Growth Management Committee

Growth Management Committee Members and Functions

Updated: February 16, 2018

Established:  February 2006

Membership:

Chair: Peter Rimbos
Vice-Chair: Rhys Sterling
Members: Lorraine Blacklock, Hendrick Haynes, Warren Iverson, and Ellie Hooman (non-GMVUAC member)

Mission: Monitor King County (KC) and local jurisdiction land-use decisions, Environmental Impact Statements, proposed and enacted Ordinances, and Comprehensive Plan updates. Interact with key Washington (WA) State and regional agencies (such as the four-county Puget Sound Regional Council–PSRC), King County departments (including the Department of Permitting & Environmental Review–DPER), and the King County Council’s Transportation, Economy, and Environment (TrEE) Committee.

Major Activities: The Committee is the Area Council’s lead on all King County Comprehensive Plan (KCCP) efforts, including all major 4-year updates, as well as annual updates. The Committee has led the following GMVUAC efforts:

King County Comprehensive Plan Updates (2016, 2012, 2008, & 2004)
King County Sammamish Valley Wine & Beverage Study (2017)
Reserve Silica Land Segregation, Rezone, & Water Banking Applications (2017)
Asphalt Facility (2017)
Marijuana Growing and Processing Operations (2016 & 2015)
Isolated Industrial Zones in Rural Area (2014)
Urban-Serving Facilities in Rural Area (2014 & 2013)
Covington Master-Planned Development (2014 & 2013)
Enumclaw-Tahoma School Districts Boundary (2013)
School Siting Legislation (2012)
Pacific Raceways (2012 & 2011)
Black Diamond Master-Planned Developments (2011-1, 2011-2, 2011-3, & 2010)
King County Code Amendments (2010)

[For more information on any of these efforts, please visit the Letters page under the Correspondence tab.]

Visit our Current Issues section to learn more about those specific projects the GMVUAC through its Growth Management Committee is currently working on with and for our rural area residents:

Asphalt Plant          Asphalt Facility
Reserve Silica        Reserve Silica

Current Status by Community Area

Hobart Community Area

No recent activities open.

Lake Francis Community Area

Elk Heights Gravel Operation

Issue — Primarily transportation infrastructure impacts with up to 250 trucks per day
Status — Permit application under review; Awaiting Haul Route Agreement (HRA); KCDOT conducting a “holistic” review of Lk Francis Rd (KCDOT Rick Brater call rec’d 6/12/17; Followup ltr sent 6/19/17); KCDOT conducted a road survey (late Aug.); Awaiting Lk Francis Rd “Holistic” Review & HRA

Ravensdale Community Area

Reserve Silica

Issue — Proposed “Demonstration Project” to reclaim & build large housing project
Status — 2016 KCCP Upd prohibited consideration until 2020; KCCP D.I. 6/30/17 for rezone of 122 ac to RA-10. [Water Bank planned; Reserve Silica (RS) Water History Memo 7/21/17 to State Dept. of Ecol (DOE). GM Ch, et.al., met w/DOE 9/5/17]; AC Docket Item (D.I.) Comments 11/7/17; KC Exec recom’d rejection 12/1/17; AC Ltr to KC Council supt’g Exec recom 12/3/17; DRAFT Remedial Investigation (R.I.) 11/20/17

River Heights Community Area

Asphalt Facility

Issue — Moving fr Covington to RA along SR-169; New Industrial use in RA subject to KCCP Policies R-513 to R-515
Status — Grading Applic filed 8/3/17; Optional Determination of Non-Significance/Mitigated DNS (DNS/MDNS); AC Comments submitted to KC DPER on 12/5/17; KCC 6-mo Moratorium on I-zoned parcels near Cedar River 11/13/17; Public Hrg (1/8/18); 3-mo Study KC Exec Recommendations (2/13/18) call for no changes–now up to KC Council final decision

 

External Links (see also GMVUAC King County and Links webpages): Links to key agency sites, planning documents, and reports of interest.

King County (KC):
KC Department of Permitting and Environmental Review (DPER)
KC Comprehensive Plan (KCCP)
KC Code
Countywide Planning Policies
Growth Management Planning Council (GMPC)

Regional:
Puget Sound Regional Council (PSRC)
VISION 2040

State:
WA Department of Commerce (DOC) [Comprehensive Planning Guidelines]
Growth Management Act (GMA)–RCW 36.70A

Maple Valley

We serve those that live in the Tahoma School District, but not in the city limits of Maple Valley

Service Area Stats

Established: 1977
Population: 16,100 (2010 Census)
Area: 116 sq mi