1111.03  CONTENTS OF APPLICATION FOR AMENDMENT.
   Applications for amendments to the Zoning Ordinance shall include the following, as applicable:
   (a)   For all applications, regardless of whether they are text amendments or zoning map amendments:
      (1)   If application is initiated under Section 1111.02(d), application shall be submitted on forms made available by the Community Development Department.
      (2)   If application is initiated under Section 1111.02(d), the fee as specified in Section 1312.02(b) of the Kent Codified Ordinances.  Payment of the fee is not refundable.
      (3)   Any and all information required by the Community Development Department and this Chapter of the Kent Zoning Code.
   (b)   In addition to the requirements set forth in Section 1111.03(a), for applications involving the amendment of the City’s Zoning Map including the amendment of zoning district boundary lines and/or the creation of new zoning districts:
      (1)   In the event that the applicant is not the owner of the property / properties to be rezoned, and if the application is initiated under Section 1111.02(d), the applicant shall provide evidence of written authorization from the property owner(s) of the properties involved in the amendment that they have been authorized to pursue the map amendment or change on behalf of the property owner(s).
      (2)   A clear delineation on a map showing property lines, tax map, survey or other document which describes the parcel(s) to be included in the proposed amendment.
      (3)   A written description of the proposed amendment, including a specific indication of how the zoning map is to be amended, including but not limited to a description of the current zoning classification(s) of the properties to be amended, the proposed classification(s) of the properties to be amended and how the proposed rezoning does not constitute "spot" zoning.
      (4)   A written description of how the proposed amendment is consistent with any City Master Land Use Plan or other approved City plan as well as how the proposed change is beneficial to the subject property / properties, how the proposed change is beneficial to the City and surrounding neighborhood and how the proposed change will not negatively impact the surrounding neighborhood.
      (5)   If the application is initiated under Section 1111.02(d), a list of current property owners within and contiguous to and directly across the street from any part of the defined area to be amended or 500 feet from such area, whichever is greater, as well as the addresses of such owners which shall be those that appear on the County Auditor's Tax List or the Treasurer's mailing list.
      (6)   If the application is initiated under Section 1111.02(d), a certified copy of each and every tax map page used to obtain the list of names of the property owners being submitted.
   (c)   In addition to the requirements set forth in Section 1111.03(a), for applications involving the amendment of the text of the Zoning Code, including amendments to existing chapters or the creation of new chapters:
      (1)   A statement of the proposed text change in the regulations set forth in this Zoning Ordinance.  This statement should reference the specific Section(s) of the existing code which are proposed to be amended along with the proposed wording to be added, modified or deleted as part of the amendment.
      (2)   A written description of how the proposed amendment is consistent with any City Master Land Use Plan or other approved City plan as well as how the proposed change is beneficial to the City and other land uses within the City. 
(Ord. 2013-82.  Passed 8-21-13.)