Mill Planned Commercial/Industrial Plan
In September 2012, the City of Snoqualmie annexed one of the largest remaining undeveloped sites in King County, previously operated as a lumber mill for nearly 100 years. The annexation required no transfer of monetary funds. The site is located east of downtown Snoqualmie, across the Snoqualmie River from the historic downtown.
Snoqualmie Mill Ventures LLC submitted an application for Planned Commercial/Industrial (PCI)Plan review in April 2017. The Plan’s Draft Environmental Impact Statement has been in preparation since that time.
Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS)
Draft EIS Cover Letter (04/27/2020)
Public Notice of DEIS Availability (Published 04/27/2020)
Draft EIS Document
Appendix A: Master Drainage Plan
Appendix B: Soils, Groundwater, Geology, and Geologic Hazards Report
Appendix C: Wetlands, Wildlife, and Fisheries Assessment
Appendix D: Environmental Health Evaluation Reports
Appendix E: SEPA Cultural Resources Assessment
Appendix F: Transportation - Traffic Counts and Trip Distribution
Approval of the Draft Environmental Impact Statement would not by itself authorize any physical construction on the site. If approved, Snoqualmie Mill Ventures would need to submit an application to physically develop the property. If that application were approved, the site would be redeveloped over a period of approximately 10 to 15 years.
Review Process and Public Comment
Oral comment was taken on May 20, 2020.
Written comment will be taken through June 11, 2020.
The usual review process allows for up to 30 days in which to review and comment on the Draft Environmental Impact Statement unless the city extends the comment period by 15 days, which it has pursuant to a request by the project proponent. Written comments may be submitted through 11:59 p.m. on June 11, 2020 and addressed to Mark Hofman, SEPA Responsible Official, City of Snoqualmie, PO Box 987, Snoqualmie, WA 98065. Comments may alternatively be emailed to email@example.com or MillSiteEIS@snoqualmiewa.gov The DEIS is not appealable.
Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS)
After the conclusion of the DEIS public comment period, the City will evaluate the comments received, make any changes the City determines appropriate to the various chapters in the body of the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) and appendices, and prepare an additional chapter or addendum that includes responses to comments related to factual corrections or where the City determines that comment(s) does not warrant further response. The City’s State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA) Responsible Official will then issue the Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS). The FEIS will accompany the prosed Planned Commercial/Industrial (PCI) Plan when the PCI Plan is presented to the Planning Commission.
Planned Commercial/Industrial (PCI) Plan Review Process
Following issuance of the FEIS, the PCI Plan will be the subject of a public hearing notice before the Planning Commission, which will then adopt a report with findings and recommendation to the full City Council. After receipt of the Planning Commission report, the City Council shall give approval with modifications, or disapproval to the proposed PCI Plan.