• City of Bothell

CITY OF BOTHELL
PUBLIC NOTICE
STATE ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY ACT (SEPA)
DETERMINATION OF
NON-SIGNIFICANCE (DNS)
PROPOSED 2017 PLAN AMENDMENTS


Description of proposal:
Proposed 2017 Plan amendments to the Imagine Bothell Comprehensive Plan (Plan). The City of Bothell is considering amendments to the Imagine Bothell... Comprehensive Plan as described below.
Puget Sound Regional Council (PSRC) Plan amendments to address PSRC comments from the 2015 Periodic Update Plan amendments.
The proposed PSRC Plan amendments address comments by PSRC Staff which were generated after a review of the Citys 2015 Periodic Plan amendments. PSRC found the Citys Imagine Bothell Comprehensive Plan to be consistent with the Growth Management Act and the Vision 2040 Growth Plan but PSRC Staff requested a number of minor amendments to provide clarity to items such as growth targets, transportation funding, and suggested adding new Housing and Human Services policies ensuring that adequate food and other basic life needs are met by all economic segments of the community.
This Plan amendment addresses the PSRC Staff comments and is a non-project action under SEPA Rules.
Note: A companion 2017 Plan amendment related to the University of Washington Bothell and Cascadia College Campus Master Plan is not part of this SEPA Determination because the SEPA process for that Plan and Code amendment was completed through the issuance of a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) issued March 17, 2017 and a Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) issued August 7, 2017 by the University of Washington which served as the SEPA lead agency.
Proponent: City of Bothell
Location: The 2017 Plan amendments to the Imagine Bothell Comprehensive Plan amendments are a City-wide non-project action.
Lead Agency: City of Bothell
Determination: The lead agency for this proposal has determined that this proposal would not have a probable significant adverse impact on the environment due to mitigating measures built into the Plan and implementing development regulations.
An environmental impact statement (EIS) is not required under RCW 43.21C.030(2)(c). This decision was made after a review of a completed environmental checklist and other information on file with the lead agency. This information is available to the public on request or can be viewed at the Community Development offices located at 9654 NE 182 Street, Bothell, WA 98011.
This Determination of Non-Significance (DNS) is issued under WAC 197-11-350.
Comment Period:
The lead agency will not act on this proposal for 14 days from the date below. Comments must be submitted by 4:00 p.m. October 27, 2017, to Bruce Blackburn, Senior Planner, via e-mail at bruce.blackburn@bothellwa.gov, or via United States Postal Service or other delivery method at the address below.


Responsible Official: Gary Hasseler
Position/title: Development Services Manager
Address: 18415 101st Ave NE, Bothell, WA 98011
Phone: 425-806-6400
Issue Date: October 13, 2017


Signature: ______________
Appeal: You may appeal this determination by filing or stating specific statements of reason for the appeal with the Responsible Official at the address above. Appeals must be received no later than seven days following the comment period or by 4:00 p.m. November 3, 2017. Public hearings of such appeals will be scheduled upon analysis of the filed appeal. Notice of the time and date of such hearing will be issued separately and within 30 days of the date of the hearing, when such date is established.
You should be prepared to make specific factual objections. SEPA appeals must be submitted precisely as outlined and detailed in BMC Title 14.02 and BMC Title 11. Contact Jeff Smith at the Department of Community Development (425-806-6407) to read or ask about the procedures for SEPA appeals.
The issuance of this DNS should not be interpreted as acceptance or approval of the subject proposal as presented. It only assesses the degree of environmental impact and any mitigation required to reduce that impact below a level of significance. The City of Bothell, in its review for consistency with the requirements of adopted state law, the Imagine Bothell Comprehensive Plan, and applicable land use codes, reserves the right to approve, deny, revise, or condition the proposal.
PostedOctober 13, 2017