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Determination of Non-significance SEP15-0021

The Reserve Mixed Use/Multiple Family/Senior Housing Project

The City of Auburn is issuing a Determination of Non-Significance (DNS) for the following described project. The permit applications and listed studies may be reviewed at the Community Development & Public Works Department at 1 East Main Street, 2nd Floor, Customer Service Center, Auburn, WA 98001.

Proposal: Administrative use permit, design approval and other approvals for the site preparation and construction of mixed use project consisting of 592 dwelling units (297 senior apts. & 295 family units), approximately 11,000 sq. ft. of ground floor commercial space in five, 5-story buildings & one 1-story recreational building, approximately 587 surface parking spaces, maintaining a 25-foot buffer to the approximately 7.69 acres of on-site wetlands.  The site is in the C1, Light Commercial zoning district.

Location: Two parcels comprising approximately 19.17 acres bounded by 10th and 14th ST NW/NE and A ST NE and B ST NW; Auburn WA King Co.  Assessor Tax Parcel No.’s 1221049014 & 1221049018

File No. SEP15-0021, SEPA Application
MIS15-0006, Design Review Application 
ADM15-0002 Administrative Use Permit

Applicant: Christopher Santoro, Reserve at Auburn Partners LLLP
105 Laguna Bay Drive, Suite D
Laguna Beach, CA  92651

Applicant: Carmel Gregory, Planner, CG Engineering
250 - 4th Avenue South, Suite 200
Edmonds, WA  98020

Property Owner(s): Anna Loomis
MultiCare Health System
315 MLK Way, MS: 315-03-CFO
Tacoma, WA  98415

Studies/Plans Submitted with Application:

Site plan, Floor Plans and Building Elevations, Sheets A1.1 through A4.1 (19 sheets), Charles Morgan & Associates LLC, July 7, 2015, Rev. November 11, 2015

Cover Sheet, TECP, Grading & Drainage, Water & Sewer, and Street & Site Improvement Plans Sheets C1.1 through C5.1 (5 sheets), CG Engineering, July 23, 2015.

Revised: Civil Plans, Sheets C1.1-C5.3 (19 sheets), CG Engineering, November 12, 2015

Conceptual Landscape Plan, Sheets L1 through L6 (6 sheets), Origin Design Group, July 20, 2015

Boundary Line Adjustment Record of Survey, Sheets 1 & 2 (2 Sheets), NCS Surveying June 23, 2015, Rev. October 7, 2015

Site Lighting Photometric Plan, Sheet 1, Emerald City Engineers, July 21, 2015

Reserve at Auburn Development Traffic Impact Analysis, Gibson Traffic Consultants July 2015

Reserve at Auburn, Transportation Comment response Memorandum, Gibson Traffic Consultants, November 4, 2015

Preliminary Stormwater Site Plan Report Reserve at Auburn, CG Engineering, July 21, 2015

Stormwater Site Plan Report Reserve at Auburn, CG Engineering, October 2, 2015

Wetland Assessment Reserve at Auburn, Raedeke Associates Inc., July 23, 2015, Rev November 10, 2015

Administrative Use & Design Standards Narrative, Reserve at Auburn, CG Engineering, July 21, 2015, CG Project #14172.20, Rev. December 15, 2015.

Neighborhood Review Meeting Report, CG Engineering, July 21, 2015

Draft Phase I Environmental Site Assessment, Reserve at Auburn, Zipper Geo Associates, LLC, January 20, 2015

The Reserve at Auburn Landscape Plans (12 sheets), Origin Design Group, September 28, 2015

Geotechnical Engineering Report, Proposed Reserve at Auburn Apartment Project, Zipper Geo Associates LLC, September 18, 2015.

Statement of Consistency and List of Applicable Development Regulations:  This proposal is subject to and shall be consistent with the Auburn City Code, Comprehensive Plan, and Design and Construction Standards. Multiple family residential is allowed only as part of mixed use in the C1 zone.  An administrative Use (land use) permit is required for senior housing in the C1 zone.  The City may rely upon other laws and approvals to condition the project.

Lead Agency: City of Auburn. The lead agency for this proposal has determined that it does not have probable significant adverse impact on the environment. An environmental impact statement (EIS) is not required under RCW 43.21C.030(2)(c). This decision was made after review of a completed environmental checklist and other information on file with the lead agency. This information is available to the public on request.

Public Comment Period: This may be your only opportunity to comment on the environmental impact of the proposal. All persons may comment on this application. This DNS is issued under WAC 197-11-340(2); the lead agency will not act on this proposal for 15 days from the date issued below. Comments must be in writing and submitted to 25 W Main Street, Auburn, WA 98001 by 5:00 p.m. on March 1, 2016. Any person aggrieved of the City's determination may file an appeal with the Auburn City Clerk within 14 days of the close of the comment period, or by 5:00 p.m. on March 15, 2016. For questions regarding this project, please contact Jeff Dixon, Planning Services Manager at jdixon@auburnwa.gov or 253-804-5033. Any person wishing to become a party of record, shall include in their comments that they wish to receive notice of and participate in any hearings, if relevant, and request a copy of decisions once made.

Public Hearing: Not Applicable


POSITION/TITLE:  Assistant Director, Community Dev. & Public Works Dept.

ADDRESS:  25 West Main Street
Auburn, Washington 98001

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