Hawk Property Annexation

Annexation ParcelsOn November 14, 2014, the city received a petition and application to annex two parcels, comprising approximately 75 acres, located within the city's urban growth area. These parcels are currently located on the northeastern edge of the city and classified in the Comprehensive Plan as Potential Annexation Area 1. These parcels were part of the subarea planning efforts undertaken over the past few years that resulted in the Hawk Property Subarea Plan and Planned Action Environmental Impact Statement.

On January 12, 2016, the Covington City Council passed Ordinance No. 01-2016 annexing the 75 acres into the city boundaries. The effective date  of the Hawk Property Annexation is January 20, 2016.  

The Process:
Planning Commission Review: Staff will present the findings of their technical review of the application materials to the Planning Commission for consideration in a public hearing. The Planning Commission shall decide if the annexation will be forwarded to the City Council for consideration and if so the recommended zoning.
City Council Review: Assuming a positive review before the Planning Commission, City staff will present the annexation to the City Council at a subsequent regularly scheduled meeting, the Council shall vote to accept or reject the annexation.
King County Boundary Review Board (BRB): An annexation request approved by the City Council shall be submitted to the BRB by City staff.
Annexation Ordinance: Upon approval by the BRB, the City Council passes an ordinance formally annexing the land and adjusting the City limits.

October 27, 2015- City Council passes a resolution to approve the Annexation Petition
On Tuesday, October 27, 2015, 7:00pm City Council  held a Public Hearing on the Annexation petition  at Covington City Hall. The city council passed Resolution 15-11 that accepted the Oakpointe Annexation Petition and instructed staff to prepare and submit the Notice of Intent to the King County Boundary Review Board for their review.

January 7, 2016 - The Boundary Review Board for King County 45-day Public Review Period expired.
The Boundary Review Board completed their required evaluation of the annexation proposal as specified in RCW 36.93 and deemed the action approved effective January 7, 2016.

January 12, 2016 - City Council  passes Ord. 01-2016 annexing to the City of Covington 75 acres known as the Hawk Property Annexation.

Questions?
More information and background on the Hawk Property Subarea Planning and Environmental Review can be found here.

Contact:  Ann Mueller, Senior Planner, amueller@covingtonwa.gov, 253-480-2444
               Richard Hart, Community Development Director, rhart@covingtonwa.gov, 253-480-2441