Point Wells

Growth Management Hearings Board Approves Snohomish County’s Compliance Efforts for Zoning Designation of Point Wells

Growth Management Hearings Board Approves Snohomish County’s Compliance Efforts for Zoning Designation of Point Wells

The Washington State Growth Management Hearings Board has approved Snohomish County’s efforts to bring its comprehensive plan and zoning designation for Point Wells into compliance with the Board’s prior decision.  In May, 2011 the Board invalidated portions of the County’s prior actions which had designated Point Wells as an Urban Center.  In its December 20, 2012 order, the Board approved of the County’s actions in amending the County’s comprehensive plan and development regulations and its redesignation of Point Wells as an Urban Village.  The Board also revoked its prior order which had invalidated portions of the County’s Urban Center regulations.

GMHB Compliance Order

To achieve compliance, the Snohomish County Council adopted legislation in October 2012 which expanded its policies and regulations regarding the development of smaller, less dense Urban Village alternatives to the more dense Urban Center designation.  This legislation also changed Point Wells’ land use designation from Urban Center to Urban Village.