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Hearing Examiner's Decisions

All Hearing Examiner's Decisions are located on the Sammamish CivicWeb Portal in the Document Center.

NOTE: Pursuant to the Governor’s emergency Proclamation 20-25, the City is unable to provide an in-person location for the Public Hearing. Meetings are still accessible to the public and public comment can be made by joining the virtual meeting via GoToMeeting. For information on upcoming Hearings, please check the City Event Calendar for date, time and details. 
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Hearing Name & File Number Description Hearing Date Decision Resources
Hofmann Private Residential Dock

SSDP2019-00331

Shoreline Substantial Development Permit to construct a 340± square foot, fully grated, private dock with an associated free-standing boat lift and a dock-mounted personal water craft lift in Lake Sammamish

January 30, 2020 Decision Dated:
February 03, 2020
N/A
Contrigiani Private Residential Dock

SSDP2019-00303

Shoreline Substantial Development Permit to construct a 377± square foot, fully grated, private floating dock

January 30, 2020 Decision Dated:
February 03, 2020
N/A
Eastman Dock Private Shared/Joint Use Dock

SSDP2019-00378

Shoreline Substantial Development Permit to allow the construction of an 80-foot long, 699-square foot, joint-use fixed dock for four upland residences, located on Lake Sammamish in the R-4 Zoning District and the Urban Conservancy Shoreline Designation. Link to Eastman Dock Hearing video: https://youtu.be/s-lRI1fSEcg

May 29, 2020 Decision Dated:
June 17, 2020
Santoni Zone Reclassification

ZONR2019-00061

To change the zoning designation for parcel number 1241100042 from a TC-E Town Center Reserve Zone to TC-B Town Center Mixed Residential Zone Link to the Santoni Hearing video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m5Y3VZ-W46k

June 05, 2020 Decision Dated:
June 08, 2020
Beal Dock Hearing- SSDP2019-00585

SSDP2019-00585

Shoreline Substantial Development Permit (SSDP) to allow the construction of a new 80-foot long, private dock of 440 square feet and a boat lift with canopy for single-family residential property on Lake Sammamish, in the R-4 Zoning District.

June 19, 2020 Decision Dated:
June 22, 2020
APPEAL of RUE2018-00594 - Walker


Appeal of a Reasonable Use Exception (RUE) to allow development of a single-family residence (SFR) and ancillary infrastructure within Landslide Area and its buffers.

August 12, 2020 Decision Dated
TBD
N/A
Johnson Private Residential Dock

SSDP2018-00482

Construction of one 420 square feet grated surface private use dock as defined by Sammamish Municipal Code (SMC) 25.02.010(29) and allowed under SMC 25.07.010. The dock will be an accessory structure to the existing single-family residence onsite. The proposed dock will be 420 square feet in size, 80’ in length. The proposed dock will be a fixed pier framed with ACZA treated fir, stringers to be 4” by 8”, joists/pile caps to be 6” by 8”. The proposal meets the City of Sammamish Shoreline Master Program (SMP) private dock dimensional standards of SMC 25.07.010-2 and SMC 25.07.050. The dock is for owner use only and does not allow rented moorage. The property associated with the proposal is in the R-4 zone and within the Shoreline Jurisdiction of Lake Sammamish which is a Shoreline of Statewide Significance. The proposal is also located within the Lake Sammamish Shoreline Residential Environment Designation.

July 17, 2019 Decision Dated:
July 19, 2019
N/A
Selitrennikoff Private Residential Dock

SSDP2018-00571

Request to construct one 479 square feet grated surface private use dock as defined by Sammamish Municipal Code (SMC) 25.02.010(29) and allowed under SMC 25.07.010. The dock will be an accessory structure to an existing single-family residence. The proposal includes the installation of two (2) 4-inch diameter galvanized steel and sixteen (16) 6-inch diameter galvanized steel support piles and a complete dock surface area of 479 square feet. Two (2) freestanding boatlifts will be installed next to the dock. The proposal meets the City of Sammamish Shoreline Master Program (SMP) private dock dimensional standards of SMC 25.07.010-2 and SMC 25.07.050. The dock is for owner use only and does not allow rented moorage. The property associated with the proposal is located in the R-4 zone and within the Shoreline Jurisdiction of Lake Sammamish which is a Shoreline of Statewide Significance. The proposal is also located within the Lake Sammamish Urban Conservancy Environment Designation. A copy of the Staff Report and Exhibits can be found here: https://spaces.hightail.com/space/7apmh7vHdu

