Notice of Planning Commission Public Hearing July 15 re Code Amendments

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Covington Planning Commission will a hold a public hearing for consideration of proposed Comprehensive Plan Future Land Use Map adjustments and development regulation code amendments to the Covington Municipal Code (CMC) related to development in Downtown Covington. The Planning Commission’s public hearing will take place on Thursday July 15, 2021 at 6:30 p.m. This meeting will be held telephonically and virtually to protect the health and safety of staff and the public, and to comply with state executive and legislative actions that indefinitely prohibit public agencies from meeting in person. This prohibition will remain in effect until the termination of the COVID‑19 state of emergency, or until rescinded by gubernatorial or legislative action.

This Planning Commission meeting will be held telephonically and virtually as follows: 

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Please check the city’s website prior to the meeting for the most up to date information regarding how citizen’s may participate in this public hearing: https://www.covingtonwa.gov.  

The meeting will include a presentation on the key elements of the new Covington Downtown Form-Based Code. The public hearing will open after the presentation concludes. The purpose of the public hearing is for the Planning Commission to receive comments from the public, both written and oral, regarding the proposed amendments and to forward a recommendation to the City Council. These amendments are a non-project proposal. The majority of amendments apply to Downtown and several minor amendments apply citywide. A hard copy of the application material prepared for these amendments by city staff is available at City Hall.

All persons desiring to comment may do so in writing by either emailing comments to publiccomment@covingtonwa.gov, or by mailing comments to the contact listed below (please be sure to include your name and mailing address), or by testifying at the public hearing.  Please reference file no. SEPA20-03; LA20-0004. 

NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that agenda information will be posted by the Friday prior to the above meeting at Covington City Hall, and on the city’s web site:  https://www.covingtonwa.gov/city_departments/executive/cityclerk/planningmeetings.php   

For further information, please contact Ryan Harriman, EMPA, AICP, Planning Manager at rharriman@covingtonwa.gov or by phone at 253-480-2451.