CITY COUNCIL MEETING
Olympia, WashingtonJanuary 12, 2010
Ordinance Adopting Interim Commercial District Zoning Regulations __________________________________________________________________
CITY MANAGER’SRECOMMENDATION: Provide guidance to staff on the proposed interim rezone ordinanceand on the proposed date and location for the public hearing.STAFF CONTACT
: Tom Morrill, City Attorney, 753-8449Keith Stahley, Director CP&D, 753-8227Jan Weydemeyer, Senior Planner, 753-8592
: Olympia City Council
PRESENTERS ANDOTHERS NOTIFIED
: Tom Morrill, City AttorneyKeith Stahley, Director CP&D
BUDGET IMPACT/SOURCE OF FUNDS
: Unclear as to staff resources needed to implement the interim rezone,a permanent rezone and any necessary changes to the ComprehensivePlan.
PRIOR COUNCIL/COMMITTEE REVIEW
: January 5, 2010 City Council meeting
On January 5, 2010, the Olympia City Council directed staff to bring aproposed ordinance for an interim rezone of certain properties locatedon the isthmus between the southern end of Budd Inlet and CapitolLake. The direction for the interim rezone was to change the currentzoning on the affected properties back to the zoning that existed priorto January 1, 2009. The proposed interim rezone is intended to remainin effect until a permanent rezone and changes to the ComprehensivePlan are in place at the end of 2010. Staff was also directed to bringback a proposed date for a public hearing that is within forty-five daysof the date of adoption of the proposed interim rezone ordinance.Finally, Council asked staff to provide a brief outline of the schedule of events that will follow adoption of an interim rezone.
ANALYSIS AND OPTIONS
: If Council wants to prevent the filing of any new developmentapplications under the existing zoning for certain properties on theisthmus, Council will need to take some form of interim action,because a final decision to rezone the properties cannot be reached ina time frame that would ensure that no new development applicationsare submitted under the present zoning. There are two main types of interim actions that the Council can take: (1) a moratorium or (2) an