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MRM Private Amendment Request

 Page Last Updated 10/2/2015

MRM Vicinity
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Project Status

Addendum to Final Supplemental EIS - corrections are included in Final SEIS at link below.

Final Supplemental EIS

Final SEIS
Notice of Issuance and Availability

Supplemental EIS Briefing from Planning Commission Meeting on 10/24/2013

Draft Supplemental EIS The Table of Contents has "hot links" for easy navigation.

Draft SEIS Notice of Availability

Frequently Asked Questions about Supplemental EIS

Determination of Significance issued on April 18, 2013
- Comment period on scope of Supplemental EIS ends on May 9, 2013 at 5:00 p.m.

CC meeting on Tuesday, March 19 at 7:30 p.m.
CC directed PC to study the MRM PAR in 2013 and to include all of CBD 5 in the review.

PC Study session on Thursday, February 28 at 7:00 p.m.
-  Study session on PAR where PC discussed project timing, study area, and environmental review.

All meetings held in City Council Chambers at City Hall, 123 5th Avenue, Kirkland, WA  98033
Questions?  Contact:
Angela Ruggeri
Kirkland Planning Dept.
123 5th Ave.
Kirkland WA, 98033 
[425] 587-3256
File No.: ZON11-00006/SEP13-00554/CAM13-00465 #9
Applicant:  Baylis Architects
Neighborhood:  Moss Bay

Future Meetings Scheduled:

10/06/15 at 6:00 pm  
- City Council Study Session on Comprehensive Plan amendments, including MRM (see City Council webpage for staff memo)

12/08/15 at 7:30 pm - City Council Final Decision on all Comprehensive Plan amendments, including MRM.

Public Comment for June 25, 2015 Planning Commission hearing
Information from MRSC on mixed use development
Comments submitted at study session on 5/14/2015
Conceptual drawings submitted by applicant 5/13/2015

3/12/15 at 7:00 pm - Planning Commission study session on MRM Proposal.

Additional comments received after 3/11/2015
Comment letters received 3/11/2015
Applicant's letter revising original proposal
Public comment received after March 5, 2015 packet

5/20/14 at 7:30 pm - City Council will decide whether to defer consideration of the MRM PAR to the Comprehensive Plan update.

Public Comment on the MRM PAR is at this link.
Additional public comment letters received.
Davidson Submittal Planning Commission Hearing 3/13/14:
Part 1 (PDF 5MB)
Part 2 (PDF 5.5MB)
Part 3 (PDF 4.8MB)
Part 4 (PDF 5.3MB)
Part 5 (PDF 4.9MB)
Part 6 (PDF 5.2MB)
Part 7 (PDF 5.6MB)
Part 8 (PDF 5.6MB)
Part 9 (PDF 5.3MB)
Part 10 (PDF5.6MB)
Part 11 (PDF 5.5MB)
Part 12 (PDF 5.3MB)
Part 13 (PDF 5.3MB)
Part 14 (PDF 5.4MB)
Part 15 (PDF 5.2MB)
Part 16 (PDF 5.3MB)
Part 17 (PDF 2.1MB)

4/24/14 at 7:00 pm - 2nd Public Hearing before the Planning Commission on the proposed Comprehensive Plan and Zoning Code amendments.  The Planning Commission decided to recommend to the City Council that consideration of the MRM PAR be deferred to the Comprehensive Plan update.

3/13/14 at 7:00 pm - Public Hearing before the Planning Commission on the proposed Comprehensive Plan and Zoning Code amendments.

2/27/14 at 7:00 pm - Planning Commission study session on Final Supplemental EIS and proposed Comprehensive Plan & Zoning Code amendments.

11/14/13 at 7:00 pm - The Planning Commission and the Planning Director (SEPA Responsible Official) held a public meeting to take comments on the Draft SEIS and proposed code amendments.

10/24/13 at 7:00 pm - The Planning Commission received a briefing on the Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS).

4/25/13 at 7:00 pm - The Planning Commission received an update on the process and the timeline.

Project Location
424 Kirkland Way (south of Parkplace)

Study Area
All of CBD 5

Project Description
Private Amendment Request to allow:
  • Additional height
  • Additional residential on site
Project Details
Private amendment request to amend Comprehensive Plan & Zoning to increase height from current maximum of 3-5 stories to 8 stories; and allow additional residential use on the entire site. Currently residential uses in CBD 5 are only allowed on properties with frontage on Second Avenue or within 170' of Peter Kirk Park provided that the residential use is limited to 12.5% of the gross floor area for the subject property.

At the 2/28/13 meeting, the Planning Commission voted to recommend postponement of consideration of the MRM PAR to the City Council, so that it could be included in the Comprehensive Plan update. 

The City Council made a decision at their 3/19/13 meeting to continue work on the MRM PAR in 2013 and to study the entire CBD 5 zone as part of this review.  The background discussion on this decision can be found at the CC site link below (see video of the March 19th CC meeting - unfinished business).

Environmental Determination

Final SEIS issued on 2/13/14
See the complete document under "Project Status" at the top of this page.

Draft SEIS issued on 10/17/13
See the complete document under "Project Status" at the top of this page.  The public comment period was from October 17, 2013 to November 18, 2013 at 5:00 pm

On April 18, 2013, the City issued a Determination of Significance for the project.  The EIS is be a supplement to the existing EIS and Supplemental EIS that were produced as part of the Parkplace project review.  Those documents are available at the Parkplace project page.

The preliminary scope of the Supplemental EIS included land use, plans & policies, aesthetics, transportation, public services, and utilities.  Comments on this scope were taken until May 9, 2013 at 5:00pm.

Public Notice
All who have an interest in this topic are encouraged to attend the meetings noted below. Your participation can help to ensure that any future project is successful for the community.

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Upcoming Meetings - All dates subject to change
Staff memos for the associated meeting dates can be found on the applicable web page: Planning Commission, Houghton Community Council, or City Council.

2/28/2013 Planning Commission Study Session
3/19/2013     City Council Decision on the Work Program (including MRM)
4/25/2013 Planning Commission update on process & timeline
10/24/2013         Planning Commission briefing on Draft SEIS
11/14/2013 Planning Commission & Planning Director Public Meeting to take comments on Draft SEIS and proposed code amendments
2/27/2014 Planning Commission Study Session
3/13/2014         Planning Commission Hearing on proposed Comprehensive Plan and Zoning Code amendments
 4/24/2014 2nd Planning Commission Hearing on proposed Comprehensive Plan and Zoning Code amendments
 5/20/2014 City Council meeting
 3/12/2015 Planning Commission study session on MRM Proposal
 5/14/2015 Planning Commission study session continued
 6/02/2015 City Council Briefing
 6/25/2015 Planning Commission Public Hearing (open house before meeting)
 10/06/2015 City Council Study Session
 12/08/2015  City Council Decision

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