The Up Castle Land Use & Rezone Amendment or CP-19 is a docketed citizen initiated Comprehensive Plan Amendment that would amend the land use plan and change the land use designation from Rural Residential/Resource—One Dwelling Unit Per Five Acres (RRR 1/5) to Rural Resource Industrial (RRI) and rezone appropriately. Included within in this request is an amendment to the RRI zoning district standards in Title 20 that would broaden the locational and performance criteria for industrial uses.
Rural Resource Industrial District (RRI) zoning districts are intended provide areas where industrial activities and uses that are dependent upon agriculture, forest practices and minerals may be located. The district also allows such uses that involve the processing, fabrication, wholesaling and storage of products associated with natural resource uses.
The proposal includes two (2) contiguous parcels located at 5505 & 5641 222nd Avenue SW at the southern border of Thurston County with Lewis County. The properties are located in between Interstate 5 / Tacoma Railroad train tracks to the east and Puget Sound & Pacific Railroad train tracks to the west.
Understanding the Process
The Growth Management Act (GMA) requires that all comprehensive plan amendments be considered by the governing body concurrently so the cumulative effect of the various proposals can be ascertained. The Up Castle Land Use & Rezone Amendment will follow the typical planning process which involves review, public hearing and recommendation by the Planning Commission, SEPA environmental analysis, and then review and public hearing by the Board of County Commissioners. All comprehensive plan amendments will return to the Board at the end of the year in a consolidated package for a final cumulative review and action.