Mill Planned Commercial/Industrial Plan
In September 2012, the City of Snoqualmie annexed one of the largest remaining undeveloped sites in King County, previously operated as a lumber mill for nearly 100 years. The annexation required no transfer of monetary funds. The 261-acre site is located within the City of Snoqualmie and owned by Snoqualmie Mill Ventures LLC. It does not include the adjacent Mill Pond/Borst Lake property.
Snoqualmie Mill Ventures LLC submitted an application for Planned Commercial/Industrial (PCI)Plan review in April 2017. The Plan’s Draft Environmental Impact Statement has been in preparation since that time.
Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS)On April 27, 2020, the City of Snoqualmie published for public and agency review the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for the proposed Snoqualmie Mill Planned Commercial/Industrial (PCI) Plan. The 261-acre site is located within the City of Snoqualmie and owned by Snoqualmie Mill Ventures LLC. It does not include the adjacent Mill Pond/Borst Lake property.
Draft EIS Cover Letter (04/27/2020)
Public Notice of DEIS Availability (Published 04/27/2020)
Public Notice of Extension of Period for Written Public Comment (Published 06/05/2020)
Draft EIS Document
Appendix A: Master Drainage Plan
Appendix B: Soils, Groundwater, Geology, and Geologic Hazards Report
Appendix C: Wetlands, Wildlife, and Fisheries Assessment
Appendix D: Environmental Health Evaluation Reports
Appendix E: SEPA Cultural Resources Assessment
Appendix F: Transportation - Traffic Counts and Trip Distribution
Approval of the Draft Environmental Impact Statement would not by itself authorize any physical construction on the site. If approved, Snoqualmie Mill Ventures would need to submit an application to physically develop the property. If that application were approved, the site would be redeveloped over a period of approximately 10 to 15 years.
Pursuant to a request letter received by the City of Snoqualmie on May 29, 2020 from the project Proponent, Snoqualmie Mill Ventures, LLC, the active 45-day review and comment period on the published Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for the Snoqualmie Mill Planned Commercial/Industrial Plan (PCI Plan) was extended. The Notice of Comment Period Extension was published Friday, June 5, 2020.
- Oral comment was taken on May 20, 2020.
- Written comments were received through July 10, 2020. Snoqualmie Mill Ventures, LLC requested that the comment period be extended to July 10, 2020 in consideration of numerous requests made during the May 20, 2020 public meeting inviting oral comment on the DEIS, and to accommodate a specific request made by the Snoqualmie Indian Tribe. In light of the Proponent’s request, combined with the requests by members of the public and Snoqualmie Indian Tribe, the DEIS comment deadline was extended.
Public and Agency Comments for Mill DEIS
Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS)
After the conclusion of the DEIS public comment period, the City will evaluate the comments received, make any changes the City determines appropriate to the various chapters in the body of the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) and appendices, and prepare an additional chapter or addendum that includes responses to comments related to factual corrections or where the City determines that comment(s) does not warrant further response. The City’s State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA) Responsible Official will then issue the Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS). The FEIS will accompany the prosed Planned Commercial/Industrial (PCI) Plan when the PCI Plan is presented to the Planning Commission.
Planned Commercial/Industrial (PCI) Plan Review Process
Following issuance of the FEIS, the PCI Plan will be the subject of a public hearing notice before the Planning Commission, which will then adopt a report with findings and recommendation to the full City Council. After receipt of the Planning Commission report, the City Council shall give approval with modifications, or disapproval to the proposed PCI Plan.