Breaking news and resources from across the industry.

Built by Blue Sound Construction, designed by MaKe Design, photos by Alex Hayden

Shoreline Adopts Administrative Process for Plat Alterations

Posted on Dec 14, 2018 in:
  • Permitting
  • Industry Issues
  • Advocacy

On Monday, Dec. 10, the Shoreline City Council adopted an emergency ordinance to codify a process for plat alterations. The emergency nature of the ordinance is due to the lack regulatory procedure in code that would allow for plat alterations.

This issue has emerged recently as Shoreline has seen an uptick in development in the new MUR zones, with increased density around the future light rail station areas. Many of the plat restrictions builders are encountering predate the city being incorporated and limit development type or lot size. The process identified by the city would require a majority of owners within a plat to agree to the alteration, consistent with state law. The proposal would also allow for administrative approval, with appeals going to the hearing examiner.  View the staff report on the adopted ordinance.

The Planning Commission will soon initiate work on a permanent solution, with a public hearing tentatively scheduled for Feb. 8.

For more information, contact King County Manager Jennifer Anderson, 425.460.8240.


Help us build a sound future.

Photo courtesy Blue Sound Construction, builder; MaKe Design, architect; and Alex Hayden, photographer