The Ben B. Cheney Foundation and Neil Walter Company are proposing a Development Agreement (D.A.) per the provisions of the Gig Harbor Municipal Code (GHMC) to allow the One Harbor Point residential development at the intersection of Harborview and Soundview Drives in Gig Harbor, Washington. Based on public input received at the May 24, 2017 open house held on the proposal, the applicant has revised its D.A. to eliminate the originally proposed Green Turtle site from the proposal, has reduced the number of dwelling units proposed for the upland triangular-shaped parcel from the originally proposed 35 dwelling units located in 10 buildings to 29 dwelling units in 10 buildings, and has eliminated the third-story from each of the originally proposed three-story townhouse structures.
The applicant proposes to donate the Boat Barn parcel and building and its associated marina to the city as a public benefit pursuant to the requirements of the City’s D.A. process and also requests deviations in allowed uses, maximum density, maximum height, minimum setbacks, and other zoning, landscaping and design requirements.
Development Agreement Process
The development agreement process is called-out in GHMC Chapter 19.08 and consists of the following general steps:
- Development agreement application submitted to Planning Department
- Internal initial review by City staff and City Attorney
- Public meeting on initiation of the application with City Council. Public notice of this meetings will occur. A majority of the whole council (4 members) must approve further processing of the agreement via a motion. If four votes are not obtained, the application is no longer processed and is returned to the applicant.
- If the Council approves further review, the application is forwarded to the Planning and Building Committee for their recommendation.
- Before the Committee reviews the development agreement, staff does a comprehensive review of the agreement, including traffic, critical area, design review, and SEPA.
- The Committee holds public meeting(s) to review the development agreement. Public notice of these meetings will occur.
- The Committee forwards a recommendation to the Council on the development agreement.
- City Council holds two public hearings on the development agreement. Public notice of these hearings will occur.
- A majority plus one of the whole Council (5 members) must approve the development agreement if use, density, or height deviations are requested.
Revised Materials June 15th, 2017
- Development Agreement
- SEPA Checklist
- Environmental Assessment
- Geotechnical Report
- Traffic Analysis
- Preliminary Design and Code Analysis
- Traffic Study (PDF)
- Open House Presentation Materials May 24th, 2017 (PDF)
- Public Comments (PDF)
- Public comments received after 12 p.m. on June 22nd, 2017 will be posted to the website on Monday June 26th, 2017.