Notice of Application and Optional DNS

A SEPA Environmental Review and Design Review application has 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): Tacoma Towing (SEPA App # 6429)

Permit Application Date: April 14, 2023

Notice of Application: May 24, 2023

Application Deemed Completed: May 15, 2023

Comment Due Date: June 24, 2023

Project Description Tacoma Towing proposes to relocate their current site at 9118 39th Avenue SW to a new location at 3803 94th Street SW, both situated in the city of Lakewood. Tacoma Towing currently occupies 1.30-acre tax parcel #: 0220368019. The existing facility functions as a towing and auto storage enterprise and does not provide automotive repair services. The development proposal entails relocating their facility just southeast of their existing location to 2.17-acre tax parcel #: 3960000261. The future site, with an address of 3803 94th Street S, currently acts as an exterior storage yard for LeMay Inc. – a waste connections company.

 Project Location: 3803 94th Street SW & 3711 94th Street SW City of Lakewood, Washington (Tax Parcel 0360000261 & 3960000250). The nearest intersection is 94th Street SW and South Tacoma Way.

Zoning: Industrial 1 (I1)

Applicant Information:  AHBL

                                    1200 6th Avenue #1620

                                    Seattle, WA 98101

Required Permits: SEPA Environmental Review (App 6429), design review, and site development permit.

Studies Available for Review: Trip Generation Assessment, Geotechnical Report, Photometric Plan, and Landscape Plan.

Development Regulations: The project will be evaluated for consistency with Title 12 Public Works; Title 13 Public Utilities; Title 14 Environmental protection; Title 15 buildings and Construction; Title 17 Subdivisions; Title 18A Land Use and Development Code.

Optional SEPA Environmental Review: The City of Lakewood has reviewed the proposed project for probable adverse environmental impacts 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. Agencies, tribes, and the public are encouraged to review and comment on the proposed projects and its probable environmental impacts.

Public Comment Period: The public and interested agencies are invited to comment on the application beginning on May 24, 2023 and ending June 24, 2023.  Comments must be in writing and received in the Lakewood Community Development Department by 5 P.M. on June 24, 2023. All comments should be directed to: Ramon Rodriguez, Associate Planner. 6000 Main Street SW, Lakewood, WA 98499. Contact: (253) 983-7802 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 within 14 calendar days of the date of the decision. The filing fee for an appeal of a Decision is $450.00.