Zoning Code Text Amendment related to drive-through facilities within the Briggs Village Public Hearing
Hold a public hearing on proposed changes to the zoning regulations regarding drive-through facilities within the Briggs Urban Village, and if the Commission has sufficient information, deliberate and formulate a recommendation to the City Council.
The City is required to have the Planning Commission review and hold a public hearing on all zoning code amendments. The Planning Commission is being asked to recommend that City Council adopt the proposed zoning code amendments proposed.
Nicole Floyd, AICP, Senior Planner, Community Planning & Development, 360.570.3768
Nicole Floyd, AICP, Senior Planner, Community Planning & Development
Background and Analysis:
The Briggs Village Master Plan was adopted in 2003 and has been envisioned as a dense mixed use urban village. While residential development has occurred, the commercial (retail and office) uses have not been built-out as envisioned. To address this, amendments to the Master Plan were adopted in 2014 modifying specific standards related to the commercial core of the Village. While these amendments have spurred some multi-family development in the core, commercial development has not occurred.
The applicant acquired the property in 2015 and has been actively marketing the commercially zoned areas since. The applicant believes that the current limitations on ancillary drive-through lanes have been a key factor as to why the commercial core remains undeveloped today. Currently only banks are allowed to have a drive-through lane, and the applicant believes that this has deterred a variety of development opportunities for businesses such as pharmacies, small scale restaurants, and coffee shops. The proposed amendments would allow for a broader range of uses to have ancillary drive-through lanes in certain areas of the Briggs Vil...Click here for full text