Lot Boundary Adjustments (LBAs) are changes to the boundaries between one or more lots, which do not create any additional lot, tract, parcel, site or division. LBAs are sometimes used by developers or property owners to make existing undersized lots more developable. Development on sites created through LBAs have sometimes surprised neighbors who were unaware that a potentialdevelopment site existed. In 2014, the city received 126 applications for LBAs, 75 percent in single-family neighborhoods (94). LBAs are Type I decisions for the purposes of the Land Use Code. Type I decisions are non-discretionary, administrative decisions made by the Director of the Department of Planning and Development (DPD) and are not subject to appeal to the City Hearing Examiner.
If you think developers should be required to notify the neighborhood before being allowed to build a backyard / side yard house, call or send an email to the following city council members BEFORE they meet about the issue on July 7:
- Mike O’Brien, 206-684-8800, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Tim Burgess, 206-684-8806, email@example.com
- Nick Licata, 206-684-8803, firstname.lastname@example.org
- John Okamoto, 206-684-8802, email@example.com