ORDINANCE NO. 323
AN ORDINANCE OF THE TOWN OF SOUTH PRAIRIE, PIERCE COUNTY, WASHINGTON ADOPTING THE "SOUTH PRAIRIE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN" PURSUANT TO THE GROWTH MANAGEMENT ACT, CHAPTER 36.70A RCW AND ADOPTING FINDINGS OF FACT.
Whereas, the Growth Management Act, codified as Chapter 36.70A, RCW, set forth in part legislative findings that uncoordinated and unplanned growth, together with lack of common goals, expressing the public interest in the conservation and wise use of our lands, pose a threat to the environment, sustainable economic development, and the health, safety and high quality of life enjoyed by residents of this State. The legislature further found that it is in the public interest that citizens, communities, local governments and the private sector cooperate and coordinate with one another in comprehensive land use planning. To further this legislative mandate, South Prairie has undertaken to extensively update its Comprehensive Plan, and
Whereas, in its update of its Comprehensive Plan, South Prairie has followed the goals as set forth in Section 36.70A.020, and
Whereas, the South Prairie Comprehensive Plan is consistent with Chapter 36.70A, RCW and Washington Administrative Code 365-195, and
Whereas, public hearings were held before the South Prairie Planning Commission which Planning Commission recommended adoption to the Town Council, and
Whereas, a public hearing was held before the Town Council,
Whereas, an early and continuous public participation in compliance with the Growth Management Act was provided, and
Whereas, copies of the South Prairie Comprehensive Plan were circulated to designated State and local agencies which in turn made comment and relevant changes were completed based upon comments received, and
Whereas, the South Prairie Comprehensive Plan is consistent with applicable growth management related plans from Pierce County, and the inter-jurisdictional agencies such as the Puget Sound Regional Council, and
Whereas, the South Prairie Comprehensive Plan is consistent with the Pierce County Comprehensive Plan and the county wide planning policies, and
Whereas, in compliance with the State Environmental Policy Act, Chapter 43.21C, RCW environmental review has been completed, and
Whereas, an Environmental Impact Statement was completed for the South Prairie Comprehensive Plan, and
Whereas, the generalized proposed Land Use Map is consistent with the Comprehensive Plan, and
Whereas, the adoption of the South Prairie Comprehensive Plan is in the public interest, protects the public health, safety and welfare and complies with the Growth Management Act.
Now, therefore, the Town Council of the Town of South Prairie, Pierce County, Washington do ordain as follows:
Section 1: The prior South Prairie Comprehensive Plan, which was entitled South Prairie Comprehensive Plan, is hereby repealed in those areas superseded by Comprehensive Plan as adopted in Section 2 below except as to the zoning map.
Section 2: There is hereby adopted the South Prairie Comprehensive Plan as set forth on Exhibit "1" attached hereto and incorporated by reference as if set out in full.
Section 3: If any provision of this ordinance and the South Prairie Comprehensive Plan, attached as Exhibit "1", is determined to be invalid or unenforceable for any reason, the remaining provisions of this ordinance and the South Prairie Comprehensive Plan, attached as Exhibit "1", shall remain in force and affect. If any provision of the existing zoning map is held to be invalid or unenforceable for any reason the remaining provisions of that zoning map shall be determined to be in force and affect.
Section 4: This ordinance shall take affect and be in force five (5) days from and after its passage, approval and publication as required by law.