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(1) General Procedures. Rezone applications for the PCB, BP, and IP zones are considered for approval by the hearing examiner through the normal rezone process, pursuant to chapter 30.42A SCC and require site plan approval as follows:

(a) For sites that are five acres or larger, a preliminary site plan shall be considered for approval by the hearing examiner together with the rezone application. A preliminary site plan is not required for sites less than five acres in size; and

(b) A final plan for construction approval is required for all sites and is reviewed administratively by the department after rezone approval, or when applicable, after rezone and preliminary site plan approval. No development permits shall be issued until a final plan has been approved in accordance with the provisions of this chapter.

(2) Alternative Procedure - Concurrent Rezone, Short Subdivision or Subdivision, and Final Plan. Concurrent applications for rezone, short subdivision or subdivision, and final plans may be made. All items required by SCC 30.31A.210 for a preliminary site plan shall be submitted for the entirety of the rezone site at the time application is made. The rezone application, short subdivision or subdivision, and final plans shall be processed concurrently pursuant to chapter 30.42A SCC and chapter 30.72 SCC.

(3) County-Initiated Rezone Alternative Procedure for BP, IP, and PCB. When recommended by the comprehensive plan, Snohomish County may initiate rezoning to BP, IP, and PCB as part of the comprehensive plan implementation process pursuant to chapter 30.73 SCC as a Type 3 Process. When this alternative is exercised, the provisions of SCC 30.31A.020(1), (2), and (3) shall be waived, including the portion that establishes minimum lot size for BP and PCB. Prior to development of any BP, IP, or PCB site five acres or larger in size, the developer shall submit a preliminary site plan and fees as required by chapter 30.86 SCC for hearing examiner review and approval. Prior to the approval of a preliminary site plan the hearing examiner shall hold a public hearing conducted pursuant to chapter 30.72 SCC. Notice of the hearing shall be provided in accordance with the notice requirements described in SCC 30.72.030. (Added by Amended Ord. 02-064, Dec. 9, 2002, Eff date Feb. 1, 2003; Amended by Amended Ord. 10-072, Sept. 8, 2010, Eff date Oct. 3, 2010; Amended by Ord. 20-019, June 24, 2020).