Land Use Notices
Notice of Land Use Action
Land use notices are required to be posted on the City’s website for process type III, IV, and V permit applications. Below you will find the Notice of Application for those projects which required said Notice.
LUA 2019-0001 Queens Way Self Storage Conditional Use Permit and Major Site Plan Approval
Notice is hereby given that the City will be holding a Public Hearing on October 8, 2019 at 9:00am. The meeting will be held in the City Council Chambers located at 1000 Laurel Street, Milton, WA 98354. Interested parties are invited to attend. The project proposes to construct an approximately 79,000sf, 3-story, fully enclosed self-storage facility with an internal leasing office and associated site improvements. The site is currently vacant aside from a stormwater pond that was constructed was part of a previous clear and grade permit (LUA 2016-0013) on the site that will serve the proposed facility. The applicant submitted a SEPA checklist to construct a public storage facility consisting of one three story building with a footprint of 26,280 square feet and a total interior square footage of 78,840 square feet over three stories. The original SEPA checklist also included discussion of a construction of an ARCO ampm fueling station that might be constructed in the future. However, as construction of the ARCO was not included in the permit applications nor any studies completed for the proposal, the City requested that the SEPA checklist has been revised to remove discussion of environmental impacts for the ARCO gas station and is limited to the construction of the storage facility and associated improvements.
2019-0012 Kanon Electric Minor Site Plan
The applicant proposes to remodel the Milton Mini-Mart into a professional office building to house the back office functions for an electrician. Additional parking will be provided, with a retaining wall constructed at the southern property boundary to facilitate the creation of a parking area.
2019-0011 Motso Short Plat
Request approval to subdivide an approximately 1 acre parcel into two (2) lots.
Notice is hereby given that the City will be conducting a Neighborhood Meeting on June 5, 2019 at 6:30pm. The meeting will be held in the City Council Chambers located at 1000 Laurel Street, Milton, WA 98354. Interested parties are invited to attend. The project proposes to develop a 118 acre site (the Lloyds gravel quarry) with a four industrial/warehouse buildings totaling approximately 2,043,024sf. Along with the building construction, the project will include demolition of existing structures, grade and fill activities, paved parking and truck maneuvering areas, landscaping, storm water facilities, water and sanitary sewer extensions, a street vacation, frontage road improvements, off-site roadway improvements along Milton Road/5th Avenue, and at the intersection of Milton Road/Porter Way and Porter Way/Pacific Highway. Buffer averaging is proposed for two on-site wetlands. Access will be provided off of Milton Road. The Lloyds gravel quarry is zoned Planned Development (PD) in the City of Milton which means that any proposed uses that are not already present on the site (surface mining, yard waste recycling, concrete crushing and public utilities) requires a master plan be submitted that shows the proposed development of the site and includes allowed uses, density, height, setbacks and other bulk regulations that will govern any future development of the site. The master plan process was put in place by the City in response to the environmental conditions on the site that would constrain future development. Rather than completing costly studies at the time the City’s Comprehensive Plan was adopted, the PD District was created to allow an applicant to perform these studies at the time the property was ready to be developed.
A Master Plan goes through a Type V Permit Process which include public notice, a neighborhood meeting, and an open record hearing before the Hearing Examiner. The City Council then conducts a closed record hearing and issues a decision approving, approving with modifications, remanding the application back to the Hearing Examiner for review, or denying the application.The public may provide feedback on the application in writing, by attending the neighborhood meeting, or by testifying at the public hearing (to be scheduled at a later date).
