The City of Snoqualmie has published for public review the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for the proposed Snoqualmie Mill Planned Commercial/Industrial (PCI) Plan.
The 261-acre Planned Commercial/Industrial site, located within the City of Snoqualmie and owned by Snoqualmie Mill Ventures LLC, was operated as a lumber mill by the Weyerhaeuser Company for almost 100 years. The adjacent Mill Pond/Borst Lake is not part of the site.
Snoqualmie Mill Ventures submitted an application for Planned Commercial/Industrial Plan review in April 2017. The Plan’s Draft Environmental Impact Statement has been in preparation since that time.
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.
Review Process and Public Comment
Written comment taken through June 11: The usual process allows for up to 30 days in which to review and comment on the Draft Environmental Impact Statement unless the city extends the comment period by 15 days, which it has pursuant to a request by the project proponent. Written comments may be submitted through June 11, 2020 and addressed to Mark Hofman, SEPA Responsible Official, City of Snoqualmie, PO Box 987, Snoqualmie, WA 98065. Comments may alternatively be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or MillSiteEIS@snoqualmiewa.gov.
Oral comment taken on May 20 at 4 p.m.: Due to the ongoing COVID-19 emergency and Governor Inslee’s Stay Home, Stay Healthy order of March 23, 2020, oral comment will be taken during a remote online meeting rather than in person. The meeting is scheduled for May 20, 2020 at 4 p.m. Call-in information will be provided at a later date and posted on the city website calendar. To be notified directly about the meeting information, sign up for Notify Me and choose “Mill DEIS”.
The Draft Environmental Impact Statement and appendices are posted on the City of Snoqualmie website under “Smart Growth/Mill Site Property”.
For more information, please contact Mark Hofman, City of Snoqualmie Community Development Director, at email@example.com or 425-888-8007.
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City of Snoqualmie