August 09, 2019 Decision Dated:
August 22, 2019
N/A
Boatlift Installation on Existing Shared Use Dock

SSDP2018-00114 & SVAR2018-00724

The applicant requests a Shoreline Substantial Development Permit and Shoreline Variance to accommodate the installation of six (6) freestanding boatlifts on an existing shared use dock as defined by Sammamish Municipal Code (SMC) 25.02.010(29) and allowed under SMC 25.07.010. The existing shared use dock was permitted in 2015 as a shoreline exemption outlined in Washington Administrative Code (WAC) 173-27-040, and subsequently permitted for construction in 2016. The shared use dock is owned and shared by six (6) upland residential lots located west of East Lake Sammamish Parkway SE. The dock is for owner use only and does not allow rented moorage. The property associated with the proposal is located in the R-4 zone and within the Shoreline Jurisdiction of Lake Sammamish which is a Shoreline of Statewide Significance. The proposal is also located within the Lake Sammamish Shoreline Residential Environment Designation. The boatlift installation does not qualify for a shoreline exemption pursuant to WAC 173027-040(2)(a), fair market value less than $7,047.00, as the cost of the project exceeds the threshold, a Shoreline Substantial Development Permit (SSDP) is required. Pursuant to SMC 25.07.050(2)(i), new boatlifts installed between five and 15 feet of the side property line extended must be installed perpendicular to the shoreline. A Shoreline Variance was requested to allow a deviation from this requirement.

June 13, 2019 Decision Dated:
June 20, 2019
N/A
Blyth Private Residential Dock

SSDP2018-00432

Request to construct one 380 square feet private residential dock as defined by the City of Sammamish Municipal Code (SMC) 25.02.010(29) and allowed under SMC 25.07.010. The dock will be an accessory structure to a new single-family residence. The dock is 380 square feet in size, is 4’ wide, 80’ in length. The first 20’ of the dock will be a fixed pier framed with ACZA treated fir. Decking to be ThruFlow grated panels. The floating segment will be 60’ long, 4’ wide with a 6’ wide by 14’ long ell at the waterward end. The proposal meets the City of Sammamish Shoreline Master Program (SMP) private dock dimensional standards of SMC 25.07.010-2 and SMC 25.07.050. The dock is for owner use only and does not allow rented moorage. The property associated with the proposal is located in the R-4 zone and within the Shoreline Jurisdiction of Beaver Lake. The proposal is also located within the Beaver Lake Shoreline Residential Environment Designation

May 29, 2019 Decision Dated:
May 31, 2019
N/A
Brixton Homes, LLC - Murray Franklyn Co.

CVC2019-00004

Parties reached a settlement agreement which is attached as a Decision.

August 08, 2019 Decision Dated:
October 15, 2019
N/A
Stevens Private Residential Dock

SSDP2018-00268

Construction of one 480 square feet grated surface private use dock as defined by Sammamish Municipal Code (SMC) 25.02.010(29) and allowed under SMC 25.07.010. The dock will be an accessory structure to the existing single-family residence. The proposed dock will be 480 square feet in size, 4’ in width, 96’ in length, and includes a 4’ by 96’ walkway/pier with a 6’ by 20’ ell at the waterward end. The fixed pier structure will be framed with ACZA treated fir, stringer to be 4” by 8”, joists/pile caps to be 6” by 8”. The proposal meets the City of Sammamish Shoreline Master Program (SMP) private dock dimensional standards of SMC 25.07.010-2 and SMC 25.07.050. The dock is for owner use only and does not allow rented moorage. The property associated with the proposal is in the R-4 zone and within the Shoreline Jurisdiction of Lake Sammamish which is a Shoreline of Statewide Significance. The proposal is also located within the Lake Sammamish Shoreline Residential Environment Designation.

