Dear Fall City Community member:

For more than a year, a volunteer committee of Fall City area residents and local business people have been evaluating prospective changes to the Fall City Subarea Plan.  This document guides King County spending, policies and priorities in our unincorporated town. 

The survey has been mailed to each Fall City household.  This online version allows additional household members an opportunity to provide input.  Survey is limited to one per resident or property owner.

The survey addresses priority issues the community has identified.  We'd love to hear what YOU think!  

For more information, visit: https://www.fallcity.org/fall-city-subarea-plan.html

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* 1. Do you live inside or outside of Fall City

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Fall City Neighborhoods

Fall City Neighborhoods
Topic 1: There are several new subdivisions being built in Fall City that feature large homes on smaller lots than usually allowed by King County, because they share a common septic-management system.

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* 2. Most of Fall City is zoned four lots per acre. That translates to a minimum lot size of a 1/4 acre (10,890 sq. ft.) in the rural town boundary. The recent and ongoing higher-density developments feature lots that can be much smaller than ¼ acre. Do you favor a minimum lot size of ¼ acre?

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* 3. Today, developers are not required to build paths or trails through their multi-house subdivisions, to connect adjacent neighborhoods. Should new subdivisions be required to make connecting trails and/or paths to surrounding neighborhoods?

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* 4. In our subarea planning work, we’ve heard residents say the new higher-density subdivisions feature houses that do not fit Fall City’s rural character. Would you support protecting rural character in Fall City by requiring new homes and buildings to meet a county-managed set of standard design requirements inside the town?

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* 5. Currently, land developers are not required to help fund Fall City improvements needed to cope with increased growth. Do you support requiring developers to pay mitigation fees to improve Fall City? (Example: inclusive playgrounds, community center, downtown beautification, road improvements, trails, etc.)

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* 6. One way to increase house size in a subdivision or existing lots is to reduce the distance from the building to the front, back and side-yard boundary, known as setbacks. One way to discourage big houses on small lots is to increase setback distances. What size setback would you support?

Topic 2: Community assets

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* 7. Fall City has no community center building. Should Fall City and King County make a community center a priority?

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* 8. If Fall City needs a community center, what services would you use?

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* 9. Fall City has no permanent public restrooms. Do you support public restrooms downtown?

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* 10. Fall City has no office or substation for King County Sheriff’s Office or law-enforcement services. Should it?

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* 11. Do you support funding more King County law enforcement presence in Fall City?

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* 12. As is typical in a rural community, Fall City has few sidewalks, and tends to have more safe walking routes. Some are marked paths like on 42nd and 332nd Ave (near the elementary school); others are more informal and unmarked. With a few exceptions, only the business district has sidewalks. Would you rather King County build new sidewalks, and/or continue to designate, upgrade and improve the safety of safe-walking routes?

Topic 3: Trails, bike routes

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* 13. Do you support more trail and/or path access in Fall City and the surrounding area?

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* 14. Do you support river levees being open as public walking trails or paths?

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* 15. Do you support the state of Washington improving and expanding bike lanes on State Routes 202 and 203?

Topic 4: Behavioral Health services

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* 16. Behavioral health services are not readily available in the Fall City area. Should King County improve our local access to mental and behavioral health services?

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* 17. Finally: What else should your subarea committee be considering as needed improvements in Fall City? Provide as many topics (and your solution) as you wish.

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