Planning and Land Use Public Notices

NOTICE OF DECISION FOR SHORT SUBDIVISION (SHORT PLAT)

File Number: 2018-SP-0003
Proponent:  Dave Scherf
Location of proposal: 18426 Ballinger Way NE, Lake Forest Park, WA 98155, Parcel # 4019300395

Total Plat Area: 42,119 sq.ft.;
Lot 1 Size: 20,226 sq.ft.; Lot 2 Size: 21,893 sq.ft.; Total Number of Proposed Lots: 2;
Zoning: RS-20

Approved Project : To divide one single-family zoned parcel into two single-family zoned parcels, and provide a tree tract equal to 15% of the total property area. 

Documents: Click here to see Notice of Decision. Click here to see Staff Decision. Click here to see all other file documents.

Other Approvals Needed: Right-of-Way Permit, Tree Removal Permit, Building Permit, Clearing and Grading Permit

Environmental Review: After review of the proposal and the State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA), the City has determined that the proposal is categorically exempt under WAC 197-11-800 (6) (d). A statement of exemption from SEPA was issued on July 31, 2018.

Staff Decision: The Planning Department issued an approval of the proposal with conditions on November 12th.

Additional Information: Additional information may be obtained by contacting the Lake Forest Park Planning Department at (206) 957-2837 or at the City’s Notices and Announcements webpage (cityoflfp.com/ 313/Notices-and-Announcements). Materials related to this project may be reviewed at City Hall Monday - Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm. Contact Lauren Hoerr, Assistant Planner, at aplanner@cityoflfp.com if you prefer to make an appointment to review the materials with a planner’s assistance.

Appeals: This decision may be appealed to the City hearing examiner. To do so, submit a written appeal statement to City Clerk, Evelyn Jahed, at 17425 Ballinger Way NE, Lake Forest Park, WA 98155, along with a $500 filing fee no later than the fourteenth day following the date of publication of this decision. You should be prepared to make specific factual objections in your written appeal.

Publication Date: Monday November 12, 2018

NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR PUBLIC AGENCY UTILITY EXCEPTION

File Number: 2018-PAUE-0001

Applicant: City of Lake Forest Park

Location of proposalNE 178 ST & 44 AVE NE; Lake Forest Park, WA 98155

Zoning: RS-15

Proposal: Replace an existing storm culvert at NE 178 ST and 44 AVE NE, with a partial fish barrier 96”x76” elliptical structural steel culvert including a new 70-foot long fish passable pre-cast concrete box culvert and wing walls.

Other Approvals Needed: Tree Removal Permit, Right of Way Permit, Clearing and Grading Permit, Critical Area Permit

Environmental Review: The City has reviewed the proposed project for probable adverse environmental impacts and expects to issue a determination of non-significance (DNS) for this project. The optional DNS process in WAC 197-11-355 is being used. This may be your only opportunity to comment on the environmental impacts of the proposed project.

Agencies, tribes, and the public are encouraged to review and comment on the proposed project and its probable environmental impacts. Comments will be accepted for fourteen days following the publication date of this notice.

Public Comment: Interested parties may comment on this application by submitting written comments to Lake Forest Park City Hall, 17425 Bothell Way NE, Lake Forest Park, WA 98155 or via email to aplanner@cityoflfp.com for fourteen days following the publication date of this notice.

Additional Information: Additional information may be obtained by contacting the Lake Forest Park Planning Department at (206) 957-2837 or at the City’s Notices and Announcements webpage (cityoflfp.com/ 313/Notices-and-Announcements). Materials related to this proposal may be reviewed at City Hall Monday - Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm. Contact Nick Holland, Senior Planner, at aplanner@cityoflfp.com if you prefer to make an appointment to review the materials with a planner’s assistance.

Notice Date: October 22, 2018

NOTICE OF DECISION FOR SUBSTANTIAL SHORELINE DEVELOPMENT EXEMPTION WORK PERMIT

File Number: 2018-SSDE-0007
Proponent: George Ashley of Ashley Shoreline Design and Permitting on behalf of Magnusson homeowners
Location of proposal: 16706 Shore Dr NE, Lake Forest Park, WA 98155, Parcel #7738500731 

Approved Project: An existing freestanding boat lift will be replaced. This replacement boat lift will be relocated further from shore into deeper water. Another existing platform lift will be removed and not replaced. The project is consistent with exemption criteria LFP-SMP 3.3.C.6b.

Environmental Review: After review of the proposal and the State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA), the City has determined that the proposal is categorically exempt under WAC 173-27-040 (2)(b). A statement of exemption from SEPA was issued on October 9, 2018.

Additional Information: Click here to see all file documents. Additional information may be obtained by contacting the Lake Forest Park Planning Department at (206) 957-2837. Materials related to this proposal may be reviewed at City Hall Monday - Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm. Contact Lauren Hoerr, Assistant Planner, at aplanner@cityoflfp.com if you prefer to make an appointment to review the materials with a planner’s assistance.

Appeals: This decision may be appealed to the City Hearing Examiner. To do so, submit a written appeal statement to City Clerk, Evelyn Jahed, at 17425 Ballinger Way NE, Lake Forest Park, WA  98155, along with a $500 filing fee no later than the fourteenth day following the date of publication of this decision. You should be prepared to make specific factual objections in your written appeal.

Publication Date: Thursday October 11, 2018

NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR PRELIMINARY SHORT PLAT

File Number: 2018-SP-0004
Proponent: Ground Evolution/ Erik Ekstrom
Location of proposal:3636 NE 195 ST; Lake Forest Park, WA 98155
parcel # 4022901950
Total Plat Area: 45,302 sq.ft.
Lot A Size: 8,284 sq.ft.
Lot B Size: 9,483 sq.ft.
Lot C Size: 27,436 sq ft.
Total Number of Proposed Lots: 3
Zoning: RS-7.2
Date of Application: September 6, 2018
Date of Letter of Complete Application: September 24, 2018

Proposal: To divide one single-family zoned parcel into three single-family zoned parcels.

Other Approvals Needed: Tree Removal Permit, Building Permit, Clearing and Grading Permit

Environmental Review: After review of the proposal and the State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA), the City expects to issue an exemption for the proposal as it is typically categorically exempt under WAC 197-11-800 (6) (d).

Public Comment: Interested parties may comment on this application by submitting written comments to Lake Forest Park City Hall, 17425 Bothell Way NE, Lake Forest Park, WA 98155 or via email to aplanner@cityoflfp.com for fourteen days following the publication date of this notice.

Additional Information: A public hearing is not required for this project. Additional information may be obtained by contacting the Lake Forest Park Planning Department at (206) 957-2837 or at the City’s Notices and Announcements webpage (cityoflfp.com/ 313/Notices-and-Announcements). Materials related to this proposal may be reviewed at City Hall Monday - Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm. Contact Nick Holland, Senior Planner, at aplanner@cityoflfp.com if you prefer to make an appointment to review the materials with a planner’s assistance.


NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR MAJOR TREE REMOVAL

File Number: 2018-TREE-0116
Proponent:  Francesco Crocenzi
Location of proposal: 16505 Shore Dr NE, Lake Forest Park, WA 98155

Proposal: The applicant requests to remove 8 significant trees from the property, including one invasive holly. The proposal is still under review. Required replacement canopy will be determined in pending City arborist’s report. A public notice process is required for the removal of more than 5 significant trees that represent more than 50% of the site’s existing canopy coverage, in accordance with Lake Forest Park Municipal Code 16.14.040.D.3.

Public Comment: Interested parties may comment on this application by submitting written comments to Lake Forest Park City Hall, 17425 Ballinger Way NE, Lake Forest Park, WA 98155 or via email to aplanner@cityoflfp.com for two weeks following the publication date of this notice.

Additional Information: Click here to see all documents in file, including the applicant-submitted arborist report. Additional information, may be obtained by contacting the Lake Forest Park Planning Department at (206) 368-5440. Materials related to this proposal may be reviewed at City Hall Monday - Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm. Contact Lauren Hoerr, Assistant Planner, at lhoerr@cityoflfp.com if you prefer to make an appointment to review the materials with a planner’s assistance.

Publication Date: Thursday October 4th, 2018

NOTICE OF TOWN CENTER SCOPING (EIS)

City of Lake Forest Park Town Center Subarea Plan

Determination of Significance (DS) & Request for Comments

on Scope of Environmental Impact Statement (EIS)

Description of the Proposal: The City of Lake Forest Park proposes to adopt a Subarea Plan for Town Center and supporting amendments to Title 18—Planning and Land Use Regulations of the Lake Forest Park Municipal Code. A subarea plan identifies needs and establishes goals for a specific neighborhood or area within the City. Through a series of public workshops from fall 2017 through spring 2018, the City began a planning and community engagement process that will direct future development of the Town Center. To date, draft goals and policies have been developed for the Town Center and are reflected in the VISION, a planning document that is available for review at www.yourlakeforestpark.com in the Project Library. Other information related to the VISION process as well as ongoing planning and engagement activities can be reviewed at: http://www.yourlakeforestpark.com/about-towncentervision.html. To support the subarea plan and code amendment process, the City will be completing an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) to analyze a no action alternative and two action alternatives that are each based on a different set of assumptions:

Alternative 1—No Change to Existing Planning and Land Use Regulations (No Action Alternative)

No action would be taken to revise current adopted planning and land use regulations. As such, this alternative would analyze a potential redevelopment scenario and associated urban form that could occur under the current code regulations for the Town Center. This alternative would assume some new development at the Town Center site, but such development would not be in accordance with the VISION and changes in planning and land use regulations proposed under the action alternatives. For example, current regulations do not include provisions related to housing affordability or transit orientation.

Alternative 2—Diversity of Uses and Form (Action Alternative)

Analysis of a redevelopment scenario and associated urban form that could occur with revised planning and land use regulations with new buildings of varied heights and a mix of uses (commercial, multi-family residential, office, and civic) across the Town Center. This alternative would support implementation of the proposed VISION for Town Center and encourage housing affordability, open space, amenities available to the public, and other community priorities. This alternative would support expanded civic and community uses of the Town Center, a greater diversity of shopping/retail and restaurant uses, and orientation toward transit and pedestrians.

Alternative 3—Uniformity of Uses and Form (Action Alternative)

Analysis of a redevelopment scenario and associated urban form that could occur with revised planning and land use regulations emphasizing a more intensive level of redevelopment across the Town Center with new buildings more uniform in height and form. This alternative would maximize the residential potential of the site with more multi-family housing units. Alternative 3 also would support implementation of the proposed VISION for Town Center, encouraging housing affordability, open space, amenities, and other elements, but would assume that amenities would be focused more toward the private use of residents at the Town Center.

NOTES: 1) All alternatives will assume implementation of Sound Transit ST3 program elements, including a bus rapid transit station pair in SR 522/NE Bothell Way at Town Center and a park-and-ride parking structure. 2) Alternatives 2 and 3 will study a differing mix of requirements and incentives for redevelopment and implementing elements of the VISION.

Scoping: Agencies, affected tribes, and members of the public are invited to comment on the scope of the EIS, and may comment on alternatives to be studied, topics for analysis, possible mitigation measures, and concerns about impacts that should be addressed in the EIS.

Two upcoming public events will provide opportunities for the public to comment on scoping for the EIS:

October 10, 2018—Public Scoping Meeting--6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

City Council Chambers, Lake Forest Park City Hall, 17425 Ballinger NE, Lake Forest Park, WA 98155

October 14, 2018—Outdoor Open House—11:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Outside in front of City Hall, next to the Farmers Market, 17425 Ballinger NE, Lake Forest Park, WA 98155

City Representatives will be on hand at these events to answer questions and gather comments.

