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CAO20-0004-NOA/NOH Inland Group


The City of Auburn is issuing a Notice of Application & Notice of Public Hearing for the following described project. The permit applications and listed studies may be reviewed at the Auburn Department of Community Development at 1 E Main ST, 2nd Floor, Customer Service Center, Auburn, WA 98001 by contacting

Proposal: Critical Area Ordinance (CAO) variance to allow for the reduction of a Category II stream buffer (fish bearing) (vested buffer standard). The reduction is related to the future construction of public street improvements, I ST NE, associated with the Copper Gate Apartments as part of the Auburn Gateway Project. Mitigation for the buffer reduction is proposed. 

Location: 4750 Auburn Way N, within the Section 31, T 22 N, R 5E, WM.  King Co. Parcel Numbers 9360600305, 9360600320, 9360600325, 9360600330, & 9360600271.

Notice of Application:
February 2, 2021

Permit Application:
December 1, 2020

Complete Application:
December 29, 2020

File No.

Brent Parrish, Development Manager
Inland Development Group
120 W Cataldo, Ste 100
Spokane, WA  99201

Studies/Plans Submitted with Application:

Other Permits, Plans, and Approvals Needed:
City - Building Permits, Civil plan approval, floodplain permit and others
Federal – Army Corps of Engineers Section 404 Permit
State – Dept of Ecology Section 401 Water Quality Certification & Dept of Fish & Wildlife Hydraulic Project Application

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, & Engineering Design Standards.

Public Comment Period: All persons may comment on this application. Comments must be in writing and received by the end of the comment period at 5:00 p.m. on February 16, 2021 to the mailing address of 25 W Main ST, Auburn, WA, 98001-4998. 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, request a copy of decisions once made, and be made aware of appeal rights. For questions regarding this project, please contact Jeff Dixon, at or (253) 804-5033.

Public Hearing: The meeting of the City of Auburn Hearing Examiner scheduled for February 17, 2021 at 5:30 PM will be held virtually and telephonically. To attend the meeting virtually please enter the meeting ID into the ZOOM app or call into the meeting at the phone number listed below.  Per Governor Inslee's Healthy Washington - Roadmap to Recovery Plan, meetings will be virtual until the Governor of Washington State authorizes local governments to conduct in-person meetings. Per the Governor's Emergency Proclamation 20-28, the City of Auburn is prohibited from holding an in-person meeting at this time.

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Meeting ID: 917 2442 7232,  Dial by your location: 253-215-8782 US (Tacoma); 877-853-5257