Tribal Government Departments
Page last updated:
June 1, 2023
9:27 am

Philip Starr Administration Building 

39015-A 172nd AVE SE 

Auburn, WA 98092


Mon 8:00am - 5:00pm

Tue 8:00am - 5:00pm

Wed 8:00am - 5:00pm

Thu 8:00am - 5:00pm

Fri 8:00am - 5:00pm

Department Overview

The Planning Department's mission is to lead in the development of plans, policies and procedures pertaining to all aspects of community growth and development ─ and provide quality planning and implementation as well as administer policies and procedures fairly and accurately.

Services Provided

  • Review land use, engineering & architectural design plans and technical reports to ensure proposed development plans are consistent with Building & Land Use Codes.
  • Response to building and land use questions and perform code interpretation.
  • Prepare staff reports, make presentations of and recommendations for development proposals to Planning Commission.
  • Perform inspection services for building and land use permits.
  • Provide Geographic Information Systems (GIS) geospatial analysis, data management, and mapping for site analysis and presentations.
  • Drone operation and data collection and processing.
  • Conduct research and study various technical subjects in support to decision makers.
  • Prepare a scope of work for Development Code and Zoning & Future Land Use Maps.
  • Confer with other Tribal departments and other governmental agencies for proposed development projects.
  • Provide staff support and administrative functions to the Planning Commission.
  • Code enforcement Functions: Conduct investigations in response to alleged violations.

Outlook for 2023

  • Building Permit Ordinance Code Update to latest standards (2018 IBC, IRC, IFC…etc.)
  • Review of proposed buildings and subdivision.
  • Adoption of MIT Stormwater Management Plan
  • Update of Development Code, Zoning Map, and Future Land Use Map
  • Million Trees Grant fund implementation
  • Develop Digital Plan Review Process
  • Drone operation and data collection and processing

Highlights of 2022

Plans and Technical Reports Review of Projects:

  • Main Casino
  • Hotel Resort
  • Casino Entry
  • Pool & Spa
  • Pool Bar
  • Steakhouse
  • Casino Pedestrian Walkway

Other Projects:

  • Community Center
  • New Fish & Wildlife Parking Lots & Storage Structure
  • Townhomes Multi-Family
  • MIT Smokeshop Remodel
  • Bingo Hall Remodel
  • White Lake Socks & Trails
  • Boat Parking Lot & Fireworks Stand Storage
  • MIT Public Works Shed
  • Pussyfoot Creek Bridge Project
  • Comcast Fiber Installation
  • Several MIT Elder Homes
  • Other Miscellaneous demolition and projects

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