State Supreme Court denies petition for review of growth board decision | Black Diamond

The State Supreme Court has denied the petition for review requested by Toward Responsible Development of a Court of Appeals decision.

The appeals court reversed the Central Puget Sound Growth Management Hearings Board decision regarding the master planned development ordinances for YarrowBay's Villages and Lawson Hills in Black Diamond.

The appeals court ruled the growth board lacked jurisdiction to review the 2010 ordinances approving the two master planned developments.

According to Seattle attorney David Bricklin no further appeals are available for the growth board case.

Bricklin wrote in an email there is a land use petition act or LUPA appeal of the developments in superior court "pretty much ready to go."

The growth board had ruled the city should have used a legislative rather than quasi-judical process to approve the MPD ordinances. The board remanded the ordinances back to the city.

YarrowBay appealed the decision. The parties agreed on a direct appeal to the state Court of Appeals. The appeals court reversed the growth board decision and the Supreme Court denied a petition for review.

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