Location of the Subarea: The Town Center subarea is identified on the map below and includes properties north of NE Bothell Way/SR 522 and west of NE Ballinger Way/SR 104 to the western border (behind Albertsons and the Town Center shopping complex).

Purpose of the EIS: Consistent with the State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA) and WAC 197-11-210, this EIS will be integrated with the Sub-area Plan development (SEPA/Growth Management Act Integration). State law requires the preparation of an EIS when a proposed land use plan or development is determined to likely result in significant adverse environmental impacts. The purpose of the EIS is to identify a proposal's significant adverse environmental impacts, reasonable alternatives, possible mitigation measures, and an explanation of the methods of analysis that were used for the EIS.

The EIS will compare the two action alternatives to the “no action” alternative (Alternative 1, for which there would be no changes assumed to current land use and planning regulations—redevelopment could occur but without the benefit of changes to the City’s current regulations. The EIS will identify potential adverse impacts of the proposed actions and mitigation measures to address these (such as capital improvements, levels of increases in public services, and other measures). The analysis will forecast the likely levels of redevelopment that would occur under the revised regulations and then determine the potential effects on environmental concerns such as traffic and parking, utilities, residential conditions, aesthetics, and other elements.

Lead Agency: City of Lake Forest Park, 17425 Ballinger Way NE, Lake Forest Park, WA 98155

EIS Required: The Lead Agency has determined this proposal is likely to have a significant adverse impact on the environment. An environmental impact statement (EIS) is required under RCW 43.21C.030 (2)(c) and will be prepared. The Lead Agency has identified the following areas as potential areas to be addressed in the scope of the EIS, and requests public input on this potential scope:

 Town Center Environment and Natural Features—Existing characteristics at Town Center and how these might be subject to change with redevelopment, including but not limited to Lyon Creek, existing trees and vegetation, storm water runoff and water quality, and other conditions

 Consistency with Adopted Plans and Policies (City, Regional, Federal)

 Planning and Development Land Use Regulations

 Transportation and Parking—Traffic circulation, parking availability and capacity, and access by all modes (vehicles, pedestrians, bicyclists, and access to transit)

 Public Services (Police, Fire, Schools, Community Services)

 Utilities (Water, Sewer, Storm water Management Facilities, Energy)

An environmental checklist indicating potential environmental impacts can be reviewed at the City of Lake Forest Park Planning Department

30-Day Scoping Period: Public comments on the scope of issues that need to be addressed by the EIS will be accepted during the 30-day comment period from September 26, 2018 through October 26, 2018 (the final deadline for comments is close of business on October 26, 2018). Comments may be submitted at either of the two events above, mailed to City Hall at the address below, or emailed to the director at the e-mail address below. You should be prepared to make specific factual objections. There will be additional opportunities to comment on the EIS, when it is published for public and agency review.

Responsible Official: Steve Bennett, Planning and Building Director, City of Lake Forest Park

17425 Ballinger Way NE, Lake Forest Park, WA 98155

Phone: 206-368-5440 sbennett@ci.lake-forest-park.wa.us

Signature: Stephen R. Bennett Date: September 26, 2018

Appeal Information: You may appeal this determination of significance in writing to Evelyn Jahed, City Clerk, at 17425 Ballinger NE, Lake Forest Park, WA 98155, by submitting a written appeal and the $500 filing fee. Appeals must be delivered by mail or by hand no later than 5 p.m. on October 26, 2018. Appeals must make specific factual objections. Contact the Planning and Building Department to read or ask about the procedures for SEPA appeals.


NOTICE OF DECISION FOR SHORT SUBDIVISION (SHORT PLAT)

File Number: 2016-SP-0004
​Applicant: Richard Hanson
​Location of Approved Project: 3218 NE 163 ST, Lake Forest Park, WA 98155
​Parcel # 7979900115 (new parcel addresses have not yet been assigned)

Total Plat Area: 50,965 sq ft
​Total Number of Approved Lots: 3
​Lot 1 Size: 7,203 sq.ft.
​Lot 2 Size: 7,217 sq.ft.
​Lot 3 Size: 36,479 sq.ft
​Zoning: RS-7.2

Date of Application: June 21, 2016
​Date of Complete Application: July 19, 2016

Approved Project: Divide one single-family zoned parcel into three single-family zoned parcels and provide a critical area tract to encompass site slopes and wetlands. The existing house is to remain on site. Access to lots 2 and 3 will be provided via an 18 foot wide ingress/egress/utility easement located to the east of the site.

Other Approvals Needed: Tree Removal Permit, Building Permit, Clearing and Grading Permit,

Environmental Review: After review of the proposal and the State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA), the City has determined that the proposal is categorically exempt under WAC 197-11-800 (6) (d).

Staff Decision: The Planning Department Director will issue an approval of the proposal with conditions.

Additional Information: Additional information may be obtained by contacting the Lake Forest Park Planning Department at (206) 957-2837 or at the City’s Notices and Announcements webpage (cityoflfp.com/ 313/Notices-and-Announcements). Materials related to this proposal may be reviewed at City Hall Monday - Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm. Contact Lauren Hoerr, Assistant Planner, at aplanner@cityoflfp.com if you prefer to make an appointment to review the materials with a planner’s assistance.

Appeals: This decision may be appealed to the City hearing examiner. To do so, submit a written appeal statement to City Clerk, Evelyn Jahed, at 17425 Ballinger Way NE, Lake Forest Park, WA 98155, along with a $500 filing fee no later than the fourteenth day following the date of publication of this decision. You should be prepared to make specific factual objections in your written appeal.

NOTICE OF HEARING ON REVISED APPLICATION FOR REASONABLE USE EXCEPTION 

File Number: 2018-RUE-0001​
Date Submitted: 5/23/2018; Date of Complete Application: 6/12/2018​
Application revised on August 29, 2018​
Proponent: Steve Crane​
Permit Type: Reasonable Use Exception
​Location of proposal: 46xx NE 178th Street, (Address not yet officially assigned), Parcel # 4019301515

Proposal: The applicant has revised the original application for a reasonable use exception from Lake Forest Park tree regulations (Lake Forest Park Municipal Code (LFPMC) 16.14.030 and 16.14.070.D.8). The revised application seeks to remove two exceptional trees. Currently, the site contains a 52” Douglas Fir located near the northern property line, as well as a 42” Douglas Fir located near the eastern property line, both which meet the LFPMC definition of exceptional trees and are therefore protected from removal. Originally, the applicant requested removal of only the 52” tree. In order to build a single-family home, the applicant is now proposing removal of both exceptional trees. LFPMC 16.14.100 allows the applicant to apply for an exception from tree regulations if those regulations are preventing the applicant from having a reasonable economic use of a property. The final decision will be made by the Hearing Examiner after a public hearing.

Date of Hearing: The open record public hearing for this project is scheduled for October 4, 2018, at 6pm.

Other Major Approvals Needed: Tree Removal Permit, Building Permit, Clearing and Grading Permit

Environmental Review: After review of the proposal and the State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA) checklist, the City has determined that the proposal is categorically exempt under WAC 197-11-800 (6)(a). A statement of exemption from SEPA was issued on July 10, 2018 with the comment that “The land use approval requested from the City is exempt. Department of Fish and Wildlife (“DFW”) has found that a nest on the site falls under its jurisdiction but the nest has been abandoned and DFW issued a permit to remove the nest. DFW is not requiring SEPA, but if any other obvious nesting/ denning wildlife is observed in the subject tree before it is taken down, DFW’s SEPA determination could change.”

Staff Recommendation: Staff recommends partial approval of the proposal with conditions. The hearing exhibits are available for viewing and downloading in the table below as of 2:00pm on September 27, 2018. The staff report are available for viewing and downloading in the table as of 3:40pm on September 27, 2018.

Public Comment: Interested parties may comment on this application by submitting written comments to Lake Forest Park City Hall, 17425 Bothell Way NE, Lake Forest Park, WA 98155 or via email to aplanner@cityoflfp.com. Written comments will be accepted until 5:00pm on the day before the the public hearing.

Additional Information: Additional information may be obtained by contacting the Lake Forest Park Planning Department at (206) 368-5440 or at the City’s Notices and Announcements webpage (www.cityoflfp.com/313/Notices-and-Announcements). Materials related to this proposal may be reviewed at City Hall Monday-Friday 9:00 am-5:00 pm. Contact Lauren Hoerr, Assistant Planner, at lhoerr@cityoflfp.com if you prefer to make an appointment to review the materials with a planner’s assistance.

Publication Date: 9/20/18

Hearing Exhibit List

Exhibit # Exhibit Title Number of Pages
  CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD ALL HEARING EXHIBIT FILES (47.4 MB) 10-5-18  
1 Staff Report (posted 3:40pm 9/27/18) 7
2 2018-RUE-0001 Application Materials 17
3 Comprehensive Plan Designation 1
4 Zoning Classification 1
  APPLICANT MATERIALS  
5 2018-TREE-0007 Application Materials 14
6 DFW Nest Removal Permit and Materials 15
7 2018-RUE-0001 SEPA Checklist 13
  CITY DOCUMENTS  
8 2018-TREE-0007 City's UFS Arborist Report 16
9 2018-TREE-0007 Notice of Application and Affidavit 5
10 2018-RUE-0001 Letter of Complete Application 1
11 2018-RUE-0001 Notice of Application and Affidavit 5
12 2018-RUE-0001 SEPA Exemption 1
13 2018-RUE-0001 Notice of Hearing and Affidavit 5
14 2018-RUE-0001 UFS Appraisal of Tree #6 and Tree #10
3
15 2018-RUE-0001 Revised Notice of Application and Affidavit 3
16 2018-RUE-0001 Revised Notice of Hearing and Affidavit 3
17 Project Review Timeline 1
18 Parties of Record 1
  PUBLIC COMMENTS FOR 2018-TREE-0007  
19-41 Public Comments related to 2018-TREE-0007.  69
  PUBLIC COMMENTS FOR 2018-RUE-0001.  
42-47 Public Comments related to 2018-RUE-0001. 16
  EXHIBITS PRESENTED AT 10/4 HEARING  
48 Applicant 10/4 Email 6
49 Applicant 10/5 Letter 7
50 Applicant Sewer Emails 6
51 Staff Report Addendum 6
52 Paul Thompson (UFS Arborist) Resume 1
53 T. Greer Hearing Comment 8
54 Anonymous Hearing Comment 4
55 R. Anderson Hearing Drawings 2
56 T. Hohn Hearing Comment 3
57 J. Reid Hearing Comment 8
58 S. Baker Email Comment 2
59 K. Holzer Hearing Comment 3
60 E. Evans Hearing Comment 26
61 Lake Forest Park Stewardship Foundation Hearing Comment 29
62 L. Mas Hearing Comment 1
63 J. Halliday Hearing Comment 2
64 J. Jensen Hearing Comment 2
  EXHIBITS SUBMITTED TO HEARING EXAMINER ON 10/10/18  
65 Applicant Revised Site Plans 3

EXHIBITS SUBMITTED TO HEARING EXAMINER ON 10/17/18
 
66 Revised Staff Report 10-17-18
12
  EXHIBITS PRESENTED AT 10/17/18 CONTINUED HEARING  
67 Applicant Rebuttal Comment 2
68 Sound Arbor 10-14-18 Report 3
69 Professional Horizontal Drilling Letter 1
70 R. Anderson 10-2-18 Public Comment 8
71 UFS Thompson Driveway Sketch 1
72 Level 3 Assessment Condition 1
73 UFS Thompson Driveway Email Exchange 4
74 J. Andersen Rebuttal Comment 7
75 E. Evans Rebuttal Comment 19
76 Applicant Rebuttal Comment (same as 67) 2
77 Applicant Closing Statement 2
  HEARING EXAMINER DECISION  
  Hearing Examiner Decision (10/23/18)  

NOTICE OF DECISION FOR SUBSTANTIAL SHORELINE DEVELOPMENT EXEMPTION WORK PERMIT

File Number: 2018-SSDE-0006

Proponent: King County Parks Department

Location of proposal: Portion of Burke-Gilman Trail, Lake Forest Park, WA 98155, Parcel #1526049003

Approved Project: This project is located roughly 400 feet north of the intersection of the Burke-Gilman Trail and 40th Ave NE, on a King County Parks property. The project consists of (1) the removal of approximately 170-feet of existing chain link fence and existing unauthorized structures, and (2) the installation of approximately 170-feet of chain link fence with a new gate at the eastern property boundary, addition of a 130-foot-long, 4-foot wide gravel path, and installation of a park bench. Construction access will be provided from Burke Gilman Trail. This project is located within 200-feet of the Lake Washington Ordinary High Water Mark. No in-water work will be performed and no critical areas will be impacted. Click here for file documents.

