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Snoqualmie Hills West


INFORMATION ABOUT THE POTENTIAL ANNEXATION OF PROPERTY WITHIN THE

SNOQUALMIE HILLS WEST AREA OF THE URBAN GROWTH AREA (UGA)

At the August 14, 2017 meeting of the Snoqualmie City Council, council members voted unanimously against a developer’s letter of intent to petition for a proposed annexation of Snoqualmie Hills West, which is in the City’s Urban Growth Area. The annexation would have included an active adult living community.

Following three public meetings that included developer presentations, questions from City Council members, and many opportunities for public comment, Mayor Matt Larson and the administration raised several concerns about moving toward a potential annexation at this time including uncertainty of water and sewer capacity, multiple development projects already underway that require significant staff resources, and the community’s need for time to absorb current development projects. 

Read the full news release.

 
PREVIOUS INFORMATION PROVIDED PRIOR TO CITY COUNCIL VOTE

The City of Snoqualmie received a Notice of Intention to Petition for Annexation from Snoqualmie Heights Partners, LLC (on June 22, 2017) as the contract purchaser of property within the Snoqualmie Hills West area of the Urban Growth Area. (Map)

The notice states that Snoqualmie Heights Partners, as a contract purchaser, and the underlying owners of property are “Initiating Parties,” and informs the City of the Initiating Parties’ intention to petition the City for annexation under the applicable state statute, RCW 35A.14.120. It also indicates that, consistent with statutory requirements, the Initiating Parties are the owners of at least 10% of the assessed value of property within the proposed annexation area.

Per the statute, the City Council is required to hold a meeting with the initiating parties - not a public hearing - with initiating parties, and make a decision within sixty days (August 22, 2017) of the filing of the Notice of Intention.

At that meeting, the City Council must consider whether the City will:

  1. accept, reject, or geographically modify the proposed annexation;
  2. require the simultaneous adoption of a proposed zoning regulation;
  3. require the assumption of all or of any portion of existing city indebtedness by the area to be annexed. 

Following receiving the letter of intent, the City Council received a letter to set a public meeting from Snoqualmie Heights Partners (on June 29, 2017).

There are several meetings scheduled for developer presentations/updates and public comment.
Notice of Meetings
Calendar

  • July 24, 2017, at the City Council Meeting
    Developer presentation and public comment. 
    City Council Agendas
     
  • July 31, 2017, 7:00 p.m. at a Special Meeting of the City Council 
    Public comment. Developer will be present.
    Agenda

  • August 14, 2017, at the City Council Meeting
    Public comment. Developer will be present.
    City Council Agendas
     

INFORMATION ABOUT A POTENTIAL ADULT LIVING COMMUNITY
TO BE DEVELOPED IF THE ANNEXATION WERE TO OCCUR


At this time, no actual proposal for development of adult living community has been filed with the City. If the area described above were annexed, it is likely that Snoqualmie Heights Partners would make a development proposal to the City.

Here is some information about a potential adult living community.

Developer Presentation (July 24, 2017)

Items Received from Developer

Snoqualmie Heights Partners Letter (July 31, 2017)
Snoqualmie Hills West Annexation Impact Study (July 31, 2017)

Questions: 
Mark Hofman
Director of Community Development
mhofman@ci.snoqualmie.wa.us 
425-888-8007

Updated August 15, 2017, 4:25 p.m.



 

     
  Public Comments  
     
     
  Presentations  
     
     
  Meeting Recordings  

July 3, 2017 Audio
Joint Meeting of City Council and Community Development Committee

July 24, 2017 Audio
Developer Presentation and Public Comments

     
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