• City of Duvall

CITY OF DUVALL
SEPA THRESHOLD DETERMINATION
DUV-1 OFF-SITE 3RD AVE.
EXTENSION (SEPA17-002)


Project Name / Description of Proposal: DUV-1 Offsite 3rd Avenue NE Extension (SEPA17-002). The owner/applicant, Charles Hare (on behalf of TOLL WA LP), submitted a permit application June 30, 2017 (deemed complete on July 7, 2017), seeking environmental review of proposed off-site work associated with the Duvall Urban Village mixed use project. This off-site work includes the construction of 3rd Avenue NE from NE 143rd Place south approximately 475 feet to the northern limits of the Duvall Urban Village project site. Right-of-way improvements for this portion of 3rd Ave NE include two vehicular travel lanes with bike lanes, parking bays, curb, gutter, 5-foot planting strips, and 5 foot sidewalks on both sides of the improved right-of-way. The resulting terminus of 3rd Avenue NE at the northern limits of the Duvall Urban Village mixed use project will be extended to connect with Big Rock Road during the construction of the Duvall Urban Village mixed use project. Subsurface improvements associated with this proposal includes installation of underground utilities including new water main under a portion of NE 143rd Place. Applicant/Contact: Charles Hare on behalf of TOLL WA LP, 9720 NE 120th Place, Suite 100, Kirkland, WA 98034, chare@tollbrothers.com, 425-825-5319. Lead Agency: City of Duvall, PO Box 1300, Duvall, WA 98019. The responsible official hereby makes the following determination based upon impacts identified in the environmental checklist and evaluated by staff, the policies set out in the 2015 City of Duvall Comprehensive Plan, and other municipal policies, plans, rules, and regulations designated as a basis for the exercise of substantive authority of the Washington State Environmental Policy Act Rules pursuant to RCW 43.21C. It is hereby determined that this proposal does not have a probable significant adverse impact on the environment. An Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) is not required under RCW 43.21C.031(1). This Mitigated Determination of Non-Significance (MDNS) is issued under WAC 197-11-340; the lead agency will not act on this proposal for at least 14 days from November 15, 2017. Disclaimer: Issuance of this threshold determination does not constitute approval of any permit associated with this proposal. The proposal will be reviewed for compliance with all applicable City of Duvall codes which regulate development activities including, but not limited to, Land Use Codes, Building Codes, Public Works Development Design Standards, Surface Water Design Manual, and Sensitive Area regulations. Description of Impacts: 1) Transportation and Utility Infrastructure Impacts: The project is required to mitigate Transportation and Utility impacts associated with the DUV1 Long Plat (SU-08-001) and the Camwest Development Agreement (December 14, 2007). 2) Stormwater Impacts: Stormwater will be generated from new pollution generating impervious surface from the roadway improvements. 3) Plant Animal Impacts: Removal of mature forest within the project area will have a minor impact on pileated woodpecker habitat (pileated woodpeckers are listed as a species of concern by the Washington Department of Fish Wildlife). 4. Historic Cultural Preservation Impacts: This project is within an area that has a low risk for containing unknown archaeological resources (Source: Washington State Department of Archaeology Historic Preservation WISAARD System). Mitigation Measures: 1. Transportation and Utility Infrastructure Mitigation: Roadway, water system, and sewer system improvements shall be installed along the 3rd Avenue NE extension in accordance with DUV1 Long Plat (SU-08-001) and the Camwest Development Agreement (December 14, 2007) requirements, Public Works Development Design Standards, and City-Approved Construction Drawings. 2. Stormwater Mitigation: Stormwater facilities shall be constructed to provide detention and water quality improvement in accordance with the adopted King County Surface Water Design Manual and Public Works Development Design Standards. The stormwater facilities shall installed as part of the DUV1 Long Plat (SU-08-001) and be privately owned and maintained by the DUV1 Owners Association. Annual operation and maintenance reports shall be supplied to the City for all private facilities. 3. Plant Animal Mitigation: To mitigate plant and animal impacts the Applicant will be required to pay a replacement fee in-lieu of $43,200 for the removal of 48 significant trees located within the right of way and adjacent slope easements prior to a construction permit being approved (48 trees multiplied by a replacement ratio of 3:1 multiplied by $300 replacement cost per tree). 4. Historic Cultural Preservation Mitigation: Should archaeological materials (e.g. bones, shell, stone tools, beads, ceramics, old bottles, hearths, etc.) or human remains be observed during project activities, all work in the immediate vicinity shall stop. The State Department of Archaeology and Historic Preservation (360-586-3065), the County/City planning office, the affected Tribe(s) and the county coroner (if applicable) shall be contacted immediately in order to help assess the situation and determine how to preserve the resource(s). Compliance with all applicable laws pertaining to archaeological resources (RCW 27.53, 27.44 and WAC 25-48) is required. Comment Period: Comments regarding this MDNS must be submitted no later than 4:30 pm on Wednesday, November 29, 2017. Appeals shall be filed in accordance with DMC 14.08.060.C. Responsible Official: Lara Thomas, Planning Director, PO Box 1300, Duvall, WA 98019, (425) 939-8079. Date Issued: November 15, 2017.
PostedNovember 15, 2017