Notice of Application and Optional DNS

A SEPA Review application have been filed with the City of Lakewood Community and Economic Development Department.  Following is a description of the application and the process for review.  The application and listed studies may be reviewed upon request.

Application Name(s) and Number(s): Hipkins Rd – 104th to Steilacoom SEPA Review (App # 8134)

Permit Application Date: July 31, 2023

Notice of Application: September 5, 2023

Application Deemed Completed: August 22, 2023

Comment Due Date: October 5, 2023

Project Description: The project proposes roadway and utility improvements along Hipkins Road between 104th Street and Steilacoom Boulevard. Improvements include replacing the existing 12-foot water mains and eight-foot storm drainage crossings. The proposal also includes the addition of curbs, sidewalks, asphalt overlay along Hipkins Road, and a roundabout at the intersection of Hipkins Road and North Way.

Project Location: Hipkins Road between 104th Street and Steilacoom Boulevard.

Zoning: Public Right of Way

Applicant Information: City of Lakewood, 6000 Main Street SW Lakewood, WA 98499. Contact: Troy Pokswinski

Agent Information: N/A

Required Permits: Site Development Permit, Right-of-Way Permit, NPDES Permit

Studies Available for Review: Site Plan

SEPA Environmental Review: SEPA review is required for the project. Pursuant to WAC 197-11-355 the city is electing to use the optional DNS process. The SEPA threshold determination for this proposal is expected to be a Determination of Non-significance (DNS), which may include standard mitigation measures, and the project review process may incorporate additional mitigation measures regardless of whether an EIS is prepared. The comment period below may be the only opportunity to comment on the environmental impacts of the project.

Development Regulations: The project will be evaluated for consistency with Title 12 Public Works; Title 14 Environmental protection; Title 15 buildings and Construction; Title 18A Land Use and Development Code.

Public Comment Period: The public and agencies are invited to comment on the application. Comments must be in writing and received in the Lakewood Community Development Department by 5 P.M. on October 5, 2023. All comments should be directed to Josh Kubitza, Planning Consultant. 6000 Main Street SW, Lakewood, WA 98499. Contact: (253) 284-0214 or [email protected]. 

Any person wishing to become a party of record or desire a copy of the determination should include the request with their comments. A party of record may appeal the decision by filing a complete appeal application in accordance with Lakewood Municipal Code 18A.02.740.