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File #: 20-0605    Version:
Type: ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 7/31/2020 In control: City Council
Agenda date: 9/15/2020 Final action: 9/15/2020
Title: Approval of an Ordinance Amending Olympia Municipal Code Chapters 16 and 18 Related to 2016 Low Impact Development Updates
Attachments: 1. Ordinance
Title
Approval of an Ordinance Amending Olympia Municipal Code Chapters 16 and 18 Related to 2016 Low Impact Development Updates

Recommended Action
Committee Recommendation:
The Planning Commission and Land Use and Environment Committee recommends the City Council adopt the attached ordinance amending the Low Impact Development (LID) Code to clarify or adjust language adopted in 2016 related to making Low Impact Development the common and preferred approach.

City Manager Recommendation:
Move to approve the ordinance amending the LID Code to clarify or adjust language adopted in 2016 related to making Low Impact Development the common and preferred approach on second reading.

Report
Issue:
Whether to approve the proposed amendments to the Olympia Municipal Code (OMC) proposed to clarify or adjust language adopted in 2016 related to making LID the common and preferred approach.

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

Presenters:
None - Consent Calendar Item.

Background and Analysis:
Background and analysis haven't changed from first to second reading.

The original Low Impact Development (LID) code revision project began as a State mandate in February 2014 and was completed December 2016 as a community supported effort to change the standards of development and stormwater management to a more environmentally sensitive approach. The update included revisions to City codes, standards, and manuals to make LID the preferred and commonly used approach to site development. The strategy emphasizes careful site planning and small-scale stormwater management practices that integrate into project designs.

Now, several years after the LID update, staff have identified areas in need of modification to better achieve the intent of the 2016 update. These proposed amendments, based on daily practical application, are not substantive. The amendments intend to refine and clarify code language that have been challen...

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