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Notice of Application & Optional DNS: Edmonds Senior Ctr, associated parking, beach access & construct overwater walkway

From July 24, 2018 8:59 am until August 23, 2018 4:00 pm
PROJECT DESCRIPTION: The City of Edmonds and the Edmonds Senior Center are proposing to redevelop the Edmonds Senior Center site along with its associated parking and beach access, and to construct an overwater walkway in front of the Ebb Tide Condominium. The proposed Edmonds Waterfront Center building will be used by the Edmonds Senior Center to continue providing senior services and programming during weekdays. In addition to senior services, the new facility will offer expanded community services and programming provided by the City of Edmonds. The proposed building is approximately 26,300 square feet. The proposed overwater walkway will connect two existing portions of the Edmonds Marine Walkway to provide a continuous pedestrian access along the waterfront. Approximately 1,424 cubic yards of fill and 36 creosote-treated timber piles that make up the existing bulkhead will be removed, and a new beach access point with pile-supported concrete stairs and ramp will be added within the existing footprint. The parking lot will be reconfigured, and will incorporate a bioretention planter for water quality treatment and infiltration.

PROJECT LOCATION: The proposed Edmonds Waterfront Center building will be on parcel 27032300104200 located at 220 Railroad Avenue in Edmonds, Washington. The overwater walkway will be constructed within a City-owned easement (AFN 8311070085) on the beach in front of the Ebb Tide Condominiums located at 200 Beach Place in Edmonds, Washington. The overwater walkway will connect to the existing Edmonds Marine Walkway to the south on parcel 27032300415300. To the north of the bulkhead removal, portions of the adjacent parcels (27032300104400) and a City of Edmonds easement (AFN 8101160178) will be modified to connect the Edmonds Marine Walkway to the new promenade.

NAME OF APPLICANTS: City of Edmonds and Edmonds Senior Center

FILE NUMBER: PLN20180039 (Conditional Use Permit), PLN20180040 (Design Review), PLN20180041 (Shoreline Substantial Development Permit – Waterfront Center Building), PLN20180042 (Shoreline Substantial Development Permit – Bulkhead and Beach Restoration), and PLN20180043 (Shoreline Substantial Development Permit -Overwater Walkway)

DATE OF APPLICATION:          June 12, 2018

DATE OF COMPLETENESS:      July 10, 2018

DATE OF PUBLIC NOTICE:       July 24, 2018

STATE ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY ACT: The responsible official has reviewed the proposed project for probable adverse environmental impacts and expects to issue a Determination of Nonsignificance (DNS). The Optional DNS process is being used pursuant to WAC 197-11-355. This may be your only opportunity to comment on the environmental impacts of the proposal. The proposal may include mitigation measures under the applicable codes, and the project review process may incorporate or require mitigation regardless of whether an EIS is prepared. A copy of the subsequent threshold determination may be obtained upon request.

REQUESTED PERMITS: Conditional Use Permit, Design Review and Three Shoreline Substantial Development Permits. Notice of Public Hearing will be provided once a date has been scheduled.  

OTHER REQUIRED PERMITS: Rivers and Harbors Act Section 10 permit (US Army Corps of Engineers), Coastal Zone Management Act Federal Consistency Determination (Washington State Department of Ecology), Clean Water Act Section 401 Water Quality Certification and Construction Stormwater General Permit (Ecology), Hydraulic Permit Approval (Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife), Cultural Resources Assessment (Recreation Conservation Office, State of Washington), Building Permits (City of Edmonds).

EXISTING ENVIRONMENTAL DOCUMENTS: Critical Areas Determination, SEPA Environmental Checklist, Geotechnical Reports, Critical Area Report, Biological Evaluation, Cultural Resources Assessment, and Traffic Study             

DETERMINATION OF CONSISTENCY:  Pursuant to RCW 36.70B.040, the application will be reviewed for consistency with the City of Edmonds Comprehensive Plan, Edmonds Community Development Code, Shoreline Master Program and applicable State and Federal regulations.


Any person has the right to comment on this application during 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 North, Edmonds, WA 98020 between the hours of 8:00 A.M. and 4:30 P.M. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday; between the hours of 8:30 AM and Noon on Wednesday. Information can also be viewed online through the City’s website at All of the information on all permits have been consolidated and attached under permit PLN20180039. Search for permit PLN20180039.

CITY CONTACT: Kernen Lien, Environmental Programs Manager