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Notice of Application: LU20-SH VAR-01 429 Bay Street

Posted on March 13, 2020



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: March 20, 2020

File Number: LU20-SH VAR-01

Project Name: 429 Bay Street

Type of Application: Shoreline Variance

Assessor Parcel Number: 4044-001-001-0007

Applicant: Weddermann Architecture, 2302 A Street, Tacoma, WA  98402

Authorized Agent: Weddermann Architecture, 2302 A Street, Tacoma, WA  98402

Date of Application: February 3, 2020 with additional information submitted on March 5, 2020

Date Application was Determined Technically Complete: March 11, 2020

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, Shoreline Designation: High Intensity and Aquatic

Project Permits included with Application: Shoreline Variance

Description of Proposed Project: A shoreline variance to allow the encroachment of a proposed structure into a 150-foot buffer associated with an off-site wetland within the shoreline jurisdiction. The shoreline variance is requested to reduce the wetland buffer to a distance consistent with the setback required from the shoreline in the high intensity category. The resulting wetland buffer would be 75 feet from the ordinary high water mark.

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 January 5, 2020, 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 30 days. The deadline to submit comments is April 20, 2020. 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, Associate Planner, [email protected], 360-874-5533

Review Authority: Shoreline Substantial Development and Variance permits are Type III permits 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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