Notice is hereby given that the City will be conducting a Neighborhood Meeting on May 29, 2019 at 6:00pm. The meeting will be held in the City Council Chambers located at 1000 Laurel Street, Milton, WA 98354. Interested parties are invited to attend. The project proposes to develop a 19.39 acre parcel with a 93,000sf church with 2,000 person sanctuary, 7,500sf gym, and a 26 classroom school. 530 parking stalls are proposed. An existing single-family residence on the property will be removed. The site includes two on-site category IV wetlands. The applicant intends to apply for a permit with the Army Corp to relocate the wetland in the northeast corner of the property to the southwest corner in accordance with a mitigation plan. Frontage improvements will be provided along the property’s frontage on 23rd Avenue and Taylor Street. Stormwater will be detained and treated in an on-site detention pond. 230 trees are located on the property. 22% of the trees would be removed to allow for the proposed development. Three vehicular access to the site will be provided – one on Taylor Street and two on 23rd Avenue. A conditional use permit is required for the construction of a church within the Residential (RS) zoning district. The applicant has also applied for a variance to exceed the maximum height limit of 35’ up to 45’ for some portions of the structure.
The applicant proposes to remodel a single-family residence located within the Business (B) Zoning District into a hair salon. Associated parking improvements, paving, drainage, and perimeter landscaping to be installed.
Notice is hereby given that the City will be conducting a Neighborhood Meeting on May 1, 2019 at 6:00pm. The meeting will be held in the City Council Chambers located at 1000 Laurel Street, Milton, WA 98354. Interested parties are invited to attend. The applicant requests a variance from the front yard setback standard contained within MMC 17.20.030 (G. Accessory structures must be located to the rear of the principal structure) to facilitate the placement of a garage on the property located at 703 19th Ave. The existing topographic change from the east property line to the west results in a -8% grade change would a garage be located to the rear of the principal structure. An existing parking pad will be replaced with a detached garage. The front yard setback to the detached garage will be approximately 14’-4” (as compared to the required 20’ setback).
2019-002 9/11 Memorial Minor Site Plan:
The project proposes to erect a steal beam from the twin towers in a new plaza within the City’s Triangle Park to serve as a memorial to those fallen during the 9/11 terrorist attacks. The memorial will be adjacent to the existing Veterans Memorial and parking will be provided within the existing parking lot for the Veterans Memorial.
The project will be 35’ in height to comply with the City’s height limit of 35’ in the Open Space (OS) zone, as measured using the average existing grade per MMC 17.08.090.
2019-0001-Queens Way Self Storage CUP:
The project proposes to construct an approximately 79,000sf, 3-story, fully enclosed self-storage facility with an internal leasing office and associated site improvements. The site is currently vacant aside from a stormwater pond that was constructed was part of a previous clear and grade permit (LUA 2016-0013) on the site that will serve the proposed facility.
A conditional use permit is required for the construction of a self-storage facility within the Business (B) Zoning District.
The project also includes the potential construction of a 24/7 fueling station and convenience center for the purposes of reviewing environmental impacts, site landscaping, and tree retention. The construction of the fueling station is not being permitted with this approval and instead will be permitted under a future site plan review application. However, it is included for reference as the two facilities must adhere to conditions placed on future development from the clear and grade permit (LUA 2016-0013) and the City requested that the applicant show how the area could be developed and to analyze environmental impacts for the entire site.
2018-0025 9001 Milton Way (Pierce County parcel no. 0420043060) : The project proposes to replace the existing Surprise Lake Middle School, consisting of two separate one and two story buildings totaling approximately 68,444sf and currently serving approximately 600 students, with one new three-story building totaling approximately 99,249sf with capacity to serve up to 650 students. The existing synthetic turf sports field north of the existing and proposed replacement school is to remain. The existing ball field southwest of the school will be rebuilt/restored at the end of construction. Total vehicle parking spaces are proposed to be increased from the existing 90 spaces to proposed 95 spaces plus an additional 11 school bus parking spaces that can be used for additional vehicle parking outside of normal school hours.
2018-009 4514 LLC Outdoor Storage Minor Site Plan: The applicant proposes to clear and prep a 5.66 acre site located at XXX 28th Ave (between 114 and 220 Meridian Ave E, Pierce County parcel no. 0420041232) for the development of a small office (1,950 square feet) and ten parking stalls. 21 trees are proposed to be retained, and 72 trees are proposed to be removed and replaced with 43 evergreen and deciduous trees. Perimeter landscaping will be installed around the entire perimeter of the site. The office and parking will be in support of the proposed use of the property as “outdoor storage” of vehicles. Vehicles and trucks will be stored in an unenclosed area on the property for more than 24 hours.
