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The following land use applications are currently in the review process and available for agency / public comment. After the comment period has ended, a public hearing will be scheduled before the Wenatchee Hearing Examiner. Members of the public are encouraged to participate in the hearing process.  For additional information on any of the below projects, please contact the Planning Department at (509) 888-3200.

ACTIVE APPLICATIONS 
 

Application CUP-17-01:  A conditional use permit application was received by the City of Wenatchee to construct a 39,500 square foot, single story building to serve as a memory care facility. The facility would serve 48 resident units with a 60 bed maximum. The site would be developed with associated landscaping, pedestrian paths, and parking areas. The applicant has identified potential future phases that are not being reviewed with this application, to subdivide the site into three lots. The future phases may also include a group home each accommodating six residents that may be constructed on two of the lots and is a permitted use within the Residential Moderate zoning district.
COMMENT DUE DATE: 1/31/2017 5:00PM                                                                                                             
PLANNING COMMISSION DESIGN REVIEW WORKSHOP: 2/28/2017 3:00PM

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Application BSP-16-02: A preliminary binding site plan application was received by the City of Wenatchee from Rory Turner, 135 Holdings LLC to create each floor as an individual condominium unit within the existing building. The subject property is located within the Central Business District (CBD) zoning district and Historic entertainment overlay district and is a two story commercial building with a basement.
COMMENT DUE DATE: 12/26/2016 5:00PM

Application CUP-16-08:  The Three Hierarchs Orthodox Church has submitted a conditional use permit to remodel the existing house to be used by the parish and place a 1,774 square foot modular building to be used as a place for worship until the church is able to build a permanent structure can be in the future. The remodeled house will be used for meeting and information gatherings, office space for church administration and/or pastoral care, and provide a food preparation area for light snacks. The portable will be used for Sunday morning service for approximately 45 people and for Wednesday and Saturday evening services and class for approximately 20 people. The site is located in the Residential Moderate (RM) Zoning District and Mixed Residential Corridor (MRC) Overlay District which requires nonresidential buildings to meet the architectural design standards provided for in Wenatchee City Code Section 10.48.080(4). The applicant is proposing deviations from these standards which may be considered where the applicant can demonstrate that the change or deviation in design is necessary due to the inherent function of the facility, and/or the change provides for equal or greater compatibility with the character of the surrounding neighborhood. Consideration of such a deviation shall include an informal design review workshop recommendation of the planning commission to be incorporated in the staff analysis for the hearing examiner.
COMMENT DUE DATE: 9/9/2016 5:00PM                                                                                                            
PLANNING COMMISSION DESIGN REVIEW WORKSHOP: 9/21/2016 5:30PM

Application CUP-16-07:  An application was received by the City of Wenatchee from MJ Neal Associates, Architects PLLC on behalf of Wenatchee Valley Humane Society to construct three additional buildings on the subject property to better serve their animal population. The applicant has indicated that construction of the buildings would take place as funds becomes available with the project occurring in three phases. Phase 1 would be to construct a 20’ x 54’ addition to the Club Pet boarding facility for indoor pet activity; phase 2 would be to construct a 20’ x 60’ farm animal shelter to replace the goat shed currently in use; and phase 3 would be to construct 5 16’ x 16’ trellis/sun shade shelters. The subject property is within the South Wenatchee Business District (SWBD).
COMMENT DUE DATE: 9/9/2016 5:00PM                                                                                                            
HEARING DATE: 9/27/2016 3:00PM

Application PRD-16-03:  A planned residential development application was submitted by Al Stonas proposing to construct 30 townhouse style apartments. The proposed development would include parking interior to the site with the townhouses along the perimeter. Other improvements would include landscaping, a playground, and a recreation area with tables. The proposed public benefit would be improvements to S. Western Avenue including sidewalks along the property frontage and re-channelization to a portion of the road to provide a central turn lane and bike lane. The subject property is located with the Residential Moderate (RM) Zoning District and has been previously used as construction and landscape equipment yard with an associated office building.
COMMENT DUE DATE: 9/9/2016 5:00PM                                                                                                            
HEARING DATE: 9/27/2016 3:00PM

