Notice is hereby given that the CITY COUNCIL WILL HOLD A PUBLIC HEARING on a Comprehensive Plan Map change and Rezone for HOUSTON ROAD UGA PARCELS as described below. The public may provide written comments before the deadline on 2/12/21 to, and participate in the public hearing on February 16, 2021 at 6pm.

The public has the right to review the contents of the official file for the proposal, provide written comments, participate in the public hearings/meetings, and request a copy of the final decision.

Proposal Name: Comprehensive Plan Map Change And Rezone – Houston Road Urban Growth Area (UGA)

Proposal Description:

1)  Parcels located in Sumner UGA:  For 10 parcels outside of city limits but in Sumner’s Urban Growth Area (UGA), change Comprehensive Plan Map from General Commercial to Light Industrial. The Comprehensive Plan establishes the type of development that would occur if parcels annex into the city in the future.  

2)  Parcels located within Sumner city limits:  For 4 parcels within Sumner city limits, change Comprehensive Plan Map from General Commercial to Light Industrial.   Also change current zoning from Low Density Residential (3 parcels) and General Commercial (1 parcel) to Light Industrial (M-1) on the Zoning Map.

3)  Update Zoning Code regulations for Light Industrial (M-1) zone.

Location / Parcel(s) #: Addresses: 13223 and 13105 Houston Rd E, Sumner WA.  Parcel(s): #0420234151, 0420243163 (in city), 0420234150, 0420234104, 4250001123 (in city), 4250001117 (in city), 4250001051 (in city), 4250001153, 4250001155, 4250001111, 4250001063, 4250001152, 4250001142, and northeast portion of parcel 4250001103.

Permit Application #: PLN-2020-0018

Applicant/Rep: K. Weatherbee; D. Guthrie; Houston Road LLC  (3 property owners)

Hearing Date and Time: February 16, 2021 at 6:00 pm 

Hearing Location / Zoom Virtual Meeting Link: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, City Hall remains closed during Governor Inslee’s “Stay Home, Stay Healthy” order. Therefore, this will be a VIRTUAL MEETING only.  Log-in information to access the virtual public hearing: 

Join Meeting:

By Telephone:  US: +1 253 215 8782 
Webinar ID: 832 6167 4759

Comment Period: Written comments DEADLINE is February 12, 2021 by 5:00 pm or comment at the public hearing. Submit written comments to Community Development, 1104 Maple Street, Sumner, WA 98390 or

Click here to view associated documents on Sumner Connects

SEPA: Any environmental impacts to be evaluated as part of city-wide Sumner Comprehensive Plan Update in 2020.  No development proposed.

Other Required Approvals: City Council approval

Staff Contact: Comments/questions: Ann Siegenthaler 253-299-5520 or

Date of Application:  3/2/20 

Date of Complete Application: 6/18/20

Published/Posted/Mailed:  February 2, 2021

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