cascadia Blvd. through the plat of Trilogy at Tehaleh to the east, and future access to Tehaleh Blvd. to the west. All roads within the plat will be public. This plat is within Phase 1 of the EBPC zone classification, located at 17300-18600 Blocks of Cascadia Blvd. E., in Council District #1.


Note: The Hearing Examiner’s decision is final unless appealed. Please call (253) 798-7210 for further information.



AGENDA

PUBLIC HEARINGS BY THE PIERCE COUNTY HEARING EXAMINER

Pierce County Public Services Building (Annex), Public Meeting Room, 2401 S. 35th St., Tacoma, WA 98409


WEDNESDAY, JUNE 27, 2018

HEARING TIME: 9:00 A.M.

The following appeals were continued from May 30, 2018

Project: Administrative Appeal: Van

Application: 882739

Online Address: https://palsonline.co.pierce.wa.us/palsonline/#/permitSearch/permit/departmentStatus?applPermitId=882739

Appellants: Tazmina Verjee-Van and Brian Van

Planner: Ray Hoffmann, rhoffmn3@co.pierce.wa.us

Request: Appeal of a March 13, 2018, Final Notice and Order to Correct and Notice of Violation and Abatement, by a Pierce County Administrative Official. The site is in a Rural Residential Shoreline Environment and Rural 10 (R10) zone classification, located at 4225 Lakeridge Dr. E., Lake Tapps, WA, in Council District #3.


Project: Administrative Appeal: Van

Application: 885754

Online Address: https://palsonline.co.pierce.wa.us/palsonline/#/permitSearch/permit/departmentStatus?applPermitId=885754

Appellants: Tazmina Verjee-Van and Brian Van

Planner: Ray Hoffmann, rhoffmn3@co.pierce.wa.us

Request: Appeal of an April 23, 2018, Civil Penalty Notice, by a Pierce County Administrative Official. The site is in a Rural Residential Shoreline Environment and Rural 10 (R10) zone classification, located at 4225 Lakeridge Dr. E., Lake Tapps, WA, in Council District #3.


HEARING TIME: 1:00 P.M., OR AS SOON THEREAFTER AS POSSIBLE:

The following appeal was continued from May 9, 2018

Project: Administrative Appeal: Swenson

Application: 881927

Online Address: https://palsonline.co.pierce.wa.us/palsonline/#/permitSearch/permit/departmentStatus?applPermitId=881927

Appellant: Robert D. Swenson

Staff Contact: Stephen Mauer, smauer@co.pierce.wa.us

Request: Appeal of a Final Notice and Order to Correct and Notice of Violation and Abatement dated March 5, 2018, and Violation Notice dated October 26, 2017, by a Pierce County Administrative Official. The site is in the Frederickson Community Plan area and Moderate Density Single-Family (MSF) zone classification, located at 20606 46th Ave. E., Spanaway, WA, in Council District #3.


Note: The Hearing Examiner’s decision is final unless appealed. Please call (253) 798-7210 for further information.



FOLK (Friends of Lake Kapowsin) Event Dates:

WDFW WATER ACCESS SITE - 29405 Orville Rd E, Graham, WA 98338

May 10 – 5:30 – 7:00 (7:30 if needed)    Planning Meeting

                        probably at Graham Fire station 94

June 14 - 5:30 – 7:30   Planning Meeting

                        probably at Graham Fire station 94

July 7 - 10 to 2 PM 2018 Lake Celebration Event

                        WDFW WATER ACCESS SITE - 29405 Orville Rd E, Graham, WA 98338


Lake Kapowsin Appreciation Day July 7, 2018

What: Lake Kapowsin Appreciation Day to celebrate Lake Kapowsin with displays and activities for adults and kids about the history of the area, water safety with US coast guard, geology, fish and fishing, nature, birds, frogs and animals, and special info about the lake.

Where: Lake Kapowsin, Dept of Fish and Wildlife boat launch

  • ·      29405 Orville Rd E, Graham, WA 98338

When: July 7, 2018 from 10:00 am – 2:00 p.m.