March 14, 2019 Decision Dated:
July 03, 2019
N/A
Templeman Dock - SSDP2017-00383

SSDP2017-00383

Request to constmct one 360 square foot grated surface shared use dock as defined by Sammamish Municipal Code (SMC) 25.02.010(29) and allowed under SMC 25.07.010. The dock will be owned and shared by four (4) residential lots located east of East Lake Sammamish Parkway NE. The proposal includes the installation of a shared use dock with a total length of 70' and a complete dock surface area of 360 square feet. The proposal meets the City of Sammamish Shoreline Master Program (SMP) dock dimensional standards of SMC 25.07.010-2 and SMC 25.07.050. The dock is for owner use only and does not allow rented moorage. The property associated with the proposal is located in the R-4 zone and within the Shoreline Jurisdiction of Lake Sammamish which is a Shoreline of Statewide Significance. The proposal is also located within the Lake Sammamish Shoreline Residential Environment Designation.

September 04, 2019 Decision Dated:
September 12, 2019
N/A
Parkinson Residential Dock

SSDP2019-00190

Shoreline Substantial Development Permit (SSDP) to allow the construction of a new 62-foot long, private dock for a single-family residential property on Beaver Lake, in the R-4 Zoning District. Location: 1926 W. Beaver Lake Drive SE (Parcel No.: 0224069042)

September 27, 2019 Decision Dated:
October 07, 2019
N/A
East Lake Sammamish Trail Parking Lot

SSDP2016-00414

King County Department of Natural Resources and Parks, Parks and Recreation Division (“King County” or “County”) seeks approval of a Shoreline Management Act (“SMA”) Substantial Development Permit (“SSDP”) to upgrade 426.12 feet of the Interim East Lake Sammamish Trail to Master Plan Trail standard and to construct a 30-stall trailhead parking lot with amenities adjacent thereto. (The proposal is called “East Lake Sammamish Master Plan Trail, Inglewood Hill Road Parking Lot” on the submitted plan set, but its components will be referred to herein individually as the “Inglewood Segment” and the “Parking Lot,” and collectively as the “Project.”)

January 24, 2018 Decision Dated:
February 05, 2018
N/A
Big Rock Vista Preliminary Subdivision and Appeal

PSUB2016-00276

Consolidated: 1) Preliminary subdivision application (Big Rock Vista); 2) Appeal from approval of variations from the Interim Public Works Standards (“PWS” ) associated with the Big Rock Vista preliminary subdivision application; and 3) Appeal from the State Environmental Policy Act (“SEPA”) threshold Determination of Nonsignificance (“DNS”) issued for Big Rock Vista

January 29, 2018 Decision Dated:
February 26, 2018
N/A
Pereyra Boat Lift and Dock

SSDP2017-00343

Shoreline Substantial Development Permit to construct a 390 square foot, fully grated, private dock with associated free-standing boat lift

February 09, 2018 Decision Dated:
February 26, 2018
N/A
Paul Zoning and Shoreline Variances

SVAR2016-00376 and ZONV2016-00377

Consolidated: 1) Shoreline Management Act Variances to reduce shoreline setback from 50 feet minimum to not less than 33 feet and reduce one Type F stream buffer from 150 feet to not less than 37.5 feet and a second Type F stream buffer from 150 feet to not less than 112 feet; and 2) Zoning variance to reduce street setback from 10 feet minimum to not less than 5 feet

February 13, 2018 Decision Dated:
March 14, 2018
N/A
APPEAL - Baker House

None

Appeal from the Landmarks Commission’s Designation of the Baker House as a Landmark

February 27, 2018 Decision Dated:
March 05, 2018
N/A
APPEAL - Cantor Short Subdivision

PLN2004-00027

Appeal from decision approving a short subdivision

July 19, 2018 Decision Dated:
July 10, 2019
N/A
PSUB2016-00515 - Sammamish 18

PSUB2016-00515 - Sammamish 18

Century Communities (“Century”; fka Benchmark Communities) seeks preliminary approval of Sammamish-18, an 18-lot single-family residential subdivision of a 4.67 acre site, owned by the Fuentes, Heine, Jones, and Willis families, which is zoned R-8. The subject property is located at the southern terminus of 230th Avenue NE.

