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The purpose and intent of this section is to provide a process for major revisions to approved residential development applications. Residential development applications shall include short subdivisions, subdivisions, single family detached unit developments, cottage housing, townhomes and multiple family developments. For the purposes of this section, approved residential development applications shall include preliminary approval for subdivisions and short subdivisions and final approval prior to construction for all other residential development applications.

(1) The major revision process is applicable to any approved Type 1 and Type 2 residential development application where an applicant requests a major revision of the approved plans.

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

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

(i) A 20 percent increase in the number of lots or units; or

(ii) An additional 20 lots or units.

(b) A change in access points, when combined with subsection (2)(a) of this section.

(c) 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.

(d) A change to the internal lot lines when combined with another criteria in subsection (2) of this section that does not increase lot or unit count beyond the amount allowed for a major revision.

(e) A change in the aggregate area of designated open space beyond that allowed as a minor revision, provided that the decrease will not result in an amount that is less than that required by code.

(f) A change not addressed by the criteria in subsections (2)(a) through (e) of this section which does not substantially alter the character of the approved development application or site plan and prior approval.

(3) A major revision shall require processing through the same process as a new development application subject to the following:

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

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

(c) An application for a major revision shall require public notice pursuant to SCC 30.70.045 and 30.70.050.

(d) An application for a major 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 (for Type 1 decisions) or the hearing examiner (for Type 2 decisions) shall grant approval of the major revision if it is determined that the major 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 major revision shall be properly documented as a part of the records for the approved development application.

(g) A major 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 residential development applications.

(4) The final determination of what constitutes a major 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).