Notice of Development Application: Mittelstaedt Setback Adjustment


Administrative Setback Reduction Request

File # PL21-0141

Notice is hereby given that on March 12, 2021, Steve Mittelstaedt filed an Administrative Setback Reduction request (#PL21-0141) for an existing retaining wall that does not meet the standard twenty five foot rear setback.  The request is to reduce the standard twenty five foot rear setback to one foot.  The subject property is located within the Rural Intermediate (RI) and the zoning/comprehensive plan and the Guemes Island Overlay designated area as indicated in the Skagit County Comprehensive Plan and associated maps adopted July 5, 2016 and as thereafter amended.  The application was determined complete for review purposes on April 9, 2021.

The project is located at 4501 Agate Rd, Anacortes, within a portion of Section 26, Township 36N, Range 1E W.M., situated within Skagit County, Washington (P46596).    

A completed Administrative Setback Reduction request, Critical Areas Checklist, site plan and other application materials are on file with Skagit County Planning and Development Services.  This information is available to the public on request.  Other governmental approvals or permits that will be needed for this proposal from Planning and Development Services include: Approved Building Permit and Floodplain Development Permit.

A decision on the application will be made within 120 days of the date the application was determined complete, which was April 9, 2021, pursuant to SCC 14.06.210.  A public hearing before the Skagit County Hearing Examiner is not required for this project.  

Any person desiring to express his or her views or to be notified of the action taken on this application should notify Allison Sanders in writing of his or her interest within fifteen (15) days of the date of publication of this notice which is 4-22-21.  Failure to respond within the comment period could result in loss of the right to appeal.  The file can be viewed at Planning and Development Services which is located at the Continental Place address listed below. 

Written comments must be received no later than 4:30 pm on: May 7, 2021. 

Email correspondence will not be accepted, however comments may be submitted via the PDS website through the form at


Allison Sanders, Associate Planner
Skagit County Planning and Development Services
1800 Continental Place
Mount Vernon, WA 98273  
(360) 416-1331

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