Low Impact Development (LID)

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The city LID code is currently being updated as required by the Department of Ecology.  All comments will be considered as part of the code update process. 

Low Impact Development (LID) is an approach to land development/re-development that works with nature to manage stormwater as close to where it falls as possible. The LID approach seeks to mimic pre-development conditions to the greatest degree possible. It can reduce water pollution from runoff, reduce future flooding risk in creeks and lakes, and add green spaces.  It is also required as part of the city's stormwater permit.


Presentations on the LID code update process

Draft code revisions

Update from Planning Commission public hearing March 26, 2018

A public hearing was held at the regularly scheduled Planning Commission meeting March 26, 2018, where the LID code update was considered by the members of the Planning Commission and recommended for adoption by the City Council.  The next opportunity for public comment on the LID code update will be at a working session of the City Council at 7PM on the evening of March 29th in the City Council Chambers at Interim City Hall.  The draft LID code update ordinance will be introduced during this session.