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ORD 15-796 ORDINANCE NO. #15-796 AN ORDINANCE of the City of Federal Way,Washington, relating to amendments to the Federal Way Comprehensive Plan, amending Chapters 1 through 10 of the Federal Way Comprehensive Plan (Amending Ordinance Nos.90-43,95-248,96-270,98-330,00-372,01-405, 03-442, 04-460, 04-461, 04-462, 05-490, 05-491, 05-492, 07-558, 09-614, 10-671, 11-683, 13-736, and 13-745). WHEREAS,the Growth Management Act of 1990 as amended("Chapter 36.70A RCW"or "GMA"),requires the City of Federal Way to adopt a comprehensive plan which includes a land use element(including a land use map),housing element,capital facilities plan element,utilities element, economic development element,transportation element(including transportation system maps),and a parks and recreation element; and WHEREAS, the GMA also requires the City of Federal Way to adopt development regulations implementing its Comprehensive Plan; and WHEREAS,the Federal Way City Council adopted its Comprehensive Plan with a land use map (the "Plan") on November 21, 1995, and adopted development regulations and a zoning map implementing the Plan on July 2, 1996; and WHEREAS,the Federal Way City Council subsequently amended the Comprehensive Plan, land use map, and zoning map on: December 23, 1998; September 14, 2000; November 1, 2001; March 27, 2003; July 20, 2004; June 16, 2005; July 16, 2007; June 11, 2009; October 28, 2010; January 27, 2011; January 23, 2013; and August 14, 2013; and WHEREAS,the City may consider Plan and development regulation amendments pursuant to Process VI, under Title 19 (Zoning and Development Code) of the Federal Way Revised Code ("FWRC"), Chapter 19.80 FWRC, pursuant to Chapter 19.35 FWRC; and Ordinance No. 15-796 Page 1 of 7 WHEREAS,under RCW 36.70A.130,the Plan and development regulations are subject to continuing review and evaluation,but the Plan may be amended no more than one time per year;and WHEREAS, the Council shall be considering two separate actions to amend the Comprehensive Plan, both of which will be acted on simultaneously and concurrently in order to comply with RCW 36.70A.130; and WHEREAS, these actions include Ordinance No. #15-798, approving changes in the comprehensive plan designation and zoning of: • 4.63 acres located at 36027 and 36005 6th Avenue SW from Single-Family Medium Density Residential (RS 15.0) to Single-Family High Density Residential (RS9.6) ("Site e Specific Rezone No. 1"). • 1.82 acres, located at 33061 15th Avenue South and 1411 South 330th Street from Office Park (OP)to Community Business (BC) ("Site Specific Rezone No. 2"). • 0.18 acres, located at 1443 South 308th Street from Multiple Family (RM1800) to Community Business (BC) ("Site Specific Rezone No. 3"). • 1.97 acres located at 32020 1st Avenue South from Professional Office(PO)to Office Park (OP) ("Site Specific Rezone No. 4") ; and 15 WHEREAS,these actions include this Ordinance,Ordinance No. 15-796,amendments to the Federal Way Comprehensive Plan, amending Chapters 1 through 10 of the Federal Way Comprehensive Plan; and WHEREAS, as part of the periodic major update to the Federal Way Comprehensive Plan ("2015 Comprehensive Plan Amendments"), the Council has considered amendments to the comprehensive plan map specifically in relation to Chapter 2,Land Use; Chapter 3,Transportation; Chapter 4,Economic Development;Chapter 6,Capital Facilities;Chapter 7,City Center;Chapter 8, Ordinance No. 15-796 Page 2 of 7 Potential Annexation Area; and Chapter 10, Private Utilities; and WHEREAS, as part of the periodic major update to the Federal Way Comprehensive Plan, the City has updated Chapters 1 through 10 of the Comprehensive Plan to reflect local needs,new data, and current laws; and WHEREAS, as part of the periodic major update to the Federal Way Comprehensive Plan, the City has updated Chapters 1 through 10 of the Comprehensive Plan to respond to and be consistent with the requirements of Chapter 36.70A RCW, VISION 2040, and the Countywide Planning Policies; and WHEREAS, as part of the periodic major update to the Federal Way Comprehensive Plan, the City has not considered amendments to Chapter 11, Shoreline Master Program,or Chapter 12, Twin Lakes Commercial District Subarea Plan, because these chapters were adopted in 2011 and 2012 respectively, and no updates were necessary to comply with Chapter 36.70A RCW, VISION 2040, and the Countywide Planning Policies; and WHEREAS,on May 1,2015,the City's SEPA Responsible Official issued a Determination of Nonsignificance on the 2015 Comprehensive Plan Amendments; and WHEREAS,the City's Planning Commission held a public hearing on May 20,2015,at the close of which it recommended to the Council approval of Chapters 1 through 10 of the Federal Way Comprehensive Plan; and WHEREAS,the Land Use and Transportation Committee of the Federal Way City Council considered the 2015 Comprehensive Plan Amendments on June 8,2015,and recommended approval of Chapters 1 through 10 of the Federal Way Comprehensive Plan as modified by them; and WHEREAS, the City Council, through its staff, Planning Commission, and Land Use and Transportation Committee, received, discussed, and