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Notice of Application/SEPA Threshold Determination – Rockwell Pocket Park

Posted on September 21, 2018

Notice of Application/SEPA Threshold Determination

The City of Port Orchard has received a land development application that requires review under the State Environmental Policy Act for the following project that may be of interest to you. You are invited to comment on this proposal.

File Name: City of Port Orchard Rockwell Pocket Park Improvements

File No’s.: Shoreline Substantial Development Permit #LU18-SH SDP-01

Date of Permit application: August 27, 2018

Date of determination of completeness: September 18, 2018

Date of notice of application: September 21, 2018

Comment due date: October 5, 2018

Project Description: Construction of a public park with beach access, viewing and picnic areas and sculptural interpretive signage. Three parking stalls will be installed as part of the project. This project will enhance and improve pedestrian access to the shoreline provided by the Bay Street Pedestrian Path that was permitted under separate shoreline permits.

Project Location: Bay Street, north of developed Rockwell Avenue. There is no site address, as the site is currently undeveloped. The tax parcel number is 4063-001-001-0201 in Section 25, Township 24N, Range 01E.

Project Applicant: Mark Dorsey, City of Port Orchard, 216 Prospect Street, Port Orchard WA 98366


The City of Port Orchard has reviewed the proposal for probable adverse environmental and expects to issue a Determination of Non-Significance (DNS) for this project. The optional DNS process in WAC 197-11-355 is being used. This may be your only opportunity to comment on the environmental impacts of the proposed project. Applicable documents are available for review at 720 Prospect Street, Port Orchard, WA 98366.

Agencies, tribes and the public are encouraged to review and comment on the proposed project and its probable environmental impacts. Comments must be received by the date noted above to City of Port Orchard, 216 Prospect Street, Port Orchard, WA 98366

Required Permits: The following local, state, and federal permits/approvals are needed for the proposed project: SEPA Determination

Existing Environmental Documents: SEPA Checklist

Preliminary determination of the development regulations that will be used for project mitigation and consistency: Port Orchard Municipal Code Titles 2 and 20

Public Hearing: n/a

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