RESOLUTION NO. 796
A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY OF UNIVERSITY PLACE, WASHINGTON, ESTABLISHING A REGIONAL GROWTH CENTER SUBAREA PLAN AD-HOC ADVISORY COMMITTEE, DEFINING ITS PURPOSE, AND PROVIDING GUIDANCE FOR MEMBERSHIP, ORGANIZATION AND MEETINGS
WHEREAS, VISION 2040, the long-range growth, economic and transportation strategy for King, Pierce, Snohomish and Kitsap counties, envisions a region composed of diverse economically and environmentally healthy communities framed by open space and connected by a high-quality, efficient transportation system; and
WHEREAS, a key goal of VISION 2040 is focusing development in urban growth areas, and directing an increased portion of regional jobs and housing growth that occurs within urban areas into regional growth centers; and
WHEREAS, based on 2009-2010 adopted City Council goals the City sought designation of a Regional Growth Center in University Place; and
WHEREAS, on December 10, 2014 the Puget Sound Regional Council designated an existing 465-acre commercial, multifamily and mixed use area within University Place a “Provisional Regional Growth Center”; and
WHEREAS, in order to obtain a non-provisional designation as a Regional Growth Center, the City is required to adopt a subarea plan for the regional growth center within two years of provisional designation; and
WHEREAS, the City Council has adopted the development of a subarea plan for the Regional Growth Center as a 2015-2016 City Council Goal; and
WHEREAS, Policy LU12B of the 2015 Comprehensive Plan update directs the city to develop and implement a subarea plan for the Regional Growth Center, focusing on three districts: the Town Center District, the 27th Street Business District and the Northeast Mixed Use District; and
WHEREAS, the planning for these subarea districts and the larger community would benefit from the formation of a Subarea Plan Ad-hoc Advisory Committee, to develop the project scope, conduct community outreach, develop a draft subarea plan and provide recommendations to the Planning Commission; and
WHEREAS, there is a diverse collection of interests represented in the three districts of the subarea planning area, and it is important that these distinct voices and the public interest are considered through broad community representation on the Regional Growth Center Subarea Plan Ad-hoc Advisory Committee; and
WHEREAS, on October 19, 2015, the City Council directed staff to bring a Resolution establishing a Regional Center Subarea Plan Ad-Hoc Advisory Committee to the City Council for consideration;
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF UNIVERSITY PLACE, WASHINGTON, AS FOLLOWS:
Section 1. Regional Growth Center Subarea Plan Ad-Hoc Advisory Committee. There is hereby established a Regional Growth Center Subarea Plan Ad-Hoc Advisory Committee for the City of University Place.
Section 2. Purpose. The purposes of the Regional Growth Center Subarea Plan Ad-Hoc Advisory Committee are to (1) develop a scope of work that should include or address: the selection of consultant(s); public outreach; visioning; preparation of conceptual subarea plans; assessment of revenue opportunities and potential fiscal impacts; and preparation of zoning entitlements, development regulations, and design standards and guidelines; and (2) work with staff, consultant(s), appointed and elected officials, and stakeholders in developing a draft subarea plan for consideration by the Planning Commission and City Council.
Section 3. Membership. The membership of the Regional Growth Center Subarea Plan Ad-Hoc Advisory Committee shall consist of nine members including at least one member of the Planning Commission and one member of the Economic Development Commission. Each of the three subarea plan districts shall be represented on the Committee by a member with an interest in the district. In order to achieve broad representation, the Committee shall also include at-large members with economic development background, architectural or urban design background and experience, and other background relevant to the subarea planning process. Appointments to the Committee shall be made by the City Council.
Section 4. Committee Organization. At the first meeting of the Committee, its members shall organize by election from the members of the Committee a Chair, Vice Chair and other such officers as to be determined by the Committee. It shall be the duty of the Chair to preside at all meetings. The Vice Chair shall perform this duty in the absence of the Chair.
Section 5. Committee Meetings. The Committee shall set its own meeting dates and shall give notice of such meetings in compliance with the Open Public Meetings Act of the State of Washington.
Section 7. Effective Date. This Resolution shall become effective immediately upon its adoption.
ADOPTED BY THE CITY COUNCIL ON NOVEMBER 2, 2015.
Denise McCluskey, Mayor
Emelita Genetia, City Clerk
APPROVED AS TO FORM:
Steve Victor, City Attorney