Type 4 applications are major decisions reviewed and decided by City Council. They may first go to another body, such as the Planning and Zoning Commission, for a formal recommendation.
EXAMPLE: The owner of a large R-1A (Large Lot Residential) lot wants to rezone their property to R-2 (Residential Compact) in order to subdivide and build a row of townhomes.
WHY TYPE 4: All Type 4 applications are required to have a public hearing under the Local Land Use Planning Act (LLUPA). Changing the city zoning map is a legislative decision, which are made by the City Council. Note: the application for a rezone may go under a different Type and follow a different process.