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A. Fundamental land use planning choices made in adopted comprehensive plans and adopted development regulations will serve as the foundation for review of project permit applications. During project review, the town must determine whether the items listed in this section are defined in the development regulations applicable to the proposed project or in the comprehensive plan. This determination of consistency includes:

1. Type of land use permitted at the site, including uses that may be allowed under certain circumstances, such as conditional uses, if the criteria for their approval have been satisfied;

2. The level of development, such as units per acre, density of residential development in the urban growth area, or other measures of density;

3. Availability and adequacy of public facilities and services identified in the comprehensive plan, if the plan or development regulations provide for funding of these facilities as required by Chapter 36.70A RCW;

4. Character of the development. (RCW 36.70B.030, RCW 36.70B.040)

B. During project review, the town will not re-examine alternatives to, or hear appeals on, the factors identified in subsection A of this section, except for issues of ordinance interpretation.

C. The town may determine that the requirements for environmental analysis and mitigation measures in its development regulations, comprehensive plan, and other applicable laws provide adequate mitigation for some or all of a project’s specific adverse environmental impacts.

D. Nothing in this section limits the authority of the town to approve, approve with conditions, or deny a project as provided in this code and in the town’s SEPA policies. Project review will be used to identify specific project design and conditions relating to the character of development (such as the details of site plans, curb cuts, drainage swales, etc.).

E. Nothing in this section requires documentation of or dictates the town’s procedures for considering consistency, or limits the town from asking more specific or related questions with respect to the factors identified in subsections (A)(1) through (A)(4) of this section. [Ord. 378 § 2 (Exh. 1), 1999.]