Application P-16-01/PRD-16-02: A preliminary plat and planned residential development application was received by the City of Wenatchee from Pershing Place, LLC to divide an existing lot into 22 residential lots with infrastructure (utilities, road, sidewalk, etc.). The subject property is located within the Residential Moderate (RM) Zoning District and is currently undeveloped land with a shed structure.
COMMENT DUE DATE: 9/9/2016 5:00PM                                                                                                            
HEARING DATE: 9/27/2016 3:00PM

Application BSP-15-03:  A binding site plan vacation of a portion of Lot 1 of BSP 07-03.  The proposed partial binding site plan vacation pertains to one specific area of ownership interest within Lot 1 which is vacant and identified as in the ownership of Gayle E. Reid.  The applicant proposes a vacation of this portion of the binding site plan to facilitate a potential boundary line adjustment with the adjacent property to the south.
COMMENT DUE DATE: 8/17/2016 5:00PM                                                                                                              
CITY COUNCIL HEARING: 8/25/2016 5:15PM

Application CUP-16-06: An application was received by the City of Wenatchee from Drew Zabrocki on behalf of Seeds Learning Academy, LLC to convert an existing single-family residence into a tutoring facility to expand their existing operations on the adjacent property. The subject property is within the Residential High (RH) Zoning District and Mixed Residential Corridor (MRC) Overlay District.
COMMENT DUE DATE: 8/5/2016 5:00PM
HEARING DATE : 8/23/2016 3:00PM

Application SS-16-01WE: A preliminary short subdivision application was received by the City of Wenatchee from Michael G Poirier to divide an existing 0.88 acre lot into two residential lots. Proposed lot 1 would be 10,000 square feet and is currently vacant. Proposed lot 2 would be 28,491 square feet and is developed with an existing single-family residence. The subject property is located with the Residential Single-Family (RS) Zoning District.
COMMENT DUE DATE: 8/5/2016 5:00PM  

Application CUP-16-05: An application was received by the City of Wenatchee from David Freimuth, Freimuth Group Architects on behalf of Schmitt Electric Inc. for a conditional use permit for a light industrial use for a proposed assembly shop with the Waterfront Mixed Use (WMU) Zoning District.
COMMENT DUE DATE: 7/13/2016 5:00PM
HEARING DATE : 7/26/2016 3:00PM

Application PRD-16-01: An application was received by the City of Wenatchee from Okanogan Street Ventures, LLC to divide Lot 15 of Campbell’s Glen Subdivision 2013-02/PD2013-01 Phase 2 into two separate lots. The existing lot is 16,285 square feet. Proposed Lot 1 is approximately 7,858 square feet and proposed lot 2 is 8,407. The proposed amendment to the approved planned development is consistent with the original application which inadvertently did not request the additional lot proposed to be created with this application. The subject property is located with the Residential Moderate (RM) Zoning District and is currently vacant land.
COMMENT DUE DATE: 7/13/2016 5:00PM
HEARING DATE : 7/26/2016 3:00PM

Application CUP-16-04: Wenatchee Valley College has submitted a conditional use permit to construct a new Student Recreation Center with a building footprint of approximately 17,500 square feet. The building would include two full size basketball courts and multipurpose room on the first floor, and a 5,000 square foot mezzanine for fitness equipment and weights. The proposed building would be located on the west end of the campus, set back from Fifth Street and campus parking. The area currently contains the west most tennis courts. Two tennis courts would remain next to the existing gym. The site is located in the Residential High (RH) Zoning District which requires nonresidential buildings to meet the architectural design standards provided for in Wenatchee City Code Section 10.48.080(4). The applicant is proposing deviations from these standards which may be considered where the applicant can demonstrate that the change or deviation in design is necessary due to the inherent function of the facility, and/or the change provides for equal or greater compatibility with the character of the surrounding neighborhood. Consideration of such a deviation shall include an informal design review workshop recommendation of the planning commission to be incorporated in the staff analysis for the hearing examiner.
COMMENT DUE DATE: 6/29/2016 5:00PM

