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Notice of Public Hearing & SEPA Determination - Graphite Studios

From April 06, 2017 4:30 pm until May 03, 2017 6:00 pm

Description of Proposal:  Application for design of a new two story building over a one level underground garage.  The ground floor will include an art institute with space for artists to create art and a gallery for their art to be displayed.  There will also be a café with indoor and outdoor seating.  The second level will include more artist spaces and three 2 bedroom apartments.  District-based design review applications that trigger SEPA review are Type III-B decisions, which require a two-phase public hearing and decision by the Architectural Design Board (ADB).  The site is located within the Downtown Business (BD2 zone. 

Name of Applicant:  Mary Olsen

Location:  202 Main Street, Edmonds, WA

File No.:  PLN20170016

Date of Application:  March 16, 2017                             Date of Completeness:  April 6, 2017

Date of Notice:  April 8, 2017

Requested Permits:  District Design Review                    Other Required Permits:  Building Permit.

Required Studies:  Potential site clean-up with Washington State Department of Ecology.

Existing Environmental Documents: Critical Areas Determination and Environmental Checklist.

Comments on Proposal Due:  May 3, 2017 (see public hearing information below).

Any person has the right to comment on this application during the public comment period, receive notice and participate in any hearings, and request a copy of the decision on the application.  The City may accept public comments at any time prior to the closing of the record of an open record predecision hearing, if any, or, if no open record predecision hearing is provided, prior to the decision on the project permit.  Only parties of record as defined in ECDC 20.07.003 have standing to initiate an administrative appeal.

Information on this development application can be viewed or obtained at the City of Edmonds Development Services Department, 121 - 5th Ave. N, Edmonds, WA 98020.  Office hours are Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and Wednesdays from 8:30 a.m. to noon or online through the City’s online permitting website at this link.

City Contact: Kernen Lien, (425) 771-0220,


A public hearing before the Architectural Design Board (ADB) will be held on Wednesday, May 3, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers located at 250 - 5th Ave. N, Edmonds, WA 98020.  A copy of the staff report will be available at least seven days prior to the hearing.  


Lead Agency:  The City of Edmonds is SEPA lead agency for the proposed mixed-use building at 202 Main Street (File No. PLN20170016).

SEPA Determination:  Notice is hereby given that the City of Edmonds has issued a Mitigated Determination of Nonsignificance (DNS) under WAC 197-11-340(2) for the above project.

Date of Issuance:  April 8, 2017

SEPA Comments: April 24, 2017

SEPA Appeal Deadline:  May 1, 2017 at 4:00 p.m.  Appeals must be filed in writing citing the specific reasons for appeal with the required fee to the City of Edmonds Planning Division, 121 – 5th Ave. N, Edmonds, WA 98020.