Pacific Passes Economic Development Friendly Amendments

Last night, the City Council in Pacific, Washington unanimously approved a package of code amendments that will encourage future economic development projects in their city.

Toyer Strategic Consulting proposed the package of code amendments, which addressed changes to the Office Park, Industrial and Commercial zoning districts.  Examples of the code amendments include:

  • Allowing additional uses in the Office Park zoning district
  • Permitting additional building height in the Office Park zoning district commensurate with additional building setbacks
  • Modifying the size of parking stalls and reducing off-street parking requirements.

In development the code amendments, Toyer Strategic worked with industrial developers, architects, engineers and city staff to identify areas of the code where changes would encourage future development opportunities.  Additionally, Toyer Strategic researched and evaluated similar code requirements in 19 other communities with like zoning districts and/or populations in order to ensure the changes make the City more competitive than peers at attracting projects.

The amendments were initiated in November 2017 and, based on last night’s action, they will become effective on April 3, 2018.

Exclusive: Rhodora Annexation Reaches 60%

Working with several landowners, we recently submitted a 60% notice of intent to annex the Rhodora Area to the City of Lake Stevens.  Getting to this milestone was not easy.

The effort began last September with an analysis of the area and determination of which method of annexation method to pursue, deciding to move forward with a direct petition method annexation.

Since then we’ve spent months reaching out and meeting with nearly every property owner in the annexation area to discuss the annexation and what it means.

You can learn more about the annexation at www.toyerstrategic.com/annex

But here are examples of how we have reached out:

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Rhodora Annexation Seeks 60% Petition

Click to view a map of the Rhodora Annexation area.

David Toyer, founder of Toyer Strategic Consulting and a native of Lake Stevens, is leading several annexation efforts to finally unite Lake Stevens as one community around the lake.

One of these annexations, know as the Rhodora Annexation, would add approximately 108 acres to the City of Lake Stevens.

Currently, David is working to gathering signatures to complete this annexation’s 60% petition – the requirement that petitions for annexation are signed by owners of property representing not less than 60% of the value within the area proposed for annexation.

Learn more about The Rhodora Annexation Project

Pacific Considers Changes

A package of code amendments in the City of Pacific, WA has completed the State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA) notification period and provided no SEPA appeals are filed by January 19, 2018, the amendments will head to the City’s Planning Commission on January 23rd.

Toyer Strategic Consulting is helping to move forward a package of code amendments in the City of Pacific, Washington.  The proposed amendments, targeting changes to the City’s Office Park and Industrial zoning districts, aim to attract new industrial development opportunities.  In summary, the proposed amendments include changes that:

  • Allow additional uses in the Office Park zoning district
  • Permit additional building height in the Office Park zoning district commensurate with additional building setbacks
  • Modify the size of parking stalls and adjust off-street parking requirements.

In addition to these amendments developed by Toyer Strategic, the City has added amendments that address parking lot landscaping and business signage.

Prior to submitting proposed code amendments, Toyer Strategic worked with industrial developers, architects, engineers and city staff to identify areas of the code where changes would encourage future development opportunities.  Additionally, Toyer Strategic researched and evaluated similar code requirements in 19 other communities with like zoning districts and/or populations.

Pellerin Annexation Hits Milestone

Click here for a map of the Pellerin Annexation.

David Toyer, founder of Toyer Strategic Consulting and a native of Lake Stevens, is leading several annexation efforts to finally unite Lake Stevens as one community around the lake.

The first of the annexations to achieve a 60% petition is a 27 acre area known as “Pellerin.”

Here’s an overview:

  • On October 3, 2017 we submitted a 10% notice of intent to annexation the area known as “Pellerin” to the City of Lake Stevens.
  • On December 12, 2017 the City Council for the City of Lake Stevens adopted Resolution 2017-021, authorizing circulation of a 60% petition.
  • On December 21, 2017 we submitted a 60% annexation petition to the City of Lake Stevens, seeking annexation of approximately 27 acres.
  • Submission of the 60% petition now requires the City of Lake Stevens to hold a public hearing to formally consider annexation of the area.
  • If annexed, the Pellerin area would have a comprehensive plan designation of medium density residential (MDR) and zoning of high urban residential (HUR).
  • We expect the public hearing to occur in late January or early February of 2018.