Community Workshop Regarding Tree Preservation Standards Set for Jan. 16 at 6:30 p.m.

NOTICE OF COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT WORKSHOP

Notice is Hereby Given, that the Planning Commission is conducting a review of Covington Municipal Code (CMC) Chapter 18.45 Tree Preservation and Protection as part of their 2018 through 2020 work schedule.

Earlier this year, staff met with the Planning Commission and were directed to evaluate current regulations and include more protection of biodiversity, increase the retention and preservation of trees on any size lot, and create incentives for developers. Based on the information reviewed, policy statements were developed that are currently being evaluated.

The Planning Commission will conduct a Community Engagement Workshop to gather feedback on what Covington residents think about the developed policy statements through a preference exercise.                                        

Application File Number:            SEPA19-11; LA19-0014

Applicant/Contact: Ryan Harriman, Planning Manager, EMPA, AICP
Dafne Hernandez, Planning Technician
Covington Community Development Department
16720 SE 271st Street, Suite 100
Covington, WA 98042

Date of Issuance: December 27, 2019

Description of Proposal: Amendments to the Tree Preservation and Protection standards contained within Chapter 18.45 CMC.

Community Engagement Workshop Details:  The Community Engagement Workshop will be hosted by the Planning Commission and will take place on Thursday, January 16, 2020, 6:30pm, at City Hall located at 16720 SE 271st Street, Covington, WA 98042. The purpose of the workshop is to gauge community perception related to policy statements regarding tree preservation and protection. 

Email comments to publiccomment@covingtonwa.gov or mail comments to 16720 SE 271st Street, Suite 100, Covington, WA 98042. Please reference file nos. SEPA19-11; LA19-0014.

Link to current tree ordinance.