City of Sumner
Draft Comprehensive Plan, East Sumner Neighborhood Plan, Municipal Code
Update, Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement, and East Sumner
Neighborhood Planned Action
Notice of Availability and Public Meetings

Notice is hereby given under WAC 197‐11‐455 and 510 that the City of Sumner is issuing a Draft
Comprehensive Plan, East Sumner Neighborhood Plan, Municipal Code Update, Transportation Plan,
Capital Facilities Plan, Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (Draft SEIS), and East Sumner
Neighborhood Planned Action.

The Draft SEIS describes the existing conditions and identifies probable significant environmental impacts, mitigation measures to mitigate these impacts, and any significant unavoidable adverse impacts from the proposal, in accordance with RCW 43.21C.031. The Draft SEIS is also intended to fulfill the SEPA requirements for Planned Action environmental review consistent with (WAC 197‐11‐164 to
172).

Description of the Proposal:

The City of Sumner will be updating its Comprehensive Plan and East Sumner Neighborhood Plan by
June 30, 2015 in accordance with the Growth Management Act (GMA). The Update includes the
following:

  • Revise City Comprehensive Plan Elements and development regulations to address growth during
    the 2015‐2035 planning period, land use plan and zoning changes to accommodate growth targets
    for population, housing and employment, transportation and capital facilities plans, and
    housekeeping and consistency amendments. This also includes updates to the City’s Transportation
    Plan and Capital Facilities Plan.
  • Amend the Comprehensive Plan map and Zoning Map with 6 individual locations or redesignation
    and/or rezoning.
  • Amendments and updates to comprehensive plan elements to ensure consistency with the City’s
    review of its plans in light of state and regional plans, GMA requirements as well as community
    vision and needs.
  • Update Critical Area, Subdivision, Zoning and Development Regulations for consistency with the
    Comprehensive Plan.
  • Eliminate the Orton Junction and East Hill UGA modifications undertaken as part of the 2010
    Comprehensive Plan Update.
  • Update the East Sumner Neighborhood Plan with new zoning regulations, wetland mitigation
    proposals, road improvements, pedestrian and bicycle paths and other improvements. The actions
    increase land capacity and alter current transportation plan improvements.
  • Consider application of SEPA tools to promote the vision of mixed use growth in East Sumner, such
    as a mixed use and residential infill exemption (RCW 43.21C.229), or a planned action (RCW
    43.21C.440; WAC 197‐11‐164 to 172) where development that meets City codes and performance
    standards would have a streamlined SEPA process and rely on the EIS rather than require a new
    threshold determination. A draft planned action ordinance is provided for consideration by the City.
Proponent:

The City of Sumner

Location:

The study area consists of the Sumner city limits and Sumner Urban Service Area portion of the Pierce
County Urban Growth Area (UGA) boundary. The East Sumner Neighborhood Plan area: approximately
between Parker Road and Sumner Tapps Highway and from Salmon Creek on the north to SR 410 on the
south.

Comment and Review:

The City of Sumner is requesting comments from citizens, agencies, tribes, and
all interested parties on the Draft SEIS from February 24 to April 24, 2015 by 5:00 PM. All written
comments should be directed to:

Ryan Windish, Planning Manager
City of Sumner
Community Development Department
1104 Maple Street, Suite 250
Sumner, WA 98390
Email: ryanw@sumnerwa.gov
253‐299‐5224

Public Meetings:

The City of Sumner will also hold the following meeting during the comment period at
which comments may be submitted.

  • Draft Comprehensive Plan and Draft SEIS Public Hearing. March 19, 2015, 7 PM ‐ Sumner City Hall, 1104 Maple Street, Sumner, WA.
Document Availability:

The Draft Comprehensive Plan, East Sumner Neighborhood Plan, Municipal
Code Update, Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement, Transportation Plan, Capital Facilities
Plan and East Sumner Neighborhood Planned Action are available for review at Sumner City Hall: 1104
Maple Street, Suite 200, Sumner, WA 98390. The Draft SEIS and plan documents are posted on the City
of Sumner’s website (below). Compact Disks are available for purchase at Sumner City Hall. Cost at the time of this writing is $2.00.

SEPA Responsible Official:

Responsible Official: Paul Rogerson
Position/Title: Director, Department of Community Development
See “Comment and Review Above” for contact person and method to provide comments.