The three petitioners in the Growth Management Hearings Board appeal of Snohomish County’s Urban Center designation for Point Wells are all planning to also appeal the zoning regulations that dictate how an urban center can be developed, our friends at Shoreline Area News report. Save Richmond Beach, the City of Shoreline, and the Town of Woodway are making common cause in their concern about the development of Point Wells.
Save Richmond Beach believes that one-size does not fit all when establishing zoning for dense developments, according to the Shoreline Area News article. This was supported by the Urban Land Institute (ULI) in its analysis of the zoning regulations that the Snohomish County Council passed regardless of the concerns of the ULI and the surrounding jurisdictions.
The Snohomish County Council also likely violated public participation requirements by closing the record and not allowing comment on substantive new changes to the zoning regulations.
Read the complete article here.