Environmental Review: After review of the proposal and the State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA), the City has determined that the proposal is categorically exempt under WAC 197-11-800 (3). A statement of exemption from SEPA was issued on September 13, 2018.

Additional Information: Additional information may be obtained by contacting the Lake Forest Park Planning Department at (206) 957-2837. Materials related to this proposal may be reviewed at City Hall Monday - Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm. Contact Lauren Hoerr, Assistant Planner, at aplanner@cityoflfp.com if you prefer to make an appointment to review the materials with a planner’s assistance.

Appeals: This decision may be appealed to the City Hearing Examiner. To do so, submit written appeal statement to City Clerk, Evelyn Jahed, at 17425 Ballinger Way NE, Lake Forest Park, WA 98155, along with a $500 filing fee no later than the fourteenth day following the date of publication of this decision. You should be prepared to make specific factual objections in your written appeal.

Publication Date: 9/17/18

NOTICE OF REVISED APPLICATION FOR REASONABLE USE EXCEPTION AND CANCELLATION OF HEARING ON SEPTEMBER 6TH, 2018

File Number: 2018-RUE-0001
Proponent: Steve Crane
Permit Type: Reasonable Use Exception
Location of proposal: 4611 NE 178th St (Address not yet officially assigned, Parcel # 4019301515)

Proposal: The applicant has revised the original application for a reasonable use exception from Lake Forest Park tree regulations (Lake Forest Park Municipal Code (LFPMC) 16.14.030 and 16.14.070.D.8). The revised application seeks to remove two exceptional trees. Currently, the site contains a 52” Douglas Fir located near the northern property line, as well as a 42” Douglas Fir located near the eastern property line, both which meet the LFPMC definition of exceptional trees and are therefore protected from removal. Originally, the applicant requested removal of only the 52” tree. In order to build a single-family home, the applicant is now proposing removal of both exceptional trees. LFPMC 16.14.100 allows the applicant to apply for an exception from tree regulations if those regulations are preventing the applicant from having a reasonable economic use of a property. The final decision will be made by the Hearing Examiner after a public hearing.

Date of Hearing: The previously scheduled hearing on September 6th has been canceled. A new hearing date has not yet been scheduled. A Notice of Hearing will be published at least fourteen days prior to the scheduled hearing.

Other Major Approvals Needed: Tree Removal Permit, Building Permit, Clearing and Grading Permit

Environmental Review: After review of the proposal and the State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA) checklist, the City has determined that the proposal is categorically exempt under WAC 197-11-800 (6)(a). A statement of exemption from SEPA was issued on July 10, 2018 with the comment that “The land use approval requested from the City is exempt. Department of Fish and Wildlife (“DFW”) has found that a nest on the site falls under its jurisdiction but the nest has been abandoned and DFW issued a permit to remove the nest. DFW is not requiring SEPA, but if any other obvious nesting/ denning wildlife is observed in the subject tree before it is taken down, DFW’s SEPA determination could change.”

Public Comment: Interested parties may comment on this application by submitting written comments to Lake Forest Park City Hall, 17425 Bothell Way NE, Lake Forest Park, WA 98155 or via email to aplanner@cityoflfp.com. Written comments will be accepted until 5:00pm on the day before the the public hearing (yet to be rescheduled).

Additional Information: Additional information may be obtained by contacting the Lake Forest Park Planning Department at (206) 368-5440 or at the City’s Notices and Announcements webpage (www.cityoflfp.com/313/Notices-and-Announcements). Materials related to this proposal may be reviewed at City Hall Monday-Friday 9:00 am-5:00 pm. Contact Lauren Hoerr, Assistant Planner, at lhoerr@cityoflfp.com if you prefer to make an appointment to review the materials with a planner’s assistance.

Publication Date: Wednesday September 5, 2018


NOTICE OF DECISION FOR PRELIMINARY SHORT SUBDIVISION (2018 SP-0001 Lansing) 

File Number: 2018-SP-0001
Proponent:  Lansing Homes II LLC 
Permit Type: Preliminary Short Subdivision
Location of proposal: 18829 33rd Ave NE (parcel # 6152900452 (new parcel addresses have not yet been assigned)

Approved Project: Divide one single-family zoned parcel into two single-family zoned parcels.  Each lot will incorporate a tree tract equal to 15% of the total property area. All on-site vegetation will be removed as a part of this proposal. The project has been conditioned to provide the required 28% canopy coverage goal on each parcel.  Utilities and access to the western lot will be via a ten-foot wide utility and access easement located on the southern portion of the eastern lot. Access to the eastern lot will be provided from an individual driveway, located on the northern portion of the lot, and directly from 33 AVE NE.

Other Approvals Needed: Tree Removal Permit, Building Permit, Clearing and Grading Permit, Demolition Permit for existing single-family dwelling

Environmental Review: After review of the proposal and the State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA), the City has determined that the proposal is categorically exempt under WAC 197-11-800 (6) (d). A statement of exemption from SEPA was issued on May 25, 2018.

Additional Information: Additional information may be obtained by contacting the Lake Forest Park Planning Department at (206) 957-2837 or at the City’s Notices and Announcements webpage (cityoflfp.com/ 313/Notices-and-Announcements). Materials related to this proposal may be reviewed at City Hall Monday - Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm. Contact Lauren Hoerr, Assistant Planner, at aplanner@cityoflfp.com if you prefer to make an appointment to review the materials with a planner’s assistance.

 Appeals: This decision may be appealed to the City hearing examiner. To do so, submit a written appeal statement to City Clerk, Evelyn Jahed, at 17425 Ballinger Way NE, Lake Forest Park, WA 98155, along with a $500 filing fee no later than the fourteenth day following the date of publication of this decision. You should be prepared to make specific factual objections in your written appeal

Administrative Decision

Exhibits


NOTICE OF HEARING FOR 2018-RUE-0001 (CRANE)

File Number: 2018-RUE-0001
Proponent:  Steve Crane
Permit Type: Reasonable Use Exception
Location of proposal: 4611 NE 178th St (Address not yet officially assigned, Parcel # 4019301515)

 Proposal: The applicant requests a reasonable use exception from Lake Forest Park tree regulations (Lake Forest Park Municipal Code 16.14.030 and 16.14.070.D.8). There is a 52” Douglas Fir near the front property line that meets the code definition of an Exceptional tree and is therefore protected from removal. Code also does not allow for work to be done within the Interior Critical Root Zone (ICRZ) of a tree. In order to build a single-family home, trenching work and constructing a driveway within the ICRZ of the 52” Douglas Fir would be necessary. LFPMC 16.14.100 allows the applicant to apply for an exception from tree regulations if they will prevent the applicant from having any reasonable economic use of a property. The applicant is proposing three alternatives that include retaining the tree and reducing the driveway width or removing the tree and having a wider driveway (see second page of Notice of Hearing).
Click here to see the Notice of Hearing.
Click here to see the Reasonable Economic Use application materials.

Date of Hearing: The hearing date is scheduled for September 6, 2018 at 6:00 pm in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 14725 Ballinger Way NE, Lake Forest Park, WA.

Other Major Approvals Needed: Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife Nest Destruction Permit, Tree Removal Permit, Building Permit, Clearing and Grading Permit, possible Road Standards Variance

Environmental ReviewAfter review of the proposal and the State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA) checklist, the City has determined that the proposal is categorically exempt under WAC 197-11-800 (6)(a). A statement of exemption from SEPA was issued on July 10, 2018 with the comment that “The land use approval requested from the City is exempt. Department of Fish and Wildlife (“DFW”) has found that a nest on the site falls under its jurisdiction but the nest has been abandoned and DFW issued a permit to remove the nest. DFW is not requiring SEPA, but if any other obvious nesting/ denning wildlife is observed in the subject tree before it is taken down, DFW’s SEPA determination could change.”
Click here to see the SEPA exemption.
Click here to see the applicant-submitted SEPA Checklist.
Click here to see the email report from Department of Fish and Wildlife.
Click here to see the nest destruction permit from Department of Fish and Wildlife.
Click here to see the Standard Operating Procedure document from Department of Fish and Wildlife.

Staff Recommendation: Staff recommends approval of the proposal with conditions. The staff report and all accompanying exhibits will be available here on the Planning Notices page on August 31, 2018.

Public Comment: Interested parties may comment on this application by submitting written comments to Lake Forest Park City Hall, 17425 Bothell Way NE, Lake Forest Park, WA 98155 or via email to aplanner@cityoflfp.com by 5:00 pm on Tuesday September 4, 2018. After September 4th, comments must be presented or submitted at the public hearing.
Click here to see R. Anderson's public comment.
Click here to see T. Hanson's public comment.
Click here to see T. Hohn's public comment.
Click here to see Lake Forest Park Stewardship Foundation's public comment.

Additional Information: Materials related to this proposal may be reviewed at City Hall Monday-Friday 9:00 am-5:00 pm. Contact Lauren Hoerr, Assistant Planner, at lhoerr@cityoflfp.com if you prefer to make an appointment to review the materials with a planner’s assistance.

To find materials related to 2018-TREE-0007 application, search this webpage by first pressing (at the same time) "Ctrl" and the letter "F". Then, search for the term "Crane" in the pop-up search box. You can also scroll down the page until you find the Notice of Application for 2018-TREE-0007.

Publication Date: Thursday August 23, 2018

NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR SHORT SUBDIVISION (SHORT PLAT) 

File Number: 2018-SP-0003
Proponent:  Dave Scherf
Location of proposal: 18426 Ballinger Way NE, Lake Forest Park, WA 98155, parcel #4019300395
Total Plat Area: 42,119 sq.ft.
Lot 1 Size: 20,226 sq.ft.
Lot 2 Size: 21,893 sq.ft.
Total Number of Proposed Lots: 2
Zoning: RS-20

Proposal: To divide one single-family zoned parcel into two single-family zoned parcels, and provide a tree tract equal to 15% of the total property area, subject to City Arborist approval. Click here to see Notice of Application

Other Approvals Needed: Tree Removal Permit, Building Permit, Clearing and Grading Permit

Environmental Review: After review of the proposal and the State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA), the City has determined that the proposal is categorically exempt under WAC 197-11-800 (6) (d). A statement of exemption from SEPA was issued on July 31, 2018.

Other Documents: Click here to see application. Click here to see preliminary site plan. Click here to see TIR report. Click here to see geotechnical report. Click here to see arborist report. Click here to see Certificate of Sewer Availability. Click here to see Certificate of Water Availability.

