ORDINANCE NO. 636
AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF UNIVERSITY PLACE, WASHINGTON, AMENDING TITLE 19.57 OF THE UNIVERSITY PLACE MUNICIPAL CODE, ZONING CODE BY REPEALING ORDINANCE 383 THE CHAMBERS CREEK PROPERTIES DESIGN STANDARDS AND GUIDELINES, ADOPTING REVISED CHAMBERS CREEK PROPERTIES DESIGN STANDARDS AND GUIDELINES AND AMENDING TITLE 22 OF THE UNIVERSITY PLACE MUNICIPAL CODE ADMINISTRATION OF DEVELOPMENT REGULATIONS TO ADMINISTER THE REVISED CHAMBERS CREEK PROPERTIES DESIGN STANDARDS AND GUIDELINES.
WHEREAS, Pierce County owns approximately 920 acres of land in the vicinity of Chambers Creek collectively known as the “Chambers Creek Properties”; and
WHEREAS, Portions of the Chambers Creek Properties are located in the City of University Place, the City of Lakewood and unincorporated Pierce County; and
WHEREAS, The Pierce County Council passed Ordinance, No. 97-71s on August 19, 1997, which adopted the “Chambers Creek Properties Master Site Plan”; and
WHEREAS, The City of University Place, the City of Lakewood and Pierce County entered into a “Joint Procedural Agreement” regarding the Chambers Creek Properties and the Chambers Creek Master Site Plan, to facilitate further use and development of the Chambers Creek Properties; and
WHEREAS, Section 6 of the Joint Procedural Agreement describes the steps the cities and County will take to promote the implementation of the Master Site Plan including joint development of a set of Design Standards and Guidelines; and
WHEREAS, Ordinance 383 the “Chambers Creek Properties Design Standards and Guidelines” was adopted by the City Council on June 2, 2003; and
WHEREAS, Pursuant to the Chambers Creek Master Site Plan, the Plan is to be reviewed and updated every 10 years; and
WHEREAS, In 1994 Pierce County initiated the 1st Chambers Creek Properties Master Site Plan Update; and
WHEREAS, Pierce County’s amendment process included appointing a citizens and resources committee, numerous public meetings and three public hearings on an associated Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement; and
WHEREAS, On September 5, 2006 the City Council adopted Ordinance 534 amending the Chambers Creek Properties Master Site Plan, subject to amendments to the Joint Procedural Agreement and revising the Chambers Creek Properties Design Standards and Guidelines to address architectural design standards and temporary structures; and
WHEREAS, University Place, Lakewood and Pierce County worked jointly to revised the Chambers Creek Properties Design Standards and Guidelines before presenting a draft to the University Place Planning Commission for review and a recommendation to the City County; and
WHEREAS, the Planning Commission held several public meetings in 2013 including a public hearing on September 18th 2013 before unanimously recommending to the City Council proposed revisions of the Chambers Creek Properties Design Standards and Guidelines including amendments to Titles 19 and 22 of the Municipal Code; and
WHEREAS, a SEPA Determination of Non-Significance (DNS) issued on March 3, 2014 with a comment period ending on March 17, 2014; and
WHEREAS, the Washington State Department of Commerce granted an expedited state agency review period which began on February 28, 2014 and concluded on March 14. 2014; and
WHEREAS, the University Place City Council held a study session on February 3, 2014 to take public comment and discuss proposed amendments, and
WHEREAS, the University Place City Council finds the amendments are consistent with the goals, objectives and policies of the Comprehensive Plan; the proposed amendments is in the best interest of the citizens of the City; the proposed amendment enhances the public health, safety, comfort, convenience, or general welfare; and the proposed amendment will not be materially detrimental to uses on the Chambers Creek Properties or in the vicinity;
NOW, THEREFORE, THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF UNIVERSITY PLACE, WASHINGTON, DOES ORDAIN AS FOLLOWS:
Section 1. Ordinance 383 Repealed. Ordinance 383, an Ordinance adopting the Chambers Creek Properties Design Standards and Guidelines establishing development standards and guidelines by which development of the Chambers Creek Properties shall be subject in accordance with Section 6 of the Chambers Creek Joint Procedural Agreement is hereby repealed.
Section 2. Title 19 Zoning. University Place Municipal Code Sections 19.20.040 Overlay Zones, 19.25.030 Exempt Uses, 19.45.100 Density and Dimension Table Notes, 19.55.060 Chambers Creek Properties Overlay, and 19.57. Chambers Creek Properties Design Standards are hereby amended and revised as shown in Exhibit “A” attached.
Section 3. Title 22 Administration of Development Regulations University Place Municipal Code Sections 22.05.060 Notice of Application, 22.05.090 Consistency with Development Regulations and SEPA/ Consolidated Permit Review, and 22.05.110 Optional Permit Processing are hereby amended as shown in Exhibit “B” attached.
Section 4. Copy to be Available. One copy of this Ordinance shall be available in the office of the City Clerk for use and examination by the public.
Section 5. Severability. If any section, sentence, clause, or phrase of this Ordinance shall be held to be invalid or unconstitutional by a court of competent jurisdiction, such invalidity or unconstitutionality shall not affect the validity or constitutionality of any other section, sentence, clause, or phrase of this Ordinance.
Section 6. Publication and Effective Date. A summary of this Ordinance consisting of its title shall be published in the official newspaper of the City. This Ordinance shall take effect five days after publication.
PASSED BY THE CITY COUNCIL ON APRIL 7, 2014.
Denise McCluskey, Mayor
Emelita Genetia, City Clerk
APPROVED AS TO FORM:
Steve Victor, City Attorney
Effective Date: 04/14/14