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Master Land Use Application Required Forms

Master Land Use Application Form

Ownership Certification form

Critical Areas Identification Checklist

Agreement to Reimburse Professional Consulting Services Expenses

 

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  • Admin Temporary
    Use Permit (ATUP)
  • Binding Site
    Plans
  • Boundary Line
    Adjustment
  • Planned Unit Residential
    Development (PURD)
  • SEPA
    CHECKLIST
  • Site Plan
    Review
  • Subdivison
    Preliminary Plat

ADMINISTRATIVE TEMPORARY USE PERMIT


The City may permit uses to locate within the city on an interim basis without requiring full compliance with the development standards for the applicable zoning district. Uses which may be authorized as temporary uses are enumerated in various zoning districts.

An Administrative Temporary Use shall be reviewed and decided upon by the Public Works Director or designee. To qualify for an administrative temporary use, the following criteria must be met, as outlined in WMC 17.70.050, and should be addressed in the required narrative:

  1. The temporary use will not be materially detrimental to the public health, safety, or welfare, nor injurious to property or improvements in the immediate vicinity.
  2. The temporary use is compatible with the purpose and intent of Title 17, and the specific zoning district in which it will be located.
  3. The temporary use is compatible in intensity and appearance with existing land uses inthe immediate vicinity.
  4. Structures proposed for the temporary use comply with the setback requirements of the specific zoning district in which it will be located.
  5. An adequate on-site parking area is available to serve the temporary use.
  6. Hours of operation of the temporary use are specified.
  7. The temporary use will not cause noise, light, or glare which adversely impacts surrounding land uses.
  8. The use must provide sanitary facilities if the director or designee finds it to be necessary.

A temporary use permit is valid for up to one hundred eighty (180) calendar days from theeffective date of the permit; however, the director may establish a shorter time frame. The director may grant one extension not to exceed sixty days upon the applicant showing compliance with all conditions of permit approval. The property owner or holder of a temporary use permit may not file an application for a successive temporary use permit for sixty (60) days following the expiration of an approved permit applying to that property. Within five (5) days ofthe expiration of the temporary use permit, the applicant shall have the use and all physical evidence removed from the site.

The checklist below identifies information to be included with the application for an Administrative Temporary Use Permit. All of the following information must be submitted and application fees must be paid in order for the application to be considered complete. Please refer to the applicable provisions of the Woodland Municipal Code Chapter 17.70.

BINDING SITE PLAN (BSP) SUBMITTAL REQUIREMENTS

The following checklist identifies information to be included with the application for Binding Site Plan (BSP).  All of the following information must be submitted and the application fees must be paid before the application is deemed complete. Please refer to the Woodland Municipal Code (WMC) Chapter 19.10.040(A)(3) for more information.

I)  Application Forms and Fees

1.       Land Use Application packet – all forms to be completed and signed as indicated:

•  Land Use Application form – applicant
•  Ownership Certification – owner(s)
•  Critical Areas Identification Checklist – applicant
•  Agreement to Reimburse - applicant

2.      Application Fees - See the fee schedule. The check shall be made payable to “City of Woodland.” Additional applicable fees will be charged if other applications are attached including Critical Area Permit, Variance, etc.

3.      Critical Area Report – to be submitted if critical areas are present on the site or within 200 feet unless exempt pursuant to WMC 15.08

4.       Completed SEPA Checklist - to be submitted with the appropriate fee.

5.       Legal Description – Supplied by a title company or surveyor licensed by the State of
Washington.

6.       Narrative - A written narrative shall elaborate on the proposal.

7.      Proposed Articles of Incorporation, Bylaws, and Covenants, Conditions, and Restrictions (CCRs), if applicable.

8.       Traffic Impact Analysis - If required by the Public Works Director.

 

II)     Eight (8) folded and collated copies of the following information:

Proposed Plat & Site Plan
i) full size copies - (18” x 24”) drawn to scale (not less than 1”= 20’ and not more than 1”=50’), and
ii) reduced copies -(11” x 17” or 8 1/2” x 11”) showing at a minimum the following:


a)  Name of the proposed Binding Site Plan, date, scale, and north arrow.

b)  Complete contact information for the applicant, owner(s) and contact person, including names, addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses

c)  Legal description including Section, Township, Range, and Donation Land Claim.

d)  Vicinity map.

e)  Location of the City Limit and Urban Growth Boundary (UGB), if applicable.

f)   Parcel numbers of all existing parcels.

g)  Location and description of the environmental features including Critical Areas, if applicable.