Public Comment: Interested parties may comment on this application by submitting written comments to Lake Forest Park City Hall, 17425 Bothell Way NE, Lake Forest Park, WA 98155 or via email to aplanner@cityoflfp.com for fourteen days following the publication date of this notice.

Additional Information: Additional information may be obtained by contacting the Lake Forest Park Planning Department at (206) 957-2837 or at the City’s Notices and Announcements webpage (cityoflfp.com/ 313/Notices-and-Announcements). Materials related to this proposal may be reviewed at City Hall Monday - Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm. Contact Lauren Hoerr, Assistant Planner, at aplanner@cityoflfp.com if you prefer to make an appointment to review the materials with a planner’s assistance.

Publication Date: Thursday August 2, 2018

NOTICE OF DECISION FOR SUBSTANTIAL SHORELINE DEVELOPMENT EXEMPTION (SSDE) PERMIT

File Number: 2018-SSDE-0005
Proponent: Evan Wehr of Ecco Design Inc. on behalf of Peng homeowners
Location of proposal: 17767 Beach Dr NE, Lake Forest Park, WA 98155, Parcel #1126049076

Approved Project: Bulkhead repair consisting of replacing rocks along 54 linear feet of the bulkhead. Crushed rock drainage material will be added waterward of the bulkhead as mitigation. The existing pier will be repaired by splicing seven wood piles. The project is consistent with exemption criteria LFP-SMP 3.3.C.6b. Click here to see the full Notice of Decision. 

Environmental Review: After review of the proposal and the State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA), the City has determined that the proposal is categorically exempt under WAC 173-27-040 (2)(b). A statement of exemption from SEPA was issued on July 30, 2018

Other Documents: Click here to see the application. Click here to see the site plans. Click here to see the exemption letter from the contractor. Click here to see the JARPA application. Click here to see the Authorization of Application.

Additional Information: Additional information may be obtained by contacting the Lake Forest Park Planning Department at (206) 957-2837. Materials related to this proposal may be reviewed at City Hall Monday - Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm. Contact Lauren Hoerr, Assistant Planner, at aplanner@cityoflfp.com if you prefer to make an appointment to review the materials with a planner’s assistance.

Appeals: This decision may be appealed to the City Hearing Examiner. To do so, submit a written appeal statement to City Clerk, Evelyn Jahed, at 17425 Ballinger Way NE, Lake Forest Park, WA 98155, along with a $500 filing fee no later than the fourteenth day following the date of publication of this decision. You should be prepared to make specific factual objections in your written appeal.

 Publication Date: Wednesday August 1, 2018

NOTICE OF HEARING FOR VARIANCE REQUEST

File Number: 2018-VAR-0001
Proponent:  Bob and Dana Bracht
Location of proposal: 16522 37th Ave NE, Lake Forest Park, WA 98155; parcel# 1026049071

Proposal: To build a detatched accessory structure (boat garage/storage) in the side and front yard setbacks. A variance to the Lake Forest Park Municipal Code is necessary because LFMPC only allows detatched accessory structures to be placed in rear yards, at least 15 feet from the rear yard lot line. Click here to see the Notice of Hearing.

Public Hearing: The hearing date for this proposal is scheduled for August 15, 2018 at 3:30 pm in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 17425 Ballinger Way NE, Lake Forest Park, WA, 98155. 

Other Approvals Needed: Building Permit, Clearing and Grading Permit

Environmental ReviewAfter review of the proposal and the State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA), the City has determined that the proposal is categorically exempt under WAC 197-11-800 (6) (e). A statement of exemption from SEPA was issued on June 12, 2018 (see Exhibit 7.4 below). 

Staff Recommendation: Staff recommends approval of the proposal with conditions. The staff report and accompanying exhibits will be available here on August 9, 2018.

Other Documents: To find existing materials related to 2018-VAR-0001, search this webpage by first pressing (at the same time) "Ctrl" and the letter "F". Then, search for the term "Bracht" in the pop-up search box. You can also scroll down the page until you find the Notice of Application for 2018-VAR-0001. The staff report and accompanying exhibits were posted here on August 9, 2018.

Exhibit #ContentNumber of
Pages
Exhibit 1Staff Report8
Exhibit 22018-VAR-0001 Application28
Exhibit 3Comprehensive Plan designation1
Exhibit 4Zoning classification1
Exhibit 5Site Plans3
Exhibit 6Geotech Report1
Exhibit 7Public Notices and Related Documents10
Exhibit 8Project Review Timeline1
Exhibit 9Examples of Neighboring Properties9

Public Comment: Public comments are accepted through the close of the public hearing. Interested parties may comment on this variance application by submitting written comments to Lake Forest Park City Hall, 17425 Bothell Way NE, Lake Forest Park, WA 98155 or via email to aplanner@cityoflfp.com through 5:00 pm on Tuesday August 14, 2018. After August 14, comments must be presented at the public hearing.

Additional Information: Additional information may be obtained by contacting the Lake Forest Park Planning Department at (206) 368-5440. Materials related to this proposal may be reviewed at City Hall Monday - Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm. Contact Lauren Hoerr, at lhoerr@cityoflfp.com if you prefer to make an appointment to review the materials with a planner’s assistance.

Notice Date: Wednesday August 1, 2018

NOTICE OF HEARING AND RECOMMENDATION FOR 

BELL HOMES CONDITIONAL USE REQUEST 

NOTE: Staff Report and updated exhibit documents posted Wednesday July 18th, 2018

File Number: 2017-CU-0003
Proponent:  North City Homesites LLC
Public Hearing Date: Wednesday, July 25, 2018 at 6:00 pm in Council Chambers at City Hall
Location of proposal: 3030 NE 200th St, Lake Forest Park, WA 98155, Parcel # 4022900741

Proposal: The applicant requests approval of a Conservation Cluster Housing Conditional Use Development (LFPMC 18.54.042) containing seven dwelling units. The applicant is proposing to combine six of the seven units into three duplex structures; to construct a sidewalk along the lot frontage; and to set aside 50% of the property in a permanent conservation easement.

Staff Recommendation: Staff recommends approval of the proposal, with conditions. 

Environmental Review: The City of Lake Forest Park has reviewed the proposal for probable adverse environmental impacts and issued a determination of non-significance (DNS) for this project on April 26, 2018. Agencies, tribes and the public were encouraged to review and comment on the proposed project and its probable environmental impact by the comment deadline. The appeal period for the DNS ended on May 10, 2018.

Documents: See draft exhibit list below. The staff report and final exhibits will be available here on July 18, 2018.

Public Comment: Public comments are accepted through the close of the public hearing. Interested parties may comment on this Conditional Use application by submitting written comments to Lake Forest Park City Hall, 17425 Bothell Way NE, Lake Forest Park, WA 98155 or via email to aplanner@cityoflfp.com through 5:00 pm on Tuesday July 24, 2018. After July 24th, comments must be presented at the public hearing.

Public Hearing: The hearing date for this proposal is scheduled for July 25, 2018 at 6:00 pm in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 17425 Ballinger Way NE, Lake Forest Park, WA, 98155. 

Additional Information: Additional information may be obtained by contacting the Lake Forest Park Planning Department at (206) 368-5440. Materials related to this proposal may be reviewed at City Hall Monday - Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm. Contact Lauren Hoerr, at lhoerr@cityoflfp.com if you prefer to make an appointment to review the materials with a planner’s assistance.

Notice Date: Tuesday July 10th, 2018

Staff Report and Updated Exhibit Documents Posted: Wednesday July 18th, 2018

Exhibit #ContentNumber of
 Pages
Draft list of EXHIBITS for 2017-CU-0003 Bell Homes 
Exhibit 1Staff Report13
Exhibit 22017-CU-0003 Application18
Exhibit 3Comprehensive Plan designation1
Exhibit 4Zoning classification1

APPLICANT MATERIALS
Exhibit 5Narrative6
Exhibit 6Civil Design drawing set6
Exhibit 7Site plans3
Exhibit 8Landscape/ Lighting/ Fencing plan1
Exhibit 9Three lot short plat alternative3
Exhibit 10Geotechnical Engineer Report9
Exhibit 11Preliminary Technical Information Report (TIR)49
Exhibit 12Engineer response to PACE review (Response to Exhibit 19)2
Exhibit 13Proposed Building Plans & Elevations18
Exhibit 14Trip Generation and Parking Study8
Exhibit 15Neighborhood Meeting Report and Related Documents
17
Exhibit 16SEPA Checklist15

PACE REVIEW LETTERS
Exhibit 17January 23, 2018 initial review6
Exhibit 18March 30, 2018 review of traffic report1
Exhibit 19April 23, 2018 review of revised Civil (Review of Exhibits 6 & 11)1

CITY DOCUMENTS
Exhibit 20Revision request letter1
Exhibit 21Letter of Complete Application1
Exhibit 22Notice of Application & Affidavit3
Exhibit 23SEPA Determination & Affidavit5
Exhibit 24Notice of Hearing & Affidavit3
Exhibit 25Review timeline1
Exhibit 26-49
PUBLIC COMMENTS- All (as of 7/18/18) (54 pages)

NOTICE OF DECISION FOR MAJOR CRITICAL AREA WORK PERMIT

File Number: 2018-CAMJ-0004
Proponent: Christy and Derek Brown
Location of proposal: 17856 28th Ave NE, Lake Forest Park, WA 98155, Parcel # 4023500870

Approved Project: Installation of ground source heat pump within wetland and stream buffer. This project has been evaluated by a wetland biologist who has determined the project meets the criteria listed in LFPMC 16.16.230.E. The proposed areas of disturbance will be 59 sq. ft. and all disturbance will occur in areas of existing pavement. As such, no impacts are anticipated for any vegetation within the on-site buffer, so mitigation is not required.

Environmental Review: After review of the proposal and the State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA), the City has determined that the proposal is categorically exempt under WAC 197-11-800 (23)(d). A statement of exemption from SEPA was issued on June 27th, 2018.

Documents: Click here for Notice of Decision. Click here for application. Click here for application narrative. Click here for contractor letter. Click here for site plans. Click here for critical areas report. Click here for SEPA exemption.

Additional Information: Additional information may be obtained by contacting the Lake Forest Park Planning Department at (206) 957-2837. Materials related to this proposal may be reviewed at City Hall Monday - Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm. Contact Lauren Hoerr, Assistant Planner, at aplanner@cityoflfp.com if you prefer to make an appointment to review the materials with a planner’s assistance.

Appeals: This decision may be appealed to the City Hearing Examiner. To do so, submit a written appeal statement to City Clerk, Evelyn Jahed, at 17425 Ballinger Way NE, Lake Forest Park, WA 98155, along with a $500 filing fee no later than the fourteenth day following the date of publication of this decision. You should be prepared to make specific factual objections in your written appeal.

Publication Date: Tuesday July 10, 2018

NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR REASONABLE USE EXCEPTION

File Number: 2018-RUE-0001
Date Submitted: 5/23/2018
Date of Complete Application: 6/12/2018
Proponent:  Steve Crane
Permit Type: Reasonable Use Exception
Location of proposal: Address not yet officially assigned, Parcel # 4019301515

Proposal: The applicant requests a reasonable use exception from Lake Forest Park tree regulations (Municipal Code 16.14.030 and 16.14.070.D.8). There is a 52” Douglas Fir near the front property line that meets the LFPMC definition of an Exceptional tree and is therefore protected from removal. LFPMC also does not allow for work to be done within the Interior Critical Root Zone (ICRZ) of a tree. In order to build a single-family home, trenching work and constructing a driveway within the ICRZ of the 52” Douglas Fir would be necessary. LFPMC 16.14.100 allows the applicant to apply for an exception from tree regulations if they will prevent the applicant from having any reasonable economic use of a property. The applicant is proposing three alternatives that include retaining the tree and reducing the driveway width or removing the tree and having a wider driveway. The final decision will be made by the Hearing Examiner after a public hearing. 

