Application: On May 9, 2019, the City of Selah Planning Department received a Class (1) Land Use Application, and State Environmental Checklist from Garner & Garner Construction, LLC to construct a new 6,000 sq. ft. church building on 0.90 acres with 53 parking stalls in the General Business, (B-2) zoning district.

Project Address:  497 N. Wenas Rd., Selah, WA  98942

Tax Parcel Number: 181436-21438.

Zoning District of Subject Property: General Business, (B-2).

File Numbers: CL1#2019-008, & SEPA#2019-006. The applications were determined complete for processing on May 15, 2019. 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 (1) 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, and shielded lighting. 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 May 31, 2019, 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 1 Use application and Environmental Checklist will be accepted during the public comment period that ends at 5:00 p.m. on May 31, 2019. 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.  Reference File Number SEPA#2019-006 or “Stone Church” in your correspondence.

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 and online. Contact the Planning Department with project, procedural or environmental questions.

Dated this 17th day of May 2019

Jeff Peters, Community Development Supervisor