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File #: 20-0991    Version:
Type: ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 11/24/2020 In control: City Council
Agenda date: 12/15/2020 Final action: 12/15/2020
Title: Approval of an Ordinance Related to Housing Options
Attachments: 1. Ordinance, 2. Referral from City Council, 3. Outreach Summary, 4. Planning Commission Recommendation, 5. Planning Commission Minority Dissent Letter, 6. Webpage with Links to Public Comment, 7. Public Comment Themes, 8. Infill Design Review, 9. House Bill 1923 Section 1, 10. House Bill 2343, Section 1
Related files: 20-0927
Title
Approval of an Ordinance Related to Housing Options

Recommended Action
Committee Recommendation:
Approve the attached ordinance adopting Housing Options Code Amendments with the modifications as recommended by the Planning Commission.

City Manager Recommendation:
Move to approve the attached ordinance as recommended by the Planning Commission and Land Use and Environment Committee.

Report
Issue:
Whether to adopt the Housing Options Code Amendments with the modifications recommended by the Planning Commission and the Land Use and Environment Committee.

Staff Contact:
Joyce Phillips, Senior Planner, Community Planning and Development, 360.570.3722

Presenter(s):
Joyce Phillips, Senior Planner, Community Planning and Development

Background and Analysis:
Background and analysis has changed from first to second reading.

Correction from First to Second Reading
In Section 4, which amends 18.04.060(A) for Accessory Dwelling Units, the proposed change is to increase the size of ADUs to 850 square feet. It is noted it correctly in 18.04.060(A)(3) but the correct size is not noted in the maximum size in 18.04.060(A)(4) which includes a maximum size for ADUs of 1,000 square feet. The maximum size for ADUs, as recommended by both the Planning Commission and LUEC, is eight hundred fifty (850) square feet. The ordinance has been updated in second reading to reflect this correction.

The City of Olympia is planning under the Growth Management Act (GMA). This means the City plans for population growth, including where and how that growth will occur. The City is planning for about 20,000 new residents between 2015 and 2035.

Housing to accommodate growth is planned for at various levels of neighborhood density. For example, high rise apartments can locate in high density neighborhoods, 2-3 story apartment buildings and mixed housing types can develop at medium density levels, and traditional single-family housing and a variety of housing types at lower ...

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