Planning and Development

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The Planning division consists of both long-range and operational planning. Long-range planning includes the preparation of the City's Comprehensive Plan and development regulations as well as planning efforts with surrounding jurisdictions. Operational planning deals with the administration of public and private land use proposals.


Mill Creek Municipal Code Amendments Currently Being Considered

The City of Mill Creek is proposing amendments to the Mill Creek Municipal Code (MCMC) to update the Flood Damage Prevention Chapter (MCMC 15.20) to be compliant with the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) regulations, including the adoption of the most recent Flood Insurance Rate Maps, which become effective on June 19, 2020.  Proposed amendments include new/updated definitions, application process, development standards, variance review criteria and timeframes for review, as well as revisions to the appeals process.  Proposed Amendments would provide protection for the City residents and ensure that property owners will remain eligible to  participate in the NFIP.

A Public Hearing before the Planning Commission has been scheduled for May 21, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. to consider the proposed amendments. 

Public Hearing PowerPoint Presentation
Agenda Packet for May 21, 2020 Public Hearing
DNS - Issued April 10, 2020
SEPA Checklist
Proposed Amendments

The Mill Creek Planning Commission has scheduled a “virtual” meeting, in response to Gov. Jay Inslee’s “Stay Home, Stay Healthy” order, on Thursday, May 21st. The meeting uses video conferencing technology provided by GoToMeeting. The meeting begins at 7:00 p.m. 

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The Planning Commission will hold a public hearing, discuss and vote on a resolution recommending to the City Council proposed amendments to the Mill Creek Municipal Code (MCMC).  The proposed amendments would update the Flood Damage Prevention Chapter (MCMC 15.20) to be compliant with the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) regulations, including the adoption of the most recent Flood Insurance Rate Maps, which will become effective on June 19, 2020. Proposed amendments include new/updated definitions, application process, development standards, variance review criteria and timeframes for review, as well as revisions to the appeals process.  Proposed Amendments will provide protection for the City residents and property and ensure that property owners will remain eligible to participate in the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP).  The proposed regulations will apply citywide.

The Mill Creek Planning Commission welcomes public participation at the public hearing and at all of its meetings and encourages community members to take advantage of the available options for remote participation. Comments can be provided prior to the meeting through voicemail at: 425-921-5738, and email at: christis@cityofmillcreek.com. Comments must be received by 5 p.m. on Thursday, May 21, 2020, and will be read into and made part of the public record.  Staff will read submitted emails verbatim up to a three (3) minute limit, exactly as if the commenter was providing their testimony in person. Public testimony can also be provided on line during the public hearing.

Please contact Senior Planner Christi Schmidt with any questions at 425-921-5738  or via email at christis@cityofmillcreek.com.