Toyer Strategic has filed a land use code amendment in the City of Lake Stevens, seeking adoption of a model homes ordinance similar to those used in other Snohomish County jurisdictions.
Model homes ordinances have been used by jurisdictions to replace the act of granting temporary use permits, establishing clear standards precedent to builders being eligible to seek building permits for the construction of model homes prior to final plat approval.
“We believe strongly that adoption of a model homes ordinance will clarify the requirements and process for approval of model homes in Lake Stevens, which is a benefit to the city, builders and citizens trying to understand local land use processes,” said David Toyer, owner of Toyer Strategic Consulting.
Filing the proposed code amendment under LSMC 14.16C.075 was just the first step in a lengthy review process. Staff must forward the proposal to the City Council who will determine whether or not the amendment should be further considered by staff and the Planning Commission.