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Notice of Application: 429 Bay Street

Posted on October 18, 2019

This is a public notice of a development proposal that may interest you. You have the right to comment on this application, receive notice, request a copy of the decision once made and appeal the project decision. Included in this notice is a summary of the proposal, code reference for associated permits that may be required, and the targeted timeframe for City review and decision. Please be aware there are deadlines for comments and appeal; if you do not adhere to these deadlines, your comments may not be considered and/or you may lose your right of appeal. Please read this notice carefully and contact the City of Port Orchard Department of Community Development (DCD) if you have questions.

Date of Issuance:                 October 18, 2019

File Number:                         LU19-SH SDP-02 & LU19-VAR ADMIN-01

Project Name:                       429 Bay Street

Type of Application:           Shoreline Substantial Development (Type III) and Administrative Variance (Type II)

Assessor Parcel Number: 4044-001-001-0007

Applicant:                               Weddermann Architecture, 2303 A Street, Tacoma, WA  98402

Date of Application:           May 13, 2019, with additional information submitted on July 18, September 12 and October 1, 2019

Date Application was

Determined Technically

Complete:                              October 14, 2019

Site Description:                  Location: 429 Bay Street, Port Orchard WA 98366

Nearest road intersection: Bay Street and Port Orchard Blvd.

Size: Site is 1.35 acres

Zoning District: Gateway Mixed Use (GMU)

Overlay District: Downtown Height Overlay District 4

Shoreline Designation: High Intensity

Project Permits included

with Application:                 Shoreline Substantial Development Permit, Administrative Variance for Parking Standards, and Capacity Reservation Certificate

Description of Proposed Project: The development of a mixed-use building located at 429 Bay Street consisting of 39 residential units, 500 square feet of commercial space with enclosed parking provided on the ground floor. The applicant seeks approval of a Type II Variance to allow a reduction to minimum off-street parking requirements described in POMC 20.124 which would provide 41 off-street parking stalls instead of the required 66 spaces


State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA) Determination: The SEPA Official for the City of Port Orchard has not issued a SEPA Determination for the project at this time.


Existing Studies and Environmental Documents Evaluating the Proposal:

Traffic Impact Analysis dated July 26, 2019 prepared by Transportation Solutions, Inc., Critical Areas Assessment and Habitat Management Plan dated April 4, 2019 and revised August 12, 2019, and Phase II Environmental Assessment Subsurface Investigation dated May 9 ,2019 prepared by Atlas Geosciences NW

Other Applicable Codes Which May Require Additional Project Review / Permits: Building Codes

Public Comment Period: Any interested person may comment on this application. The comment period will remain open for 14 days. The deadline to submit comments is November 1, 2019. Any interested person may request notification of any hearings or meetings and request a copy of the decision once made. Requests must be addressed to City of Port Orchard Permit Center, Attn: Planning Clerk, 216 Prospect Street, Port Orchard, WA  98366, 360-874-5533.

Examination of File:

The application file may be examined at the DCD Permit Center, 720 Prospect Street, Port Orchard, WA  98366, by appointment between the hours of 8 AM and 4 PM, Monday through Friday, except holidays. To schedule an appointment please call 360-874-5533 and indicate the Permit Number and Project Number for the file you would like to examine.

Staff Contact for this Application:

James Fisk, AICP

Associate Planner

[email protected]


Review Authority:

Shoreline Substantial Development and Variance permits are Type III and Type II permits respectively that are subject to decision/recommendation by the Hearing Examiner for the City of Port Orchard that is forwarded to the Department of Ecology for review. Any appeals of these decisions shall be filed with the Shoreline Hearings Board pursuant to the procedures outlined in RCW 90.58.180.

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