2018-0020 Lakeside Estates-Notice is hereby given that the City will be conducting a Neighborhood Meeting on October 10, 2018 at 6:00pm. The meeting will be held in the City Council Chambers located at 1000 Laurel Street, Milton, WA 98354. Interested parties are invited to attend. The proposal is to construct a multi-family residential development with 16 detached single-family homes and 17 attached multi-family homes. The property has split zoning, with the portion of the parcel fronting Milton Way zoned as Business (B) to approximately 150 feet south of the property line on Milton Way. One commercial building and associated parking is proposed to be built within the portion of the property zoned Business. The remainder of the site is zoned Residential Multi-Family (RM) and will be utilized for the multi-family residential development. This is a resubmittal of an expired project (LUA 2015-0012).
2018-0016 Hilton Short Plat-Request approval to subdivide an approximately .82 acre parcel into two (2) lots.
2018-0013-1403 23rd Ave. Preliminary Plat: Notice is hereby given that the City will be conducting a Neighborhood Meeting on August 22, 2018 at 6:00 PM. The meeting will be held in the City Council Chambers located at 1000 Laurel Street, Milton, WA 98354. Interested parties are invited to attend. The applicant requests approval to subdivide a 3.59 acre property into 13 lots. An existing single-family home on the property will be demolished. The project will require the construction of a private road with frontage improvements including curb, gutter and sidewalk as well as 10′ right-of-way dedication along the subdivision frontage on 23rd Ave for sidewalk and landscaping. Storm water runoff will be directed to a storm water pond located in a tract on the property.
2018-006-Excel Medical Supply Store-Construct a warehouse and retail showroom that carries industrial and medical supplies at 2802 Emerald St. (Pierce County parcel no. 0420052055) The building will be 10,800sf with a plan to add on a 2,418 future mezzanine for a total of 13,218sf. Of this space, 1,123sf will be used as a small showroom to display and sell the industrial and medical supplies that are for sale. In addition, 2,418sf will be used for office space for the building and the remaining 9,677sf will be used for storage of products.
2018-0012-Fietz Garage Setback Variance-Request a variance at 2409 14th Ave (Pierce County parcel no. 3390200630) from the side yard setback to facilitate the construction of a 780sf detached garage on the northwest corner of the property. The setback will allow for the garage to align with the driveway, rather than having the driveway jog to the structure, creating a more useable and safer access to garage. Existing homes on the block have similar side yard setbacks to accessory structures. The request is for the 7.5′ side yard setback to be reduced to 3′ on both the north and west property lines.
2018-0011-Cassedy Short Plat Variance-Request a variance from the minimum lot width to facilitate the subdivision of an approximately .56 acre parcel into two (2) lots at 1100 17th Ave (Pierce County parcel no. 0420043003). Lot 1 will be a 12,427sf lot and includes an existing home and will have a lot width measured at the midpoint of approximately 85′. Lot 2 will be a 10,852sf vacant parcel suitable for the construction of one single-family residence. It will have a lot width of approximately 65′, which is the maximum lot width possible to accommodate the existing structure on Lot 1 and the required 7.5′ side yard setback.
2017-007 – Tacoma RV Trailer Service Shop Variance & Major Site Plan – Request major site plan approval to develop a new 52,000 square foot RV trailer service shop located at 8507 Pacific Hwy E, with admin and customer area, 21 service bays and storage area with mezzanine, a 7,200 square foot covered drop off area, customer and employee parking area, a staging/holding area for trailers waiting to be serviced and an area for trailers ready to be picked up. Majority of the development will be on parcel #0421314022 with some partial development on parcel #0421310434. A variance is also requested from the minimum parking standards for this use classification. This site is the location of the former County Line Equipment.
