Residents can now make suggestions for changes in the Burien Comprehensive Plan, and the city is also accepting new requests for changes in the plan to be completed by this July.
David Johanson, of the city’s Department of Community Development, says the city will be continuing the update process initiated last year. A docket for the plan will be decided by the City Council in June or July, following a recommendation by the Planning Commission.
The deadline for individuals or organizations to submit amendments to the plan is 5 p.m., June 1. Amendment to the Comprehensive Plan Land Use Map may also require a rezone, the city said. Application packets are available at City Hall and also on the city’s website, www.burienwa.gov. A filing fee is required for amendment requests.
The city recommends meeting with the city planning staff prior to filing.
The 2012 Comprehensive Plan Amendment file is available at Burien City Hall during regular business hours. All Planning Commission and City Council packets are also available online at www.burienwa.gov.
Written comments regarding the Comprehensive Plan preliminary docket may be submitted in person, via mail, e-mail or by facsimile. Oral comments can be provided at the preliminary docket meeting or during the public comment portions of Planning Commission and City Council meetings, at the discretion of the Chair. Additional notice of public hearings on specific amendments will be provided.
The Burien Planning Commission will hold a public meeting for interested parties to learn about and comment on the preliminary docket of amendment requests on June 12, at 7 p.m. at the Burien Library/City Hall Multi-Purpose Room. This meeting will be televised live on BCTV Channel 21, and streamed live and archived at www.burienmedia.org.