Notice Date: 08/21/2017
Planner: John Shaw – (206) 684-5837
Area: State Route 520 at Montlake Boulevard
Applicant Contact: Dave Becher – (206) 770-3504
SDCI Noise Control Specialist: James Dasher – (206) 615-1190
The Washington State Department of Transportation has requested a Major Public Project Construction Variance (“MPPCV”) from the maximum permissible sound level requirements of the Noise Control Code, Seattle Municipal Code (“SMC”) Chapter 25.08, during construction of Mountlake Phase of the State Route 520 Bridge Replacement. Work will include construction of the West Approach Bridge South (WABS), Montlake lid and interchange, and a bicycle/pedestrian land bridge over the highway. This variance application pertains to the above-ground construction activities that need to take place during nighttime hours, as those hours are defined in SMC 25.08.
Appealable Decision: The major public project construction noise variance request is conditionally granted.
Numerous conditions are identified in the decision. See decision for complete listing of conditions.
HOW TO APPEAL
To appeal to the City’s Hearing Examiner, the appeal MUST be in writing. Appeals may be filed online at www.seattle.gov/examiner/efile.htm, delivered in person to the Hearing Examiner’s office on the 40th floor of Seattle Municipal Tower at 700 Fifth Ave. or mailed to the City of Seattle Hearing Examiner, P.O. Box 94729, Seattle, WA 98124-4729. (Delivery of appeals filed by any form of USPS mail service may be delayed by several days. Allow extra time if mailing an appeal.) An appeal form is available at www.seattle.gov/examiner/LANDUSEAPLFORM.pdf.
Appeals must be received prior to 5:00 P.M. on August 31, 2017 and be accompanied by an $85.00 filing fee. The fee may be paid by check payable to the City of Seattle or a credit/debit card (Visa and MasterCard only) payment made in person or by telephone at 206-684-0521. (The Hearing Examiner may waive the appeal fee if the person filing the appeal demonstrates that payment would cause financial hardship).
Copies of the SDCI Director’s Decision, the project application materials and plans are available in our online permit and property records web page (http://web6.seattle.gov/dpd/edms/) or at the SDCI Public Resource Center, 700 5th Avenue, Suite 2000. The Public Resource Center is open 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and 10:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursday. Questions may be directed to James Dasher, (206) 615-1190, firstname.lastname@example.org