City of Granite Falls
206 S. Granite Avenue / P.O. Box 1440
Granite Falls, Washington 98252
P 360/691-6441
F 360/691-6734
www.ci.granite-falls.wa.us
CITY OF GRANITE FALLS
PLANNING COMMISSION
August 8, 2017
7:00 PM
MEETING AGENDA
1. CALL TO ORDER
2.FLAG SALUTE
3.ROLL CALL
4.APPROVAL OF MINUTES:
A.

Approval of July 11, 2017 Minutes

5.PUBLIC COMMENTS/RECOGNITION OF VISITORS-NON ACTION ITEMS
(Speakers must sign up prior to the meeting. Individual comments will be limited to three minutes. Group comments shall be limited to five minutes.)
6.NEW BUSINESS:
A.

Public Hearing - 7:10 PM, or soon thereafter
For consideration of proposed amendments included in the  2017 Comprehensive Plan and Development Regulations Annual Docket to amend the Land Use and Housing Elements of the Comprehensive Plan to revise the population and housing growth targets for 2035 pursuant to Snohomish County GPP-10-Growth Target Reconciliation. The revised 2035 population growth target for the city is 7,624 and 893 for the unincorporated portion of the Granite Falls Urban Growth Area (UGA).  The new housing targets for the city and the UGA are 3,090 and 425 respectively

7. CURRENT BUSINESS:
A.

Deliberation - Changing the Comprehensive Plan and Zoning Map designations from General Commercial/GC to Multiple Residential/MR for 10 parcels located west of Jordan Road and north of W. Stanley Street in response to request by the property owners

B.

Deliberation - Updating the Six-year Capital Improvement Program in regards to water and sewer system proposed projects, costs, rates and expenditures

C.

Deliberation - Updating the Public Institutional (P/I) zone to: add "cemeteries" and "communication facilities" as conditional uses: amend minimum building setback requirements to provide equality between non-residential zones; to adjust landscaping requirements to accommodate the proposed setback requirements

D.

Deliberation - Minor "Housekeeping" amendments that provide for: consistency within the city code; clarification of intent of certain code sections; correction of errors & omissions; and improved readibility

E.

Deliberation - Updating the Comprehensive Plan Future Land Use Map and Zoning Map to designate publicly owned land & facilities as Public/Institutional (P/I) and privately owned & dedicated open space, and recreation & water retention tracts as Open Space (O/S)

F.

Deliberation - Amending the Comprehensive Plan and Zoning Code to increase the maximum allowed density in the Multiple Residential (MR) zone from 24 to 28 dwelling units per acre only when the subject site is within walking distance of job opportunities & commercial services; and the site has arterial street frontage, on-site recreational facilities, and no on-site environmental constraints

G.

Deliberation - Updating the Transportation Element of the Comprehensive Plan in regards to the six-year Transportation Improvement Program and to correct minor errors and ommissions

8.REPORTS:
A.

Staff Report

B.

Homework

9.CORRESPONDENCE:
10.ADJOURN:
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Notice-All Proceedings of this meeting are sound recorded.