CITY OF SELAH NOTICE OF DEVELOPMENT APPLICATION & ENVIRONMENTAL REVIEW
OPPORTUNITY TO PROVIDE COMMENTS NOTICE OF PLANNING COMMISSION OPEN RECORD PUBLIC HEARING

Application: On March 6, 2017 the City of Selah Planning Department received a Class 3 Use Review application from Hordan Planning Services, 410 N. 2nd Street, Yakima, WA 98901 on behalf of Selah School District #119 to expand an existing parking lot at John Campbell School including seal-coat and restriping the existing parking lot and the construction of an additional 26,200 square feet of parking area, increasing the total number of parking spaces from 45 to 118. The project site is located at the northeast corner of North 3rd Street and Bartlett Avenue. (Yakima County Parcel Number: 181435-14025, 14037, 41507). Access to the existing parking lot is to be relocated to the east side of N. 3rd Street about 250 feet north of the intersection with Bartlett.

The application was determined complete for processing on March 7, 2017. The decision on this application will be made within one-hundred twenty days of the determination of complete application.

Approvals, Actions and Required Studies: Class 3 Use Review.

Environmental Review: The City of Selah is the lead agency for this proposal under the State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA). The City has reviewed the proposal for probable adverse environmental impacts and expects to issue a Mitigated Determination of Nonsignificance (MDNS). The optional DNS process in
WAC 197-11-355 is being used. This may be your only opportunity to comment on the environmental impacts of the proposal. Mitigation measures being considered include requirement of a dust control plan, lighting and fencing for public safety and provision for a future sidewalk on the east side of N. 3rd Street. The proposal may include mitigation measures regardless of whether an EIS is prepared. After all comments have been received and considered, a threshold determination will be made without an additional comment period. Comments received by 5:00 PM March 27, 2017 will be considered in making the determination. A copy will be sent to those who comment or may be obtained upon request. The determination will have specific appeal information and may be appealed within five business days of issuance.

Request for Written Comments on the Proposal: Written comments concerning the proposed Class 3 Use application and environmental checklist will be accepted during the public comment period that ends at 5:00 p.m, on March 27, 2017. You may mail your comments to Selah Planning Department, 222 So.
Rushmore Road, Selah, WA 98942, send them by fax to (509) 698-7372 or by e-mail to thomas.durant@selahwa.gov. Reference File Number 928.17-001 or “Selah School District” in your
correspondence.

Open Record Public Hearing: Notice is hereby given that on Tuesday, April 4, 2017 commencing at 5:30 P.M., or as soon thereafter as practical, the City of Selah Planning Commission will conduct an open record public hearing in the Council Chambers, Selah City Hall, 115 W. Naches Ave. Selah, WA on the Class 3 Use. All interested persons may appear and provide testimony on the application. SMC 21.09.030 and SMC 10.06.040 are pertinent to the hearing procedure. At the conclusion of the public hearing the Planning Commission will consider the matter and issue a recommendation to the City Council for approval, approval with conditions, or denial of the Class 3 Use application.

Application information including the SEPA environmental checklist and maps detailing the proposal are available during regular business hours at the Planning Department at 222 South Rushmore Road, Selah, Washington 98942. The staff report will be available approximately one week before the hearing. Contact
the Planning Department with project, procedural or environmental questions.

Dated this 11th day of March, 2017.
Thomas R. Durant, City Planner