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NOTICE OF LAND USE CODE TEXT AMENDMENT TO REMOVE BARRIERS TO THE CREATION OF BACKYARD COTTAGES AND ACCESSORY DWELLING UNITS AND DETERMINATION OF NON-SIGNIFICANCE - Seattle Department of Construction and Inspections

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NOTICE OF LAND USE CODE TEXT AMENDMENT TO REMOVE BARRIERS TO THE CREATION OF BACKYARD COTTAGES AND ACCESSORY DWELLING UNITS AND DETERMINATION OF NON-SIGNIFICANCE

Attachments: OPCD ADU DADU SEPA Checklist   ADU DADU Director's Report   OPCD DADU Ordinance   SEPA DNS ADU DADU  
Conditions:

Pursuant to SMC 25.05.340 and WAC 197-11-340 

The City of Seattle Office of Planning and Community Development (OPCD) is proposing to amend the Land Use Code, SMC Chapter 23.44, to modify development standards related to accessory dwelling units (ADU) and detached accessory dwelling units (DADU), also known as backyard cottages.

 

ENVIRONMENTAL DETERMINATION

After review of a completed environmental checklist and other information on file, OPCD has determined that the amendments described above will not have a probable significant adverse environmental impact, and has issued a Determination of Non-Significance under the State Environmental Policy Act (no Environmental Impact Statement required).

 

HOW TO COMMENT

Comments regarding this DNS or potential environmental impacts may be submitted through June 2, 2016.  Comments may be sent to:

 

City of Seattle, OPCD
Attn: Nick Welch
PO Box 34019
Seattle WA 98124-4019

nicolas.welch@seattle.gov

 

HOW TO APPEAL

Appeals of the decision to issue a Determination of Non-Significance (DNS) must be submitted to the Office of the Hearing Examiner by 5:00 p.m. June 9, 2016. Appeals should be addressed to the Hearing Examiner and must be accompanied by an $85.00 filing fee in a check payable to the City of Seattle. The appeal must be sent to:

 

City of Seattle
Hearing Examiner
PO Box 94729
Seattle WA 98124-4729

 

INFORMATION AVAILABLE

Copies of the DNS and the proposal may be obtained at the Seattle DCI Public Resource Center, 700 5th Avenue, Suite 2000 in the Seattle Municipal Tower. The DNS and proposal will be available on the City’s website no later than Thursday, May 19, at http://web1.seattle.gov/dpd/luib/.    

The Public Resource Center is open 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, and 10:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursday.

 

Questions regarding the proposed amendments can be directed to Nick Welch at (206) 684-8203 or nicolas.welch@seattle.gov.