Covington City Council to hold public hearing on designated residential target areas Feb. 28

The Covington City Council will hold a public hearing on designating residential target areas for applying multi-family tax exemptions under RCW 84.14.040.

The public hearing will be at the regular Council meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 28, at 7 p.m. in the Council Chambers at Covington City Hall.

City Hall is located at 16720 SE 271st St., Covington, WA 98042.

Proposed residential target areas include the Town Center (TC) Zone, the Mixed Housing and Office (MHO) Zone, and the Multi-Family Residential R-18 Zone, all within the City of Covington.

The purpose of this public hearing is for the City Council to receive comments from the public, both written and oral, regarding the proposed regulations for enacting tax exemptions provisions for future multi-family residential housing projects in three (3) Residential Target Areas, the TC, the MHO, and the R-18 Zones, under provisions of the Revised Code of Washington (RCW) 84.14.040. All property owners in these three zones or adjacent property may be affected by the proposed regulations, and such property owners are encouraged to contact the city if they have questions.

The City Council is also tentatively scheduled to adopt an ordinance applying new property tax exemption provisions for new multi-family residential projects in the three target area zones at a future Council meeting.

The proposed tax exemption regulations and maps of the residential target areas are available for review at City Hall and by contacting Ann Mueller, Senior Planner, at or via phone at 253-638-1110, ext. 2224.

All persons desiring to comment may do so in writing to Sharon Scott, City Clerk, at 16720 SE 271st Street, Suite 100, Covington, Washington, 98042, prior to 5 p.m. on Feb. 27 or by appearing at the public hearing on Feb. 28.

For further information, please contact Ann Mueller, AICP, Senior Planner, at or by phone at 253-638-1110, ext. 2224.


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