h)  The existing and proposed contours with intervals of five (5) feet or less if the site has slope(s) greater than 10%.

i)    The Base Flood Elevation (BFE) benchmarks surveyed by a professional surveyor or engineer if the subject property is located in the 100-year floodplain.

j)   The ordinary high water mark boundaries surveyed by a professional surveyor or engineer if the subject property is located within 200 feet of a river, stream, lake, etc.

k)  The square footage of all existing and proposed parcels.

l)    Location and length of existing and proposed property lines.

m) Proposed number assigned to each lot and block, with lots numbered consecutively in a block.

n)  Location and dimensions of the existing structures on site. Identify use(s) of all existing and proposed structures. Indicate whether structures are to remain or be removed.

o)  Setbacks to all existing and proposed structures from the proposed property lines.

p)  Location and names of existing and proposed right-of-way widths, streets, curbs, gutters, sidewalks, driveways, drive isles, off-street parking, railroads, alleys, bicycle parking, and pedestrian and bicycle pathways, if applicable.

q)  Area(s) proposed to be dedicated.

r)  A conceptual grading plan showing proposed clearing and vegetation retention, as well as, proposed topography detailed to five (5) foot contours, if applicable.

s)   Location of existing and proposed private and public easements.

t)   Location of existing and proposed private and public above ground and below ground utilities.

u)  Location, dimensions, and screening of proposed outdoor ground level mechanical equipment, garbage receptacles, and recycling containers.

v)  Location and dimensions of existing and proposed recreational areas and open spaces, if applicable.

w) Location and dimensions of existing and proposed fences, if applicable.

x)  Location and dimensions of all existing and proposed signs, if applicable.

y)  Proposed lighting plan.

z)  Proposed landscaping plan.

aa) Future development plans, if applicable.

bb) The front yard and street side yard setbacks for each proposed lot per WMC 17.

cc) Signature block for the Public Works Director.

dd) A certificate by a registered land surveyor certifying that the boundaries of the land have been surveyed and that all distances and bearings on the preliminary plat are accurate.

ee) A survey of the location of primary control points, the location of all permanent monuments, the length and bearing of all straight lines, curves, radii, arcs and semi- tangents of all curves. The survey shall be completed by a professional land surveyor registered in the state of Washington.

ff)  Any additional information determined to be necessary to demonstrate compliance with any other portions of the Woodland Municipal Code (WMC).

BOUNDARY LINE ADJUSTMENT

 

A boundary line adjustment (BLA) allows for the adjustment of lot lines between existing adjacent legal lots of record. A BLA does not result in the creation of new lots.

A BLA shall be reviewed and decided upon by the Community Development Director or designee. The following criteria must be met, as outlined in WMC 16.34.050:


1. No new lots are created by the BLA proposal.

2. The adjusted lots meet current zoning requirements related to property size including, but not limited to, minimum requirements for width, depth, and area. Whenever a lot involved in a proposed BLA does not meet minimum requirements for size prior to adjustment, the change may be approved so long as the change does not increase the existing nonconformity.

3. No lot shall be reconfigured or adjusted which would render access for vehicles, utilities, fire protection, or existing easements impractical to serve their purpose. Blanket utility easements existing along lot lines that are specifically required as a condition of development approval may be moved during a boundary line adjustment, provided there is compliance with RCW 64.04.175 and the easement is not occupied by a utility. If the easement is occupied, this provision is inapplicable and the provisions of RCW 64.04.175 shall apply.

4. A BLA proposal that is inconsistent with any restrictions or conditions of approval for a recorded plat or short plat shall not be approved.

5. A BLA proposed between lots of different zoning designations shall not be approved.

6. A BLA proposal that would reduce the overall area in a plat or short plat devoted to open space shall not be approved.

7. A BLA proposal that would adjust a boundary line across a public roadway shall not be approved.

The Boundary Line Adjustment is permanent once recorded with Clark or Cowlitz County. It is important that the revised and recorded deed states that the property transaction is being done for boundary line adjustment purposes only. The checklist below identifies information to be included with the application for a Boundary Line Adjustment. All of the information must be submitted and the appliation fees must be paid in order for the application to be considered complete.

PLANNED UNIT RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT (PURD)

 

The following checklist identifies information to be included with the application for a Planned Unit Residential Development (PURD). All the following information must be submitted and the application fees must be paid before the application is deemed complete. Please see WMC Chapter 16.22 (attached) for more information.

