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Planning Commission

The Planning Commission advises the City Council on all matters relating to the Kirkland Comprehensive Plan and land use regulations. The seven members are appointed by the Council to four-year terms. The Commission meets regularly on the second and fourth Thursday of the month at 7:00 p.m. in the City Council Chamber. It uses the professional staff services of the Planning and Community Development Department. 
Staff Contact: Jeremy McMahan (425) 587-3229

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Scott Reusser
sreusser@kirklandwa.gov 

Term expires March 31, 2023

Rodney Rutherford
rrutherford@kirklandwa.gov

Term expires March 31, 2020

Sandeep Singhal 
ssinghal@kirklandwa.gov

Term expires March 31, 2020

John Tymczyszyn - Chair
jtymczyszyn@kirklandwa.gov

Term expires March 31, 2021

Carter Bagg 
cbagg@kirklandwa.gov

Term expires March 31, 2022

Angela Rozmyn - Vice Chair
arozmyn@kirklandwa.gov

Term expires March 31, 2022

Katya Allen
kallen@kirklandwa.gov 

Term expires March 31, 2021

General

    The Planning Commission adopted a resolution for standard Rules of Procedures that they follow for all of their meetings. Additional information and training materials can be found in their Planning Commission orientation manual

    For comments for the Planning Commission, contact us at PlanningCommissioners@kirklandwa.gov    

    Specific questions or comments regarding an ongoing project should be emailed directly to the planner assigned to that project


    Planning Commission Minutes           

    Click to access Planning Commission agendas, meeting minutes, audio and video recordings.

    The City of Kirkland appreciates the interest of our citizens and values public involvement. We make every effort to make the recordings of our meetings available soon after each meeting is completed. However, due to technical difficulties that may occur with our digital recording system it may take up to four days for a recording to become available online. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

    As of January 8, 2015 Planning Commission meetings will be live video broadcast on cable channel KGOV 21 and streamed over the internet.  Meetings prior to this date will still have audio recordings available on our webpage.  If you have any questions, contact the Planning and Building Department at 425.587.3600.

     


    Meeting Information

    AgendasDownload Meeting Information (PDF's)

    October 22, 2020

    Upcoming Hearing:  2020 Annual Comprehensive Plan Amendments - CAM20-00471 and Mann - Citizen Amendment Request - CAM18-00741.  Meeting packet materials will be linked to this page prior to the hearing.  For more information regarding the proposed amendments see September 10, 2020 meeting packets (below) or contact Scott Guter at sguter@kirklandwa.gov or (425) 587-3247 or Janice Coogan at jcoogan@kirklandwa.gov or (425) 587-3257.

    September 24, 2020

    *** MEETING CANCELLED ***

    September 10, 2020
    Special Virtual Meeting

    JOINT MEETING WITH HOUGHTON COMMUNITY COUNCIL

    Code Amendments to Streamline Public Projects - CAM20-00334 (PDF 734kb)

    2020 Annual Comprehensive Plan Amendments - CAM20-00471 and
    Mann - Citizen Amendment Request - CAM18-0074
    1 (PDF 15.57MB)

    If you would like to join the virtual meeting via Zoom, click herelinks to external site

    • Webinar ID: 974 2586 8027
    • Passcode: 921351

    You can also join via telephone by dialing the number below based on your location, using the same Webinar ID and Passcode posted above:

    • 1-253-215-8782 
    • 888-475-4499 (Toll Free) 
    • 877-853-5257 (Toll Free)

    August 27, 2020
    VIRTUAL HEARING

    Amendments to Comprehensive Plan Chapters of the Market, Norkirk, and Highlands Neighborhood Plans and Market Street Corridor Plan - CAM19-00112 (PDF 6.76MB)

    Planning Commission Discussion:
         Public Outreach, Equity and Inclusion (PDF 784kb)

    If you would like to join the virtual hearing via Zoom, click herelinks to external site

    • Webinar ID: 968 0574 2914
    • Passcode: 786107
    You can also join via telephone by dialing the number below based on your location, using the same Webinar ID and Passcode posted above:
    • 1-253-215-8782 
    • 888-475-4499 (Toll Free) 
    • 877-853-5257 (Toll Free)

    August 13, 2020
    Special Virtual Hearing

    ** CANCELLED - JOINT HEARING WITH HOUGHTON COMMUNITY COUNCIL ** (item to be continued to future date)

    Code Amendments to Streamline Public Projects - CAM20-00334 (PDF 729kb)

    If you would like to join the virtual hearing via Zoom click herelinks to external site

    • Webinar ID: 926 0709 6950
    • Passcode: 982207

    You can also join via telephone by dialing the number below based on your location, using the same Webinar ID and Passcode posted above:

    • 1-253-215-8782 
    • 888-475-4499 (Toll Free) 
    • 877-853-5257 (Toll Free)

