M-3: Military Rd S Potential Rezone–North End

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Potential Rezone Project - Military Road S – North End (Comprehensive Plan Map Amendment Proposal M-3):

Project News

Community Meeting on the M-3 Military Rd S - North End Potential Zoning Change to be held Monday, September 23rd, 5:30-7:00 pm, at SeaTac Community Center

Background2019 Comprehensive Plan Zoning Changes
As part of this year’s Comprehensive Plan Amendment Process, City Council directed staff to explore a potential zoning change for properties in the northeast corner of SeaTac that would allow for the construction of residential uses of a higher density such as apartment buildings or townhouses.
Potential Land Use Designation & Zoning Changes Under Consideration

Staff is currently analyzing a change from the area’s existing single family zone, “Urban Low-7,200,” to the residential medium zone, “Urban Medium-2,400.” (The Comprehensive Plan land use designation for the area, which is currently “Residential Low,” would change to “Residential Medium.”)

Key differences between the existing and potential residential medium zone currently under study are identified in the table below:
 Residential Uses
 Maximum Density   (approximate)  Maximum Building   Height
 Existing Zone:  
 Urban Low-7,200 
 Single family house  6 dwelling units per acre  30 feet
 Potential Zone:
 Urban Medium-   2,400
 Small lot single family   14 dwelling units per acre  35 feet
 Townhouse  10-18 dwelling units per acre  35 feet
 Multi-family/ apartment   building  18 dwelling units per acre  40 feet

Please note that additional potential zones may be considered for further analysis and public input.

Community Engagement Opportunities

The City is eager to hear from property owners and other community members about this potential zoning change to higher density residential uses.  Please see opportunities for public input on this proposal below:


Community Meeting on Potential Zoning Change, September 23rd, 5:30-7:00pm

  • Location:  SeaTac Community Center Banquet Room (13735 24th Ave S)
  • Meeting Program:  Open house: 5:30-7:00pm with City Staff presentation from 6:00-6:15pm

Comprehensive Plan Amendment Open House, October 29th, 5:30-7:00pm

  • The potential rezoning of the area east of north Military Rd S was proposed as part of the City’s biennial Comprehensive Plan Amendment process.  City staff will be at the open house to provide information about the proposal and take public comments.
  • Location:  City Hall, Council Chambers (4800 S 188th Street)

Public Hearing: The date of the official public hearing has not been set but is likely to be in early November. The  date will be posted on this web page as soon as it has been confirmed.

Attend Planning Commission & City Council Meetings: See the calendar on the City of SeaTac website for  specific meeting dates and times: www.seatacwa.gov/calendar.

Provide Comments to City Staff: If you are unable to attend a public meeting, or prefer to comment in writing,    please email or send a letter to:
  • Kate Kaehny, Senior Planner
  • Email:  kkaehny@seatacwa.gov
  • Letter:  City of SeaTac, 4800 S 188th Street, SeaTac, WA 98188-8605
Anticipated Project Schedule


  • Staff analysis of potential zoning change proposal
  • Planning Commission & PED Committee review proposal
  • 9/23: Community Meeting


  • Continued staff analysis of potential zoning change and State environmental review (SEPA)
  • Continued Planning Commission & PED Committee reviews of proposal
  • 10/29: Comprehensive Plan Amendment Open House (including opportunities to comment about the potential rezone proposal)


  • Completion of staff report which will include analysis based on the Comprehensive Plan  land use designation criteria & the final docket criteria
  • Council decision
  • Public hearing (specific date yet to be confirmed)
  • Planning Commission and PED Committee recommendations to City Council on whether to adopt the potential rezone
  • City Council reviews proposal


  • Anticipated City Council action on proposal
More Information

To find out more about this project, please contact Senior Planner Kate Kaehny at 206.973.4834 or kkaehny@seatacwa.gov.