One Harbor Point
The Ben B. Cheney Foundation and Neil Walter Company are proposing a Development Agreement per the provisions of the Gig Harbor Municipal Code to allow the One Harbor Point residential development at the intersection of Harborview and Soundview Drives in Gig Harbor, Washington. Three separate sites are associated with the proposal. These include the triangular-shaped upland parcel, the waterfront parcel currently developed with the Green Turtle Restaurant, and the Boat Barn parcel abutting it on the north. 35 rental townhouses are proposed for the upland parcel and three single-family dwellings are proposed for the waterfront parcel. The applicant proposes to donate the Boat Barn and its associated marina to the city as a public benefit pursuant to the requirements of the City’s development agreement process and also asks for deviations in allowed uses, maximum density, maximum height, minimum setbacks, and other zoning, landscaping, and design requirements.
Application Materials can be found by following the linked documents to the left of the page. City File No. PL-DEV-AGREE-16-0002
Please contact Cindy Andrews at 253.853.7625 and ask to be added to the One Harbor Point mailing list.
Project Planner: Peter Katich at 253.853.7616
Public Meeting, Notice, and Commenting
The date has not been set for the Council’s initial consideration of the proposed development agreement. Once the meeting has been scheduled, public notice will be provided a minimum of 10-days in advance of the meeting in the Peninsula Gateway, to owners of property within 300-feet of the site, and through the posting of the site with a public notice board. We will also provide email notice to those signed up on the One Harbor Point mailing list. Contact Cindy Andrews to get on that list.
The Planning Department will take written comment at any time. You will also be allowed to make verbal comments when the application is scheduled at Council meetings. For more information on how to provide public comment, please see this assistance memo.
Development Agreement Process
The development agreement process is called-out in GHMC Chapter 19.08 and consists of the following general steps:
1. Development agreement application submitted to Planning Department
2. Internal initial review by City staff and City Attorney
3. 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.
4. If the Council approves further review, the application is forwarded to the Planning and Building Committee for their recommendation.
5. Before the Committee reviews the development agreement, staff does a comprehensive review of the agreement, including traffic, critical area, design review, and SEPA.
6. The Committee holds public meeting(s) to review the development agreement. Public notice of these meetings will occur.
7. The Committee forwards a recommendation to the Council on the development agreement.
8. City Council holds two public hearings on the development agreement. Public notice of these hearings will occur.
9. A majority plus one of the whole Council (5 members) must approve the development agreement if use, density, or height deviations are requested.