Additional Documents: Click here for the Notice of Application. Click here for the Reasonable Use Exception application and related site plans.

Date of Hearing: The hearing date has not yet been scheduled. A Notice of Hearing will be published at least fourteen days prior to the scheduled hearing.

Other Major Approvals Needed: Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife Nest Destruction Permit, Tree Removal Permit, Building Permit, Clearing and Grading Permit, possible Road Standards Variance

Environmental ReviewAfter review of the proposal and the State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA) checklist, the City will publish a separate notice regarding the SEPA determination for this proposal.

Public Comment: Interested parties may comment on this application by submitting written comments to Lake Forest Park City Hall, 17425 Bothell Way NE, Lake Forest Park, WA 98155 or via email to aplanner@cityoflfp.com through the close of the public hearing on this proposal.

To find materials related to 2018-TREE-0007 application, search this webpage by first pressing (at the same time) "Ctrl" and the letter "F". Then, search for the term "Crane" in the pop-up search box. You can also scroll down the page until you find the Notice of Application for 2018-TREE-0007.

Additional Information: Additional information may be obtained by contacting the Lake Forest Park Planning Department at (206) 368-5440. Materials related to this proposal may be reviewed at City Hall Monday-Friday 9:00 am-5:00 pm. Contact Lauren Hoerr, Assistant Planner, at lhoerr@cityoflfp.com if you prefer to make an appointment to review the materials with a planner’s assistance.

Publication Date: Monday June 18th, 2018


NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR VARIANCE REQUEST

File Number: 2018-VAR-0001
Proponent:  Bob and Dana Bracht
Location of proposal: 16522 37th Ave NE, Lake Forest Park, WA 98155; Tax parcel: #1026049071

Proposal: To build an accessory structure (boat garage/storage) in the side/front yard, not connected to the main house. A variance to the Lake Forest Park Municipal Code is necessary because LFMPC only allows accessory structures to be placed in rear yards, at least 15 feet from the rear yard lot line. Click here for full Notice of Application.

Other Approvals Needed: Building Permit, Clearing and Grading Permit

Environmental ReviewAfter review of the proposal and the State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA), the City has determined that the proposal is categorically exempt under WAC 197-11-800 (6)(e). Click here for the statement of exemption from SEPA that was issued on June 12, 2018. 

Public Comment: Interested parties may comment on this variance application by submitting written comments to Lake Forest Park City Hall, 17425 Bothell Way NE, Lake Forest Park, WA 98155 or via email to aplanner@cityoflfp.com within two weeks of the notice’s publication date. The hearing date has not yet been determined and will be announced in a forthcoming public notice.

Additional Documents: Click here for the Variance Application and supporting documents. Click here for the Site Plans. Click here for the Geotechnical Report. 

Additional Information: Additional information may be obtained by contacting the Lake Forest Park Planning Department at (206) 368-5440. Materials related to this proposal may be reviewed at City Hall Monday - Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm. Contact Lauren Hoerr, Assistant Planner, at aplanner@cityoflfp.com if you prefer to make an appointment to review the materials with a planner’s assistance.

Publication Date: Thursday June 14, 2018

NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR SHORT SUBDIVISION (SHORT PLAT)

File Number: 2018-SP-0001
Proponent:  Lansing Homes II LLC
Location of proposal: 18829 33rd Ave NE, Lake Forest Park, WA 98155, parcel # 6152900452

Total Plat Area: 15,520 sq.ft.
Lot 1 Size: 7,760 sq.ft.
Lot 2 Size: 7,760 sq.ft.
Total Number of Proposed Lots: 2
Zoning: RS-7.2

Proposal: To divide one single-family zoned parcel into two single-family zoned parcels, and provide a tree tract equal to 15% of the total property area, subject to City Arborist approval. 

Documents: Click here to see Notice of Application. Click here to see proposed site plans. Click here to see Sewer Availability. Click here to see Water Availability. Click here to see Geotechnical Report. Click here to see Title Report. Click here to see Short Plat Application. Click here to see SEPA Exemption.

Other Approvals Needed: Tree Removal Permit, Building Permit, Clearing and Grading Permit

Environmental Review: After review of the proposal and the State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA), the City has determined that the proposal is categorically exempt under WAC 197-11-800 (6) (d). A statement of exemption from SEPA was issued on May 25, 2018.

Public Comment: Interested parties may comment on this application by submitting written comments to Lake Forest Park City Hall, 17425 Bothell Way NE, Lake Forest Park, WA 98155 or via email to aplanner@cityoflfp.com for fourteen days following the publication date of this notice.

Additional Information: Materials related to this proposal may be reviewed at City Hall Monday - Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm. Contact Lauren Hoerr, Assistant Planner, at aplanner@cityoflfp.com if you prefer to make an appointment to review the materials with a planner’s assistance.

Publication Date: Monday June 4, 2018

NOTICE OF DECISION FOR MAJOR CRITICAL AREA WORK PERMIT

File Number: 2018-CAMJ-0001
Proponent: Kaalan and Gretchen Johnson
Location of Approved Project: 18325 47th Pl NE, Lake Forest Park, WA 98155, parcel #4021100070

Approved Project: Home remodel/addition project within steep slope buffer and stream buffer in accordance with LFPMC 16.16.230-C, allowing modification to existing structures in critical areas provided that it is not enlarged more than 250 sq ft and that no portions are located closer to the critical areas. Click here to see the Notice of Decision.

Environmental Review: After review of the proposal and the State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA), the City has determined that the proposal is categorically exempt under WAC 197-11-800 (3). Click here to see the statement of exemption from SEPA issued on May 25, 2018.

Additional Information: Materials related to this proposal may be reviewed at City Hall Monday - Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm. Contact Lauren Hoerr, Assistant Planner, at aplanner@cityoflfp.com if you prefer to make an appointment to review the materials with a planner’s assistance.

Additional Documents: Click here to see proposed site plans. Click here to see geotechnical report. Click here to see Critical Area Work Permit application.

Appeals: This Type-III decision may be appealed to the City Hearing Examiner. To do so, submit a written appeal statement to City Clerk, Evelyn Jahed, at 17425 Ballinger Way NE, Lake Forest Park, WA 98155, along with a $500 filing fee no later than the fourteenth day following the date of publication of this decision. You should be prepared to make specific factual objections in your written appeal.

Publication Date: Monday June 4th, 2018

NOTICE OF DECISION FOR SUBSTANTIAL SHORELINE DEVELOPMENT EXEMPTION (SSDE) PROJECT

File Number: 2018-SSDE-0004
Proponent: Jay Irwin of Irwin Land Use Consulting on behalf of Norton homeowners
Location of proposal: 15008 Beach Dr NE, Lake Forest Park, WA 98155, Parcel # 6744701450

Approved Project: Replacement of worn framing and decking on the dock. No piles are to be added or removed. Replacement stringers to be 4”x8” untreated fir, replacement joists to be 6”x8” untreated fir. Worn wooden decking to be replaced with semi-light permeable ThruFlow grated panels. Piles to be sleeved with HDPE tubes. The project is consistent with exemption criteria LFP-SMP 3.3.C.6b. Click here for Notice of Decision.

Environmental Review: After review of the proposal and the State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA), the City has determined that the proposal is categorically exempt under WAC 173-27-040 (2)(b). A statement of exemption from SEPA was issued on May 14, 2018.

Additional Information: Materials related to this proposal may be reviewed at City Hall Monday - Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm. Contact Lauren Hoerr, Assistant Planner, at aplanner@cityoflfp.com if you prefer to make an appointment to review the materials with a planner’s assistance.

Documents: Click here for application. Click here for project description. Click here for site plans.

Appeals: This Type-III decision may be appealed to the City Hearing Examiner. To do so, submit a written appeal statement to City Clerk, Evelyn Jahed, at 17425 Ballinger Way NE, Lake Forest Park, WA 98155, along with a $500 filing fee no later than the fourteenth day following the date of publication of this decision. You should be prepared to make specific factual objections in your written appeal.

Publication Date: May 16, 2018

NOTICE OF DECISION FOR SHORT SUBDIVISION (SHORT PLAT)

File Number: 2016-SP-0003
Applicant: Plats Financial Group on behalf of Suzanne Ebling and Steven LaBoussiere
Location of Approved Project: 19311, 19321, 19331, & 19341 31st Drive NE, Lake Forest Park, WA 98155
Parcel #6152900033 (new parcels have not yet been assigned)

Total Plat Area: 4.05 acres
Total Number of Approved Lots: 4
Average New Lot Size: 11,360 sq. ft.
Zoning: RS-7.2

Approved Project: To divide one single-family zoned lot into four single-family zoned lots and to include a tree tract equal to 5% of the total property area was approved by the City Arborist (permit # 2015-ARP-0040). Mitigation for wetland buffer encroachment to construct an access driveway and to develop a pedestrian trail for future residents was approved (2016-SAMJ-0005). Click here to see Notice of Decision. Click here to see the final short plat.

Environmental Review: After review of the proposal and the State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA), the City issued an Mitigated Determination of Non-Significance (DNS) on October 12, 2016.

Additional Information: Additional Information may be obtained by contacting the Lake Forest Park Planning Department at (206) 957-2832. Materials related to this proposal may be reviewed at City Hall Monday - Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm. Contact Lauren Hoerr, Principal Planner, at aplanner@cityoflfp.com if you prefer to make an appointment to review the materials with a planner’s assistance.

Other Documents: Click here to see the Short Plat Application. Click here to see the combined Notice of Application and Optional DNS notice.

Appeals: This Type-III decision may be appealed to the City hearing examiner. To do so, submit a written appeal statement to City Clerk, Evelyn Jahed, at 17425 Ballinger Way NE, Lake Forest Park, WA 98155, along with a $500 filing fee no later than the fourteenth day following the date of publication of this decision. You should be prepared to make specific factual objections in your written appeal.

Publication Date: May 10, 2018

NOTICE OF SEPA DETERMINATION

File number: 2018-SEPA-0001
Proponent: City of Lake Forest Park

Description of proposal: The City is proposing revisions to the Conservation Cluster Housing (CCH) provision in Chapter 18.54 of the Lake Forest Park Municipal Code. This is a non-project action to clarify the regulations pertaining to this conditional use including enabling the City and applicants to identify encumbrance areas and site design considerations early in the project formulation stage. The City Council is also considering repealing the CCH provision until further study can be done on this type of housing option.
Location of proposal, including street address, if any: This is a non-project action. The regulations in Ch. 18.54.042 and the proposed amendments apply to properties zoned for single-family residential development with the city limits of Lake Forest Park.

Lead Agency: City of Lake Forest Park, 17425 Ballinger Way NE, Lake Forest Park, WA 98155
The lead agency for this proposal has determined that it does not have a probable significant adverse impact on the environment. An environmental impact statement (EIS) is not required under RCW 43.21C.030(2)(c). This decision was made after review of a completed environmental checklist and other information on file with the lead agency. Information related to this decision is available to the public upon request.

Documents: Click here for Determination of Nonsignificance. Click here for SEPA Checklist. Click here for Draft 1174 Ordinance. The materials may also be reviewed at City Hall, Monday - Friday between 9:00 am - 5:00 pm. Contact Lauren Hoerr, Assistant Planner, at lhoerr@cityoflfp.com if you would like to make an appointment to review the materials with a planner’s assistance.

