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Mercer Island, WA 98040
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2016 Update to Residential Development Standards - Completed 9/19/2017


What's Happening Now

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Residential Development Standards Public Meeting
On November 1, 2017 the adopted changes of the residential development standards, that were approved by the City Council on September 19, 2017, took effect.  [Note: The Planning Commission completed its review and transmitted its findings to City Council on June 5, 2017] Development projects submitted to the City's planning staff prior to November 1, 2017, will be vested under the old regulations.
  

What Has Changed in the Code

Click here to view the final, full-text adopted changes (9/19/17)


Frequently Asked Questions

Click here to read or download Frequently Asked Questions, including a summary of proposed changes.

 

Watch explainer videos

City staff deliver explanations of key changes; all available on the City's YouTube Channel

Why is the City Updating the Standards? (3:21)

Tree Protection and Retention (6:22)

Site Design (5:41)

Construction Impact and Noise (2:52)

Building Size Requirements (6:39)


Comment Archive

 

Background Context

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Since early 2016, the City of Mercer Island has heard from residents with a variety of concerns regarding residential development and the rapidly changing character of Mercer Islandís neighborhoods. The City Council has tasked staff and the Planning Commission with reviewing the code, gathering public input and recommending code updates to City Council.

 

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