Division of the existing large 50.69 acre parcel into four (4) parcels ranging from ~8.5 acres to ~18.68 acres meeting the minimum lot size of the Forks Zoning Code for “R2 – Low Density Residential.” Proponents will utilize a private driveway that has been in place for some time and has been used for recent logging activities of the above described parcel. The access, which will be a dedicated easement for ingress, egress, and utilities, comes off of Merchant Road south of the southern tip of the Forks Elks Lodge property. This easement is either 60’ wide or a matching 30’ wide easement adjacent to the eastern 30’ wide easement associated with the Thimbleberry development. A single family residence (SFR) is currently underway, as an lot may construct one SFR. However, that development will, as a result of this short plat, be associated with one of the larger of the four large lots created by this voluntary short plat. Three of the four lots created by this utilize the Calawah River as their northern boundary and are subject to the City’s Critical Areas Code, which adopted by reference the Clallam County Shoreline Management Plan (SMP) that is currently in the process of being adopted by the City. A critical areas review for this proposed land division is being done in conjunction with this application.
Further, as part of the Critical Areas Review, the owner of the not yet completed SFR in order to address violations associated with the Department of Natural Resource’s timber harvest permit, has entered into Forest Practice Conversion Landowner Agreement addressing required mitigation. That agreement has been incorporated into this approval and the Critical Areas review.