Public Comment: The City Council will hold a public hearing on these potential amendments prior to adoption. This DNS is issued under WAC 197-11-340. The lead agency will not act on this proposal until the comment and appeal periods have expired. Comments on this determination must be submitted by May 17, 2018.

Responsible official: Steve Bennett
Position/Title: Planning Director
Address: 17425 Ballinger Way NE, Lake Forest Park, and WA 98155
Date: May 3, 2018
Signature:_____on file___________

Appeals: You may appeal this determination to Evelyn Jahed, City Clerk, at 17425 Ballinger Way NE, Lake Forest Park, WA 98155, no later than May 24, 2018 by written appeal and $500 filing fee. You should be prepared to make specific factual objections. Contact Lauren Hoerr to ask about the procedures for SEPA appeals.

Notice date: May 3, 2018

NOTICE OF DECISION FOR CRITICAL AREA WORK PERMIT

File Number: 2018-CAMJ-0003
Proponent: Steve Beatty
Location of proposal: 17043 Brookside Blvd NE, Lake Forest Park, WA 98155, Parcel # 1154100395

Approved Project: Construction of new shed (“barn”) within wetland buffer and stream buffer in accordance with LFPMC 16.16.230.C allowing modification to or replacement of existing structures in critical areas provided no portion is located closer to the critical area. 

Environmental Review: After review of the proposal and the State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA), the City has determined that the proposal is categorically exempt under WAC 197-11-800 (3). A statement of exemption from SEPA was issued on April 30, 2018.

Documents: Click here for Notice of Decision. Click here for Critical Area Work Permit Application. Click here for site plan. Click here for related 2017-CAMI-0003 Findings. Click here for SEPA exemption.

Additional Information: Materials related to this proposal may be reviewed at City Hall Monday - Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm. Contact Lauren Hoerr, Assistant Planner, at aplanner@cityoflfp.com if you prefer to make an appointment to review the materials with a planner’s assistance.

Appeals: This Type-III decision may be appealed to the City Hearing Examiner. To do so, submit a written appeal statement to City Clerk, Evelyn Jahed, at 17425 Ballinger Way NE, Lake Forest Park, WA 98155, along with a $500 filing fee no later than the fourteenth day following the date of publication of this decision. You should be prepared to make specific factual objections in your written appeal.

Publication Date: Wednesday May 2, 2018

NOTICE OF SEPA DETERMINATION 

FOR BELL HOMES CONDITIONAL USE PROPOSAL

File Numbers: 2017-SEPA-0006; 2017-CU-0003
Proponent: North City Homesites LLC
Location of proposal: 3030 NE 200th Street, Lake Forest Park, WA 98155; Parcel number: 401990-0176         

Description of proposal: The applicant requests Conditional Use approval to construct seven Conservation Cluster Housing units according to LFPMC 18.54. The applicant proposes to build six of the seven units as three duplex structures; to construct a sidewalk along the lot frontage; and to dedicate 50% of the property as a permanent conservation easement.

Lead Agency: City of Lake Forest Park, 17425 Ballinger Way NE, Lake Forest Park, WA  98155

The lead agency for this proposal has determined that it does not have a probable significant adverse impact on the environment. An environmental impact statement (EIS) is not required under RCW 43.21C.030(2)(c). This decision was made after review of a completed environmental checklist and other information on file with the lead agency. This information is available to the public on request.

This DNS is issued under 197-11-340; the lead agency will not act on this proposal for 14 days from the date below. Comments must be submitted by: May 10, 2018.

Responsible official: Steve Bennett
Position/Title: Planning Director
Address: 17425 Ballinger Way NE, Lake Forest Park, and WA 98155
Date:  April 24, 2018
Signature:     on file                 

Appeals: You may appeal this determination to Evelyn Jahed, City Clerk, at 17425 Ballinger Way NE, Lake Forest Park, WA  98155, no later than May 17, 2018 by written appeal and $500 filing fee. You should be prepared to make specific factual objections.

 Publication Date: April 26, 2018

This determination addresses whether or not the potential impacts of the project reach the threshold of requiring a full environmental impact study. This notice is also intended to give the public an opportunity to let the City know if there is other information related to environmental impacts of the project that should be considered.

Materials considered in this review are available via the Exhibit links below. The materials may also be reviewed at City Hall, Monday - Friday between 9:00 am - 5:00 pm. Contact Lauren Hoerr, Assistant Planner, at lhoerr@cityoflfp.com if you would like to make an appointment to review the materials with a planner’s assistance.

Exhibit #ContentNumber of
 Pages
Draft list of EXHIBITS for 2017-CU-0003 Bell Homes 
Exhibit 1Staff Report (draft not available until 1 week prior to hearing)
Exhibit 22017-CU-0003 Application
Exhibit 3Comprehensive Plan designation
Exhibit 4Zoning classification

APPLICANT MATERIALS
Exhibit 5Narrative
Exhibit 6Civil Design drawing set
Exhibit 7Site plans
Exhibit 8Landscape/ Lighting/ Fencing plan
Exhibit 9Three lot short plat alternative
Exhibit 10Geotechnical Engineer Report
Exhibit 11Preliminary Technical Information Report (TIR)
Exhibit 12Engineer response to PACE review (Response to Exhibit 19)
Exhibit 13Proposed Building Elevations
Exhibit 14Trip Generation and Parking Study
Exhibit 15Neighborhood Response Report
Exhibit 16SEPA Checklist

PACE REVIEW LETTERS
Exhibit 17January 23, 2018 initial review
Exhibit 18March 30, 2018 review of traffic report
Exhibit 19April 23, 2018 review of revised Civil (Review of Exhibits 6 & 11)

CITY DOCUMENTS
Exhibit 20Revision request letter
Exhibit 21Letter of Complete Application
Exhibit 22Notice of Application
Exhibit 23SEPA Determination
Exhibit 24Notice of Hearing (to be posted with forthcoming notice after date is determined)
Exhibit 25Review timeline
Exhibit 27PUBLIC COMMENTS- All

NOTICE OF DECISION FOR SUBSTANTIAL SHORELINE DEVELOPMENT EXEMPTION PROJECT

File Number: 2018-SSDE-0003
Proponent: Gregory W. Ashley of Ashley Shoreline Design and Permitting on behalf of Vetersneck homeowners 
Location of proposal: 16560 Shore Dr NE, Lake Forest Park, WA 98155, Parcel #7738500740                 

Approved Project: Replacement of existing freestanding boatlift and canopy. The new canopy will be made of translucent material. The project is consistent with exemption criteria LFP-SMP 3.3.C.6b. Click here to see Notice of Decision.

Environmental Review: After review of the proposal and the State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA), the City has determined that the proposal is categorically exempt under WAC 173-27-040 (2)(b). A statement of exemption from SEPA was issued on April 17, 2018.

Additional Information: Materials related to this proposal may be reviewed at City Hall Monday - Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm. Contact Lauren Hoerr, Assistant Planner, at aplanner@cityoflfp.com if you prefer to make an appointment to review the materials with a planner’s assistance.

Documents for 2018-SSDE-0003: Click here for application. Click here for project description. Click here for site plans. Click here for JARPA application. Click here for SEPA exemption.

Appeals: This Type-III decision may be appealed to the City Hearing Examiner. To do so, submit a written appeal statement to City Clerk, Evelyn Jahed, at 17425 Ballinger Way NE, Lake Forest Park, WA  98155, along with a $500 filing fee no later than the fourteenth day following the date of publication of this decision. You should be prepared to make specific factual objections in your written appeal.

 Publication Date: April 19, 2018

NOTICE OF DECISION FOR SUBSTANTIAL SHORELINE DEVELOPMENT EXEMPTION PROJECT

File Number: 2018-SSDE-0002
Proponent: Ted Burns of Seaborn Pile Driving Co on behalf of Lien homeowners
Location of proposal: 17763 Beach Dr NE, Lake Forest Park, WA 98155, Parcel # 1126049075                  

Approved Project: Normal repair of 9 out of 22 rotten wood piles of an existing residential dock. Planting plan will be installed as mitigation. The project is consistent with exemption criteria LFP-SMP 3.3.C.6b. Click here to view the Notice of Decision.

Environmental Review: After review of the proposal and the State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA), the City has determined that the proposal is categorically exempt under WAC 173-27-040 (2) (b). A statement of exemption from SEPA was issued on April 17, 2018.

Additional Information: Additional information may be obtained by contacting the Lake Forest Park Planning Department at (206) 957-2837. Materials related to this proposal may be reviewed at City Hall Monday - Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm. Contact Lauren Hoerr, Assistant Planner, at aplanner@cityoflfp.com if you prefer to make an appointment to review the materials with a planner’s assistance.

Documents for 2018-SSDE-0002: Click here for SSDE Application. Click here for project description. Click here for site plan. Click here for SEPA exemption.

Appeals: This Type-III decision may be appealed to the City Hearing Examiner. To do so, submit a written appeal statement to City Clerk, Evelyn Jahed, at 17425 Ballinger Way NE, Lake Forest Park, WA  98155, along with a $500 filing fee no later than the fourteenth day following the date of publication of this decision. You should be prepared to make specific factual objections in your written appeal.

 Publication Date: April 19, 2018

NOTICE OF DECISION FOR CRITICAL AREA WORK PERMIT

File Number: 2018-CAMJ-0002
Proponent: Joshua Masterson on behalf of Brian Langsted and Jack Huffman
Location of proposal: 18400 47th Ave NE, Lake Forest Park, WA 98155. Parcel # 4019300195

Approved Project: Steep slope buffer reduction from 50 ft to 25 ft allowing for the demolition of a sports court and an addition to existing single family home. Click here to see Notice of Decision.

Environmental Review: After review of the proposal and the State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA), the City has determined that the proposal is categorically exempt under WAC 197-11-800 (2)(f). A statement of exemption from SEPA was issued on April 13, 2018.

Additional Information: Additional information may be obtained by contacting the Lake Forest Park Planning Department at (206) 957-2837. Materials related to this proposal may be reviewed at City Hall Monday - Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm. Contact Lauren Hoerr, Assistant Planner, at aplanner@cityoflfp.com if you prefer to make an appointment to review the materials with a planner’s assistance.

Documents for Huffman Buffer Reduction 2018-CAMJ-0002: Click here for Critical Area Work Permit Application. Click here for site plan. Click here for geotechnical report. Click here for Findings document. Click here for SEPA Exemption.

Appeals: This Type-III decision may be appealed to the City Hearing Examiner. To do so, submit a written appeal statement to City Clerk, Evelyn Jahed, at 17425 Ballinger Way NE, Lake Forest Park, WA 98155, along with a $500 filing fee no later than the fourteenth day following the date of publication of this decision. You should be prepared to make specific factual objections in your written appeal.

Notice publication date: April 17, 2018

NOTICE OF DECISION FOR CRITICAL AREA WORK PERMIT

File Number: 2017-CAMJ-0005
Notice date: April 12, 2018
Proponent: Upright Construction on behalf of Robert and Lynda Watters
Location of proposal: Three existing parcels, including 4500 NE 185th Street, Lake Forest Park, WA 98155.
Parcels # 4019300325, 4019300326 & 4019300327 (proposed Parcel X)

Approved Project: Three critical area buffer reductions have been approved in preparation for construction of a single family structure, following review of Qualified Professional reports. The standard steep slope buffer of 50 feet is being reduced to 25 feet, and two stream buffers are being reduced to 75% of the standard buffer for each stream. The combined critical areas and their buffers are being dedicated as critical area conservation easements, with a notice on title indicating the same and a split rail fence will be constructed along easement boundaries. An additional 15-foot building setback from all critical area conservation easements is not reducible. Mitigation for stream buffer reductions include 999 plantings composed of trees, shrubs, and groundcover. This project has been reviewed in tandem with a boundary line proposal to reduce the original three parcels to two, one of which has an existing structure. Mitigation plantings must be monitored annually for a total of 5 years. All recommendations of the geotechnical report must be followed throughout construction.

