New Manufacturing Industrial Centers

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Regional Center
Designation Application Form
(September 2011, revised June 20141)
For New Regional Manufacturing Industrial Centers
I. Applicant Information
Applications should include the following:
Name of Proposed Center
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Name of Jurisdiction(s)
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Name of Project Lead Staff
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Address, City, State, Zip Code
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Phone, Fax, Email
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Date of Submittal
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Brief Summary of Application
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(up to 200 words)
II. Eligibility
Please describe how the proposed center addresses each of the following:
a.
Demonstrate that the proposed center is located within an urban growth area. Although preferred, it
is not required that proposed manufacturing industrial centers be located in a city or cities.
Designation of centers outside of cities may occur, but only in limited circumstances. Applications
for a center outside of a city will need to demonstrate a history of, and collaborative agreement
regarding, joint planning and service provision, as well as joint plans for annexation or
incorporation. VISION 2040 states that annexation is preferred to incorporation and that
unincorporated urban area growth should occur in areas that can be annexed.
In cases where an application for a MIC crosses a jurisdiction's boundaries the application
must describe the manner and structure (e.g., an interlocal agreement or memorandum of
understanding), within which the parties will plan together over the long-term.
Describe here:
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Commitment to Center Planning Expectations (Section III.c) revised to reflect updated Center Plan Checklist.
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b.
Please provide the relevant sections of the jurisdiction's comprehensive plan that identifies the
center as a candidate for a regional designation.
Describe here:
c.
Please provide the relevant sections of the county's countywide planning policies that identify the
center as a candidate for a regional designation.
Describe here:
d.
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Provide a copy of the adopting ordinance or resolution requesting PSRC to designate the proposed
center as a regional manufacturing industrial center and authorizing the staff of the jurisdiction to
submit an application.
III. Designation Criteria
Please describe how the proposed center addresses each of the following:
a.
Compatibility with VISION 2040. Describe how the jurisdiction’s vision for the proposed
regional manufacturing industrial center reinforces the centers concept within the VISION 2040
regional growth strategy and multicounty planning policies.
Describe here:
b.
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Required Activity Levels - Employment Thresholds.
i. Existing Levels of Employment: The proposed center must have a minimum existing
employment level of at least 10,000 jobs before regional designation can be pursued. Please provide
a table and a map showing existing levels of activity.
Describe here:
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ii. Target Levels of Employment: The proposed center must have a minimum employment target
level of at least 20,000 jobs. Please describe the employment growth target2 for the jurisdiction and
for the proposed center. Provide a future land use map and a zoning map showing areas where
targeted growth may be accommodated.
Describe here:
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Growth Targets are the amount of growth a jurisdiction has agreed, through the countywide process, to plan for
throughout its comprehensive plan elements over the 20-year horizon of the comprehensive plan. The targets include
both the baseline density (current) plus the 20-year growth.
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iii. Zoned Development Capacity: Because it is not time-bound, zoned development capacity3 can
allow higher levels of development and a more compact and mature urban form in regional centers.
Please demonstrate that the center has sufficient zoned capacity to adequately accommodate
targeted levels of growth. Describe any tools or strategies that support a longer-term vision and
help avoid potentially inappropriate types of development.
Describe here:
c.
Planned Land Use and Zoning: At least 80% of property within proposed new manufacturing
industrial center boundaries must have planned future land use and current zoning designations for
industrial and manufacturing uses (include a zoning map).
Describe here:
d.
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Commitment to Center Planning Expectations: Shown below are the topics in the
Manufacturing Industrial Center Plan Checklist in PSRC's Plan Review Manual for center subarea
plans. Subarea plans must be submitted for review and certification within two years of
designation.
It is expected that significant planning will have occurred prior to application for regional
designation. In the application for designation, please describe the current status of planning and
implementation efforts for each of the topics listed below and, where planning and implementation
gaps exist, please describe how these will be addressed in the subarea planning process:
i.
Center Plan Concept (or "Vision")
 Include a vision for the center. This should include a commitment to preservation of an
urban industrial land base. Describe the economic role of the center within the city,
county and the region.
 Include an overview of the relationship of the center plan to the city’s comprehensive
plan, as well as VISION 2040 and countywide planning policies.
 Include a market analysis demonstrating the center’s development potential to meet
targeted levels of growth (include as a separate file).
Describe here:
ii.
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Environment
Zoned Development Capacity is the amount of development allowed under adopted zoning based on parameters in the
zoning regulations such as allowed heights and densities, lot coverages and setbacks, floor area ratios, etc. Zoned
Development Capacity is not bound to a specific planning horizon. Jurisdictions must have adequate zoned capacity to
accommodate their Growth Target, and this is evaluated under Buildable Lands.
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 If applicable, identify critical/environmentally sensitive areas in the
manufacturing/industrial center and reference relevant policies and programs to protect
those areas.
 Include or reference policies and programs for innovative stormwater management
(related to Public Services).
 Include or reference policies and programs to reduce air pollution and greenhouse gas
emissions.
Describe here:
iii.
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Land Use
 Demonstrate and explain the defined boundaries and shape for the center. Planning area
boundaries should fully encompass the designated regional manufacturing/industrial
center.)
 Establish employment growth targets4 for the center that accommodates a significant
share of the region’s manufacturing/industrial employment growth, and ensure that the
center has the sufficient zoned development capacity to accommodate these levels of
growth
 Describe the percentage of planned land use and zoning in the center for industrial and
manufacturing uses.
 Describe strategies to avoid land uses that are incompatible with manufacturing,
industrial uses, such as large retail uses, high concentrations of housing, or non-related
office uses (other than as an accessory use).
 Establish design standards that help mitigate aesthetic and other impacts of
manufacturing and industrial activities both within the center and on adjacent areas.
Describe here:
iv.
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Economy
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Describe strategies to support or maintain manufacturing industrial industries (i.e.,
workforce, apprenticeships, land value policies, parcel aggregation, etc.).
 Describe key sectors and industry clusters in the center.
Describe here:
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See footnote 1.
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v.
Public Services
 Describe or reference local capital plans for infrastructure, as well as their financing
(such as sewer, water, gas, electric, telecommunications). Explain strategies to ensure
facilities are provided consistent with targeted growth.
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Describe here:
vi.
Transportation
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Describe the transportation networks to and within the manufacturing/industrial center,
and plans to identify and address deficiencies.
Describe strategies that address freight movement (such as rail, trucking facilities, or
waterway, as appropriate), including local and regional distribution.
Describe strategies that address employee commuting (such as by encouraging modes
such as fixed-route and high-capacity transit).
Describe relationships to regional high-capacity transit (including bus rapid transit,
commuter rail, light rail, and express bus) and local transit, and coordination with transit
agencies.
Include mode split goals.
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Describe here:
IV. Background Information
Please include the following:
a.
A brief history of the development of the center.
Describe here:
b.
Existing conditions and characteristics – Primary functions of the center, current land use,
transportation system, open space, population, employment, recent development activity. Please
provide appropriate maps, such as zoning, current and future land uses, etc.
Describe here:
c.
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Describe the anticipated schedule and process for developing the subarea plan over the next two
years. Include details on the public outreach and council adoption process.
Describe here:
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d.
A general description of adjacent land uses within ½ mile of the proposed center boundaries, and
their relationship to the center. Discuss how impacts from manufacturing industrial uses on these
areas are mitigated.
Describe here:
e.
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Other: Additional information for PSRC's consideration during the application and review process.
Describe here:
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