NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City of Sumner’s Hearings Examiner has now issued a decision of approved on the Variance Request to short plat an existing pipestem lot for the project described below.

The public has the right to review the contents of the official file and request a copy of the final decision.

This decision may be appealable through the judicial system pursuant to SMC 18.56 appeal period. Questions may be sent to Chrissanda Walker by mail to 1104 Maple St. Sumner, WA 98390 or by email to

Project Name: Robinson Road Pipestem Lot

Permit Application Number: PLN-2021-0039

Project No: N/A

Location: 1621 Robinson Rd Sumner WA 98390 

Parcel(s) #: 0420255001

Description of Proposal: This is a proposal to subdivide an existing pipestem lot into 2 lots for construction of a smaller single-family residence. The existing lot is approx. 40,946 SF and the underlying zoning is low density residential, LDR-6 requiring a minimum of 6,000 SF lot sizes. The minimum lot area for a pipestem lots in the LDR-6 zone is 10,000SF. The site is located adjacent to SR410 and there are no known wetlands. Robinson Road terminates at the existing lot. Pipestem lots in the LDR zones are regulated under SMC chapter 17.28 and requires a pipestem lot to be separated from a public street by no more than one lot. This proposal requests a variance to the private street standards SMC 17.28.200(A).      

Applicant: Ronald J Scholz

Date of Application: June 3, 2021

Date of Complete Application: July 7, 2021

Hearing Date: Hearing was held on Tuesday September 28th, 2021, at 3:30PM

Decision: Approved

Location/Zoom Link: N/A

Zoning: Low Density Residential -6000 (LDR-6)


Other Required Permits:

  • Short Plat
  • Site Development Permit
  • Building Permit
  • Compliance with all other State or Federal requirements

Associated Documents:                         

Comment Period(s): N/A

Staff Contact: For comments/questions, please contact Chrissanda Walker, Planner 253-299-5528,

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