Other Approvals Needed: Building permit, tree removal permit, clearing and grading permit.

Environmental Review: After review of the proposal and the State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA), the City determined that the proposal is categorically exempt under WAC 197-11-800 (6) (a). A statement of exemption from SEPA was issued on April 10, 2018.

Additional Information: Additional information may be obtained by contacting the Lake Forest Park Planning Department at (206) 368-5440 or at the City’s Notices and Announcements webpage (cityoflfp.com/index.aspx?nid=313). Materials related to this proposal may be reviewed at City Hall Monday - Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm. Contact Ande Flower, Principal Planner, at aflower@cityoflfp.com if you prefer to make an appointment to review the materials with a planner’s assistance.

Appeals: This Type-III decision may be appealed to the City hearing examiner. To do so, submit a written appeal statement to City Clerk, Evelyn Jahed, at 17425 Ballinger Way NE, Lake Forest Park, WA  98155, along with a $500 filing fee no later than the fourteenth day following the date of publication of this decision. You should be prepared to make specific factual objections in your written appeal.

Documents for Watters Buffer Reduction 2017-CAMJ-0005
Critical Area Work Permit Application 
Critical Area Report
Geotechnical Engineering Study 
Drawing for Boundary Line Adjustment
Notice on Title document 
Proposed Parcel X

Other Documents:
Arborist Report for Tree Removal Permit
Tree Inventory for Tree Removal Permit

NOTICE OF HEARING FOR VARIANCE

File Number: 2015-VAR-0002
Proponent:  Francesco Crocenzi
Notice date: April 11, 2018
Location of proposal: 16524 Shore Drive NE, Lake Forest Park, WA 98155; Tax parcel: #773850-0775

Public Hearing Date: Tuesday, May 8, 2018 at 10:00 am in the Council Chambers at City Hall

Proposal: To construct a partial second story on an existing non-conforming home. The proposal maintains the same width of the existing house for the new second story, which encroaches required side yards. A variance to the Lake Forest Park Municipal Code is necessary because LFMPC 18.66.050 (B) only allows nonconforming buildings to be enlarged when the enlargements conform to the zoning regulations in which the building is located.

This proposal has been revised since the original variance application in 2015 to only request a variance to side yard standards. The original request also proposed a variance to the standard front yard setback, which has been withdrawn.

Public Hearing: The hearing for reviewing this proposal is scheduled for Tuesday May 8, 2018 at 10:00 am in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 17425 Ballinger Way NE, Lake Forest Park, WA  98155.

Public Comment: Public comments are accepted through the close of the public hearing.

Additional Information: Additional information may be obtained by contacting the Lake Forest Park Planning Department at (206) 368-5440. Materials related to this proposal may be reviewed at City Hall Monday - Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm. Contact Ande Flower, Principal Planner, at aflower@cityoflfp.com if you prefer to make an appointment to review the materials with a planner’s assistance.

To view materials related to this proposal: Search this webpage by first pressing (at the same time) <Ctrl> and the letter "F" and then search for the term "Crocenzi" in the pop-up search box, or scroll to the NOTICE OF APPLICATION. 

NOTICE OF DECISION FOR SUBSTANTIAL SHORELINE DEVELOPMENT EXEMPTION (SSDE) WORK PERMIT

File Number: 2018-SSDE-0001
Proponent: Celine LaVigne of Waterfront Construction on behalf of Schwabland homeowners
Location of proposal: 15120 Beach Dr NE, Lake Forest Park, WA 98155 (Parcel # 6744701385)

Approved Project: Repair of 6 pier piles, replacement of 3 rotten cap beams under the pier deck, and repairing 25 linear feet of bulkhead. Crushed rock backfill and filter fabric will be placed behind the bulkhead to prevent erosion. Spawning gravel will be added to the toe of the bulkhead and a native planting plan will be installed as mitigation. The project is consistent with exemption criteria LFP-SMP 3.3.C.6b. Click here to see Notice of Decision.

Environmental Review: After review of the proposal and the State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA), the City has determined that the proposal is categorically exempt under WAC 173-27-040 (2)(b). A statement of exemption from SEPA was issued on March 14, 2018.

Additional Information: Additional information may be obtained by contacting the Lake Forest Park Planning Department at (206) 957-2837 or at the City’s Notices and Announcements webpage (https://www.cityoflfp.com/313/Notices-and-Announcements). Materials related to this proposal may be reviewed at City Hall Monday - Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm. Contact Lauren Hoerr, Assistant Planner, at aplanner@cityoflfp.com if you prefer to make an appointment to review the materials with a planner’s assistance.

Appeals: This Type-III decision may be appealed to the City Hearing Examiner. To do so, submit a written appeal statement to City Clerk, Evelyn Jahed, at 17425 Ballinger Way NE, Lake Forest Park, WA 98155, along with a $500 filing fee no later than the fourteenth day following the date of publication of this decision. You should be prepared to make specific factual objections in your written appeal.

Publication Date: March 20, 2018

NOTICE OF DECISION FOR CRITICAL AREA WORK PERMIT

File Number: 2017-CAMJ-0002
Proponent: Scott and Barbara Strathy
Location of proposal: 19870 47th Ave NE, Lake Forest Park, WA 98155 (Parcel # 4027700240)

Approved Project: Replace and expand existing deck within 50 ft buffer of steep slope. Expansion meets requirements of LFPMC 16.16.230.C. Click here to see Notice of Decision.

Environmental Review: After review of the proposal and the State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA), the City has determined that the proposal is categorically exempt under WAC 197-11-800 (2)(f). A statement of exemption from SEPA was issued on March 14, 2018.

Additional Information: Additional information may be obtained by contacting the Lake Forest Park Planning Department at (206) 957-2837 or at the City’s Notices and Announcements webpage (https://www.cityoflfp.com/313/Notices-and-Announcements). Materials related to this proposal may be reviewed at City Hall Monday - Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm. Contact Lauren Hoerr, Assistant Planner, at aplanner@cityoflfp.com if you prefer to make an appointment to review the materials with a planner’s assistance.

Appeals: This Type-III decision may be appealed to the City Hearing Examiner. To do so, submit a written appeal statement to City Clerk, Evelyn Jahed, at 17425 Ballinger Way NE, Lake Forest Park, WA 98155, along with a $500 filing fee no later than the fourteenth day following the date of publication of this decision. You should be prepared to make specific factual objections in your written appeal.

Publication Date: March 20, 2018

NOTICE OF DECISION FOR CRITICAL AREA WORK PERMIT

File Number: 2017-CAMJ-0004
Proponent:  David Hadden
Location of proposal: 17010 26th Ave NE, Lake Forest Park, WA 98155; Tax parcel: #4024100520

Approved Project: Removal and replacement of existing parking area and part of existing driveway along a steep slope. Click here to see the Notice of Decision.

Environmental Review: After review of the proposal and the State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA), the City has determined that the proposal is categorically exempt under WAC 197-11-800 (3). A statement of exemption from SEPA was issued on March 13, 2018.

Additional Information: Additional information may be obtained by contacting the Lake Forest Park Planning Department at (206) 957-2837. Materials related to this proposal may be reviewed at City Hall Monday - Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm. Contact Lauren Hoerr, Assistant Planner, at aplanner@cityoflfp.com if you prefer to make an appointment to review the materials with a planner’s assistance. 

Appeals: This Type-III decision may be appealed to the City Hearing Examiner. To do so, submit a written appeal statement to City Clerk, Evelyn Jahed, at 17425 Ballinger Way NE, Lake Forest Park, WA 98155, along with a $500 filing fee no later than the fourteenth day following the date of publication of this decision, March 19, 2018. You should be prepared to make specific factual objections in your written appeal. 

Publication Date: March 16, 2018

NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR VARIANCE REQUEST

File Number: 2015-VAR-0002
Proponent:  Francesco Crocenzi
Location of proposal: 16524 Shore Drive NE, Lake Forest Park, WA 98155; Tax parcel: #773850-0775

Proposal: To construct a second story to an existing non-conforming home. The proposal maintains the same width of the existing house for the new second story, which encroaches required side yards. A variance to the Lake Forest Park Municipal Code is necessary because LFMPC 18.66.050 (B) only allows nonconforming buildings to be enlarged when the enlargements conform to the zoning regulations in which the building is located.

This proposal has been revised since the original variance application in 2015. The original request also included a variance request to the standard front yard setback, which is no longer necessary for the revised design.

Environmental ReviewAfter review of the proposal and the State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA), the City has determined that the proposal is categorically exempt under WAC 197-11-800 (6) (e). A statement of exemption from SEPA was issued on March 8, 2018. This information is available to the public upon request.

Public Comment: Interested parties may comment on this Type-I Variance application by submitting written comments to Lake Forest Park City Hall, 17425 Bothell Way NE, Lake Forest Park, WA 98155 or via email to aflower@cityoflfp.com within two weeks of this notice. The hearing date has not yet been determined and will be announced in a forthcoming public notice.

Additional Information: Additional information may be obtained by contacting the Lake Forest Park Planning Department at (206) 368-5440 or at the City’s Notices and Announcements webpage (cityoflfp.com/index.aspx?nid=313). Materials related to this proposal may be reviewed at City Hall Monday - Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm. Contact Ande Flower, Principal Planner, at aflower@cityoflfp.com if you prefer to make an appointment to review the materials with a planner’s assistance.


EXHIBITS for 2015-VAR-0002 Crocenzi Variance Proposal
Number of
 Pages


Exhibit 1Staff Report8
Exhibit 22015-VAR-0002 Application8
Exhibit 3Comprehensive Plan designation1
Exhibit 4Zoning classification
1
Exhibit 5Survey1
Exhibit 6Plan set5
Exhibit 7Examples of neighboring properties5
Exhibit 8Public Notices and affidavits1
Exhibit 9SEPA Exemption1
Exhibit 10Public Comments0


NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR MAJOR TREE REMOVAL

File Number: 2018-TREE-0007
Proponent: Steve Crane
Location of proposal: Address not yet assigned, parcel # 4019301515

Proposal: The applicant requests to remove six trees in preparation to construct a single-family home. Trees proposed for removal include four significant trees and two landmark trees. One tree has a diameter at chest height that meets one criterion of exceptional but fails to meet the full definition due to a high risk rating, based on findings by certified arborist. Another tree has a diameter at chest height just under the threshold for exceptional and has a moderate risk rating with significant consequences, based on findings by certified arborist. The applicant’s proposal is still under review. Replacement canopy may be required pending city arborists’ report. Click here to see full Notice of Application with the location of the proposed trees for removal.

Arborist Report: Please click here for the city's contracted arborist report, which was submitted to the City on Monday, March 26th. The applicant's proposal is still under review.

Public Comment: Interested parties may comment on this application by submitting written comments to Lake Forest Park City Hall, 17425 Bothell Way NE, Lake Forest Park, WA 98155 or via email to aplanner@cityoflfp.com for two weeks following February 1st, 2018.

Public comments received during the comment period can be viewed by clicking here. Please note that they are organized in the order they were received/responded to. Please note that personal information (email addresses, phone numbers, and mailing addresses) has been redacted to protect the privacy of commenters.

