Land Use Application to allow one residential building (668 units) distributed among three towers (10, 20 and 25-stories) with ground level retail (21,784 sq. ft.) and 399 above grade parking stalls and one 20-story 424,061 sq. ft. office building with ground level retail (11,762 sq. ft.) and 502 (491 stalls are replacement parking for Qwest Field) above grade parking stalls. Project includes 25,000 cu. yds. of grading. Project includes an Addendum to the EIS prepared by City of Seattle (Livable South Downtown Planning Study - May 2008).
Pursuant to SMC 25.05.360, the Director of the Department of Planning and Development (DPD) has determined that the referenced proposal is likely to have probable significant adverse environmental impacts under the State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA) on the earth, environmental health and noise, energy, land use, historic resources, cultural resources, aesthetics, light glare and shadows, transportation and construction elements of the environment. DPD has identified and adopts the City of Seattle’s Final Environmental Impact Statement dated May, 2008 prepared for and in conjunction with amendments to the Land Use Code, Seattle Municipal Code section 23.49, concerning Livable South Downtown. DPD has determined that the proposal impacts for this current Master Use Permit have been adequately analyzed in the referenced FEIS. The adequacy of the FEIS was appealed in 2005; the Seattle Hearing Examiner affirmed the adequacy of the EIS. The FEIS was prepared by the City of Seattle and are available to read at DPD’s Public Resource Center, 700 – 5th Ave, Suite 2000, Seattle, WA. This FEIS meets DPD’s SEPA responsibilities and needs for the current proposal and will accompany the proposal to the decision-maker. The Addendum has been prepared by the Applicant to add specific information on land use, transportation, aesthetics and construction related impacts from the proposal and discusses changes in the analysis in the referenced FEIS. Pursuant to SMC 25.05.625-630, this addendum does not substantially change analysis of the significant impacts and alternatives in the FEIS.
Written comments on the proposed adoption may be submitted through November 24, 2009 to: Director Hard copies of the Addendum will be available for review at the DPD Public Resource Center (floor 20, 700 5th Avenue) and the Seattle Central Library.
HOW TO COMMENT:
Department of Planning and Development
700 5th Avenue, Suite 2000
P.O. Box 34019
Seattle, Washington 98124-4019
Written comments on the proposed adoption may be submitted through November 24, 2009 to:
Hard copies of the Addendum will be available for review at the DPD Public Resource Center (floor 20, 700 5th Avenue) and the Seattle Central Library.
You may also view the Addendum on-line at: www.seattle.gov/DPD/Planning/South_Downtown/RelatedResources
CD and hard copies of this document are available upon request. Please contact the Public Resource Center at (206) 684-8467 or PRC@seattle.gov for a copy. A postage fee will be charged.