DESCRIPTION OF PROPOSAL
7HA Ventures LLC, applicant, has submitted a Preliminary Plat application in order to subdivide approximately 70.94 acres into 198 parcels of single-family residential lots. The average lot area is 12,229 sf. The property is zoned RM-10 medium density residential. The legal description for the project site Section 1 Township 9 Range 27 Southeast Southwest Subject to Easements and Restriction of Record. Except That Portion for Road Right Of Way; and Section 1, Township 9 North, Range 27 East; Northeast Quarter Of the Southwest Quarter; Subject to Easements and Restriction Of Record; Except that Portion for Road Right Of Way. The parent parcel numbers (subject to change per the Assessor’s office) are 101973000009000, 101973000010000, 101973000008000, and 101973000003000. The Preliminary Plat application file number is PLAT-001-2022 and the proposed preliminary plat is called Watermark. The application was received February 15, 2021 and determined complete for processing on May 17, 2022.
The proposal is subject to environmental review. The West Richland Community Development Department is the lead agency for the proposal under the State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA) and received a SEPA checklist associated with this application (File No. SEPA-005-2022). The environmental checklists and related file information are available to the public at the Community Development Department.
REQUEST FOR WRITTEN COMMENT
You may provide written comments on the proposed preliminary plat. Send written comments to the Community Development Department at 3100 Belmont Blvd, West Richland, WA 99353. All written comments received by 5:00 p.m., July 6, 2022 will be included in the staff report to the Planning Commission. Written comments received after July 6, 2022 will be provided to the Planning Commission during the public hearing.
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
In accordance with West Richland Municipal Code, Chapter 16.05, public hearings will be held before the West Richland Planning Commission and City Council. An open record public hearing to consider the preliminary plat application will be held before the West Richland Planning Commission on Thursday, July 14, 2022 at 6:00 p.m. in the City Council Chambers located at 3100 Belmont Blvd., West Richland, WA 99353. The closed record hearing is tentatively scheduled to be held before the City Council on Tuesday, August 16, 2022 at 6:00 p.m. in the City Council Chambers located at 3100 Belmont Blvd., West Richland, WA 99353. A copy of the staff reports will be available prior to each meeting. All interested parties are invited to attend and participate in the hearings. At the Planning Commission open record public hearing, comments may be made verbally or in writing.
Due to the global pandemic, the public hearing will be held in person in the City Council Chambers at 3100 Belmont Blvd, West Richland, WA 99353 with an option for participation via online video. The online meeting link and call-in numbers are available on the City’s website on the Planning Commission and City Council Agenda pages, or by emailing Associate Planner Elisha Ransom (Planning Commission) or City Clerk Stephanie Haug (City Council).
NOTICE OF DECISION
The application and other information on file may be examined at the Community Development Department. If you wish to obtain notice of the final decision of the Preliminary Plat application, you will need to contact the Community Development Department with your name and address. The staff contact for this project is Elisha Ransom, Associate Planner, at (509) 967-7114.