    August 13, 2020
    Special Virtual Meeting - Immediately following the Joint Hearing

    ** CANCELLED - Planning Commission Discussion will be continued to future date **

    • Public Outreach, Equity, and Inclusion
    (You are able to join the meeting by using the links provided above for the Joint Hearing)

    July 23, 2020
    VIRTUAL MEETING

    Amendments to Kirkland Zoning Code and Kirkland Municipal Code for the Kingsgate Park & Ride - CAM19-00129 (PDF 16.91MB)

    If you would like to join the virtual meeting via Zoom click herelinks to external site

    • Webinar ID:  969 2515 7453
      Password:  511836
    You can also join via telephone by dialing the number below based on your location, using the same Webinar ID and Password posted above:
    • 1-253-215-8782 
    • 888-475-4499 (Toll Free) 
    • 877-853-5257 (Toll Free)


    July 9, 2020
    VIRTUAL MEETING

    Planning Work Program - PLN20-00008 (PDF 6.41MB)

    If you would like to join the virtual meeting via Zoom click herelinks to external site

    • Webinar ID:  976 2373 8987
    • Password:  549832

    You can also join via telephone by dialing the number below based on your location, using the same Webinar ID and Password posted above:

    • 1-253-215-8782 
    • 888-475-4499 (Toll Free) 
    • 877-853-5257 (Toll Free)

    June 25, 2020
    VIRTUAL MEETING

    I-405 / NE 85th Street Station Area Plan - CAM20-00153 (PDF 3.12MB)

    If you would like to join the virtual meeting via Zoom click herelinks to external site

    • Webinar ID:  944 9490 1299
    • Password:  458163

    You can also join via telephone by dialing the number below based on your location, using the same Webinar ID and Password posted above:

    • 1-253-215-8782
    • 888-475-4499 (Toll Free)
    • 877-853-5257

     

    June 11, 2020
     VIRTUAL   MEETING

     

    Covid 19 and the Period of Uncertainty (PDF 70kb)

    If you would like to join the virtual meeting click herelinks to external site

    • Webinar ID: 956 5192 4764
    • Password:  670432

    You can also join via telephone by dialing the number below based on your location, using the same Webinar ID and Password that are posted above:

    • 1-213-338-8477
    • 877-853-5257 (Toll Free)
    • 888-475-4499 (Toll Free)


    May 28, 2020 * * * MEETING CANCELLED * * *
    May 14, 2020 * * * MEETING CANCELLED * * *
    April 23, 2020  * * * MEETING CANCELLED * * *
    April 9, 2020 * * * MEETING CANCELLED * * *
    March 26, 2020 * * * MEETING CANCELLED * * *
    March 12, 2020

    * * * MEETING CANCELLED * * *

    February 27, 2020

    Rooftop Appurtenance Code Amendments - CAM19-00502 (PDF 1.47MB)

    Market, Norkirk & Highlands Neighborhood Plans - Market Street Corridor Plan - CAM19-00112 (PDF 8.77MB)

    February 13, 2020
    Special Meeting

    JOINT HEARING WITH HOUGHTON COMMUNITY COUNCIL
    Rooftop Amenity Code Amendments - CAM19-00502 (PDF 8.0MB)

    February 13, 2020
    Special Meeting - Immediately following the Joint Hearing

    Amendments to the Kirkland Zoning Code and Kirkland Municipal Code to include:
    Missing Middle Housing (CAM19-00152) and Accessory Dwelling Units (CAM19-00282 (PDF 4.45MB)

    January 23, 2020

    JOINT HEARING WITH HOUGHTON COMMUNITY COUNCIL 
    Amendments to the Kirkland Zoning Code and Kirkland Municipal Code to include:
    Missing Middle Housing - CAM19-00152 (PDF 3.18MB)
    Accessory Dwelling Units - CAM19-00282 (PDF 11.45MB)

     

    January 9, 2020

    Rooftop Amenity Amendments - CAM19-00502 (PDF 1.6MB)

    December 26, 2019

    ** MEETING CANCELLED **

    December 12, 2019

    Kirkland Zoning Code Chapter 95 Code Amendments - CAM18-00408
       Part 1 (PDF 9.46MB)
       Part 2 (PDF 9.89MB)
       Part 3 (PDF 9.37MB)

     

    November 28, 2019    **  MEETING CANCELLED **
     November 14, 2019  Kirkland Urban Proposed Master Plan and Zoning Code Modifications - CAM14-02188
    (PDF 3MB)
    November 5, 2019

    Zoning Code Amendments for KZC Chapter 95 - CAM19-00408
       Part 1 (PDF 10.2MB)
       Part 2 (PDF 10.2MB)
       Part 3 (PDF 6.7MB)

    October 24, 2019

    City-Initiated Comprehensive Plan Amendments - CAM19-00537 (PDF 9.02MB)

