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Land Use Review
Overview
The City of Burien uses the Land Use Review process to determine if certain uses and projects comply with the Zoning Code and Comprehensive Plan. It also provides an opportunity to inform citizens about proposed projects and receive public comment on the proposals. There are four types of Land Use Review. The Zoning Code will indicate which type of Land Use Review is required (if any) for a particular land use or project.

Type One Land Use Review
Type One Land Use Review involves a decision by the Community Development Director following issuance of a public notice, consideration of written public comments and review of a written staff recommendation. The director's decision can be appealed to the City's hearing examiner.

Type Two Land Use Review
The Type Two Land Use Review involves a decision by the City's hearing examiner following issuance of a public notice, holding of a public hearing, consideration of public comments, and review of a written staff recommendation. The hearing examiner's decision can be appealed to the City Council.

Type Three Land Use Review
The Type Three Land Use Review involves a decision by the City Council following issuance of a public notice, holding of a public hearing by the hearing examiner, consideration of public comments, and review of a written hearing examiner recommendation. The City Council's decision can be appealed to Superior Court.

Type Four Land Use Review

Type Four Land Use Review is used for items such as Zoning Code or Comprehensive Plan amendments: items that are legislative in nature rather than associated with a specific piece of land or a specific development project. Type Four Land Use Reviews are handled by the Planning Commission and City Council. Please contact the Department of Community Development at (206) 248-5510 if you're interested in the Type Four Land Use Review process.



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