RESOLUTION NO. 821
A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF UNIVERSITY PLACE, WASHINGTON, REQUESTING THAT THE CITY PLANNING COMMISSION REVIEW A CITY-INITIATED PROPOSED REZONE OF THE VACANT RESIDENTIAL PARCELS AT THE CORNER OF 54th AND BRIDGEPORT WAY, FRONTING BRIDGEPORT WAY AND IMMEDIATELY ADJACENT TO THE U.P. CARE CENTER TO ALLOW FOR COMMERCIAL USE
WHEREAS, the residentially zoned parcels at the corner of 54th and Bridgeport Way front one of the City’s primary commercial corridors, and are generally impractical as residential lots, yet they cannot currently be developed with commercial uses; and
WHEREAS, changing the zoning to allow a commercial use would be consistent with existing zoning in areas adjacent to Bridgeport, neighboring uses, and would support economic development along a primary commercial corridor in the City; and
WHEREAS, in addition, the owners of the property at issue have proposed new public benefit consideration to the City for undertaking a City-initiated process; and
WHEREAS, the public benefit consideration would be an access and easement through a portion of the parcels at the corner of 54th and Bridgeport that will substantially improve access for Police, Fire and EMS to the U.P. Care Center; and
WHEREAS, such access will not be feasible if the property is developed as residential, but will be under a commercial zoning. In the event of a rezone, such access has already been agreed to by the owners of the property and the U.P. Care Center;
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF UNIVERSITY PLACE, WASHINGTON, AS FOLLOWS:
Section 1. Referral to Planning Commission. The City Council hereby refers the City-initiated proposed rezone of the vacant residential parcels at the corner of 54th and Bridgeport Way, fronting Bridgeport Way and immediately adjacent to the U.P. Care Center to allow commercial use to the Planning Commission, to seek public opinion, review and provide recommendations regarding the proposed rezone.
Section 2. Effective Date. This Resolution shall take effect immediately upon its adoption.
ADOPTED BY THE CITY COUNCIL NOVEMBER 7, 2016.
Javier H. Figueroa, Mayor
Emelita Genetia, City Clerk
APPROVED AS TO FORM:
Steve Victor, City Attorney