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February 6, 2023 DNS/NOA Lexi II (SEP21-0011)


The City of Auburn is issuing a Notice of Application (NOA) and Optional Determination of Non-Significance (DNS) for the following described project. The permit applications and listed studies may be reviewed at the Auburn Department of Community Development at One E Main St., 2nd Floor, Customer Service Center, Auburn, WA 98001 and by visiting

Proposal: Removal of existing structures on King County parcel nos. 540160-0325; -0315; -0305; -0300; 540210-0005, - 0015; -0025; -0040; -0045; -0055; -0065, to construct a new 278,095 SF (square feet) mixed use building. The development proposes 210 apartment units and one commercial unit on the third floor. The ground floor and second floor will be utilized as a two-story parking garage for the development. Eight floors are proposed in total and includes an open courtyard on the third floor above the parking structure.

Location: North of W Main St and south of 2nd St NW. The project site fronts both D St NW and C St NW and is located east of West Auburn Senior High School across D St NW.

Notice of Application:
February 6, 2023
Application Complete: 
June 15, 2021 
Permit Application:
May 17, 2021

File Nos. 

Property Owner:
Lexi LLC
30300 Agoura Rd, Suite 270 
Agoura Hills, CA 91301

Applicant’s Representative:
Chris Ferko
Barghausen Consulting Engineers  
18215 72nd Ave S
Kent, WA 98032

Lexi LLC
30300 Agoura Rd, Suite 270 
Agoura Hills, CA 91301

Studies/Plans Submitted With Application (PDFs):
Preliminary Stormwater Site Plan (SSP) Report
Preliminary Civil Plans
Traffic Impact Analysis (TIA) Report
Groundwater Protection Mitigation and Monitoring Plan

Other Permits, Plans, and Approvals Needed:
Demolition Permits
Building Permits  
Facility Extension Agreement (FAC) and Grading Permit
Storm Permit
Utility Connection Permits
Right-of-Way (ROW) Encroachment Permits (for building balconies and canopies)
Boundary Line Adjustment/Elimination
Design Review

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 Public Works Design and Construction Standards.

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 using the Optional DNS process in WAC 197-11-355; the lead agency will not act on this proposal for 15 days from the date issued below. Comments must be in writing and submitted by 5:00 PM on February 21, 2023 to the mailing address of 25 W Main St., Auburn, WA, 98001 or emailed to the contact below. 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.

Any person aggrieved of the City's determination may file an appeal with the Auburn City Clerk at 25 W Main St., Auburn, WA 98001- 4998 within 14 days of the close of the comment period, or by 5:00 PM on March 7, 2023.

For questions regarding this project, please contact Nicole Benert, Planner, at [email protected] or 253-470-2147. 

Public Hearing: N/A


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