    Kingsgate Park & Ride - Transit Oriented Development (TOD) Zoning Code Amendments CAM19-00129
         PART 1 (PDF 5.99MB)
         PART 2 (PDF 6.02MB)
         PART 3 (PDF 4.0MB)

    October 10, 2019 Miscellaneous Zoning and Municipal Code Amendments - CAM19-00342 (PDF 1.22MB)
    September 26, 2019 Rooftop Appurtenance Code Amendments - CAM19-00502 (PDF 2.31MB)

    Annual Comprehensive Plan Amendments - CAM19-00537 (PDF 2.72MB)
    September 12, 2019 ** MEETING CANCELLED ** 
    August 22, 2019  ** MEETING CANCELLED **
    August 8, 2019 Missing Middle Housing Code Amendments - CAM19-00152 (PDF 730kb)

    Amendments to the Kirkland Zoning Code (KZC) and Kirkland Municipal Code (KMC) - Accessory Dwelling Units - CAM19-00282 (PDF 5.63MB)
    July 25, 2019 Joint Meeting with Houghton Community Council
    Shoreline Master Program Periodic Update - CAM19-00026
         Part 1 (PDF 8.87MB)
         Part 2 (PDF 5.89MB)
         Part 3 (PDF 5.97MB)
         Part 4 (PDF 5.93MB)
         Part 5 (PDF 998kb)
    July 11, 2019  Kirkland Zoning Code Chapter 95 Code Amendments - CAM18-00408 (PDF 2.3MB) 
    June 27, 2019 Miscellaneous Zoning Code & Municipal Code Amendments - CAM19-00342 (PDF 167KB)
    June 13, 2019 Citizen Amendment Requests - CAM18-00764, CAM18-00444 and CAM18-00741 and Work Program Update (PDF 3.60MB)

    Amendments to the Kirkland Zoning Code (KZC) and Kirkland Municipal Code (KMC) - Accessory Dwelling Units - CAM19-00282 (PDF 3.36MB)
    May 23, 2019 Kirkland Zoning Code Chapter 95 Code Amendments - CAM18-00408 (PDF 3.43MB)
    May 9, 2019 Kingsgate Park & Ride - Transit Oriented Development (TOD) Zoning Code Amendments - CAM19-00129 (PDF 3.89MB)

    Kirkland Zoning Code Chapter 113 and Miscellaneous Amendments - CAM19-00152 (PDF 1.24MB)
    April 25, 2019 Joint Hearing with Houghton Community Council and Department of Ecology
    Shoreline Master Program Periodic Update - CAM19-00026 (PDF 4.10MB)
    April 25, 2019
    Immediately Following the Joint Hearing
    Joint Meeting with Houghton Community Council
    Kirkland Zoning code Chapter 95 Code Amendments - CAM18-00408 (PDF 556kb )
    April 11, 2019 Kirkland Zoning Code (KZC) 113 Code Amendments - CAM19-00152 (PDF 1.10MB)
    March 28, 2019 Rose Hill Neighborhood Code Amendments - CAM19-00043 (PDF 3.77MB)

    Floor Area Ratio (FAR) and Lot Coverage Amendments - CAM18-00258 (PDF 1.10MB)
    March 14, 2019 *** MEETING CANCELLED ***
    February 28, 2019 Shoreline Master Program Update (PDF 4.70MB)

    Floor Area Ratio (FAR) and Lot Coverage Amendments - CAM18-00258 (PDF 1.12MB)

    Draft Rose Hill Business District Amendments to Zoning Code, Zoning, Map, Comp Plan Map - CAM19-00043 (PDF 3.81MB)
    February 14, 2019 Draft Code Amendments, Kirkland Zoning Code Chapter 95 Tree Management and Required Landscaping - CAM18-00408 (PDF 3.27MB)

    Rose Hill and Bridle Trails Neighborhood Plan Update - Evaluation of Process - CAM18-00082 #1 and #4 (PDF 622KB)

    2019-21 Planning Work Program (PDF 1.08MB)
    January 24, 2019 Planning Work Programs (1.24MB) 
    January 10, 2019 Amendments to the Design Guidelines for the Totem Lake Business District and the Design Guidelines for Pedestrian-Oriented Business Districts - CAM18-00196 (PDF 4.73MB)

    Amendments to the Design Guidelines for the Rose Hill Business District, Design Guidelines for Pedestrian-Oriented Business Districts for the North Rose Hill Business District, and Residential Design Guidelines related to Implementation of the Rose Hill Neighborhood Plan - CAM18-00800 (PDF 3.23MB)
    December 27, 2018 *** MEETING CANCELLED ***
    December 13, 2018 Kirkland Urban Master Plan Proposed Modifications - CAM14-02188 (PDF 1.89 MB)
    November 26, 2018
    Joint meeting with Houghton Community Council
    Kirkland Zoning Code Chapter 95 Amendments - CAM18-00408 (PDF 9.09MG)
    November 22, 2018 *** MEETING CANCELLED ***
    November 8, 2018 Kirkland Zoning Code Chapter 95 Amendments - CAM18-00408
    Part 1 (PDF 4.40MB)
    Part 2 (PDF 3.15MG)

