Notice of Public Hearing Regarding Fitness/Recreation Facilities

NOTICE OF SEPA DETERMINATION (DNS) AND PLANNING COMMISSION PUBLIC HEARING

Proposal:
Code Amendment: Amend Covington Municipal Code 18.31.080 to add physical fitness/recreational club facilities to the permitted land use chart for Downtown development.

Application File Number: SEPA19-03; LA19-0004

Applicant/Contact:
Ann Mueller, Senior Planner
Covington Community Development Department
16720 SE 271st Street
Covington, WA 98042

Date of Issuance: March 8, 2019

Project Location:
This is a non-project action and contains proposed policies and regulations that are applied to the Downtown zoning districts: TC, MC, GC, & MHO.

Description of Proposal:
Amendments to Covington Municipal Code 18.31.080 to add "physical fitness/recreation clubs" to the permitted land uses chart for Downtown Development.

Public Hearing:
On Thursday, April 4, 2019, 6:30pm at City Hall located at 16720 SE 271st Street, Covington, WA 98042, the Planning Commission will hold a public hearing to receive public comment on the proposed amendments described above.

Written comment may be accepted until 4:30pm, Thursday, April 4, 2019 or in person at the hearing. Email comments to Dafne Hernandez at dhernandez@covingtonwa.gov or by mail to the contact below.

Responsible Official/Lead Agency:
Covington Community Development Department
Gina Estep, Community Development Director
16720 SE 271st Street
Covington, WA 98042
253-480-2400

SEPA Threshold Determination:
The City of Covington (lead agency for this proposal) has determined that this proposal does not have a probable significant adverse impact on the environment that cannot be mitigated through compliance with the conditions of the Covington Municipal Code and other applicable regulations. 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 on file with the lead agency. This information is available for reference online via Citizens Connect: permits.covingtonwa.gov/citizen. Search LA19-0004.

This DNS is issued under WAC 197-11-340. Notice is hereby provided for the SEPA action for a non-project GMA Action. The lead agency will not act on this proposal for 15 days from the date of publication of the notice of DNS, allowing time for public comment. The issuance of this DNS should not be interpreted as acceptance or approval of this proposal as presented. The City of Covington reserves

the right to deny or approve said proposal subject to conditions if it is determined to be in the best interest of the City and/or necessary for the general health, safety, and welfare of the public.

There is no administrative appeal of a DNS associated with a legislative decision per CMC 16.10.210.

Email written comments for either the DNS or Public Hearing to Dafne Hernandez at dhernandez@covingtonwa.gov or mail comments to 16720 SE 271st Street, Suite 100, Covington, WA 98042.