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File #: 2015-0437    Version:
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 10/19/2015 In control: Transportation, Economy and Environment Committee
On agenda: 11/23/2015 Final action: 11/23/2015
Enactment date: 12/4/2015 Enactment #: 18184
Title: AN ORDINANCE relating to the development of a regional motor sports facility demonstration project; amending Ordinance 17287, Section 3, and K.C.C. 21A.55.105.
Sponsors: Pete von Reichbauer
Code sections: 21A.55.100 -
Attachments: 1. Ordinance 18184.pdf, 2. 2015-0437 re motor sports facility Hearing Notice - Seattle Times - Publish Oct 23.doc, 3. letter from Department of Commerce, 4. 2015-0437_SR_RegionalMotorSports_110315.docx, 5. Harry Reinert handout.pdf, 6. Larry Worden handout.pdf, 7. Linda Worden handout.pdf, 8. Mark Brady handout.pdf, 9. Sandra Gaither handout.pdf, 10. Affidavit of Pub - Seattle Times 10-23-15, 11. 2015-0437 SEPA Checklist.pdf, 12. Memo initiating SEPA review.docx, 13. 2015-0347 SEPA determination of nonsignificance.pdf, 14. 2015-0437 email.pdf, 15. 2015-0437 reinert letter.pdf, 16. Smith Letter Re 2015-0437.pdf, 17. 18184 Amendment package 11-23-15.pdf, 18. 2015-0437 - Notice of Adoption re regional motor sports facility 18184.doc, 19. 18184 - 2015-0437 re regional motor sports facility - post adop.pdf, 20. 18184 Acknowledgement from State.pdf
Staff: Auzins, Erin
AN ORDINANCE relating to the development of a regional motor sports facility demonstration project; amending Ordinance 17287, Section 3, and K.C.C. 21A.55.105.
SECTION 1. Findings:
A. Pacific Raceways, formerly operated as Seattle International Raceways, is on a three-hundred-twenty-seven acre site located east of Kent and a quarter mile off of State Highway 18, and has historically consisted of a two and a quarter-mile road course, a drag strip, a dirt motocross track and a kart track.
B. A racetrack has operated on the Pacific Raceways property for over fifty years. Throughout the various iterations of King County land use planning and regulation, the existence and operation of the racetrack has been recognized. While no longer in effect, both the 1979 Soos Creek Community Plan and its 1991 update provide valuable information about the racetrack. These past Soos Creek Community Plans acknowledged the challenges of the racetrack being located in a rural area. In 1998, King County readopted the Soos Creek Community Plan policy, F-18, pertaining to what was then referred to as Seattle International Raceway or "SIR." King County's current land use plans and regulations continue to recognize the historic racetrack use.
C. The Pacific Raceways property is located in the Growth Management Act-designated rural area. The property has a Rural land use designation and Industrial zoning. The property has a property-specific development condition, also known as a P-suffix, SC-P02, which restricts the use of the property to racetrack uses, consistent with Comprehensive Plan policy CP-1014. It is also subject to a conditional use permit, File No. A-71-0-81, which governs current development and operations.
D. The Pacific Raceways property is served by an interchange on SR 18 that allows traffic entering and leaving the Pacific Raceways to travel only a short distance on SE 304th Street.
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