 

I. Application Forms and Fees

1. Land Use Application packet all forms shall be completed and signed as indicated:

  • Land Use Application form – two forms required
  • One form for the PURD – applicant
  • Second form for the subdivision per WMC16.22.257 - applicant
  • Ownership Certification – owners
  • Critical Areas Identification Checklist– applicant
  • Agreement to Reimburse - applicant

2. Application fees – Both the subdivision fee and the site plan review fee apply, along with the associated fire district review and inspection fees.  Payment may be submitted on-line or by check payable to “City of Woodland.” Additional applicable fees will be charged if other applications are attached including Shoreline Substantial Development Permit, Critical Area Permit, Variance, etc.

3. Critical Area Report To be submitted if critical areas are present on the site or within 200 feet unless exempt pursuant to WMC 15.08.

4. Completed SEPA Checklist - To be submitted with the appropriate fee.

5. Shoreline Substantial Development Permit - if applicable

6. Legal Description Supplied by a title company or surveyor licensed by the State of Washington.

7. Narrative - A written narrative shall elaborate on the proposal including:

    • The character of the development.
    • The manner in which it has been planned to take advantage of WMC 16.22.
    • How the public will benefit as a result of deviation from the City’s underlying zoning regulations.
    • The basic content of covenants that will govern the development and any common open space
    • Timing for the construction and installation of improvements, buildings, other structures, and landscaping.
    • Recreational equipment and facilities to be installed.
    • The ability of the applicant to carry out the project to completion

8. Proposed Articles of Incorporation, Bylaws, and Covenants, Conditions, and Restrictions (CCRs) - if applicable.

9. Traffic Impact Analysis - If required by the Public Works Director.

10. Copy of Pre-Application Report - issued by the City of Woodland.

11. Copy of neighborhood meeting report required per WMC 16.22.255.

II. Eight (8) folded and collated copies of the following information:

Proposed Plati) full size copies (18” x 24”) drawn to scale (not less than 1”= 20’ and not more than 1”=50’), and ii) reduced copies (11” x 17” or 8 1/2” x 11”) showing at a minimum the following:

  • A master plan if the property is proposed to be developed by subdivision phases.
  • Name of the proposed PURD, date, scale, and north arrow.
  • Complete contact information for the applicant, property owner(s) and contact person, including names, phone numbers, and email addresses.
  • Legal description including Section, Township, Range, and Donation Land Claim.
  • Vicinity map.
  • Location and description of the environmental features including Critical Areas.
  • The existing and proposed contours with intervals of five (5) feet or less if the site has slope(s) greater than 10%.
  • The square footage of all existing and proposed parcels.
  • Dimensions along each line of every lot in feet.
  • The front yard and street side yard setbacks for each proposed lot per WMC 17.
  • Location of the City Limit and Urban Growth Boundary (UGB), if applicable.
  • Proposed number assigned to each lot and block, with lots numbered consecutively in a block.
  • Location and dimensions of existing structures on site. Identify use(s) of all existing and proposed structures.  Indicate whether structures are to remain or be removed.
  • Setbacks to all existing and proposed structures from the proposed property lines.
  • Location and names of existing and proposed right-of-way widths, streets, curbs, gutters, sidewalks, driveways, drive isles, off-street parking, railroads, alleys, bicycle parking, and pedestrian and bicycle pathways.
  • Area(s) proposed to be dedicated.
  • The Base Flood Elevation (BFE) benchmarks surveyed by a professional surveyor or engineer if the proposed subdivision is located in the 100-year floodplain.
  • The high water mark boundaries surveyed by a professional surveyor or engineer if the proposed short plat borders a river, stream, wetland, lake, etc.
  • A conceptual grading plan showing proposed clearing and vegetation retention, as well as, proposed topography detailed to five (5) foot contours.
  • Location of existing and proposed private and public easements.
  • Location of existing and proposed private and public above ground and below ground utilities.
  • Location and dimensions of existing and proposed recreational areas and open spaces, if any.
  • Location and dimensions of existing and proposed fences.
  • Proposed lighting plan.
  • Proposed landscaping plan.
  • Proposed building elevation plans and floor plans.
  • Any additional information determined to be necessary to demonstrate compliance with any other portions of the Woodland Municipal Code (WMC).

STATE ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY ACT (SEPA)

 

Purpose of the Checklist
The State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA), chapter 43.21C RCW, requires all governmental agencies to consider the environmental impacts of a proposal before making decisions. The purpose of this checklist is to provide information to help you and the City of Woodland identify impacts from your proposal, how to reduce or avoid impacts from the proposal, and to help the City of Woodland make a SEPA threshold determination. 

