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
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
- 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
- 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
- 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.
The City of Sumner
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
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
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.
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.