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File #: AB2020-345    Version: 1
Type: Discussion Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 8/19/2020 In control: Council Committee of the Whole
On agenda: Final action: 5/25/2021
Enactment date: Enactment #:
Title: Discussion of proposed Cherry Point amendments
Indexes: Cherry Point, Comprehensive Plan Amendment, Zoning
Attachments: 1. CHERRY POINT DISCUSSION 10.13.2020, 2. Staff Memo, 3. Planning Commission Recommendations, 4. Exhibit A (Comp Plan Amendments), 5. Exhibits B - D (Code Amendments), 6. Planning Commissioner Minority Opinion, 7. SEPA Packet, 8. Councilmember Clarifications and Other Items, 9. Browne Comments 9.29.2020, 10. Browne Comments 10.13.2020, 11. PDS Issues for Industry/Environmental Work Group, 12. Link to Cherry Point Public Comments, 13. Joint Stakeholder Proposed Revisions 10.20.2020, 14. Joint Stakeholder Proposed Revisions 10.21.2020, 15. Frazey Comments 10.20.2020, 16. Stakeholder Jointly Proposed Revisions (1) 10.28.2020, 17. Stakeholder Jointly Proposed Revisions (2) 10.28.2020, 18. Browne Comments (1) 10.28.2020, 19. Browne Comments (2) 10.28.2020, 20. Browne Comments (3) 10.28.2020, 21. PDS Comments Received 11.19.2020, 22. Joint-Stakeholders Proposed Revisions 11.23.2020, 23. Joint-Stakeholders Proposed Revisions 11.24.2020, 24. PDS Comments Received 11.25.2020, 25. Meeting Cancelation Notice 12.10.2020, 26. Most Recent Revisions (dated October 28, 2020), 27. Working Document - GHG Language (updated 2-12-21), 28. Cherry Point Stakeholder Group Proposal 4.12.2021.pdf, 29. Cherry Point Stakeholder Group - Inter-Refinery Shipment Language
Related files: AB2018-076C, AB2019-045, AB2019-387, AB2019-358, AB2018-076B, AB2021-403, AB2021-475, AB2021-222
Department Planning and Development Services Department

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Discussion of proposed Cherry Point amendments





The County Council worked with the Cascadia Law Group to develop proposed Comprehensive Plan and Whatcom County Code (WCC) amendments primarily relating to fossil fuel and renewable fuel facilities in the Cherry Point Area (some of the amendments apply to various land uses on a countywide basis).  The Council approved Resolution 2019-037 on August 7, 2019 forwarding the proposed amendments to the Planning Commission for review. The Planning Commission issued their Findings of Fact and Reasons for Action, Conclusions, and Recommendations on August 13, 2020.  Council Special Committee of the Whole will discuss the proposed amendments.

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