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Notice of Application: Forest Song Grading

Posted on November 4, 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 call the Staff Contact listed in this notice if you have questions.


Date of Issuance:                         November 1, 2019

File Number:                                 PW19-057 and PW19-058

Project Name:                               Forest Song Grading

Type of Application:                   Major Land Disturbing Permit; Stormwater Drainage Permit (Type II)

Assessor Parcel Number:         352401-2-023-2005

Applicant:                                       CES NW Inc.
429 NE 29th St NE
Puyallup, WA 98372


Representative:                           Fred Brown
429 NE 29th St NE
Puyallup, WA 98372

Date of Application:                   September 26, 2019


Date Application was

Determined Technically

Complete:                                      October 25, 2019

Site Description:                          Location: North of Melcher St W and West of Sherman Ave

Nearest road intersection: Sherman Ave and Melcher St W; Hill Ave
and Melcher St W

Size: 9.91 acres

Zoning District: R3

Shoreline Designation: N/A

Project Permits included

with Application:                         N/A

Description of Proposed Project:

The clearing and grading of approximately 7-acres of land as the first phase of a future project.

Preliminary State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA) Determination:

Additional information is required from the applicant prior to making a preliminary threshold determination under Washington Administrative Code (WAC) 197-11-800. Proper notice procedures as required by the WAC and the POMC will be followed at a time when the preliminary SEPA determination has been issued.

Existing Studies and Environmental Documents Evaluating the Proposal: Geotechnical Report, grading plans, Critical Areas Assessment, Erosion and Sediment Control Report

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

POMC Title 20.

Public Comment Period and Appeals:

Any interested person may comment on this application. The comment period will remain open for 14 days. The deadline to submit comments is November 15, 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: Public Works Permit Clerk, 216 Prospect Street, Port Orchard, WA  98366.

Any interested party may appeal a Type II decision to the Hearing Examiner within 14 calendar days of the Notice of Decision. The Notice of Decision will be provided to all parties of record.

Examination of File:

The application file may be examined at the 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:

Ian Smith

Civil Engineer

[email protected]


Review Authority:

The Public Works Director. A Type II permit is an administrative decision and shall be reviewed consistent with the requirements of POMC 20.24.

Project Site Plan: Attached.

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