Crisanto Medina; and Firs Home Owners Association v. City of SeaTac; and Fife Motel, Inc.
King County Superior Court Cause No. 17-2-07094-7 KNT
Respondent Fife Motel, Inc. is the owner of the Firs Mobile Home Park, located at 20440 International Blvd., in SeaTac, Washington. On May 27, 2016, a draft Relocation Plan was prepared by the Respondent Fife Motel and submitted to the Community and Economic Development (CED) Department of the City of SeaTac for review and approval. An environmental checklist was required for this proposed action and a State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA) Determination of Non-significance was issued on July 22, 2016. Subsequent to this determination, no appeals of the SEPA action were filed.
The final draft of the Relocation Plan was received by the City on October 7, 2016, and was approved by the Acting CED Director on October 17, 2016. The Petitioners filed an appeal of the Director’s decision on October 31, 2016, within the 14-day appeal period. Supplemental materials were received by the City of SeaTac on November 18, 2016, within the required 21-day time period.
The appeal was presided over by SeaTac Hearing Examiner Stephen K. Causseaus, Jr. The Hearing Examiner denied the Petitioners’ appeal, and their Motion for Reconsideration. The Report and Decision was issued on February 22, 2017, and the Decision on Reconsideration on March 6, 2017. Petitioners timely filed its Land Use Petition with this Court on March 24, 2017.
This Land Use Appeal pertains to the City of SeaTac Hearing Examiner upholding the City’s administrative approval of a Mobile Home Park Relocation Plan. The Relocation Plan was submitted to the City by Respondent Fife Motel, Inc. pursuant to SeaTac Municipal Code (SMC) 15.465.600(H).
Hearing Examiner’s decision was appealed to the Superior Court on March 24, 2017 by Petitioners. Briefs were submitted by all parties. (Copies of the briefings filed in this case can be found here.) Oral argument occurred on May 16, 2018 in Superior Court. The Court’s decision is currently pending.