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Resolution No. 2011-09

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RESOLUTION NO. 2011-09

A RESOLUTION of the City Council of the City of Lakewood, Washington, adopting the Tillicum Neighborhood Plan. 

WHEREAS, the creation of subarea plans as elements of and consistent with local comprehensive plans is authorized by RCW 36.70A.080(2);

WHEREAS, in 2007, the Lakewood City Council directed the development of a subarea plan to specifically apply to the Tillicum neighborhood; and

WHEREAS, following a proper request for qualifications process, the City engaged BCRA in 2007 to provide certain professional services related to the development of a subarea plan for Tillicum; and

WHEREAS, in 2009, City staff produced a public review draft plan incorporating, in part, BCRA’s work; and

WHEREAS, the Lakewood Planning Advisory Board, acting as the City’s designated planning agency, has given input to the plan during its development; and

WHEREAS, public participation opportunities, as required by RCW 36.70A.130(2)(a), appropriate to the level of the subarea plan have been afforded to interested parties via numerous open public meetings, advertisement, mailings, and a public comment/hearing period, and public input received through these channels has been duly considered by the Lakewood Planning Advisory Board; and

WHEREAS, environmental review as required under the state Environmental Policy Act has resulted in the issuance of a determination of environmental non-significance; and

WHEREAS, 60-day notice has been provided to state agencies, and state agencies have been afforded the opportunity to comment, per RCW 36.70A.106(1); and

WHEREAS, in June 2010, the Planning Advisory Board recommended that the City Council approve the draft  Tillicum Neighborhood Plan; and

WHEREAS, after review of the record and recommendations of the Planning Advisory Board, the Lakewood City Council finds that the adoption of an official Tillicum Neighborhood Plan will help spur economic and community development by promoting the goals of (1) updating infrastructure; (2) reducing crime and neglect; (3) improving transportation; (4) revitalizing and upgrading residential and commercial areas, (5) providing a mix of housing opportunities; (6) expanding access to American Lake: (7) enhancing and protecting the natural environment; and (8) maintaining sensitivity to the area’s history and historical elements;

NOW, THEREFORE, THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF LAKEWOOD, WASHINGTON HEREBY RESOLVES, as follows:

Section 1.  The City of Lakewood does hereby adopt the Tillicum Neighborhood Plan on file with the City Clerk as the official subarea plan for the Tillicum neighborhood.

Section 2.         This Resolution shall be in full force and effect upon passage and signatures hereon.

PASSED by the City Council this 20th day of June, 2011.

CITY OF LAKEWOOD 

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Douglas G. Richardson, Mayor

Attest:

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Alice M. Bush, MMC, City Clerk

Approved as to Form:

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Heidi Ann Wachter, City Attorney