Exemptions
The City of Woodland has established the following exempt levels for minor new construction under WAC 197-11-800(1)(b) based on local conditions. Please note these exemptions do not apply to lands covered by water.

  • For single family residential units in WAC 197-11-800(1)(b)(i)  – up to five dwelling units.
  • For multi-family residential units in WAC 197-11-800(1)(b)(ii) - up to four dwelling units. 
  • For agricultural structures in WAC 197-11-800(1)(b)(iii) – up to ten thousand square feet. 
  • For office, school, commercial, recreational, service, or storage buildings in WAC 197-11-800(1)(b)(iv) – up to four thousand square feet and up to twenty parking spaces.
  • For parking lots in WAC 197-11-800(1)(b)(iv) – up to twenty parking spaces.
  • For landfills and excavations in WAC 197-11-800(1)(b)(v) – up to five hundred cubic yards.

Fees
Payment may be made online or by check payable to "City of Woodland."

  • SEPA Checklist Processing: $650
  • SEPA EIS Processing: $500

Making a SEPA threshold determination
The lead agency (the City of Woodland) makes a SEPA threshold determination based on information provided in this checklist, other information provided by the applicant, and applicable city codes. The City of Woodland must determine if there are possible significant adverse environmental impacts associated with the proposal. The threshold determination options include:

  • Determination of Non-Significance (DNS): The environmental impacts of the proposal can be addressed by applying the current Woodland Municipal Code.
  • Mitigated Determination of Non-Significance (MDNS): The impacts can be addressed through conditions of approval.
  • Determination of Significance (DS): The impacts cannot be mitigated through conditions of approval so an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) is required.

The Process
For project actions, the City of Woodland utilizes the Optional DNS process in WAC
197-11-355, which allows for a single integrated comment period to obtain comments on the notice of application and the likely threshold determination for the proposal, provided it is determined that the project will have minimal environmental impacts. The City issues the threshold determination in conjunction with the notice of application for the base land use process. The Notice of Application, including the threshold determination and checklist, are sent to the Department of Ecology, affected tribes, and other local agencies potentially affected by the proposal for a 14 day comment period. Once the comment period closes, the City may reconsider the DNS or MDNS based upon comments received or may retain, modify or withdraw the DNS or MDNS. 

Appeals
Any person may appeal a threshold determination in accordance with WMC 19.06.050 and then by filing such appeal in writing with the Clerk-Treasurer for the City of Woodland, WA, for service to the SEPA responsible official within fourteen (14) calendar days of the SEPA determination being final. Per WMC 19.08.030, appeals of SEPA Threshold Determinations shall be reviewed by the Hearing Examiner at an open record pre-decision hearing.

SITE PLAN REVIEW


The purpose of Site Plan Review is to ensure compatibility between new developments, existing uses, and future developments in a manner consistent with the goals and objectives of the Comprehensive Plan, the Woodland Municipal Code, and city development standards in order to create healthful and safe conditions. Site Plan Review is required according to the provisions of Chapter 19.10 in order to promote developments that are harmonious with their surroundings and maintain a high quality of life for area residents.

Type I Site Plan Review: Type I Site Plan Reviews are typically relatively minor in nature, consistent with the zoning of surrounding land uses, and do not have a substantial impact on the natural and built environment. Type I applications are approved by the Community Development Director or designee without public notice and without a public hearing (WMC 19.10.040(2)). The following are classified as Type I Site Plan Reviews:


a. Changes in use of an existing structure or site not exempt under WMC 19.10.030.

b. Any development or change of use that will result in thirty or fewer PM peak hour trips
and that requires payment of a traffic impact fee. Trips shall be based on the latest
edition of the International Transportation Engineer’s Trip General Manual or substantial
evidence by a professional engineer licensed in the State of Washington with expertise
in traffic engineering.

c. New construction or expansion of existing construction that does not exceed any of the
following:

a. Four thousand square feet of additional floor area;
b. Twenty new parking spaces; or
c. Four new multifamily residential units, except as provided for in WMC 19.10.030


Type II Site Plan Review: Type II Site Plan Reviews are typically more substantial in nature and may have potential incompatibility with surrounding zoning or land uses or may have a more substantial impact on the natural and built environment. Type II reviews are approved by the Development Review Committee and a pre-application conference is required. The following are classified as Type II Site Plan Reviews:


a. Any development which is not listed as a Type I site plan in WMC 19.10.040(A)(1) or as listed as exempt under WMC 19.10.030

b. Any development subject to SEPA pursuant to WMC 15.04

c. Any development or change of use that will result in thirty-one or more PM peak hour trips, based on the latest edition of the International Transportation Engineer’s Trip General Manual, or substantial evidence by a professional engineer licensed in the State of Washington with expertise in traffic engineering.

