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Olympic MS Admin Variance Building Height


The City of Auburn is issuing a Notice of Application (NOA) for the following described project. 

Proposal: The property owner, Auburn School District No. 408, has requested an Administrative Variance for building height, to increase the maximum height of ball posts and netting from 45 feet, which is the maximum height allowed in the P-1, Public Use Zone, to 60 feet, per Auburn City Code (ACC) 18.70.015(2). The intent of the 60 ft. posts and netting is to protect vehicles, pedestrians, and neighboring houses. Building height is measured from the ground to the top of the post, per ACC 18.04.200. 

Location: The proposed posts and netting are to be located around the athletic fields of Olympic Middle School, 839 21st St. SE, King County Assessor Parcel No. 192105-9192.

Notice of Application: December 14, 2022
Application Complete: December 9, 2022
Permit Application: November 16, 2022
File No.  VAR22-0006

Jay Henson
BLRB Architects
1250 Pacific Ave, Suite 700
Tacoma, WA 98402

Property Owner:
Jeffrey L Grose, Executive Director, Capital Projects
Auburn School District No. 408
915 4th St. NE
Auburn, WA 98002

Studies/Plans Submitted With Application:
Site Plan and Elevations (PDF)

Other Permits, Plans, and Approvals Needed:
Building Permit (BLD22-0108)

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.

Public Comment Period: All persons may comment on this application. Comments must be in writing and received by the end of the 15-day comment period at 5:00 PM December 29, 2022 to the mailing address of 25 W Main St., Auburn, WA, 98001 or to the contact 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, request a copy of decisions once made, and be made aware of appeal rights. For questions regarding this project, please contact Alexandria D. Teague, AICP, Senior Planner, at [email protected] or 253-931-3003.

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