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Please Participate in the First Step of the Land Capacity Analysis
A draft Gross Developable Lands Inventory (GDLI) web map is available for public comment until June 28, 2019. The GDLI map identifies the parcel type (residential, commercial, etc.) and category (fully developed, partially developed, etc.) of all County parcels. This categorization is based on existing development regulations and land use designations. The GDLI is the first step in the Land Capacity Analysis (LCA) being conducted to inform the SJC Comprehensive Plan Update.
The primary purpose of the LCA is to estimate the future residential and commercial development capacity of the Urban Growth Areas (Eastsound and Lopez Village). These estimates can be used to balance urban development with adequate and cost-efficient urban services. The LCA will also help us evaluate the development potential of rural and natural resource lands under existing and future scenarios.
Making certain that the correct type and category is assigned to each parcel is complex and the foundation of the analysis. The next LCA steps require correct assignments to all parcels.
Please review the staff report to understand how the GDLI was prepared and to provide meaningful comments on the web map. View the staff report here.
Public Comments: Public comments are requested on the County-wide GDLI web map, the May 23, 2019, draft LCA methodology, and LCA script. After reviewing the staff report, the public is invited to review the web map showing the categorized and typed parcels. It is available online at: http://sjcgis.maps.arcgis.com/apps/webappviewer/index.html?id=2bd8ee18da174c1db126cacbf8198729 or in the featured content on the County's GIS website: at http://sjcgis.maps.arcgis.com/home/index.html.
Reviewing the Web Map: The GDLI web map parcel pop-up window provides the information used to assign the type and category. This information can be compared with the criteria in the May 23rd draft of the Land Capacity Methodology, Attachment A of the staff report. Please follow these steps to review a parcel’s type and category:
How to Comment: Email written comments to firstname.lastname@example.org, or mailed to Adam Zack, SJC Department of Community Development PO Box 947 Friday Harbor, WA 98250. Comments should include:
Comments on the draft LCA Methodology should reference the page and line number.
For questions, please contact Adam Zack at (360) 370-7580 or email@example.com.
See the staff report for the Tentative LCA Rollout Schedule.