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The City of Auburn is issuing a Notice of Application (NOA) for the following described project. The permit applications and listed studies may be reviewed at the Auburn Department of Community Development at One E Main St., 2nd Floor, Customer Service Center, Auburn, WA 98001.

Proposal: Construction of an approx. 1,500 square foot office building and approx. 1.9 acres of paved yard. The paved yard will be used for the temporary staging of loaded shipping  containers that will be picked up and transported to their final destination. The proposed use of the site is functionally similar to “Warehousing and Distribution”, while the aesthetics of the site will be similar to “Heavy Building Contractor” and “Heavy Equipment Sales and Rental”, which are allowed uses within the M-1 zone. An Administrative Use Permit is required to memorialize the operational conditions/parameters of the proposed use. The site is located in floodplain Zone AE per FIRM map panel 53033C1251G dated August 19, 2020 and requires a floodplain development permit. 

Location: The site is located north of the intersection of 49th St. NW and B St. NW, addressed as 133 49th St. NW, King Co. Parcel No. 9360000170.

Notice of Application:
January 13, 2023
Application Complete:
October 1, 2021
Permit Application:
April 12, 2021
File No. 

Kyle Fry, Northway
1433 Valentine Ave. SE, Suite 102
Pacific, WA 98047

Joel Howitt, Barghausen Consulting Engineers, Inc.
18215 72nd Ave. S
Kent, WA 98032

Property Owner:
Same as owner.

Studies/Plans Submitted With Application (PDFs):
Site Plan, prepared by SynThesis Architects PLLC, revision dated July 7, 2022
Landscape plan, prepared by Landscape Architecture, revision dated January 19, 2022
On-Site Photometric Plans, prepared by Olsen Electric, Inc., revision dated June 22, 2022
Building Elevations, prepared by SynThesis Architects PLLC, revision dated March 31, 2021
Civil plans under review, prepared by Barghausen Consulting Engineers, Inc., dated December 14, 2022

Other Permits, Plans, and Approvals Needed:
SEPA Checklist
Facility Extension Permit 
Grading Permit
Floodplain Development Permit
Building Permit
Demolition Permit (SFR)
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.

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 January 30, 2023 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.

Vicinity Map

Vicinity map

Site Plan

Site Plan