This proposal is for the establishment of a house of worship use within the Single-Family Residential 9.6 (SR 9.6) zoning designation located at 7507 276th Street NW, Stanwood. Houses of worship are considered a conditional use in the SR 9.6 zone and requires approval of a conditional use permit in order to be allowed. There is an existing gravel driveway on the east side of the property. A future site development permit will be required for the development of the property including landscaping, parking, utilities, stormwater, access, and other applicable development standards. The project and application materials may be viewed here 23-0101 Redemption Hill CUP
23-0101 Conditional Use Permit
Notice of Application and Notice of Public Meeting issued August 22, 2023
A public meeting was held September 11, 2023 in front of the Planning Commission and via an online meeting. This was a public meeting and not a public hearing. The public meeting is informational only and to hear public comments/concerns.
Note: The end of the comment period for the Notice of Application does not grant automatic approval for the project. The City will begin its review on the submitted documents at the end of the comment period.
Notice of Public Hearing in Front of the Hearing Examiner issued November 27, 2023
A public hearing will be held on Wednesday, December 13, 2023 at 5:30pm in front of the Hearing Examiner via an online meeting. Any person may comment on this application by writing to the mailing or email address below. Comments on this application must be received by 5:00 PM on Tuesday, December 12, 2023.
The public is invited to comment on the project by submitting written comments or via email. To stay current on the project, please sign up to be a Party of Record by contacting Tansy Schroeder, City Planner, at email@example.com.
If you would like to provide any written comment, letters may be mailed to:
Attn: Tansy Schroeder City of Stanwood 10220 270th Street NW Stanwood, WA 98292
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the permit application for exactly?
The conditional use permit application is for the establishment of a house of worship use within a residential zone. All sight improvements and any future expansions will require a site development permit application.
Why is the City considering rezoning to allow a church?
There is no rezone proposed with this permit application. Houses of worship, along with other uses such as meeting halls and schools, are considered a "conditional use" in the residential zones. A "conditional use" is a type of use that could be considered compatible with the surround uses when appropriate conditions are applied to mitigate for potential impacts. Conditional use permits shall be reviewed against decision criteria to ensure compatibility with traffic, noise and glare, landscaping, and public improvements.