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File #: 16-1356    Version:
Type: ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 11/30/2016 In control: City Council
Agenda date: 1/3/2017 Final action: 1/3/2017
Title: Approval of Zoning Code Amendments Related to Accessory Drive-Through Lanes in the Briggs Village commercial area
Attachments: 1. Ordinance, 2. Drive-Through Context Examples, 3. Drive-Through Location Options, 4. Letter of Support
Related files: 16-1267
Title
Approval of Zoning Code Amendments Related to Accessory Drive-Through Lanes in the Briggs Village commercial area

Recommended Action
Committee Recommendation:
Planning Commission recommends Council move to adopt the proposed ordinance as drafted.

City Manager Recommendation:
Move to approve the Zoning Code Amendments Related to Accessory Drive-Through Lanes in the Briggs Village commercial area

Report
Issue:
Whether to allow for an increase in the types of businesses allowed to have drive-through lanes within the Briggs Village. The proposed ordinance includes increased design criteria associated to any drive-through lane proposed.

Staff Contact:
Nicole Floyd, Senior Planner, Community Planning & Development, 360.570.3768

Presenter(s):
None - Consent Calendar Item.

Background and Analysis:

Background and Analysis has not changed from first to second reading.

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 yet been constructed. To address this, amendments to the Master Plan were adopted in 2014 modifying specific standards related to the commercial core of the Village to decrease the amount of office and commercial space allowed and alter building design requirements to better reflect market realities. A recent change in ownership and these amendments have spurred multi-family development in the core (currently under review), 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 accessory 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 opportuni...

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