The Draft SEIS (DSEIS) for this project was issued for public review on August 28, 2015. Issuance of the DSEIS included a 30 day written public comment period that concluded September 28, 2015. The written comment period was extended to October 9, 2015. A public hearing on the DSEIS was held Wednesday, September 23, 2015, at Monroe City Hall. Nineteen written comments were received on the DSEIS during the comment period ending Friday, October 9, 2015. The written comments and a transcript of the public hearing are included in the FEIS. The City of Monroe has now issued the FSEIS which contains revisions and consideration of comments received on the Draft SEIS.
The proponent, Heritage Baptist Fellowship, has requested an amendment to the Monroe Comprehensive Plan to change the subject property land use designation from Limited Open Space (LOS) to General Commercial (GC) and a rezone to change the zoning classification of the property from Limited Open Space (LOS) to General Commercial (GC). The subject property is comprised of five parcels of land of approximately 43 acres located within the eastern portion of the City of Monroe north of the Skykomish River along the north side of State Route 2.
This FSEIS supplements the Final EIS for the proposal issued in September 2013. The FSEIS responds to the Final Decision and Order and finding of noncompliance issued by the Puget Sound Region, State of Washington Growth Management Hearings Board (GMHB) in August 2014 (corrected order dated September 19, 2014), in response to a Petition for Review filed with the GMHB in February 2014, regarding the proposed non-project action.
Final SEIS Date of Issuance
November 2, 2015
Availability of the Final SEIS and Appendices
The complete East Monroe Comprehensive Plan Amendment and Rezone Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (FSEIS) and Appendices (as well as the September 2013 Final EIS which it supplements) can be downloaded from the project website: www.monroewa.gov/eastmonroe
Copies of the Final SEIS are also available for public review at the following locations:
Monroe City Hall Monroe Library
806 West Main Street 1070 Village Way
Monroe, WA 98272 Monroe, WA 98272
Copies on CD-ROM are available for purchase for $5 from the City of Monroe at 806 West Main Street, Monroe, WA 98272. Printed copies can be acquired for the cost of reproduction by either the City of Monroe (limited number) or at Staples in Monroe.
The proposed Comprehensive Plan map amendment and rezone requires City Council action. City Council action on the proposed Comprehensive Plan map amendment and rezone is scheduled for the City Council’s November 10, 2015 meeting. Once final action has been taken by the City Council, the FSEIS will be submitted to the Growth Management Hearings Board for a Finding of Compliance. A Compliance Hearing is scheduled for January 20, 2016. There is no Administrative appeal of the FSEIS.
If you have special accommodation needs, please contact the City of Monroe at (360)-794-7400.
David Osaki, SEPA Responsible Official
City of Monroe