Community Facility Zoning Process Halted
(24 Feb 2020) At its February 18 Regular Meeting, the City Council unanimously voted to halt work
on the ongoing Community Facility Zoning process that began in late 2018 and to repeal
that portion of the 2018 Comprehensive Plan amendments related to the Community Facility zone. This vote followed the Planning Commission's
January 2020 recommendation to halt work on the original Community Facility rezone and to instead focus on a narrower set of code amendments.
The Council also discussed a recently submitted application (view here
) from the Stroum Jewish Community Center (SJCC) and the French American School of Puget Sound (FASPS) for a code amendment that would change the development standards for private schools, places of worship, and community clubs that are located in the residential zoning designations across Mercer Island.
At its upcoming March 10, 2020, meeting, the Council will determine what action, if any, it will take to amend the code in response to the recent application or the Planning Commission's recommendation.
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