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Public hearings set on proposed comp plan amendments

ARLINGTON Public hearings on proposed amendments to the city of Arlingtons comprehensive plan are scheduled for April and May.
The Arlington Planning Commission will conduct its public hearing April 17, and the City Council will conduct its public hearing May 21. Both public hearings will take place at 7 p.m. in the City Council chambers.
City of Arlington Natural Resources Director Bill Blake and Senior Planner Yvonne Page listed 12 proposed comprehensive plan amendments, including six proposed rezones.
Among the proposed rezones, the Stillaguamish Tribe of Indians lot east of 902 Maple St., adjacent to an existing medical office, would be amended from old town residential district to medical services. The Arlington School Districts four surplus lots, at the southeast corner of Fifth and Gifford streets, are proposed to be amended from existing public use land to old town residential district.
The proposed fire station site on Arlington Airport property, at the northeast corner of 172nd Street and 43rd Avenue, would be amended from general commercial and business park to existing public use land. Another city-initiated proposed rezone would amend an area south of 172nd Street, between 43rd and 51st avenues, from general commercial to highway commercial, for all contiguous commercial properties.
The proposed rezone for Double DA Investments would amend a single lot on the 21800 block of 88th Drive from existing public use land to low/moderate density residential, while the proposed rezone for Jeff Ronnings property would amend a single lot at 3116 188th St. from moderate density residential to neighborhood commercial. A 2.32-acre portion of the Graafstra dairy farm, at 605 Alcazar Ave, is proposed to be amended from high density residential to neighborhood commercial.
Proposed city-wide comprehensive plan amendments for the Arlington and Lakewood school districts would allow revisions and increases to the school impact fees for both of their capital facilities plans.
The city of Arlington is initiating a proposed city-wide amendment to the parks element of their comprehensive plan, as well as approval of the park master plan. To match the zoning map, the city is also initiating the proposed amendment of the Johnson property, at the southeast corner of Highway 9 and 186th Street, from suburban residential to low/moderate density residential.
The final city-initiated, city-wide proposed amendment would establish that, in any conflict between the city comprehensive plans goals and policies, versus the plans map, the goals and policies would override the map.
Blake encouraged those with comments or concerns to contact the Department of Community Developments Permit Center, either by phone at 360-403-5511, or in their offices on the second floor of the City hall building, on 238 N. Olympic Ave. in Arlington.

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