Resident appeals Woodinville Comp Plan
by Jeff Switzer
Corinne Hensley, a resident of the Wellington area who has opposed Woodinville's endeavors towards annexing the Grace industrial area, has appealed the City of Woodinville's Comprehensive Plan and its long-term planning for the Grace and Maltby areas.
The legal issues have been recently narrowed down and defined, including whether Woodinville violated state law in designating the Grace area urban while Snohomish County's plans still show the area as urban reserve, though that issue could be decided within the next month.
Other issues include whether consistency and coordination requirements were violated, and whether the city "failed to identify sufficient land for housing needs and/or to make adequate provisions for existing and projected needs of all economic segments of the community."
Hensley also cited seven sections she felt violated state law by not being consistent with the comprehensive plans of adjacent jurisdictions.
The hearing before the Central Puget Sound Growth Management Hearings Board is set for Dec. 12 in Rm. 2329 One Union Square, 600 University St., Seattle. The decision on the matter is scheduled for Feb. 25.