Reach Long Range Planning 

Hayley Bonsteel


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Kent Valley Industrial Subarea Plan

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New Design Standards and Land Use Changes Unanimously Approved

The new code creates more flexibility within buildings and adds a variety of options for new industrial sites to be designed creatively, ultimately improving their aesthetic value and amenities for employees in the industrial business district.  Highlights include: 

  • Balanced approach of new light, medium, and heavier land use districts with increased flexibility of uses and new measures to promote diversity of building types
  • Design standards aimed at improving the quality of buildings and site design
  • Requirements for improving accessibility to outdoor/public spaces for workers and nearby residents
  • Strategies for capitalizing on regional assets like the Green River Trail and Interurban Trail
  • Encouragement of spaces more suitable for amenities and services on key commercial corridors
  • Change of use policies that favor manufacturing
  • Recommendations for changes to transportation and parks fee schedules for industrial development

Click here to read the final ordinance.