HEARING DATE: 8/23/2016 3:00PM

Application BSP-16-01: A binding site plan alteration of a portion of Lot 1 of BSP 07-03. The proposed alteration pertains to three separate areas of ownership interest within Lot 1 and would remove the previously depicted unbuilt development with the exception of a duplex being developed by KK & R and still address provisions for access, and easements. Development infrastructure, including a component of a proposed shoreline access corridor, is anticipated to occur with future development when anticipated consistent with City Code. 

Application BPC-16-086: A commercial building permit application has been submitted to demolish an existing residential structure to facilitate the construction of an indoor rock climbing gym. The existing barn will be incorporated into the proposed gym structure. The site development will include a new parking area, onsite landscaping, and utilities infrastructure. The subject property is located in the Waterfront Mixed Use zoning district.
COMMENT DUE DATE: 5/27/2016 5:00PM

Application CUP-16-03: The Wenatchee School District submitted an application for a conditional use permit for the purpose of adding temporary classrooms buildings (aka portables) on the following school sites within the City of Wenatchee: Wenatchee High School, Westside High School, Pioneer Middle School, Orchard Middle School, Foothills Middle School, Lincoln Elementary School, Columbia Elementary School, Lewis and Clark Elementary School, and Newberry Elementary School. The additional classrooms will either provide relief for overcrowding at existing school or to comply with future implementation of Initiative 1351 which mandates class size reduction or to house existing and future programs. The applicant is proposing additional parking at Columbia Elementary School and has provided analysis to demonstrate that adequate parking existing at the other locations. The placement of the portables in general will be behind existing buildings or other forms of screening. On sites where the portables are not screened will require additional landscaping to be placed. Additionally, the applicant is requesting electronic reader board signage for each of the above mentioned locations except Wenatchee High School. The reader board signs will be placed adjacent to the entry drives at each site. The schools are all located within various residential zoning districts which require nonresidential buildings to meet the architectural design standards provided for in Wenatchee City Code Section 10.48.080(4). Deviations to these standards may be considered where the applicant can demonstrate that the change or deviation in design is necessary due to the inherent function of the facility. Consideration of such a deviation shall include an informal design review workshop recommendation of the planning commission to be incorporated in the staff analysis for the hearing examiner. 
COMMENT DUE DATE: 5/20/2016 5:00PM 
HEARING DATE: 6/13/2016 1:30PM
Application CUP-16-02: Awaken Wenatchee Church submitted an application for a conditional use permit for the purpose of repurposing an existing structure located at 2 Fifth Street to a place of worship to conduct weekly church services for their congregation. The proposal includes to create the following spaces with in the current 18,000 square foot structure: a general purpose conference area, children’s ministry classrooms, and a small concession area for serving coffee and snacks. The maximum occupancy of the building at any time will be 250 people. The peak use of the building would occur on Saturday evenings and Sunday mornings with the maximum occupancy of 250 people. Mid-week events would occur consisting of approximately 100 people. The building would also be used for special events such as dinners, weddings, and conferences in support of church sponsored activities.
COMMENT DUE DATE: 4/15/2016 5:00PM
HEARING DATE: 4/26/2016 3:00PM

Application CUP-16-01:  Mark J. Neal, MJ Neal Associates Architects, PLLC has submitted an application on behalf of Catholic Family & Child Services for a conditional use permit for the purpose of providing humanitarian services within a newly constructed office building located at 145 S. Worthen Street. The services anticipated to be provided at this location are consistent with professional services of counseling, client evaluation, minor medical services, life guidance instructions and administrative operations. A detailed description of services and management of the property are provided within the application materials.  The subject property is within the Waterfront Mixed Use (WMU)zoning district.
COMMENT DUE DATE: 3/18/2016 5:00PM
HEARING DATE: 3/22/2016 3:00PM

