Community Planning & Building Department

News &  Projects

  • Follow up to the May 25th meeting regarding Affordable Housing Needs
  • On May 25, 2021 at 6:30 pm a subcommittee of the Planning Advisory Board will hold a community meeting regarding affordable housing needs in Langley and South Whidbey.  The purpose of the event is:
    - to begin discussing the current and anticipated shortage of affordable housing in the City of Langley and on South Whidbey.
    - South Whidbey and the City of Langley should be a place where teachers, hospital workers, firefighters, non-profit workers and others can live and raise families affordably.
    - The initial focus will be on non-market rental and home purchase opportunities for working families and others in the South Whidbey workforce, as well as others who are at risk of losing their homes.
    - Over the course of the next few months the AHWG hopes to define the depth of the needs, some of the existing programs and regulations in effect to help address these needs and discuss ways of moving forward to long-term solutions that involve a multitude of government agencies, community organizations and the private sector. 
    Click here or go to the link to register for the event -
  • The Short Term Rental (STR) code amendments were adopted by Council on August 5, 2019. Applications are available at City Hall. Please see the FAQ or contact the Planning Department for more information. 
  • New play equipment has been installed at Generation Park! The new equipment features a slide structure, a 4-bay swing set including an ADA swing, and a spinning chair.  Special thanks to the Langley Community Club for contributing $8,500 toward the new play structure. Bring the kids and check it out!
  • May 6th, Ordinance 1054 was passed by City Council to rezone 3 blocks of RS7200 between Park and DeBruyn to RS5000. Also included in the ordinance was the rezone of the 3rd Street Habitat for Humanity property from RS7200 to Residential Mixed. Click here to view the current zoning map. 
  • An Open House was held at Langley Methodist Church regarding proposed Short Term Rental (STR) regulations. A PowerPoint was presented and a question and answer session followed. The handouts available included the STR Framework, Legalizing an Existing STR Flowchart, and Growth of STRs. A summary of the verbal questions and comments can be viewed here. If you were unable to attend but would like to contribute your opinion, please fill out and return the questionnaire. Responses to the questionnaire can be viewed here. Responses received by email can be viewed here and here

Public Notices

Notice of application with optional DNC process to convert the Boatyard Inn, 200 Wharf St from 10 hotel units to 10 residential units.  A water line is being installed as part of the development.  A variance so the parking requirements of LMC 18.22.130.C.2.b is 
being requested.  The optional DNS in WAC 197-11-355 is being uses.  The comment period ends on January 27, 2021.  SEPA Checklist.

Notice of application and optional DNS process to rezone the two properties located at the corners of Second Street and DeBruyn Avenue from Mixed Residential (MR) to RS5000 to faciltitate a short plat to create three lots from two lots.  Construction on each lot is proposed to include a single family residence, one attached ADUA and one detached ADU. The optional DNS proposed in WAC 197-11-355 is being used.  The comment period ends on May 26, 2020SEPA checklist.  A public hearing is scheduled for July 1, 2020.  Final DNS issued June 2, 2020.  Draft Ordinance no. 1069.

The City of Langley is requesting qualifications from professional consulting firms with the necessary skills and experience to prepare a Form Based Code for Multi-Family Infill housing. Details of the Request for Qualifications and project scope can be found hereThe deadline for submittals is May 25, 2020 at 4 pm.  
A copy of the Department of Commerce grant application can be found here.

Notice of an application to construct one single family dwelling unit and one accessory dwelling unit both 886 square feet in size and to reduce a critcal area buffer by 25 percent.  The property is located at 107 Sixth St.  The comment period ends on March 17, 2020.

Notice of an application and DNS for a proposed sculpture at Hladky/Whale Bell Park.  The comment period end on January 17, 2020.  The public hearing is scheduled for February 13, 2020.  SEPA checklist.
FINAL DNS issued January 28, 2020

Notice of a DNS for the City of Langley (2018) Water Comprehensive Plan.  The comment period ends on September 19, 2019. SEPA checklist.

Notice of Application and DNS for the installation of a tightline system for 930 Edgecliff Drive.  The comment period ends on September 18, 2019

On Tuesday July 16th at 5:30 pm, the Planning Advisory Board will hold a public hearing on the proposed ordinance and code amendments regarding short term rentals.

Notice of a DNS for proposed code amendments to Ch. 15 of the Municipal Code to update state and national code references in Ch. 15.04 Building Code and to adopt Ch. 15.05 Property Maintenance Code to replace the out of date references to the Uniform Code for the Abatement of Dangerous Buildings. SEPA checklist  The comment period ends on June 26, 2019. Draft Ch. 15.04 and Ch. 15.05

Notice of Application
 for a proposed 896 sf single family residence located at 107 6th Street. The comment period ends June 12.

Comprehensive Plan Annual Amendment Applications will be accepted June 1st- August 15th. RCW 36.70A130(2) permits cities and counties to consider minor comprehensive plan amendments no more than once a year. 

The PAB will hold a special meeting on May 29, 2019 to review the proposed STR code. The meeting will be held at City Hall at 3:00pm. 

The Planning Advisory Board will hold an open public record hearing at 3:00pm Wednesday, June 5 at Langley Methodist Church. Full notice available here. See below for the DNS, SEPA checklist, ordinance, and proposed code amendments. 

Notice of a DNS for the proposed short-term rental code amendments is issued on May 17, 2019 with a comment period until May 31, 2019.  SEPA Checklist  Here are links to the draft ordinance and code amendments.

Notice of a MDNS for the proposed Sandy Point Rd Short Plat is issued for April 30, 2019. 

Notice of a DNS for an accessory building to be located at 914 Third St is issued on April 10, 2019 with a comment period until April 24, 2019.  SEPA Checklist.

The Planning Advisory Board is holding a public hearing to consider public comments on the draft Zoning Map Amendments and related ordinance. The ordinance proposed to amend the official zoning map to change RS7200 to RM zone - mixed residential for the properties located at 843 Third St and to change the single and duplex family (RS7200) zone district to RS5000 for the properties located between First and Fourth Streets and Park and DeBruyn Avenues. The public hearing will be held on Wednesday April 3, 2019 at 3:00 PM. View the full public hearing notice here.  The draft ordinance and proposed zoning map amendments can be found here. (originally posted 3/18/19 and revised 3/21/19)

Notice of a DNS for the proposed short plat on Sandy Point Road is issued on April 2, 2019 with a comment period until April 16, 2019.

Notice of MDNS and SEPA Checklist for the proposed short plat on Sandy Point Road.  The proposal is to create four lots and one native growth protection tract,  (posted 2/21/2019)
The MDNS issued on 2/21/2019 has been withdrawn 3/25/2019.  A new determination will be made and will be reposted. 
The final MDNS issued on 5/1/2019.  

Notice of DNS and SEPA Checklist for the proposed Zoning Map Amendment ordinance to amend the official zoning map so as to change RS7200 to RM zone – mixed residential for the properties located at 843 Third Street and to change the single and duplex family (RS7200) zone district to RS5000 for the 45 properties located between first and Fourth Avenues and Park and Debruyn Avenues. (posted 2/20/2019)



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