March 07, 2018 Decision Dated:
March 15, 2018
N/A
Carrier Preliminary Subdivision

PSUB2016-00026 (Preliminary subdivision) PAUE2018-00068 (SPWater exception) PAUE2018-00069 (Public Works exception)

Consolidated: 1) Preliminary subdivision (Carrier); 2) Appeals (2) from the State Environmental Policy Act (“SEPA”) threshold Determination of Nonsignificance (“DNS”) issued for the Carrier application; 3) Public Agency and Utility Exception (“PAUE”) to place a sewer and a water main through a wetland (“SPWater Exception”); and 4) PAUE to reroute a segment of “Stream B” located within the SE 8th Street right-of-way (“Public Works Exception”)

August 01, 2018 Decision Dated:
August 27, 2018
N/A
Chan Private Dock and Boat Lift

SSDP2017-00796

Shoreline Substantial Development Permit to construct a 476 square foot, fully grated, private dock with a dock-mounted personal water craft lift and an associated free-standing boat lift

July 24, 2018 Decision Dated:
July 25, 2018
N/A
Templeman Shared-Use Dock

SSDP2017-00383

Shoreline Substantial Development Permit to construct a fully grated, shared use dock in Lake Sammamish

October 01, 2018 Decision Dated:
October 08, 2018
N/A
NE 25th Assemblage Preliminary Subdivision

PSUB2017-00599

CR Home Builders, LLC (“CR Builders”), one of the Murray Franklyn family of companies, seeks preliminary approval of 25th St. Assemblage, a 14-lot single-family residential subdivision of a 5.69 acre site which is zoned R-4.

September 05, 2018 Decision Dated:
September 17, 2018
N/A
SE 14th Street Preliminary Subdivision

PSUB2017-00542

William E. Buchan, Inc. (“Buchan”) seeks preliminary approval of SE 14th Street, a 12-lot single-family residential subdivision of a 3.24 acre site which is zoned R-4.

October 22, 2018 Decision Dated:
November 05, 2018
N/A
Appeal - Miller Code Violation

CVC2016-00026

Appeal of CVC2016-0004

May 22, 2017 Decision Dated:
November 15, 2018
N/A
Baerwald Shoreline Variance

SVAR2016-00053

The proposed single family residence is located just north of 3100 Block of East Lake Sammamish Parkway NE, Sammamish. WA 98074.

March 27, 2017 Decision Dated:
March 13, 2017
N/A
Carrier Preliminary Subdivision

PSUB2016-00026

The proposed action is located at 742 214th Ave SE, Sammamish, WA 98075, within the SW 1/4 of Section 33, Township 25 N., Range 6 East W.M. The King County Parcel numbers associated with this property are 124070-0035 and 124070-0086, which comprise approximately 14.14 acres.

March 16, 2017 Decision Dated:
April 17, 2017
N/A
Hamilton Estates 01-17-2017

PSUB2015-00254

Seattle Real Estate Holdings, LLC (SREH) seeks preliminary approval of Hamilton Estates, a 14-lot single-family residential subdivision of an approximate 9-acre site, owned by SREH, which is zoned R-6. SREH filed a Base Land Use Application on October 9, 2015. The Sammamish Department of Community Development (the Department) deemed the application to be complete when filed. The subject property is located at 1702 246th Avenue SE, about 1,200 feet north of SE 24th Street.

January 05, 2017 Decision Dated:
January 17, 2017
N/A
Ogren Shoreline Variance

SVAR2015-00209

The proposed single family residence is located just north of 3123 East Lake Sammamish Parkway NE, Sammamish. WA 98074.