The following checklist identifies information to be included with the application for Site Plan Review. All of the following information must be submitted and application fees must be paid in order for the application to be considered complete. Please refer to the applicable provisions of the Woodland Municipal Code Chapter 17.

SUBDIVISION PRELIMINARY PLAT

 

The following checklist identifies information to be included with the application for Subdivision Preliminary Plat. All the following information must be submitted and the application fees must be paid before the application is deemed complete. Please refer to the Woodland Municipal Code (WMC) Chapter 16.08 for more information.

I)       Application forms and fees:

1. Land Use application packet all forms to be completed and signed as indicated:

    • Land Use Application form – applicant
    • Ownership Certification – owner(s)
    • Critical Areas Identification Checklist – applicant
    • Agreement to Reimburse - applicant

     

    2. Application fees See the fee schedule.  The check shall be made payable to “City of Woodland.”  Additional fees will be charged if other applications are attached including Critical Area Permit, Variance, etc.

    3. Critical Area Report To be submitted if critical areas are present on the site or within 200 feet unless exempt pursuant to WMC 15.08

    4. Completed SEPA Checklist - Shall be completed and returned with the appropriate fee.

    5. Shoreline Substantial Development Permit, if applicable

    6. Legal Description Supplied by a title company or surveyor licensed by the State of Washington.

    7. Narrative - A written narrative elaborating on the proposal.

    8. Proposed Articles of Incorporation, Bylaws, and Covenants, Conditions, and Restrictions (CCRs) -  if applicable.

    9. Traffic Impact Analysis - If required by the Public Works Director.

II)      Eight (8) folded and collated copies of the following information:
Proposed Plati) full size copies (18” x 24”) drawn to scale (not less than 1”= 20’ and not more than 1”=50’), and ii) reduced copies (11” x 17” or 8 1/2” x 11”) showing at a minimum the following (over):

    1. A master plan if the property is proposed to be developed by subdivision phases.
    2. Name of the proposed Subdivision, date, scale, and north arrow.
    3. Complete contact information for the applicant, property owner(s) and contact person, including names, addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses.
    4. Legal description including Section, Township, Range, and Donation Land Claim.
    5. Vicinity map.
    6. Location of the City Limit and Urban Growth Boundary (UGB), if applicable.
    7. Parcel numbers of all existing parcels.
    8. Location and description of the environmental features including Critical Areas.
    9. The existing and proposed contours with intervals of five (5) feet or less if the site has slope(s) greater than 10%.
    10. The Base Flood Elevation (BFE) benchmarks surveyed by a professional surveyor or engineer if the proposed Subdivision is located in the 100-year floodplain.
    11. The ordinary high water mark boundaries surveyed by a professional surveyor or engineer if the proposed Subdivision is located within 200 feet of a river, stream, lake, etc.
    12. The square footage of all existing and proposed parcels.
    13. Location and length of existing and proposed property lines.
    14. Proposed number assigned to each lot and block, with lots numbered consecutively in a block.
    15. Location and dimensions of all existing structures on site. Indicate whether structures are to remain or be removed.
    16. Identify use(s) of all existing and proposed structures.
    17. Setbacks to all existing and proposed structures from the proposed property lines.
    18. Location and names of existing and proposed right-of-way widths, streets, curbs, gutters, sidewalks, driveways, drive isles, off-street parking, railroads, alleys, bicycle parking, and pedestrian and bicycle pathways.
    19. Area(s) proposed to be dedicated.
    20. A conceptual grading plan showing proposed clearing and vegetation retention as well as proposed topography detailed to five (5) foot contours, if applicable.
    21. Location of existing and proposed private and public easements.
    22. Location of existing and proposed private and public above ground and below ground utilities.
    23. Location, dimensions, and screening of proposed outdoor ground level mechanical equipment, garbage receptacles, and recycling containers.
    24. Location and dimensions of existing and proposed recreational areas and open spaces, if applicable.
    25.  Location and dimensions of all existing and proposed fences, if applicable.
    26.  Location and dimensions of all existing and proposed signs, if applicable.
    27.  Proposed lighting plan, if applicable.
    28. Proposed landscaping plan, if applicable.
    29. Future development plans, if applicable.
    30. The front yard and street side yard setbacks for each proposed lot per WMC 17.
    31. Any additional information determined to be necessary to demonstrate compliance with any other portions of the Woodland Municipal Code (WMC).

     

  • Subdivision Preliminary Plat

 

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