Land Use Applications Under Review

Project Number

SVAR2016-00053

Project Name

BAERWALD SVAR, SSDP, ZVAR

Project Contact

Sung Lee

Location

E LAKE SAMMAMISH PKWY NE

Parcel Number(s)

2025069071

Description

The applicant requests a Zoning Variance and Shoreline Variance to accommodate the development of a single family residence within the Urban Conservancy shoreline environment associated with Lake Sammamish and within the R-4 Zoning District. The proposal is for a building footprint of approximately 2,215 square feet and associated improvements (e.g. driveway, perimeter access to the house).  A Zoning Variance was requested to reduce standard 10-foot street setback to a minimum of 2 feet from the northeastern property line for a detached single family home.  Due to the severity of the site constraints, reasonable use of the property requires the reduction of the standard shoreline setback through a Shoreline Variance.  The shoreline setback within the Urban Conservancy shoreline environment is 50 feet and cannot be reduced (SMC 25.06.020.9 and 25.06.020.11). Thus, a Shoreline Variance is requested to reduce the setback beyond that allowed by code in order to obtain reasonable use of the property. The proposal includes a reduction in the setback to a minimum of 20-feet along a majority of the property.  The applicant has also requested a Shoreline Substantial Development Permit and State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA) Determination for an approximately 424 square feet dock and access footpath.

Notice of Application

Notice of Public Hearing, Notice of Issuance of SEPA Threshold Determination of Non-Significance, Issuance of Staff Report, and Recommendation to the City Hearing Examiner