March 02, 2017 Decision Dated:
March 13, 2017
N/A
Scranton Preliminary Subdivision

PSUB2016-00072

Proposed 10-lot subdivision is located at 1991 211th Ave SE, Sammamish WA 98075

May 16, 2017 Decision Dated
TBD
N/A
Chan Shoreline Variance and Zoning Variance

SVAR2016-00517 and ZONV2016-00518

Consolidated: 1) Shoreline Management Act Variance to reduce shoreline setback from 50 feet minimum to not less than 33 feet and to eliminate the 15-foot building setback line associated with a reduced stream buffer; and 2) Zoning variance to reduce street setback from 10 feet minimum to not less than 5 feet

July 27, 2017 Decision Dated:
August 01, 2017
N/A
Emens Dock Replacement

SSDP2017-00254

Shoreline Substantial Development Permit to replace an existing private dock with a new 478 square foot, fully grated, private dock

December 14, 2017 Decision Dated:
December 28, 2017
N/A
Irongate - Brixton Preliminary Subdivision

PSUB2016-00553

Brixton Homes, LLC (“Brixton”), one of the Murray Franklyn Family of Companies (Exhibits 17, p. I; 27; and testimony) seeks preliminary approval of Irongate, a 17-lot single-family residential subdivision of a 5.05 acre site which is zoned R-4. Brixton filed a Base Land Use Application on December 27, 2016. The Sammamish Department of Community Development deemed the application to be complete as of December 30, 2016. The Department issued a Notice of Application on January 26, 2017. The subject property is located at 26004, 26014, and 26022 SE 36th Street.

October 10, 2017 Decision Dated:
October 23, 2017
N/A
TJ Square Shared Use Dock

SSDP2016-00416

Shoreline Substantial Development Permit to construct a 520 square foot, shared-use dock within Lake Sammamish

November 13, 2017 Decision Dated:
November 21, 2017
N/A
Stratmoor Preliminary Subdivision

PSUB2016-00512

Brixton Homes, LLC, one of the Murray Franklyn Family of Companies, seeks preliminary approval of Stratmoor, a 21-lot single-family residential subdivision of a 9.75 acre site which is zoned R-6. The subject property occupies the southwest quadrant of the 218th Avenue SE/E Main Street intersection.

July 25, 2017 Decision Dated:
July 27, 2017
N/A
ARC of King County

COD2016-00074



November 10, 2016 Decision Dated:
November 15, 2016
N/A
Campenella

SVAR2013-00240

Shoreline Management Act Variance to reduce shoreline setback from 50 to 11 feet, to reduce a stream setback from 150 to 14 feet, and to reduce a stream buffer building setback from 15 feet to 5 feet.

August 24, 2016 Decision Dated:
August 31, 2016
N/A
Cedar Hills

PSUB2015-00264



September 15, 2016 Decision Dated:
September 20, 2016
N/A
Costea Estates

PSUB2015-00046



August 23, 2016 Decision Dated:
August 30, 2016
N/A
Gabrielle's Place

PSUB2015-00046



March 14, 2016 Decision Dated:
March 21, 2016
N/A
Gee

SVAR2015-00297



March 09, 2016 Decision Dated:
March 14, 2016
N/A
Hennessy

PLN2014-00236



February 10, 2016 Decision Dated:
February 16, 2016
N/A
Huntington Homes

PSHP2015-00169



October 18, 2016 Decision Dated:
October 24, 2016
N/A
Inglewood Landing

PSUB2015-00014



October 25, 2016 Decision Dated:
November 01, 2016
N/A
Lake Vista

PLA2015-00311



February 19, 2014 Decision Dated:
February 24, 2014
N/A
Osgood

PSUB2016-00017



November 03, 2016 Decision Dated:
November 09, 2016
N/A
Penny Lane South

PSUB2015-00273



November 14, 2016 Decision Dated:
November 21, 2016
N/A
Richards Short Plat

PSHP2014-00280



April 07, 2016 Decision Dated:
April 16, 2016
N/A
Way Appeal

SSDP2015-00274/-00275



January 01, 0001 Decision Dated:
November 04, 2016
N/A
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