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Auburn Townhomes Contract Rezone Amendment
File No. SEP21-0024/REZ21-0001

The City of Auburn is issuing a Notice of Application (NOA) and Determination of Non-Significance (DNS) for the following described project. The project application materials and listed studies may be reviewed at the Auburn Department of Community Development at 1 E Main St., 2nd Floor, Customer Service Center, Auburn, WA 98001.

Proposal: Request to amend contract rezone (Ordinance 4456) of approx. 7.7 acres (four parcels) of C-3 zoned properties to include Live/Work as a permitted use. Live/Work is not included as a permitted use in the contract rezone adopted in 1990, however current city code does permit Live/Work in C-3 zones per Section 18.23.030. There is no development proposal associated with this request. However, the applicant is proposing development on King Co. Parcel No. 000080-0053 which is currently vacant. The above stipulations would be memorialized through an amended contract rezone, which would apply to all four properties.

Location: The site is generally located on the north side of 16th St. NW between ‘A’ St. NW and ‘B’ St. NW. King Co. Parcel Nos. 000080-0049, 000080-0053 000080-0048, and 000080-0047.

Notice of Application: 
February 10, 2022
Application Complete:
October 13, 2021
Permit Application: 
September 15, 2021

File Nos.

Rajinder Khera, Owner
Swami Investments
7812 120th St.
Surrey, BC V3W3N2

Applicant’s Representative: 
Brent Lambeth, Architect
Lambeth Architecture
355 NW 48th St.
Seattle, WA 98107

Property Owners:
Same as applicant.

Studies/Plans Submitted With Application:

Other Permits, Plans, and Approvals Needed:
None for this proposal.

Statement of Consistency and List of Applicable Development Regulations:  This proposal is subject to and shall be consistent with the Auburn City Code, Comprehensive Plan, and Public Works Design and Construction Standards.

Lead Agency: City of Auburn
The lead agency for this proposal has determined that it does not have probable significant adverse impact on the environment. An environmental impact statement (EIS) is not required under RCW 43.21C.030(2)(c). This decision was made after review of a completed environmental checklist and other information on file with the lead agency. This information is available to the public on request.

Public Comment Period: This may be your only opportunity to comment on the environmental impact of the proposal. All persons may comment on this application. This DNS is issued under WAC 197-11-355; the lead agency will not act on this proposal for 15 days from the date issued below. Comments must be in writing and submitted by 5:00 PM on February 25, 2022 to the mailing address of 25 W Main St., Auburn, WA, 98001 or to the email address below. Any person wishing to become a party of record, shall include in their comments that they wish to receive notice of and participate in any hearings, if relevant, and request a copy of decisions once made.

Appeal Period: Any person aggrieved of the City's determination may file an appeal with the Auburn City Clerk at 25 W Main St., Auburn, WA 98001 within 15 days of the close of the comment period, or by 5:00 PM on March 13, 2022.

For questions regarding this project, please contact Josh Steiner, Senior Planner, at [email protected] or 253-804-5064.

Public Hearing: A Public Hearing date is to be determined; separate notice will be sent out that includes the hearing information.

Note: This determination does not constitute approval of the proposal. Approval of the proposal can only be made by the legislative or administrative body vested with that authority. The proposal is required to meet all applicable regulations.

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