Cryptocurrency Mining Regulations

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The City of Wenatchee intends to adopt revisions to the Title 10 of the Wenatchee City Code.

The amendments include:

Draft revisions to 10.08, 10.10, and 10.48 of the Wenatchee City Code, creating definitions for two new land use categories (Cryptocurrency Mining and Data Center), incorporating the new land use categories in the district use chart, and adopting regulations applicable to those uses.

The amendments were sent to the Washington State Department of Commerce as required by RCW 36.70A.106 for an expedited 14-day comment period. The comment period began on November 30, 2018 and concluded on December 14, 2018. The City of Wenatchee has issued a determination of non-significance (DNS) in compliance with RCW 43.21C.

The City of Wenatchee Planning Commission held a public hearing on December 11, 2018 at 5:30 PM in the Council Chambers of Wenatchee City Hall, 129 South Chelan Avenue, Wenatchee to consider the proposed amendments. The Planning Commission provided a recommendation of approval to the City Council.

The Wenatchee City Council held a public hearing on January 10, 2019 at 5:15 PM in the Council Chambers of Wenatchee City Hall, 301 Yakima Street, 2nd Floor, Wenatchee to consider the proposed amendments. The council decided against adoption and remanded the matter back to the Planning Commission.

The Wenatchee City Council held a public hearing on February 14, 2019 on extending the interim control for an additional 6 months as specified in Ordinance 2019-04. The council adopted the Ordinance.

The City of Wenatchee Planning Commission will hold a public hearing on June 19, 2019 at 5:30 PM in the Council Chambers of Wenatchee City Hall, 301 Yakima Street, 2nd Floor, Wenatchee to consider the proposed amendments.

The Wenatchee City Council will hold a public hearing on July 11, 2019 at 5:15 PM in the Council Chambers of Wenatchee City Hall, 301 Yakima Street, 2nd Floor, Wenatchee to consider the proposed amendments.

How Can I Participate?

The public is invited to testify at either or both hearings.

Comments on the proposed revisions should be addressed to the Planning Division, City of Wenatchee, 1350 McKittrick Street, Suite A, Wenatchee, WA 98801. Complete information and copies of the proposed revisions will be available at the above listed address during normal business hours or by calling 509-888-3256. 

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QUESTIONS?

Please contact Stephen Neuenschwander or Matt Parsons at: (509) 888-3256 or by E-mail at sneuenschwander@wenatcheewa.gov or mparsons@wenatcheewa.gov