Shaping Growth | North Bend Proposes Comp Plan Amendments, Changing Future Residential, Commercial Development

The City of North Bend is proposing some amendments to its Comprehensive Plan which would change the land use designation and zoning in certain areas of the city, tweaking where commercial businesses can be located, where high density residential developments can be built, re-designate land from commercial to residential and create a new residential zone called “Constrained Residential.”

In addition to the amendments, the city’s residential design standards are also being updated so North Bend can “better address multifamily housing design, and more clearly distinguish which design standards apply to single family, cottage, and multifamily housing.”

On Tuesday, September 1, 2015, 7pm in the Mt Si Senior Center Conference Room (411 Main Avenue S.), the North Bend City Council will hold a public hearing to receive comments on the proposed amendments and design standards that will shape how North Bend grows and changes in the coming years.

Those who cannot attend the public hearing can also email or mail written comments to the North Bend Community and Economic Development Department, PO Box 896, North Bend, WA 98045. Written comments are accepted until 4:30pm, Tuesday, September 1st.  Comments submitted via email should include in the subject line, “Comp Plan and Zoning Map Amendments” and sent to lfredenburg@northbendwa.gov

North Bend Comprehensive Plan Land Use Designation Map and Zoning Map Amendments affect the following land parcels: 

  1. Parcels within the Limited Commercial Overlay District in the HDR zone, as shown on the current City of North Bend zoning map, are proposed to be re-designated from Residential to Commercial on the Comprehensive Plan Land Use Map, and re-zoned from High Density Residential to Downtown Commercial.
  2. Parcels on 4th Street, as shown on the current City of North Bend zoning map as within the Neighborhood Business District, are proposed to be re-zoned to Downtown Commercial (Comprehensive Plan designation to remain Commercial).
  3. Parcels on SE Orchard Drive, including 1023089116 (vacant), 0923089046 (220 SE Orchard Dr.), and 1023089191 (240 SE Orchard Dr.), are proposed to be re-zoned from Low Density Residential to High Density Residential. (Comprehensive Plan designation to remain Residential.)
  4. Parcels on the north side of North Bend Way between the entrance to Torguson Park and Thrasher Avenue NE are proposed to be re-zoned from Low Density Residential to High Density Residential, with application of a Limited Commercial Overlay District. (Comprehensive Plan designation to remain Residential.)
  5. Certain parcels within the Neighborhood Business District between SE 140th and SE North Bend Way (except those fronting directly to SE North Bend Way) are proposed to be re-designated from Commercial to Residential on the Comprehensive Plan Land Use Map, and re-zoned from Neighborhood Business to Low Density Residential.
  6. Parcels 132308-9025, 132308-9053, 132308-9065 and 132308-9066 between SE 140th and SE North Bend Way are proposed to be re-designated from Business to Employment Park on the Comprehensive Plan Land Use Map, and re-zoned from Neighborhood Business to Employment Park 2.
  7. Properties currently zoned Low Density Residential are proposed to be located within a new residential zone, Constrained Residential (CLDR), with ½ acre minimum lot sizes. This includes:
  • Properties located on the east side of the South Fork Snoqualmie River where south of Cedar Falls Way, and on the west side of the South Fork Snoqualmie River where south of the Berry Estates neighborhood.
  • Properties to the northwest of the Exit 32 interchange. Properties east of the Wood River neighborhood.
  • Properties along NW 14th Street off Bendigo Blvd North currently zoned LDR.

For more information, including a detail Proposed Comprehensive Zoning Map visit City of North Bend Public Notices website page.

NB Comp Plan map

Comments

  1. is there a way to get a larger, more legible, copy of this map? I cannot decipher the legend
    Thank you.

  2. Jean Buckner says

    Yes, a PDF of the map that can be blown up would be great. Also, where can we find definitions from the Comp Plan; for example what do the following terms mean From “Business” to “Employment Park” on the Comprehensive Plan Land Use Map, and re-zoned from “Neighborhood Business” to “Employment Park 2.”

    Best,

    Jean Buckner

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