considered the testimony, written comments, Ordinance No. 15-796 Page 3 of 7 and material from the public,and considered the matter at its City Council meeting on June 16,2015; and WHEREAS,the City Council desires to approve the 2015 Comprehensive Plan Amendments to Chapters 1 through 10 of the Federal Way Comprehensive Plan. NOW, THEREFORE, THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF FEDERAL WAY, WASHINGTON, DO ORDAIN AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Findings and Conclusions. (a) The proposed amendments to the Comprehensive Plan text and maps, as set forth in Exhibit A, attached hereto, are consistent with the Council vision for the City of Federal Way,will allow development which is compatible with the surrounding neighborhoods, including adjacent single-family uses, provide convenient goods and services at a pedestrian and neighborhood scale close to adjacent residential uses, and provide for a multi-modal transportation network; (b) The proposed amendments to the Comprehensive Plan text and maps, as set forth in Exhibit A, attached hereto, will allow for growth and development consistent with the Comprehensive Plan's overall vision and with the Comprehensive Plan's land use element and household and job projections, and will allow reasonable use of property subject to constraints necessary to protect environmentally sensitive areas; (c)The proposed amendments to the Comprehensive Plan text and maps, as set forth in Exhibit A, attached hereto, will create a sustainable, diversified, and globally-focused economy by diversifying the employment base of the City, resulting in a more balanced jobs/housing ratio; alleviate congestion on the freeways by decreasing the number of workers commuting to work outside of the City; and reduce greenhouse gas emissions; (d) The proposed amendments to the Comprehensive Plan text and maps, as set forth in Ordinance No. 15-796 Page 4 of 7 Exhibit A, attached hereto, will meet the intent of Chapter 36.70A, VISION 2040, and the Countywide Planning Policies by creating a walkable urban center as an area of concentrated employment and housing, served by high capacity transit, public facilities, parks, and open space, leading to increased physical activity and improved health; (e) The proposed amendments to the Comprehensive Plan text and maps, as set forth in Exhibit A, attached hereto, have complied with the appropriate process under state law and the FWRC; and (f) The proposed amendments to the Comprehensive Plan text and maps, as set forth in Exhibit A,attached hereto,bear a substantial relationship to the public health,safety and welfare;are in the best interest of the residents of the City; and are consistent with the requirements of Chapter 36.70A RCW,VISION 2040,and the Countywide Planning Policies,and the unamended portion of the Comprehensive Plan; Section 2. Comprehensive Plan, Comprehensive Plan Maps,and Zoning Map Amendments Adoption.The 1995 City of Federal Way Comprehensive Plan,as thereafter amended in 1998,2000, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011, and 2013, copies of which are on file with the Office of the City Clerk, is amended as set forth in Exhibit A, attached hereto. Section 3. Amendment Authority. The adoption of plan and map amendments in Section 2 above is pursuant to the authority granted by Chapters 36.70A and 35A.63 RCW, and pursuant to Chapter 19.80 FWRC. Section 4. Severability.The provisions of this ordinance are declared separate and severable. The invalidity of any clause,sentence,paragraph, subdivision,section,or portion of this ordinance, or the invalidity of the application thereof to any person or circumstance,shall not affect the validity of the remainder of the ordinance,or the validity of its application to other persons or circumstances. Ordinance No. 15-796 Page 5 of 7 Section 5. Savings Clause.The 1995 City of Federal Way Comprehensive Plan,as thereafter amended in 1998,2000,2001,2003,2004,2005,2007,2009,2010,2011,and 2013 shall remain in full force and effect until these amendments become operative upon the effective date of this ordinance. Section 6. Corrections. The City Clerk and the codifiers of this ordinance are authorized to make necessary corrections to this ordinance including, but not limited to, the correction of scrivener/clerical errors, references, ordinance numbering, section/subsection numbers and any references thereto. Section 7.Ratification.Any act consistent with the authority and prior to the effective date of this ordinance is hereby ratified and affirmed. Section 8. Effective Date. This ordinance shall take effect and be in force after its passage and publication, on July 29, 2015, as provided by law. PASSED by the City Council of the City of Federal Way this 16th day of June, 2015. CITY OF FEDERAL WAY'f//I, 6 R, JIM FERRELL ATTEST: AT.,9JJ1L 4 .laidilb C IF C ERK, STEPHANIE 61 RTNEY, CMC APPROVED AS TO F•RM: #Ati "%en,... Per CITY ATTORNEY, AMY JO PEARSALL FILED WITH THE CITY CLERK: 06/11/2015 PASSED BY THE CITY COUNCIL: 06/16/2015 Ordinance No. 15-796 Page 6 of 7 PUBLISHED: 06/19/2015 EFFECTIVE DATE: 07/29/2015 ORDINANCE NO.: 15-796 Ordinance No. 15-796 Page 7 of 7