Application TYPE3-16-01:  An application has been submitted by Mike Wood (property owner) proposing an exception to Wenatchee City Code (WCC) Section 10.28.050(9) Exterior Building Materials for the North Wenatchee Business District (NWBD) pursuant to subsection (c) of this same section. Alternatives are processed as a Type III application to be reviewed by the Planning Commission. The proposal is to use all metal siding material for an addition to the existing structure which is consistent with the existing siding material. The NWBD zoning district requires materials such as metal siding to be limited to 50 percent of the façade visible from the public right-of-ways. The subject property is within the NWBD zoning district.
COMMENT DUE DATE: 2/15/2016 5:00PM
HEARING DATE: 2/17/2016 5:30PM
Application SP-16-01:  An application was submitted for a shoreline substantial development permit to reconnect a power supply from the bathroom structure located within the Linden Tree Area of Walla Walla Point Park to the nearby Lindston Barn (also known as the Wenatchee Row & Paddle Club Boathouse). The subject property is located within the Waterfront Mixed Use (WMU) zoning district with a portion in the Waterfront pedestran overlay (PO) and has a Waterfront Park shoreline environment designation.
COMMENT DUE DATE: 3/2/2016 5:00PM
Application CUP-15-04:  Ryan Kelso, Complete Design Inc. has submitted an application on behalf of Lighthouse Christian Ministries for a conditional use permit for the purpose of remodeling an existing warehouse building to provide humanitarian services with a medical/dental office, soup kitchen, and food storage (canned and dried food) for distribution. The upper (3rd) floor of the building will be updated to function as a public assembly space for gatherings such as church services, weddings, and music entertainment. The subject property is located with the Industrial (I) zoning district. The subject property is located at 410 S. Columbia Street; and identified by Assessor's Parcel No.: 22-20-10-815-280.
COMMENT DUE DATE: 12/28/2015 5:00PM
Application HPD-15-01: Columbia Valley Community Health has submitted an application for a Hospital Planned Development (HPD) to amend the previous HPD (PD2014-01) approved by the Hearing Examiner to allow for the modification of the existing sign located at the main entry on Orondo Avenue to include a reader board and extend the base to a total width of 8’ 5” to maximize the sign copy area of 40 square feet. This application is also intended to affirm and anticipate the locations of each monument sign on the subject property. The subject property is within the Residential Mixed Use (RMU) zoning district.
COMMENT DUE DATE: 12/31/2015 5:00PM
HEARING DATE: 1/26/2016 3:00PM
Application APP-15-02: A notice of appeal for the final administrative decision of BSP-15-02 was received by the City of Wenatchee from Everett Green, Evergreen Property Management Inc. The final decision was for preliminary approval to divide the existing lot into two residential lots. The applicant is requesting that the following is struck from the final decision: Findings of Fact No. 16, Conclusions of Law No’s. 2, 4, 5, and 6, and Conditions of Approval No’s. 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, and 9.
COMMENT DUE DATE: 9/14/2015 5:00PM
HEARING DATE: 10/27/2015 3:00PM
Application SS-15-01: A preliminary short subdivision application was received by the City of Wenatchee from Patrick and Carolyn MaGee to divide an existing 3.09 acre lot into four residential lots and a 3,926 square foot dedication to City of Wenatchee for Seneca Place. The subject property is located with the Residential Single-Family (RS) zoning district and is currently vacant land. The subject property is located at 1580 S. Miller Street, Wenatchee; and identified by Assessor's Parcel No.: 22-20-167-05-265
COMMENT DUE DATE: 9/11/2015 5:00PM
Application BSP-15-02: A preliminary binding site plan application was received by the City of Wenatchee from Everett Green, Evergreen Property Management Inc. to divide an existing 2.17 acre lot into two residential lots for the purpose of separating the existing condominium buildings from the apartment buildings. The subject property is located with the Residential Moderate (RM) zoning district and is developed with twelve multifamily buildings, three garage structures, parking areas, and landscaping.
COMMENT DUE DATE: 6/30/2015 5:00PM

