Draft Short Subdivision - AHMC 16 SUBDIVISIONS
Proposed changes to Chapters 16.02, 16.03 and 16.05 to increase the number of lots that may be reviewed as a 'short subdivision from 4 to a maximum of 9. This process would allow an administrative review of applications by the Planning Department. The process change is allowed under the Revised Code of Washington and is being done as part of a grant from the Washington State Department of Commerce to increase housing opportunities. Please click here for a copy of draft: Draft Short Subdivision Ordinance
Wednesday, October 14th at 6:00 p.m. the City Planning Commission will be holding a public hearing on the draft and taking public comment. To participate in the Planning Commission hearing, which will be held through Zoom, please go to the following link: http://www.cawh.org/city-government/boards-and-commissions/planning-commission
Draft Traffic Impact Fees - AHMC 12.18 and 12.19
Proposed changes to rescind and adopt a new chapter 12.18 General Provisions For Impact Fees and adopt a new Chapter 12.19 Transportation Impact Fees to provide for a City-wide transportation impact fee for new development projects. Traffic Impact Fees are authorized under the Revised Code of Washington (RCW) 82.01.050-110 and Washington Administrative Code (WAC).
Roadway capacity improvements are needed to address development growth. There are $24 Million in improvements identified from 2020 to 2026 in the City of Airway Heights Transportation Improvement Program (TIP). The City actively seeks grants to fund transportation projects, however, current funding is insufficient to address these improvements.
Today, some fees are collected through the State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA) for new projects that would add vehicle trips onto roadways. Other fees are collected for new residential development that contributes traffic to Craig Road and Hwy 2, these projects are charged per dwelling unit fee under the current AHMC 12.18.
Utilizing SEPA for transportation funding has the following issues:
- Participation is Assessed for Specific Levels of Service (LOS) Issues
- Fragmented Advancement of Infrastructure
- Development Delay, Sufficiency Must Be Established Prior to Permitting
The proposal to expand traffic impact fees to all areas of the City has the following benefits:
- Participation Supports System Benefits
- Consistent and Proportionate Support from All Development
- Advances Complete Street Improvements (sidewalks, bike lanes, roadway)
- More Efficient for Development Process
Please click here for the draft documents:Draft AHMC 12.18 General Provisions for Impact Fees, Draft AHMC 12,19 Transportation Impact Fees, Appendix A Traffic Impact Fee Schedule
Wednesday, October 14th at 6:00 p.m. the City Planning Commission will be holding a public hearing on the drafts and taking public comment. To participate in the Planning Commission hearing, which will be held through Zoom, please go to the following link: http://www.cawh.org/city-government/boards-and-commissions/planning-commission
City of Airway Heights Critical Area Ordinance Update
The City of Airway Heights has begun the process of updating it's Critical Areas Ordinance. The initial Public Hearing for this proposal will be held at the Planning Commission Meeting on September 9, 2020 at 6:00 pm, Zoom Meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85452172063. This proposal is then tentatively scheduled for Public Hearings at the November 2, 2020 and November 16, 2020 City Council Meetings. To view the Final Draft of the Critical Areas Ordinance, please click the link below: