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MDNS – LU21-Plat Prelim-02 Windward Estates

Posted on January 10, 2022


DESCRIPTION OF PROPOSAL: A 26-lot preliminary plat which consists of the division of a 3.32-acre tax parcel to accommodate 20 attached houses, six detached houses and associated improvements.

Other improvements will include water service and sanitary sewer service provided by the City of Port Orchard, stormwater collection and conveyance, and other utilities such as telephone and power.

PROPONENT: Paul Berg, M&P Builders, 10813 32nd Street Ct NW, Gig Harbor, WA  98335

LOCATION OF PROPOSAL: Approximately 200 feet north of the intersection of Sidney Avenue and Lippert Drive W in Port Orchard, WA. Parcel Number: 022301-2-059-2002 (known as the “project site”).

LEAD AGENCY: City of Port Orchard

SEPA DETERMINATION: The City of Port Orchard, as lead agency for this proposal, after reviewing a completed environmental checklist and other information on file, has determined that the proposed project may have an adverse impact on the environment and mitigating conditions have been included with this determination to offset these impacts. An environmental impact statement (EIS) is not required under RCW 43.21C.030 (2)(c), provided the SEPA conditions listed below are used to mitigate potential adverse impacts. Information on file for this proposed project is available to the public on request to the lead agency.

SEPA CONDITIONS: The SEPA Environmental Checklist and associated appendices and responses to requests for additional information comprise the City of Port Orchard’s record. Pursuant to Port Orchard Municipal Code Title 20, the City relies on the SEPA Environmental Checklist in conditioning project approval.

Impact: Transportation

An increase in vehicular and pedestrian traffic, the ability to create safe walking routes to nearby schools, and the safety associated with it along Sidney Avenue, an arterial street primarily serving single family development as described in the traffic impact analysis for the proposal, is identified as a potential impact of the proposed development

Project Mitigation:

  1. The extension of a six-foot wide concrete sidewalk constructed consistent with the City of Port Orchard Public Works Standards and Specifications, within the adjacent Sidney Avenue right-of-way from the project site’s southeasterly property corner to a point approximately 180 feet south terminating at an ADA-compliant crossing at the intersection of Sidney Avenue and Lippert Drive W will adequately mitigate the increase in pedestrian activity created from the proposal.

This Mitigated Determination of Nonsignificance (MDNS) is issued pursuant to WAC 197-11-350 and POMC Title 20. The City of Port Orchard will not act on this proposal for fourteen (14) days from the issue date below.

Comments must be submitted no later than 4:30 p.m. January 24, 2022 to the City’s Responsible Official.

Issue Date: January 10, 2022

You may appeal this determination by submitting a Notice of Appeal and a filing fee no later than 4:00 p.m. on February 1, 2022 to: City of Port Orchard, Attn: City Clerk – SEPA Appeal, 216 Prospect Street, Port Orchard, WA  98366. You should be prepared to make specific factual objections. Contact the Permit Center at 720 Prospect Street, Port Orchard WA 98366, 360-874-5533, [email protected] to read or ask about the procedures for SEPA appeals.

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