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04/20/2021 07 Rezone at 4209 Sorenson Rd - SOZO Sports Complex - Closed Record Public Hearing 1 a\'4\lyy bxk ik 1 1�PPd � P• 1-:41 9 PPPPPP+Pd ' lii it tYlltYlA.\ta. BUSINESS OF THE CITY COUNCIL YAKIMA, WASHINGTON AGENDA STATEMENT Item No. 7. For Meeting of:April 20, 2021 ITEM TITLE: Closed record public hearing and Ordinance to consider the Yakima Planning Commission's recommendation regarding the rezone of five parcels from Suburban Residential (SR)to General Commercial (GC)for SOZO Sports Complex at 4209 Sorenson Rd SUBMITTED BY: Joan Davenport,AI CP, Community Development Director Joseph Calhoun, Planning Manager Trevor Martin,Associate Planner(509) 575-6162 SUMMARY EXPLANATION: On March 9, 2021, the City of Yakima Planning Commission rendered its written recommendation on RZ#003-20, a proposal to rezone five parcels totaling approximately 60 acres from Suburban Residential (SR)to General Commercial (GC)for the future expansion of the SOZO Sports Complex. The Planning Commission held an open-record public hearing on February 24, 2021 and a motion to recommend approval of the proposed rezone passed. Any citizen wishing to comment on this public hearing is required to sign up in advance on the City's website at: https://www.yakimawa.govicouncil/public-comment/ no later than 3:00 p.m. on the day of the meeting. Please refer to the hearing packet which was distributed in the Council packet on April 6, 2021 and can be found online at: www.yakimawa.gov/council/agendas-and-minutes/ ITEM BUDGETED: NA STRATEGIC PRIORITY: Neighborhood and Community Building APPROVED FOR SUBMITTAL BY THE CITY MANAGER RECOMMENDATION: Pass Ordinance ATTACHMENTS: 2 Description Upload Date Type D OrdinanceSozo Rezone 416,2021 Ordinance 3 ORDINANCE NO. 2021- AN ORDINANCE rezoning parcels 181334-33401, -33402, -33403, -34401 & -34402 from Suburban Residential (SR) to General Commercial (GC) and amending the Zoning Map of the City of Yakima. WHEREAS, on November 3, 2020, Digital Design & Development, on behalf of Cleat City LLC., submitted an application requesting the zoning classification of parcels 181334-33401, -33402, -33403, -34401 & -34402, located at 4209 Sorenson Rd., to be rezoned from Suburban Residential (SR) to General Commercial (GC) on the official zoning map (hereinafter"RZ#003-20"); and WHEREAS, pursuant to YMC 6.88, the SEPA Administrative Official issued a Mitigated Determination of Nonsignificance on February 4, 2021, which was not appealed; and WHEREAS, the Future Land Use designation of the subject property is Commercial Mixed Use, which is consistent with the proposed GC zoning district; and WHEREAS, notice of the Planning Commission open record public hearing was properly provided; and WHEREAS, in accordance with YMC 15.23, the Yakima Planning Commission held an open record public hearing on February 24, 2021 to hear testimony from the public, consider the Rezone, and provide a recommendation to the Yakima City Council; and WHEREAS, after testimony and a review of the record, pursuant to the approval criteria set forth in YMC § 15.23.030, the Planning Commission recommended approval of the Rezone from Suburban Residential (SR) to General Commercial (GC); and WHEREAS, the Planning Commission recommendation was signed by the Chair on March 9, 2021, a copy of which is found in Exhibit "A" attached hereto and incorporated herein by this reference; and WHEREAS, pursuant to YMC 15.23.030(E), and after the required notice was properly provided, the Yakima City Council held a public meeting on April 20, 2021, regarding the rezone request; and WHEREAS, the City Council of the City of Yakima, having considered the record herein, the comments received at the public meeting held April 20, 2021, and the recommendation from the Planning Commission, hereby finds and determines that approval of the requested Rezone is in the best interest of the residents of the City of Yakima and will promote the general health, safety and welfare; now, therefore, 4 BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY OF YAKIMA: Section 1. Findings, Analysis and Conclusions. Subject to the specific terms of this ordinance, the Yakima City Council adopts the March 9, 2021, findings, conclusions, recommendations and conditions of the Planning Commission for RZ#003- 20. A copy of said recommendation is attached as Exhibit "A" and fully incorporated herein. Section 2. Any and all official Zoning or other similar maps shall be amended or modified to reclassify the subject real property set forth herein consistent with the above sections of this ordinance. Section 3. Authorization to File. The City Clerk is hereby authorized and directed to file a certified copy of this ordinance with the Yakima County Auditor. Section 4. Severability/Validity. If any section, subsection, paragraph, sentence, clause or phrase of this ordinance is declared invalid or unconstitutional for any reason, such decision shall not affect the validity of the remaining portions of this ordinance. Section 5. Effective Date. This ordinance shall be in full force and effect 30 days after its passage, approval, and publication as provided by law and by the City Charter. PASSED BY THE CITY COUNCIL, signed and approved this 20th day of April, 2021. ATTEST: Patricia Byers, Mayor Sonya Clear Tee, City Clerk Publication Date: Effective Date: „:.,,„611111111 . mmemage, • ,annng.. Planning Co Exhibit "A” mission Recommendation 1 ARTN4EN1 COMMUNt Y 1.11-NE1.4,111MEN'1 Joan Daveripcirt, A ICP, .Direttur Joseph r'atigrun, Manager 129 North Second Street, 2"1 Heim, Yekinta, WA 989411 ask, planimigary tifinirtwx,go %%AV > yak 111141‘wrgoviserr YAKIMA PLANNING COMMISSION RECO MENDATION TO THE YAKIMA CITY COUNCIL FOR REZONE R 03-20 & SEPA 20-20 February 24, 2021 WHEREAS, The City of Yakima adopted the Yakima Comprehensive Plan 2040 in June 6, 2017; and WHEREAS, The City of Yakima last amended its Titre 15 Reding Ordinance on February 10, 2020. and WHER S, Under the provisions of 'AMC Ch. 15,23 a change m circumstances or conditions may warrant a chan,ge in the zoning text or map to better align to be mord consistent with the goals, policies, and intent of the Yakima Comprehensive Plan 2040 WHEREAS, Under the provisions of 'AMC Ch 1 42 the Yakima Manning Commission (YPC) is responsible for the review of these applications and for recommending the approval, modification or denial cif each request and WHEREAS, On November 5, 2020 an application for a Rezone was submitted by Leanne Liddicoar on behalf of Sozo SpOltS of Central Washington. to change the zoning designation of Suburban Residential (SR) to General Commercial (GC), parcels: 181334-33401, -33402, -33403, -34401 & -34402 (City Fite REA003-20 & SEPAA020-201. and WHEREAS, The applications were considered complete for processing December 22, 2020, and public notioe was provided, in accordance with the previsions of YMC Ch, 16,10, on January 8, 2021. and WHEREAS, SERA Environmental Review was completed with a Mitigated Determination of Nonsignificance (MDNS1 SSued on February 4, 2021, which was not appealed (City f'ile SEPA#020-201: and ERAS, The Yakima Planning Commission held an open record public hearing oto February 24, 2021 to hear testimony from the public, consider the Rezone request, and provide a recommendation to the Yakima City Council, and Now therefore, the Yakima City Planning Commission presents the following findings of fact, conclusions, and recommendation to the Yakima City Council: APPLICATION # RZ#003-20 & SEPA#020-20 APPLICANT: Leanne Liddicoat on behalf of Sozo Sports of Centra Washinton APPLICANT ADDRESS: 1909 W. Lincoln Ave. Ste.1 Yakima, WA 98'902 PROJECT LOCATION: 4209 Sorenson Rd, PARCEL(S): 161334-33401, -33402. -33403, -34401 & -34402 FINDINGS OF FACT 1 The applicant requests to change the zoning of the subject parcels from Suburban Residential (SR) to Gerieral Commercial (GC). 2. The subject parcels are approximately 60 acres in size and are surrounded by residential/recreational property. 3 The City of Yakima Planning Division provided a detailed staff report to the Planning Commission and recommended approval during their February 24, 2021 public hearing„ 4 The proposed Rezone from Suburban Residential (SR) to General Commercial (GC) is corisistent with the applicable approval criteria in YMC § 15.23„030(D), as follows: a. Leanne Liddicoat (Applicant) testified in favor of the proposed rezone. Three different parties testified addressing areas of concern and anticipated future development, The applicant addressed concerns by emphasizing that the current proposal was for a rezone and no physical changes were being proposed. The neighbors will have the ability to comment and voice concerns when project specific applications were submitted for review. b, The property is suitable for uses within the GC zoning district and will facilitate a variety of future development options for the subject site:. c, No agencies or departments provided testimony in opposition to the request. d. The GC zoning district is an implementing zone of the Commercial Mixed Use Future Land Use Designation. e. The property is currently served or capable of being served by all necessary public utilities and can be accessed by public streets. f. The proposed Rezone is considered compatible with the surrounding neighborhood and no mitigation is proposed at this time. Future development proposals will undergo environmental, critical areas (floodplainifloodway), and land use review. g The public need for this Rezone is to provide additional flexibility for future Sozo development CONCLUSIONS 1 The Rezone is minor in nature; 2 No adverse impacts have been identified which cannot be mitigated during future proje review: 3. Three written comments or testimony was received in opposition to the request: 4. This proposal underwent Environmental Review with an MDNS issued on February 4, 2021. s. The proposed Rezone from Suburban Residential (SR) to General Commercial (GC) is consistent with the Yakima Urban Area Zoning Ordinance and 'Yakima Comprehensive Plan 2040. OTION Based on the testimony and evidence pre erited during the public hearing, it ed and seconded that the City of Yakima Planning Commissio draft findings of fact and t rw rd recommendation of approval to the Yakima City Council. The motion carried unanimously. NCO `I CITY r CIS The Planning o mmi sir n of the City of Yakima, having re led and considered all evidence and testimony presented t the public hearing, and having received and reviewed the record herein, hereby y recommends mend that the City Council of the City of Yakima APPROVE the proposed sed Rezone from Suburban Residential (SR) to General Commercial l (GC) for fire REE003-20, SIGNED this .V day of March 2021. b .iabbe Chair Yakima Pt nnire Commit