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The following siting and performance standards shall apply to all secure community transition facilities (SCTFs) as defined in RCW 71.09.020:

A. Maximum Number of Residents. No SCTF shall house more than 15 persons, excluding resident staff.

B. Siting Criteria. As an essential public facility of regional or statewide importance, any SCTF shall be sited consistent with the essential public facilities process in the Auburn comprehensive plan and shall be located in the region-serving area of Auburn, as defined and mapped in the Auburn comprehensive plan. Such facilities should be located in relationship to transportation facilities in a manner appropriate to their transportation needs. Extensive buffering from adjacent uses may be required.

C. Dispersion Criteria.

1. The lot line of any new or expanding SCTF shall be located:

a. One thousand (1,000) feet or more from any residential use; and

b. One thousand (1,000) feet or more from any group residence facility as defined by ACC 18.04.440; and

c. Not adjacent to a parcel containing nor within the line of sight of any of the following:

i. Any accredited public, private or parochial school;

ii. Any religious institution in existence as of the effective date of the ordinance codified in this section;

iii. Any public park, publicly dedicated trail, sports field, playground, or recreational or community center;

iv. Any licensed daycare center, nursery school or preschool as defined by ACC 18.04.290;

v. Any school bus stop in existence at the time the facility is proposed;

vi. Any public library; and

vii. Any other facilities as identified by the State of Washington Department of Social and Health Services following the hearings on a potential site as required in RCW 71.09.315;

d. One mile or more from any work release, prerelease or similar facility.

2. The distances provided in this subsection shall be measured by following a straight line, without regard to intervening buildings, from the nearest point of the property parcel upon which the proposed use is to be located or expanded to the nearest point of the parcel of property or the land use district boundary line from which the proposed land use is to be separated.

3. The “adjacent to a parcel containing nor within the line of sight” criterion is a minimal guideline established to minimize the access between an SCTF and a “risk potential activity” as defined in RCW 71.09.020. That criterion may be altered depending on topographic conditions, size of parcels, or substantial intervening barriers to access (e.g., a river).

D. A conditional use permit application for an SCTF shall be accompanied by the following:

1. The siting process used for the SCTF, including alternative locations considered;

2. An analysis showing that utmost consideration was given to potential sites such that siting of the facility will have no undue impact on any one racial, cultural, or socioeconomic group, and that there will not be a resulting concentration of similar facilities in a particular neighborhood, community, jurisdiction, or region;

3. Proposed mitigation measures;

4. A detailed plan that demonstrates how security for the facility and the residents will be addressed, and how the security plans will be coordinated with local emergency personnel;

5. A detailed plan on how the proposed operating rules for the facility will be developed and coordinated with local emergency personnel;

6. A schedule and analysis of all public input solicited or to be solicited during the siting process, including assurance that comments are reviewed and adequately responded to; and

7. A preliminary landscaping plan that shows how the proposal intends to meet the requirements of the zone in which it is located, in order to comply with state regulations for siting an SCTF and in order to provide appropriate visual separation between the SCTF and neighboring land uses such that impacts to residents of an SCTF by neighboring manufacturing uses are mitigated.

These proposed materials shall be reviewed by the planning director in consultation with the chief of police and the city attorney. The planning director shall include in any recommendation on the requested conditional use permit an analysis of the proposal as they may relate to the findings of fact required under ACC 18.64.040. (Ord. 6245 § 15, 2009.)