2020 Annual Docket process underway

The deadline for proposed amendments to the San Juan County Comprehensive Plan and Unified Development Code (UDC) is 4:30 p.m.  March 1, 2020.  The “Annual Docket of Comprehensive Plan Amendments” or “Docket” process allows interested persons including citizens, hearing examiners, and staff of other agencies to request amendments to the San Juan County Comprehensive Plan maps, policies or development regulations.

Development regulations are those contained in Titles 16 and 18 of San Juan County Code. The Growth Management Act requires this annual amendment process at RCW 36.70A.470(2).

Interested persons, citizens, the hearing examiner, and staff of other agencies may request amendments to the San Juan County Comprehensive Plan or development code. This process is known as the "Annual Docket” (Growth Management Act at RCW 36.70A.470(2)).

Two types of proposed amendments may be requested. Amendments to the Comprehensive Plan or development code text, and Comprehensive Plan official maps.

Comprehensive Plan map amendments (also known as site specific re-designations) have a base fee of $3,900. There is no fee for text amendments. 

Complete applications must be submitted by 4:30 pm March 1, 2020, to:

SJC Department of Community Development

P.O. Box 947

Friday Harbor, WA 98250

or delivered to DCD at 135 Rhone Street, Friday Harbor or

emailed to sophiac@sanjuanco.com.

Application forms and additional information are available at: https://www.sanjuanco.com/1658/2020-Annual-Docket or the DCD office, 135 Rhone Street, Friday Harbor during weekday business hours from 8 am to 4:30 pm (except holidays).

Please contact Sophia Cassam at (360) 370-7589 or via email at sophiac@sanjuanco.com if you have questions or need assistance.

Tentative Annual Comprehensive Plan Docket Calendar

January – Publish notice of docket application due date

March 1 – Docket application submittal deadline

April – DCD staff assembles initial docket

May – Staff Briefs County Council and Planning Commission on initial docket

June – Council public hearing to set final docket (by resolution)

October– Planning Commission public hearing. Makes recommendation on final docket ordinances

November – Council public hearing on final docket ordinances

December – Council adopts final docket ordinances

 

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