Gold Creek Community Church

Planning

Unincorporated Snohomish County

Client
Gold Creek Community Church
Project Date
2018 - Present

LDC Inc. is assisting Gold Creek Community Church (GCCC) as they work to build a new campus just north of Woodinville. The project consists of a comprehensive plan and development code changes along with a conditional use permit to allow the church to build a new 25,000 sq. ft. facility. When LDC Inc. was hired, GCCC was informed that the site where they planned to build their new church carried code and policy restrictions, which limited the size and scope of a possible church. The Rural Business (RB) zone limits building to a maximum of 4,000 square feet per building and a limitation of 50% for impervious surfaces. Through coordination with the client and county elected officials, LDC Inc. worked to get comprehensive plan and code changes made to lift this restriction on church facilities. These changes were adopted by the Snohomish County Council in November 2018. The Conditional Use Permit is currently pending.

Going Above the Standard

LDC Inc.’s understanding of the Washington State Growth Management Act (GMA) allowed us to come up with the solution to update the comprehensive plan and code in order to allow this project to move forward. We helped our client initiate conversations with the county, proposed revised language, and helped coordinate this process through the Planning Commission and County Council process. This was a huge win for our client.

Services We Completed