Additional Information: Additional information may be obtained by contacting the Lake Forest Park Planning Department at (206) 368-5440. Materials related to this proposal may be reviewed at City Hall Monday - Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm. Contact Lauren Hoerr, Assistant Planner, at lhoerr@cityoflfp.com if you prefer to make an appointment to review the materials with a planner’s assistance. 

NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR CONDITIONAL USE APPLICATION TO REQUEST APPROVAL FOR A CONSERVATION CLUSTER HOUSING PROPOSAL: 

"Bell Cottages"

File Number: 2017-CU-0003
Proponent:  North City Homesites LLC

Location of proposal:
3030 NE 200th Street
Lake Forest Park, WA 98155
parcel # 4022900741

Proposal: The applicant requests Conditional Use approval to allow for a Conservation Cluster of seven single family homes according to LFPMC 18.54. Applicant has proposed to dedicate 50% of the property to become a permanent conservation easement.

Environmental Review: The City will provide notice of environmental determination following review of the proposal and the State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA).  Public Comment: Interested parties may comment on this Type-I Conditional Use application by submitting written comments to Lake Forest Park City Hall, 17425 Bothell Way NE, Lake Forest Park, WA  98155 or via email to aflower@cityoflfp.com for the following two weeks. The hearing date will be announced in a forthcoming public notice.

Additional Information: Additional information may be obtained by contacting the Lake Forest Park Planning Department at (206) 368-5440 or at the City’s Notices and Announcements webpage (this page). Materials related to this proposal may be reviewed at City Hall Monday - Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm. Contact Ande Flower, Principal Planner, at aflower@cityoflfp.com if you prefer to make an appointment to review the materials with a planner’s assistance.

Notice Date: January 18, 2018

Files for 2017-CU-0003 "Bell Cottages" Conditional Use Application

Original Submittal Documents 
November 29, 2017
Conditional Use Application
Narrative Response to Criteria
Neighborhood Meeting Information
Tree Canopy and Planting Plan
SEPA Checklist
Preliminary Civil Drawing Set
Second Submittal Documents
December 1, 2017
Sewer Availability
LFP Water Availability
North City Water Availability
North City Fire Flow Analysis
City Initial Response to Applicant
December 15, 2017
City Revision Request Letter
Third Submittal Documents
January 10, 2018
Geotechnical Engineering Study
Technical Information Report
Revised Planting Plan
Revised Planting Plan-color
City Second Response to Applicant
January 11, 2018
City Letter of Complete Application
Letter to Neighbors within 500' of subject property; Notice of Application; and Neighborhood Report
January 18, 2018
Letter, Notice, and Neighborhood Report

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NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR MAJOR TREE REMOVAL PERMIT

File Number: 2017-TREE-0036
Proponent: Centex Homes
Location of Proposal: address not yet assigned, parcel #7663700170

Proposal: The applicant requests approval to remove up to 14 trees in preparation to construct a single-family structure. Tree protection measures may be required in order to protect trees on neighboring properties which may be impacted with removal of the existing structure on site and construction of the new structure. An approved tree replanting plan establishes that 4 Douglas Fir trees will be planted to meet or exceed the canopy coverage goal of 28%. Click here to see full Notice of Application with site plan.

Public Comment: Interested parties may comment on this application by submitting written comments to Lake Forest Park City Hall, 17425 Bothell Way NE, Lake Forest Park, WA 98155 or via email to aplanner@cityoflfp.com for two weeks following December 20th.

Additional Information: Additional information may be obtained by contacting the Lake Forest Park Planning Department at (206) 368-5440. Materials related to this proposal may be reviewed at City Hall Monday - Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm. Contact Lauren Hoerr, Assistant Planner, at lhoerr@cityoflfp.com if you prefer to make an appointment to review the materials with a planner’s assistance. 

NOTICE OF DECISION FOR MAJOR CRITICAL AREA WORK PERMIT

File Number: 2017-CAMJ-0003
Proponent: Puget Sound Energy
Location of Proposal: 3753 NE 188TH ST, Lake Forest Park, WA 98155

Approved Project: Replacement of existing gas service line to be bored between culverted Schoolhouse Creek and existing driveway. Click here to see full Notice of Decision with approved plans.

Additional Information: Additional information may be obtained by contacting the Lake Forest Park Planning Department at (206) 368-5440. Materials related to this proposal may be reviewed at City Hall Monday - Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm. Contact Lauren Hoerr, Assistant Planner, at lhoerr@cityoflfp.com if you prefer to make an appointment to review the materials with a planner’s assistance. 

Appeals: This Type-III decision may be appealed to the City Hearing Examiner. To do so, submit a written appeal statement to City Clerk, Evelyn Jahed, at 17425 Ballinger Way NE, Lake Forest Park, WA 98155, along with a $500 filing fee no later than the fourteenth day following the date of publication of this decision. You should be prepared to make specific factual objections in your written appeal. 

PUBLIC  NOTICE: 2018 COMPREHENSIVE PLAN AMENDMENT APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS AND PROCESS

The City of Lake Forest Park is accepting formal applications for amendments to the Comprehensive Plan and Future Land Use Map. Amendments to the Comprehensive Plan are allowed on an annual basis under Lake Forest Park Municipal Code (LFPMC 18.01). Applications for Comprehensive Plan Amendments, along with the required fee of $500.00, plus $200.00 noticing fee, must be received and determined complete by the Planning Department by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, February 2, 2018. An additional $2,900.00 fee will be required upon acceptance of the proposal onto the final docket adopted by City Council. There is no extra charge for an accompanying rezone proposal. Application forms are available at cityoflfp.com or at 17425 Ballinger Way NE. Contacting the Planning Department at (206) 957-2812 or by email at sbennett@cityoflfp.com for more information.

NOTICE OF DECISION FOR MAJOR SENSITIVE AREA WORK PERMIT 

Approved Project: Restoration and enhancement of Lyon Creek. The proposal includes removal of riprap boulders using hand tools, placement of fir and cedar logs, and planting 50 Western Red Cedar trees and 200 Salal and Sword Ferns. The applicant has received a Hydraulic Project Approval (HPA) from the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (HPA # 2017-4-329-+01) Project approval is subject to all conditions and mitigation required by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife. Click here to see full Notice of Decision with approved plans.

File Number: 2016-SAMJ-0011

Proponent: Asif and Naeem Iqbal

Location of Proposal: 18491 Ballinger Way NE, Lake Forest Park, WA 98155

Environmental Review: After review of the proposal and the State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA), the City issued a Determination of Non-significance (DNS) on December 22, 2016. This information is available at LFP City Hall on request.

Additional Information: Additional information may be obtained by contacting the Lake Forest Park Planning Department at (206) 368-5440. Materials related to this proposal may be reviewed at City Hall Monday - Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm. Contact Ande Flower, Principal Planner, at aflower@cityoflfp.com if you prefer to make an appointment to review the materials with a planner’s assistance.

Appeals: This Type-III decision may be appealed to the City hearing examiner. To do so, submit a written appeal statement to City Clerk, Evelyn Jahed, at 17425 Ballinger Way NE, Lake Forest Park, WA 98155, along with a $500 filing fee no later than the fourteenth day following the date of publication of this decision. You should be prepared to make specific factual objections in your written appeal.

CITY OF LAKE FOREST PARK DETERMINATION OF NONSIGNIFICANCE (DNS) 

Description of proposal: Non-project proposal to amend Lake Forest Park Municipal Code (LFPMC) Chapter 18.34.020to clarify that food and alcohol consumption is allowed on-premises on those properties that have the Neighborhood Business (BN) zoning designation.

File Number: 2017-SEPA-0005
Proponent: City of Lake Forest Park
Location of proposal, including street address, if any: This is a non-project action. The proposed amendment would apply to all properties zoned for Neighborhood Business within the city limits of Lake Forest Park.

Lead Agency: City of Lake Forest Park, 17425 Ballinger Way NE, Lake Forest Park, WA  98155

The lead agency for this proposal has determined that it does not have a probable significant adverse impact on the environment. An environmental impact statement (EIS) is not required under RCW 43.21C.030 (2)(c). This decision was made after review of a completed environmental checklist and other information on file with the lead agency. Information related to this decision is available to the public upon request.

Public Hearing: The City Council will hold a public hearing on these amendments on December 14, 2017 at 7:00pm in City Hall (17425 Ballinger Way NE).

This DNS is issued under WAC 197-11-340. The lead agency will not act on this proposal until the comment and appeal periods have expired. Comments on this determination must be submitted by December 1, 2017.

Responsible official: Steve Bennett  Position/Title: Planning Director

Address: 17425 Ballinger Way NE, Lake Forest Park, and WA 98155

Date:  November 17, 2017                 Signature:_____on file_______                                                    

Additional Information: You may appeal this determination to Evelyn Jahed, City Clerk, at 17425 Ballinger Way NE, Lake Forest Park, WA 98155, no later than December 8, 2017 by written appeal and $500 filing fee. You should be prepared to make specific factual objections. Contact Ande Flower to ask about the procedures for SEPA appeals.

Click here for the Determination of Nonsignificance document related to 2017-SEPA-0005. Click here for the SEPA Checklist related to 2017-SEPA-0005.

NOTICE OF HEARING FOR SUBSTANTIAL SHORELINE DEVELOPMENT

File Numbers: 2017-SSD-0002

Public Hearing Date: Tuesday, October 24, 2017 at 1:30 pm in the Council Chambers at City Hall

Proponent: Evan Wehr as representative of Ecco Design Inc., on behalf of  Sukhjiwan & Ranjiv Hayre and Robert DeFreitas

Location of Proposal: 

Hayre property:
16116  Beach Dr NE  
Lake Forest Park, WA 98155  
parcel # 7738500260 

DeFreitas property:
16202 Beach Dr NE  
Lake Forest Park, WA  98155  
parcel # 7738500255


Description of proposal: To modify an existing joint-use pier with construction of a new ell; replacement of ten existing pier piles; and replacement of two boat lifts. Applicant will replace existing wooden decking with grated decking, plant shoreline vegetation, and remove three existing wood piles which are no longer in use.

Public Comment: Public comments are accepted through the close of the public hearing. Interested parties may comment on this proposal by submitting written comments to Lake Forest Park Planning and Building Department, 17425 Bothell Way NE, Lake Forest Park, WA 98155 or via email to through the close of the public hearing on this proposal.

Public Hearing Date: The hearing date for reviewing this proposal is scheduled for Tuesday, October 24, 2017 at 1:30 pm in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 17425 Ballinger Way NE, Lake Forest Park, WA  98155

Environmental Review: The City of Lake Forest Park has reviewed the proposed project for probable adverse environmental impacts and has issue a determination of non-significance (DNS) for this project. The optional DNS process (WAC 197-11-355) has been used. Since the Notice of Application was combined with the optional SEPA determination, the comment periods were running in tandem. 

Additional information may be obtained by contacting the Lake Forest Park Planning Department at (206) 368-5440. Materials related to this proposal may be reviewed at City Hall Monday - Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm. Contact Steve Bennett, Planning Director, if you prefer to make an appointment to review the materials with a planner’s assistance.


Notice Date: 10/10/2017

Hearing Exhibits:

Exhibit #
Content
Number of
Pages


Exhibit 1
Staff Report
20
Exhibit 2
2017-SDP-0002 Application
3
Exhibit 3
Comprehensive Plan Designation
1
Exhibit 4
Zoning map
1
Exhibit 5
Applicant drawings and planting plan
8
Exhibit 6
JARPA Form submitted by applicants
14
Exhibit 7
Public Notices and affidavits
4
Exhibit 8
SEPA Checklist and determination
16
Exhibit 9
Comment Letter
2
If you have any questions about this page or you are looking for documents associated with a previous notice, please Email Lauren Hoerr, Assistant Planner.