Type 3 applications are heard and decided by an appointed body in a public hearing. Typically, these projects are decided in a public hearing because they require extensive review by staff, appointed bodies, and the public to ensure that the project contributes to the city's goals. They may also require a public hearing under the Local Land Use Planning Act (LLUPA).
EXAMPLE: A Developer wants to build a 1-story, suburban style drugstore (without a drive-through) on an MX-3 (Mixed Use Active) corridor.
WHY TYPE 3: Retail is an allowed use in MX-3, but the suburban style of the project does not support the desired outcome of growing our best-in-class transit along the city's active mixed use corridors. However, the project might support desired outcomes in other ways. Rather than requiring all development to meet one specific form to ensure our process results in excellent projects, Allowed Use - Alternative Form projects are decided by the Planning and Zoning Commission where they can be reviewed and discussed in a public hearing.