Sunday, February 6, 2011

Notice of Preliminary Hearing - Retreat Meadows

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Notice is hereby given that the City of Federal Way Hearing Examiner will hold a public hearing at 2:00 p.m. or soon thereafter on Wednesday, February 16, 2011, in the Federal Way City Council Chambers, 33325 8th Avenue South, Federal Way, WA, regarding the following project:

Project Name: Retreat Meadows Preliminary Plat
Description: Proposal to subdivide approximately 14.6 acres into 59 single-family residential lots and 5 tracts.

The project includes street and utility improvements, stormwater facilities, and landscaping.

Pursuant to procedures outlined in Federal Way City Code (FWCC) 20-110 et al, the applicant requests a recommendation of approval from the city’s Hearing Examiner and subsequent preliminary plat approval from the Federal Way City Council.

Applicant: 356th Street Management, PO Box 26116, Federal Way, WA 98093 and Nehemiah Group LLC, 5015 SW Dash Point Road, Federal Way, WA 98023

Location: The following four contiguous parcels near the intersection of 1st Avenue South and SW 356th Street: 157 SW 356th Street (302104-9020), 203 SW 356th Street (302104-9082), 215 SW 356th Street (302104-9058), and 225 SW 356th Street (302104-9021).

Date Application Received: April 11, 2008
Date Determined Complete: July 11, 2008

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Date of Notice of Application: July 23, 2008

Determinations & Approvals Included in the Application: Environmental Threshold (SEPA), Preliminary Plat, and Transportation Concurrency

Existing Environmental Documents: Stormwater Technical Information Report, Wetland Determination Letter, City Wetland Consultant Response, Environmental Checklist, Environmental Determination, and Archeological Assessment. All environmental documents are available at City Hall.

Development Regulations to Be Used for Project Mitigation, Known at this Time: FWCC Chapter 18,
“Environmental Protection”; Chapter 19, “Planning and Development”; Chapter 20, “Subdivisions”; Chapter 21, “Surface and Stormwater Management”; and Chapter 22, “Zoning.”

Consistency with Applicable City Plans and Regulations: The project will be reviewed for consistency with all applicable codes and regulations including the FWCC; Federal Way Comprehensive Plan; 1998 King County Surface Water Design Manual as amended by the City of Federal Way; and Public Works Department Development Standards.

Public Comments: Any person has the right to submit written comments to the Hearing Examiner and/or appear at the public hearing to provide verbal comments. Only persons who submit written or oral comments to the Hearing Examiner may appeal the City Council’s final decision on the matter. Written comments submitted prior to the hearing date will be accepted at the Community and Economic Development Department.

Availability of File: The official project file and existing environmental documents are available for public review during normal business hours at the Community and Economic Development Department, 33325 8th Avenue South, Federal Way, WA 98003.

Staff Contact: Matthew Herrera, Associate Planner, 253-835-2638

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