Why: 

  • ·      Lake Kapowsin is a unique ecological treasure in the region
  • ·      There was once a bustling town along the shore (unknown to many)
  • ·      Bring the community together for a fun celebration
  • ·      Learn really cool things about Lake Kapowsin

Who should attend: Everyone! Especially families and kids, and anyone that cares about this special lake

How you can help: Bring an Activity or Display or help with planning (contact Birdie Davenport 360-902-1073 or roberta.davenport@dnr.wa.gov)

Sponsor the event: donate supplies or printing, loan canopies

Facebook:   Friends of Lake Kapowsin Aquatic Reserve https://www.facebook.com/groups/333706367071860/ 

                          

Email: FOLK Aquatic Reserve folkaquaticreserve@gmail.com


Looking for all Pierce County wetlands

In Washington, the existing statewide wetland maps (National Wetlands Inventory [NWI] maps) are out of date and inaccurate in many locations. They are based on imagery and data from the 1980s and do not reflect current wetland location and extent.


Additionally, wetlands are missing from the NWI maps. These errors of omission have been recorded to be as high as 50% in some areas, and may be as high as 90% in some forested areas. Inaccuracies and errors of omission are due in part to the difficulty of photo-interpreting certain land cover types. Also, many wetlands on agricultural lands were not mapped.


The NWI classified wetlands to identify wetland habitat types. It lacks abiotic information such as landscape position, landform, and water flow path, which can be used to predict functions and, in combination with land uses, wetland condition. To complete this project, the University of Washington will use remote sensing data sources, such as LiDAR, high-resolution aerial imagery, Landsat imagery, digital elevation data, hydrography, and updated soil maps provide an opportunity to address these known shortcomings. Moreover, recent developments in automated remote sensing technologies allow for more efficient coverage of large areas.


An improved, statewide map of wetland location and type is critical to the ability of local governments to protect wetlands. Under the Growth Management and Shoreline Management Acts, local governments play a critical role in wetland protection and management. They do this through comprehensive planning, zoning, and permit review. Planners and permit reviewers rely on existing NWI maps for these processes. A few local jurisdictions have conducted their own wetland inventories and improved their maps, but these are limited due to lack of resources, and none have predicted functions and conditions of wetlands. This leaves many local governments with inadequate maps and information on local wetlands, and the state with uneven coverage.


This project will improve the ability to more efficiently and accurately identify the location, size, and type of wetland resource. available as a publicly accessible, web-based map. Information about the maps, and any analyses using the data, will be disseminated through articles and presentations to state and federal agencies, and local governments and planners.


Source: https://portal.nifa.usda.gov/web/crisprojectpages/1013138-washington-wetland-mapping.html


From Pierce County: 

The Regulation Roadmap for Agriculture is now posted on the Pierce County Farming website: https://www.co.pierce.wa.us/3422/Getting-Started.  The Regulation Roadmap was developed to assist producers to identify possible permits and licenses needed to produce and sell farm products.  It also identifies the primary regulatory agencies dealing with farm products.

 

 

The Regulation Roadmap for Agriculture project is a partnership with the Agriculture Community of Interest, Pierce County Agriculture Program and Tacoma Pierce Health Department.

 

 

Diane Marcus-Jones  | Senior Planner | Pierce County Planning and Public Works| (253)798-2616 |

2401 South 35th Street, Room 175, Tacoma, WA, 98409-7490 | dmarcus@co.pierce.wa.us  | www.co.pierce.wa.us/pals   www.piercecountywa.org/farming


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NEWS RELEASE
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MEDIA CONTACT: Cathy Cochrane, 360.790.7958, cathy.cochrane@psp.wa.gov 



Friends of Pierce County  would like you to support
 
Used Car for Bud (FPC President)
 
by making a donation and helping spread the word.
 
 
     
 
Friends of Pierce County President, Bud Rehberg, has been involved in volunteering for numerous communities throughout Pierce County for over 25 years. He has done it all on his time and has made sure that Pierce County has made better decisions to protect the environment and save farmland. 
Over the past year, Bud has not been able to get to public meetings and board meetings because his 1964 car broke down and he cannot repair it. We are asking folks to help Bud - trying to raise funds so that he can buy a used car. The goal is $7,000. If you have a used car you can donate, please let us know. Please help Bud so he can continue to work for citizens of Pierce County. Thank you!
 
 
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Friends of Pierce County is a 501(c) non-profit organization. 

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