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Land use reviews that occur under this chapter are intended to be administrative decisions to the extent possible to minimize the financial and temporal costs to applicants while providing for appropriate opportunities for public review and comment on development applications.

This chapter shall be administered and interpreted consistent with the provisions of Chapter 14.05 SMC. In the event that a provision of this chapter allows the Review Authority to exercise discretion in the application of a specific standard or requirement, but does not identify specific criteria for a decision, the following criteria shall be used in exercising discretion:

A. The proposed project complies with this chapter and all other applicable provisions of Title 14 SMC;

B. The decision is consistent with the intent of the Pilchuck District land use designation and all applicable Comprehensive Plan goals and policies; and

C. The exercise of discretion by the Review Authority will act to ensure the compatibility of the proposed project with its site and context.

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