    Kirkland 2018 Urban Tree Canopy Assessment

    2018 City Initiated Comprehensive Plan Amendments - CAM18-00363
    Part 1 (4.88MB)
    Part 2 (4.78 MB)
    Part 3 (4.72 MB)
    Part 4 (1.89 MB)

    Totem Lake Amendments - CAM18-00196
    Part 1 (4.83MB)
    Part 2 (4.88MB)
    Part 3 (4.99MB)
    Part 4 (3.54MB)
    October 25, 2018 Rose Hill and Bridle Trails Neighborhood Plans - Public Hearing
    (CAM18-00082 #4)
    Part 1 (PDF 5.29MB)
    Part 2 (PDF 5.32MB)
    Part 3 (4.41MB)
    October 11, 2018 *** MEETING CANCELLED ***
    September 27, 2018 Kirkland Zoning Code Chapter 95 Amendments - CAM18-00408
    (PDF 1.88MB)
    Amendments to the Kirkland Zoning Code and Comprehensive Plan for the Totem Lake Business District - CAM18-00196
    Part 1 (PDF 5.50MB)
    Part 2 (PDF 5.45MB)
    Part 3 (PDF 2.31MB)
    September 13, 2018 Kirkland Zoning Code Chapter 95 Amendements - CAM18-00408 (PDF 1.94MB)

    FAR & Lot Coverage - CAM18-00258 (PDF 829KB)

    North/South Rose Hill & Bridle Trails Neighborhood Plan Update - CAM18-00082
    Part 1 (PDF 5.50MB)
    Part 2 (PDF 3.53MB)

    Kirkland Zoning Code Chapter 125 Amendments - Planned Unit Development - CAM18-00380 (PDF 1008KB)
    August 23, 2018 2018 City Initiated Comprehensive Plan Amendments - CAM18-00363
    Part 1 (PDF 4.89MB)
    Part 2 (PDF 4.86MB)
    Part 3 (PDF 4.95MB)
    August 9, 2018 Tree Research Presentation (PDF 654KB)

    KZC Chapter 125 Code Amendments - PUD - CAM18-00380 (PDF 1.21MB)
    July 26, 2018 North / South Rose Hill & Bridle Trails Neighborhood Plan Update (CAM18-00082 #4)
    Part 1 (PDF 4.74MB)
    Part 2 (PDF 4.66MB)
    Part 3 (PDF 2.98MB)
    July 12, 2018 KZC Chapter 95 Code Amendment Project Scoping - CAM18-00408  (PDF 2.8MB)
    June 28, 2018 Planned Unit Development KZC Chapter 125 Amendments - CAM18-00380 (PDF 1.2MB)

    KZC Chapter 95 Amendments - CAM18-00408 (PDF 2.6MB)
    June 14, 2018 *** MEETING CANCELLED ***
    May 24, 2018 Holmes Point Overlay Code Amendments - CAM18-00080 
    May 10, 2018  *** MEETING CANCELLED ***
    April 26, 2018 Holmes Point Overlay Code Amendments - CAM18-00080

    North / South Rose Hill & Bridle Trails Neighborhood Plan Update

    2018 Totem Lake Amendments - CAM18-00196
    April 12, 2018  Floor Area Ratio and Lot Coverage Regulations

    Totem Lake Urban Center Enhancement and Multimodal Transportation Network Plan - PLN18-00220 

    Geologically Hazardous Areas Update, File No. CAM17-00681
     March 26, 2018
    Joint meeting with Houghton Community Council 
    Geologically Hazardous Areas Update, File No. CAM17-00681 (PDF 1.3MB)
    Housing Strategy Plan, File No. PLN17-00011 (PDF 3.0MB)
    March 22, 2018 *** MEETING CANCELLED ***
    March 8, 2018 *** MEETING CANCELLED ***
    February 22, 2018   * * * MEETING CANCELLED * * * 
    February 8, 2018   * * * MEETING CANCELLED * * *
     January 25, 2018 Neighborhood Plan Framework (PDF 1.67MB)
    Planning Commissioner Biographies on City Website (PDF 1.11MB)
    January 11, 2018
    Joint Meeting with Houghton Community Council
     Amendments to Temporary Sign and Permanent Off-Site Sign Regulations,
    File No. CAM17-00419
     (PDF 5.2MB)

    Geologically Hazardous Area Code Update, File No. CAM17-00681 (PDF 8.5MB)

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