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Finn Hill Neighborhood Plan

On January 16, 2018, City Council will take final action on the Finn Hill Neighborhood Plan and related code amendments and rezones. 

The Planning Commission webpage contains the meeting packet information for the October 26, 2017  public hearing and November 9, 2017 deliberation in preparation for their recommendation that will be forwarded to the City Council on January 16th. Audio and meeting packet information is available on the Planning Commission webpage.

For more information:

Finn Hill Neighborhood Plan contact: Janice Coogan at (425) 587-3257 or  

Draft Finn Hill Neighborhood Plan- See October 26, 2017 Planning Commission meeting packet for draft Finn Hill Neighborhood Plan. 

Holmes Point Overlay and other tree code amendments have been postponed until early 2018 to give more time to study changes. Staff continues to meet with the Finn Hill Neighborhood Alliance to discuss issues related to the potential code amendments. 

Land Use Changes and Rezones- Rezones are proposed outside and within the Holmes Point Overlay area with the goal of consolidating zoning district boundaries, or provide larger lots for greater environmental or tree protection in the Holmes Point Overlay zone. Rezone of the BNA commercial area to a new Finn Hill Neighborhood Center zone is proposed including Zoning Code amendments for the FHNC to allow an increase in building height from 35ft to 55ft if certain conditions are met. See rezones map and descriptions below in box. 

Draft Street Connections Map-  No street connections map will be included in the neighborhood plan at this time in order to allow for more study and public input in 2018. 

Finn Hill Neighborhood October 15th Meeting Flyer (1.5MB)
Finn Hill Rezone Map (pdf 1.9MB)
Street Connections Presentation (pdf 1.2MB)

Public Comments for Planning Commission hearing on October 26, 2017:
  - Part 1 (PDF 7.4MB)
  - Part 2 (PDF 10.2MB)
  - Part 3 (PDF 9.9MB)
  - Part 4 (PDF 5.1MB)

Summaries of 2014-2016 meeting comments:
Finn Hill Neighborhood Alliance's Planning Session Overview Video - external link Background Report (December 2015, pdf 47MB)
Listening Session Report (December 2015, pdf 27MB)
Web Survey Report (December 2015, pdf 2.5MB)
January 2014 Finn Hill Visioning Comments (pdf - 54kb)
February 2014 Meeting Summary (pdf - 213kb)
June 2014 Meeting Summary (pdf - 397kb)
June 2014 Comments (pdf - 102kb)
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How to participate in the neighborhood planning process:

Contact the following people for more information:

Janice Coogan, Senior Planner, City of Kirkland Planning and Building Department or 425-587-3257

Scott Morris, President, Finn Hill Neighborhood Alliance or 206-972-9493

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