One Harbor Point
The Ben B. Cheney Foundation and Neil Walter Company are proposing a Development Agreement (D.A.) per the provisions of the Gig Harbor Municipal Code to allow the One Harbor Point residential development at the intersection of Harborview and Soundview Drives in Gig Harbor, Washington. Based on public input received at the May 24, 2017 open house held on the proposal, the applicant has revised its D.A. to eliminate the originally proposed Green Turtle site from the proposal, has reduced the number of dwelling units proposed for the upland triangular-shaped parcel from the originally proposed 35 dwelling units located in 10 buildings to 29 dwelling units in 10 buildings, and has eliminated the third-story from each of the originally proposed three-story townhouse structures. Please refer to the link below for the revised project description.
The applicant proposes to donate the Boat Barn parcel and building and its associated marina to the city as a public benefit pursuant to the requirements of the City’s D.A. process and also requests deviations in allowed uses, maximum density, maximum height, minimum setbacks, and other zoning, landscaping and design requirements.
Application Materials can be found by following the linked documents to the left of the page. City File No. PL-DEV-AGREE-16-0002
Please contact Cindy Andrews at 253.853.7625 and ask to be added to the One Harbor Point mailing list.
Project Planner: Peter Katich at 253.853.7616
Public Meeting, Notice, and Commenting
On June 26, 2017, the Gig Harbor City Council voted 4-3 to initiate the One Harbor Point Development Agreement. The initiation of the agreement starts the city’s formal, detailed review of the application. While the applicant, the Cheney Foundation, has not requested a meeting date with the City Council Planning and Building Committee to start the formal review process, it has authorized the city to start its review of the Heron Study prepared to determine if the site is regulated as Critical Fish and Wildlife Habitat Area pursuant to the requirements of Gig Harbor Municipal Code (GHMC) Section 18.08.186 and the critical area requirements of the Gig Harbor Shoreline Master Program (GHSMP).
To that end, the city’s third party critical areas expert, Grette Associates, has begun its review of the Heron Study, while the city has provided the study to the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, Washington Department of Natural Resources and the US Fish and Wildlife Service for review and comment. Comments obtained from these reviews will be used by the city to determine if the heron’s use of the site is regulated by the requirements of GHMC and GHSMP, and as part of the city’s environmental review of the proposal per the requirements of the State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA).
Questions concerning this matter should be directed to Peter Katich, Senior Planner, City of Gig Harbor Planning Department, 3510 Grandview Street, Gig Harbor, WA 98335 or by e-mail at: email@example.com. For more information on how to provide public comment, please see this assistance memo.
Public notice for all meetings and hearings will be provided a minimum of 10-days in advance of the meeting in the Peninsula Gateway, to owners of property within 1,000-feet of the site, and through the posting of the site with a public notice board. We will also provide email notice to those signed up on the One Harbor Point mailing list. Contact Cindy Andrews to get on that list.
Development Agreement Process
The development agreement process is called-out in GHMC Chapter 19.08 and consists of the following general steps:
1. Development agreement application submitted to Planning Department
2. Internal initial review by City staff and City Attorney
3. Public meeting on initiation of the application with City Council. Public notice of this meetings will occur. A majority of the whole council (4 members) must approve further processing of the agreement via a motion. If four votes are not obtained, the application is no longer processed and is returned to the applicant.
4. If the Council approves further review, the application is forwarded to the Planning and Building Committee for their recommendation.
5. Before the Committee reviews the development agreement, staff does a comprehensive review of the agreement, including traffic, critical area, design review, and SEPA.
6. The Committee holds public meeting(s) to review the development agreement. Public notice of these meetings will occur.
7. The Committee forwards a recommendation to the Council on the development agreement.
8. City Council holds two public hearings on the development agreement. Public notice of these hearings will occur.
9. A majority plus one of the whole Council (5 members) must approve the development agreement if use, density, or height deviations are requested.