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The purpose and intent of this section is to provide an administrative process for minor revisions to approved development applications. For the purposes of this section, approved development applications shall include preliminary approval for subdivisions and short subdivisions and final approval prior to construction for all other development applications.

(1) The minor revision process is applicable to any approved Type 1 and Type 2 development application where an applicant requests a minor revision of the approved plans, except site plans submitted under SCC 30.28.086 and 30.28.105.

(2) Revisions to mixed-use and urban center development applications shall be considered nonresidential development applications for the purposes of this section.

(3) A minor revision to an approved residential development application is limited to the following when compared to the original development application, provided that there shall be no change in the proposed type of development or use:

(a) Short subdivisions shall be limited to no more than one additional lot.

(b) Subdivisions, single-family detached unit developments, cottage housing, mixed townhouse, townhouse, and multiple family developments shall be limited to the lesser of:

(i) A 10 percent increase in the number of lots or units; or

(ii) An additional 10 lots or units.

(c) A reduction in the number of lots or units.

(d) A change in access points may be allowed when combined with subsection (3)(a) or (b) of this section or as a standalone minor revision provided that it does not change the trip distribution. No change in access points that changes the trip distribution can be approved as a minor revision.

(e) A change to the project boundaries required to address surveying errors or other issues with the boundaries of the approved development application, provided that the number of lots or units cannot be increased above the number that could be approved as a minor revision to the original approved development application on the original project site before any boundary changes.

(f) A change to the internal lot lines that does not increase lot or unit count beyond the amount allowed for a minor revision.

(g) A change in the aggregate area of designated open space that does not decrease the amount of designated open space by more than:

(i) Ten percent for developments located within an urban growth area; or

(ii) Twenty percent for developments located outside of an urban growth area.

Under no circumstances shall the amount of designated open space be decreased to an amount that is less than that required by code.

(h) A change not addressed by the criteria in subsections (3)(a) through (g) of this section which does not substantially alter the character of the approved development application or site plan and prior approval.

(4) A minor revision to an approved nonresidential development application is limited to the following when compared to the original development application, provided that there is no change in the proposed type of development or use or no more than a 10 percent increase in trip generation:

(a) A utility structure shall be limited to no more than a 400-square-foot increase in the gross floor area.

(b) All other structures shall be limited to no more than a 10 percent increase in the gross floor area.

(c) A change in access points when combined with subsection (4)(a) or (b) of this section or as a standalone minor revision.

(d) A change which does not substantially alter the character of the approved development application or site plan and prior approval.

(5) A minor revision may be approved subject to the following:

(a) An application for a minor revision shall be submitted on forms approved by the department. An application for a minor revision shall not be accepted if a variance is required to accomplish the change to the approved development.

(b) An application for a minor revision shall be accompanied by any fees specified in chapter 30.86 SCC.

(c) An application for a minor revision shall require notification of the relevant county departments and agencies.

(d) An application for a minor revision shall be subject to the development regulations in effect as of the date the original development application was determined to be complete.

(e) The director shall grant approval of the request for a minor revision if it is determined that the minor revision does not substantially alter:

(i) The previous approval of the development application;

(ii) The final conditions of approval; or

(iii) The public health, safety and welfare.

(f) A minor revision shall be properly documented as a part of the records for the approved development application.

(g) A minor revision does not extend the life or term of the development application approval and concurrency determination, which shall run from the original date of:

(i) Preliminary approval for subdivisions or short subdivisions; or

(ii) Approval for all other development applications.

(6) The final determination of what constitutes a minor revision shall be made by the director. (Added by Amended Ord. 13-050, Aug. 28, 2013, Eff date Sept. 19, 2013; Amended by Ord. 17-062, Oct. 18, 2017, Eff date Dec. 17, 2017).