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TransCanada Levee Removal Project

The City of Auburn is issuing a Notice of 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.

Proposal: Shoreline Conditional Use Permit to allow for removal of portion of existing levee along the left bank of the White River for the purposes of restoring riverine processes and functions. The site is located in the Natural Shoreline Environment Designation. 

Location: King County Parcel Number 2821059007, River Mile 9.3, White River.

Notice of Application:
May 14, 2021

Permit Application:
February 22, 2021

Complete Application:
March 22, 2021

File No.

Tom Bloxton
King County
201 S Jackson St, Suite 5600
Seattle, WA 98104

King County River and Floodplain Management
201 S Jackson St, Suite 5600
Seattle, WA 98104

Studies/Plans Submitted with Application:
Critical Area Report and Habitat Impact Assessment  PDF), prepared by ESA, dated January, 2021
Geomorphic Risk Analysis, prepared by King County (PDF), dated December 2, 2020
Civil Plans (PDF), prepared by King County, dated February 17, 2021
Joint Aquatic Resource Permit Application (PDF), prepared by King County, dated April 7, 2021
Stormwater Site Plan (PDF), prepared by King County
Programmatic SEPA (PDF), prepared by King County, dated May 16, 2007 and revised May 14, 2015

Other Permits, Plans, and Approvals Needed:
Grading Permit, Shoreline Conditional Use Permit

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.

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 PM on June 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 Dustin Lawrence, AICP, Senior Planner, at or 253-931-3092.

Public Hearing: The meeting of the City of Auburn Hearing Examiner scheduled for June 16, 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 the Governor’s Emergency Proclamation 20-28, the City of Auburn is prohibited from holding an in-person meeting at this time. All meetings will be held virtually and telephonically.
City of Auburn is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

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