FINAL DECISION

Application CUP-15-03: Wenatchee Racquet and Athletic Club (WRAC) submitted an application for a conditional use permit to expand the fitness portion of the existing club house building to the south adding approximately 5,000 square feet between two floors and add three new outdoor tennis courts to the immediate west of the existing facility. The interior of the existing building will be renovated to improve locker room facilities and handicap accessibility. Other proposed improvements to the site include a gravel overflow parking lot with sidewalks and pathways to the new tennis courts and a gazebo. New landscaping and storm water mitigation will be added to the site. The subject property is within the Residential Single-Family (RS) zoning district.
COMMENT DUE DATE: 06/22/2015 5:00PM 
HEARING DATE: 07/22/2015 3:00PM

FINAL DECISION FROM HEARING EXAMINER

Application CUP-15-02: Awaken Wenatchee Church submitted an application for a conditional use permit for the purpose of repurposing an existing structure located at 917 N. Wenatchee Avenue to a place of worship to conduct weekly church services for their congregation. The proposal includes a 400 person conference area, a 100 person multi-use room, classrooms for Sunday school, offices, and a small concession area to serve coffee and snacks. The peak use of the building would occur on Saturday evenings and Sunday mornings with the maximum occupancy not to exceed 500 people. Mid-week events would occur consisting of approximately 100 people. The building would also be used for special events such as dinners, weddings, and conferences in support of church sponsored activities.
COMMENT DUE DATE: 06/19/2015 5:00PM
HEARING DATE: 07/21/2015 1:30PM

FINAL DECISION FROM HEARING EXAMINER

Application CUP-15-01: The Wenatchee School District submitted an application for a conditional use permit for the purpose of modernization of the existing Abraham Lincoln Elementary School and an addition of a classroom wing (to replace existing portable classrooms), new main entry, and gymnasium. The site will be reconfigured to enlarge the parking lot and relocate the bus drop off and pick up area to Cascade Street. A sidewalk is planned around the bus area and between the bus area and building. New sidewalks will be constructed around the new parking lot to provide connection to the building, and several sidewalks at adjacent intersections will be reconfigured to allow for ADA access along with striped crosswalks. A new play area will be shifted to the northwest side of the building including a paved area and grass area, and new play equipment. A portion of the paved area has been identified for four future portable classrooms and utilities will be installed and capped for future use if needed. The play area will be fenced and the site will be landscaped to meet City of Wenatchee standards. The subject property is located at 1224 Methow Street within the Residential Moderate (RM) zoning district, and identified by Assessor's Parcel Nos. 22-20-15-120-250 and 22-20-10-432-100.
COMMENT DUE DATE: 3/23/2015 5:00PM
HEARING DATE: 4/2/2015 1:30PM

FINAL DECISION FROM HEARING EXAMINER

Application SP-15-01: An application was submitted for a shoreline substantial development permit to construct a new 13,998 square foot, 3 story general office building with parking and landscaping amenities. The floors include a basement, main floor, and upper floor. A portion of the building footprint is within shoreline jurisdiction being 200’ from the ordinary high water mark of the Columbia River. The subject property is located within the Waterfront Mixed Use (WMU) zoning district and has a High Intensity shoreline environment designation. The subject property is located at 145 S. Worthen Street, identified as Assessor's Parcel No. 22-20-03-821-135.
COMMENT DUE DATE: 04/01/2015 5:00PM

FINAL DECISION

Application P-15-01: A preliminary plat application was received by the City of Wenatchee from Cherry Meadows, LLC to divide two existing lots into 39 residential lots with infrastructure (utilities, road, sidewalk, etc.). The subject properties are located within the Residential Moderate (RM) zoning district and have been previously used for agricultural activities. The subject property is located at NNA Okanogan Avenue; and identified by Assessor's Parcel Nos.: 22-20-15-310-200 and 22-20-15-310-075
 
COMMENT DUE DATE: 02/10/2015 5:00PM
HEARING DATE: 2/24/2015 3:00PM

FINAL DECISION FROM HEARING EXAMINER

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