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File #: AB2022-641    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Requiring a Public Hearing Status: Adopted
File created: 11/2/2022 In control: Council
On agenda: 3/21/2023 Final action: 3/21/2023
Enactment date: 3/21/2023 Enactment #: ORD 2023-010
Title: Ordinance adopting the Buildable Lands Report
Indexes: Growth Management Act
Attachments: 1. Agenda Bill Master Report, 2. Adopted Ordinance 2023-010, 3. Staff Memo (Feb 28, 2023), 4. Substitute Ordinance for 3.7.2023 Introduction with staff change in Finding 1, 5. Proposed Ordinance for 3.7.2023 Introduction, 6. Staff Memo, 7. Original Proposed Ordinance (dated 11.3.2022), 8. Substitute Ordinance (dated 12.6.2022), 9. Planning Commission Findings, 10. Public Comments to Planning Commission, 11. Notice of Hearing after 3.7.2023, 12. Notice of Action Taken on 3.21.2023
Related files: AB2022-597
Department Planning and Development Services Department

Primary Contact Email:    maamot@co.whatcom.wa.us




Ordinance adopting the Buildable Lands Report





Ordinance adopting the Buildable Lands Report 2022 Whatcom County Review and Evaluation Program (issued July 7, 2022, revised February 27, 2023), concluding that the review and evaluation required by the Growth Management Act (RCW 36.70A.215) has occurred, concluding that “reasonable measures” are required for the Birch Bay, Cherry Point, and Columbia Valley urban growth areas, and concluding that “reasonable measures” are not required for any other lands in unincorporated Whatcom County.  The Buildable Lands Report indicates that reasonable measures are also needed in the City of Bellingham and the City of Blaine.

Whatcom County, Washington
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