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Notice of Public Hearing- Consideration of Proposed Changes to Forks Zoning Code

Notice of Consideration of Proposed Changes to the

Forks Zoning Code and Zoning Map

Public Hearing

5:30 p.m., 21 Mar 2018

Forks City Hall

Property Rezone – Decker’s Request rezone a 0.49 acre parcel
Lot 2 of the Fraker Short Plat.  Located west of the

southern terminus of South 1st Avenue.

The City of Forks is hereby giving notice and soliciting public comment on a request for a rezone of one parcel owned by the Jim and Laura Decker.  The request is to rezone the property from the current overlap zone to High Density Commercial/High Density Residential.  The Planning Commission, at the conclusion of the public hearing on this request, will make a determination on the rezone to be forwarded for consideration and adoption by the Forks City Council.  This request came in response to the City’s annual call for requests for changes to the FUGA Comp Plan and/or Zoning Code.  This proposed change requires no change to the comprehensive plan.

The agenda for the meeting is as follows:

  1. Approval of the agenda
  2. Rezone Request from Jim and Laura Decker. This request was received as part of annual zoning code update process pursuant to FMC115.040.  For more detailed property description see below.
  3. Staff Report – Applicant is seeking a rezone of current overlap zoning to High Density Commercial zoning for parcel no. 1328092409020. If granted, the request would alter the Forks Zoning Code’s zoning map.
  4. Comments by Applicant
  5. Public Comment
  6. Deliberations of the Commission
  7. Recommendation to Council

A copy of the applicant’s request and SEPA determination associated with the rezone can be obtained by contacting Mr. Rod Fleck at 360/374-5412, ext. 245.

Individuals requiring special assistance in order to participate in the hearing should contact Mr. Fleck prior to the meeting.

Property under consideration:

(Name of applicant, address, and requested change)

Jim & Laura Decker                West of S. Terminus of S 1st Ave         High Density Commercial

                                                Tax ID Parcels:  1328092409020         

                                                Lot 2 of the Fraker Short Plat,  Vol 24, Pg. 22
Located in the SE ¼ of the SE ¼ of the NW ¼ of Sec. 9, T28N, R13W

This is the first step in a two-step process associated with a rezone.  At this hearing, the public will be given an opportunity to express its views regarding this request to the Forks Planning Commission.  The Commission will then deliberate upon the request, following the conclusion of the hearing, and make a recommendation to the City Council for the Council to consider at its 23 April 2018 meeting.

Written comments on the request for the rezone of the parcel will be received by the City up through the hearing before the Forks Planning Commission on 21 March 2018.  These can be submitted via a simple letter addressed to: Rod Fleck, City Attorney/Planner, 500 East Division, Forks, Washington 98331.

If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Fleck at 360/374-5412, ext. 245; or via e-mail at   Individuals wanting to obtain notices of meetings of the Forks Planning Commission and/or City Council regarding the City’s zoning code or other planning issues may contact Mr. Fleck as well.