2017-0014 – City of Milton Decant Facility SEPA – The proposal is to install at the City of Milton Public Works Yard a covered 2,928 sf decant facility (drainage slab for drying of excavated materials before disposal) and sediment vault to include sewer outlet piping. In addition the work includes installation of approximately 700 linear feet of 8-inch sewer pipe, connection to existing sanitary sewer system, sedimentation manholes, oil water separator, and trench restoration. Project Documents: SEPA Checklist
2017-006 – Cassedy Short Plat – Request approval to subdivide an approximately 0.56 acre parcel located at 1100 17th Ave into two (2) lots.
2017-0011 – Telecare Residential Treatment Facility – (For information regarding the 9/25 CUP Public Hearing, click here.) Request Conditional Use Permit, Site Plan and SEPA review to construct a 16-bed residential treatment facility on the property located at 7224 Pacific Hwy E (Pierce County Assessor parcel no. 0420053048). Telecare will provide services for individuals residing in the surrounding communities. The facility will provide mental health services to clients generally requiring short-term inpatient stay. The maximum number of clients at any given time is limited to 16, with anticipated daily census of 14 at the facility. The proposed building is 12,000sf with 25 parking stalls and will be set back 15’ from the street property line with 10’ of landscaping, 70’ from the north property line, and 130’ from the east property line. The parking lot is 5’ from the south property line. The proposal constitutes an essential public facility (EPF) as regulated under the Washington State Growth Management Act (GMA), including RCW 36.70A.200. Project Documents – Site Plan, SEPA Checklist, Telecare Information Brochure, Applicant Responses to CUP Criteria, Geotech Report, Phase I ESA, Phase II ESA, Traffic Impact Analysis
2017-007 – Tacoma RV Service Shop SEPA – Request SEPA review to develop a new 52,000 square foot RV trailer service shop located at 8507 Pacific Hwy E, with admin and customer area, 21 service bays and storage area with mezzanine, a 7,200 square foot covered drop off area, customer and employee parking area, a staging/holding area for trailers waiting to be serviced and an area for trailers ready to be picked up. Majority of the development will be on parcel #0421314022 with some partial development on parcel #0421310434. This site is the location of the former County Line Equipment.
Project Documents: SEPA Checklist, Conceptual Site Plan
21-2016 – Chmyr Short Plat – Request approval to subdivide an approximately 0.57 acre parcel into two (2) lots for duplexes. An existing duplex located on the property will remain, with a new duplex to be constructed on the newly subdivided lot. Both lots will be accessed via 26th Ave Ct, a private road, and served by public sewer and water.
2017-002 – Cherin Short Plat Variance – (Note: This includes notice of the required neighborhood meeting.) – Request a variance from the minimum lot width (75’) to short plat the property into two lots each with 70’ of frontage on 23rd Ave. The existing parcel is 20,020 sf lot with 140’ of frontage on 23rd Ave. The resulting short plat would create two 10,010 sf lots with 70’ of frontage on 23rd Ave. If the variance is not approved, the property would be platted as one lot fronting 23rd Ave and another lot accessed via a panhandle onto 23rd Ave, requiring a much longer driveway and substandard backyard space for the two new homes to be built.
25-2016 – Mill Town Landing Preliminary Plat and SEPA – (Note: This includes notice of the required neighborhood meeting.) – Request approval to subdivide the property into eight (8) lots. An existing single-family home on the property is proposed to remain. The project will require the construction of frontage improvements including curb, gutter and sidewalk along all frontages of the subdivision. A shared access facility will be constructed out of pervious pavement. Stormwater runoff on each lot will be conveyed via a downspout tightline system into a yard drain system for release offsite. Utilities will be provided for each lot. 57% of the on-site significant trees will be retained. A total of 61 replacement trees will be planted onsite, with an additional 2 trees per lot to be specified by the landowner and approved by the City the time of individual lot development.