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Notice Of Application And Public Hearing

Notice is hereby given that the City of Sumner Planning Commission will hold a public hearing on a proposed update to citywide regulations related to Small Subdivisions and Pipestem Lots, as described below.  The public may provide written comments before the deadline of January 20, 2023 by 5:00pm to annsi@sumnerwa.gov. 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: Update Of City Regulations – Small Subdivisions And Pipestem Lots

Proposal Description: Proposed update to regulations in the Subdivision Code and Zoning Code to raise the threshold for a short subdivision to 9 lots, allow pipestem lot short subdivisions to have up to 4 lots, to update access standards to allow a shared driveway for up to 4 dwellings and allow a narrow private drive aisle for up to 9 dwellings. Proposed code changes also include: Allowing pipestem lot sizes and building height to be the same as other lots in the zone, and adjusting setbacks for pipestem lot development, and establishing a maximum lot size for new single-family dwellings in Medium- and High-Density Residential zones. There is no project associated with this proposed code update.

Location / Parcel(s) #: City-wide

Permit Application #: CTA-2022-0005

Applicant/Rep: City of Sumner

Hearing Date and Time: February 2, 2023 at 6:00pm

SEPA Environmental Review: DNS (Determination of Non-Significance) was issued on December 7, 2022.

Hearing Location & Virtual Meeting Link: This meeting will be a HYBRID meeting allowing in-person attendance or attendance virtually via the meeting link below.
Sumner City Hall, City Council Chambers, 1104 Maple Street, Sumner WA
Join Zoom Meeting: https://sumnerwa-gov.zoom.us/j/84922454873
Meeting ID: 849 2245 4873
Or by Phone: 253-215-8782 (Tacoma)

Comment Period: Written comments due on January 20, 2023 by 5:00 pm, or oral comments taken virtually or in person during the public hearing. Submit written comments to annsi@sumnerwa.gov, Community Development Dept.

Associated Documents:

Other Required Approvals: Planning Commission, City Council, and other state and federal standards.

Staff Contact: Comments/questions: Ann Siegenthaler 253-299-5520 or annsi@sumnerwa.gov

Date of Application: Date of Complete Application: 11/28/22

Date Issued/Published: January 10, 2023

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