NOA/DNS Amendments Chapter 18.68

Amendments to Chapter 18.68 ACC Zoning Code and Map Amendments

Proposal: Amendments to Chapter 18.68 of the Auburn City Code (ACC) for regulations related to amending the text of Title 18 ACC ‘Zoning’ or amending the City’s zoning map (ALA rezones). The proposed changes seek to clarify the procedural steps and categories of applications as well as the criteria for reviewing zoning map amendments. The full text of the amendments is available on the City’s Public Notice webpage at


Notice of Application:
March 19, 2020

File Nos.:

Thaniel Gouk
Senior Planner
City of Auburn Dept. of Community Development

Studies/Plans Submitted With Application:
Draft Code Amendment Language - Track Changes Version (PDF), Clean Version (PDF)

Other Permits, Plans, and Approvals Needed:
Planning Commission Recommendation
City Council Adoption of Ordinance

Statement of Consistency and List of Applicable Development Regulations:  This proposal is subject to and shall be consistent with the Auburn City Code, Comprehensive Plan, and Public Works Design and Construction Standards.

Lead Agency:
City of Auburn

The lead agency for this proposal has determined that it does not have probable significant adverse impact on the environment. An environmental impact statement (EIS) is not required under RCW 43.21C.030(2)(c). This decision was made after review of a completed environmental checklist and other information on file with the lead agency. This information is available to the public on request.

Public Comment Period: This may be your only opportunity to comment on the environmental impact of the proposal. All persons may comment on this application. This DNS is issued under WAC 197-11-340(2); the lead agency will not act on this proposal for 15 days from the date issued below. Comments must be in writing and submitted by 5:00 PM on April 3, 2020 to the mailing address of 25 W Main St., Auburn, WA, 98001 or to the email address below. Any person wishing to become a party of record, shall include in their comments that they wish to receive notice of and participate in any hearings, if relevant, and request a copy of decisions once made.

Any person aggrieved of the City's determination may file an appeal with the Auburn City Clerk at 25 West Main Street, Auburn, WA 98001 within 14 days of the close of the comment period, or by 5:00 p.m. on April 17, 2020.

Public Hearing:  The Planning Commission will conduct a public hearing on the request in the City Council Chambers, 25 W. Main St., Auburn, WA, 98001, on May 5, 2020 at 7:00 PM. Any interested person is invited to appear and express comments or opinions on the proposed project. Written comments may be emailed to the contact person below, mailed attention to the contact person below to 25 W. Main St., Auburn WA, 98001, or submitted at the public hearing. For citizens with speech, sight, or hearing disabilities wishing to review documents pertaining to this hearing should contact the person below within 10 calendar days prior to the hearing. Each request will be considered individually according to the type of request, the availability of resources, and the financial ability of the City to provide the requested services or equipment.

For questions regarding this project, please contact Thaniel Gouk, Senior Planner, at or 253-804-5031.