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Avenue 55 Spec Building


Proposal: Construction of an approx. 40,400 square-foot light / medium industrial building on an approximately 4.42-acre site. Also included in the proposal are associated site improvements (e.g. landscaping, stormwater controls, etc.) and frontage improvements to West Valley Hwy. The western half (approx.) of the site is a critical area – steep slope and will remain undisturbed. A catchment wall will be built at the base of the slope in the event of a slide or other slope-failure event occurs. 

Location: The site is located north of the intersection of 15th St. SW and West Valley Hwy. King Co. Parcel No. 232104-9013.

Notice of Application:
April 19, 2022
Application Complete:
March 9, 2019
Permit Application:
January 22, 2019, Resubmitted 9/28/2021, 2/17/2022, 3/18/2022

File No. 

Drew Zaborowski, Development Manager
Avenue 55 
600 University St., Ste 2305
Seattle, WA 98101
Scott Kaul, P.E., Project Manager
AHBL, Inc.
2215 N 30th St. 
Tacoma, WA 98403

Property Owner: 
Same as owner.

Studies/Plans Submitted With Application:
SEPA Checklist, prepared by AHBL, 11/19/2018, revised 9/2021, 1/2022, 2/2022
Preliminary Civil Plans, prepared by AHBL, 12/21/2021
Traffic Impact Analysis, prepared by Jake Traffic Engineering, 2/11/2022

Other Permits, Plans, and Approvals Needed:
Facility Extension Permit 
Grading Permit
Building Permit
Utility Permits
NPDES by Department of Ecology

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 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 May 4, 2022 to the mailing address of 25 W Main St., Auburn, WA, 98001 or emailed to the contact 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.

Any person aggrieved of the City's determination may file an appeal with the Auburn City Clerk at 25 West Main Street, Auburn, WA 98001- 4998 within 14 days of the close of the comment period, or by 5:00 p.m. on May 18, 2022.

For questions regarding this project, please contact Thaniel Gouk, Senior Planner, at [email protected] or 253-804-5031.

Public Hearing: N/A

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