Mill Creek Subarea Plan
The Mill Creek Subarea plan was approved by the Board of County Commissioners at a public hearing on March 17, 2009. The adopting ordinance (PDF) was approved by consent on June 23, 2009.
The Mill Creek Subarea plan was added to the urban growth boundary in December 2007. The Board of Commissioners adopted preliminary zoning of the area last year, but required that a subarea plan be adopted before the Urban Holding designation was released. Funding of critical road projects in the I-5/179th Street area must also be assured before Mill Creek can be developed to urban densities.
Community Planning staff, with the help of Mill Creek residents developed a draft Subarea Plan for the area bounded by NE 179th Street on the north, NE 50th Avenue on the east, the WSU campus on the south, and NE 29th Avenue on the west. The group included representatives of the Mill Creek Forest Homeowners Association, Battle Ground School District, Pleasant Valley Rural Ranch Association, Hinton Development Company, and Renaissance Homes.
The draft plan includes proposed zoning and traffic circulation for the area and recommendations on public open space, trails, lot size compatibility and design standards for future roads.
An open house to obtain public comment on the proposed subarea plan was held on February 4, 2009 at the Public Safety Complex, 505 NW 179th Street. The open house provided local residents an opportunity to review and comment on proposed zoning, road connections, trails and special provisions that could be applied in the Mill Creek subarea. Attendees were asked to complete a survey and survey results were compiled into a report (PDF).
Work sessions with the Planning Commission to discuss the draft proposal were held on January 15 and February 5, 2009.
- Final Planning Commission staff report
- Proposed code changes report
- Zoning rationale report
- Special provisions display
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