Beard Addition Planned Unit Development (PUD) Long Plat and Wetland Modification Conditional Use Permit (CUP)

Application/Permit Number: Z23-190PPUD

Applicant/Agent

Whipple Consulting Engineers, Inc. — Todd Whipple

Owner

Lennar Northwest, Inc. — Brent Parrish

Location

3929 W. Grandview Road, Spokane, WA 99224, parcel 25263.0051 (and parcels 25263.0048, 25263.0052, 25263.2907, 25263.3001, 25263.3002, 25263.3101, 25263.3102, 25263.310 addressed as 2101, 2102, 2103, 2106, and 2107 S. Westridge Lane. Note: some parcels have not address currently assigned)

Description of Project

Planned Unit Development Long Plat & Wetland Modification Conditional Use Permit (Type III)
The application proposes to subdivide 34.93 acres of land into a 199-lot Planned Unit Development (PUD) for development for single-family homes. The application also includes a Wetland Modification Conditional Use Permit (CUP). The application is requesting modification to the maximum FAR, lot coverage, driveway coverage limits, and front living space and rear yard setbacks under the PUD application process. This combine application is being processed as a Type III application requiring an application before the Hearing Examiner.

Notice of Application and Public Hearing

Any person may submit written comments on the proposal, call for additional information or participate in the hearing. Comments received by February 27, 2024, at 5 p.m. will be included in the project staff report. Written comments received by March 26, 2024, by 5 p.m. will be forwarded to the hearing examiner for inclusion in the project public record.

There will be a public hearing on this proposal before the City of Spokane Hearing Examiner on Wednesday, March 27, 2024, at 9:00 a.m. The hearing will be held in the Council Chambers, Lower Level of City Hall, 808 W. Spokane Falls Boulevard, Spokane, WA. Any person may submit written comments on the proposal and/or appear at the public hearing.

Only the applicant, persons submitting written comments, and persons testifying at a hearing may appeal the decision of the Hearing Examiner.

SEPA Review

This proposal will be reviewed under the State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA) as per Spokane Municipal Code Section 17E.050. It is anticipated that the proposal will include mitigation measures under applicable codes. A copy of the subsequent threshold determination will be sent to those who provide comment and will be made available on the project website. The last day to provide comment on SEPA is Tuesday, February 27, 2024, at 5 p.m.

The environmental Checklist is linked below – see proposal application materials document labeled Revised SEPA Environmental checklist (Nov 2023). Written comments should be mailed, delivered, or emailed to Melissa Owen. Contact Information is listed on this page and the in the linked Notice of Application information above.

The following were identified as SEPA mitigation during the agency review process:

  1. Vehicular traffic from this project is expected to add 5 a.m. trips and 3 p.m. trips to the NB US 195 to EB I-90 ramp. WSDOT has commented that no additional peak hour trips may be added to the ramp due to safety concerns. The Beard Addition development is required to complete an improvement to the US 195 corridor that will reduce the impact of its traffic on NB US 195 to EB I-90 ramp (“Mitigation Project”). Studies of the US 195 corridor have identified the removal of the left and thru movements from Eastbound 16th Ave at US 195 as the appropriate mitigation project. This mitigation project was recently confirmed in a December 2021 US 195/I-90 Study led by the Spokane Regional Transportation Council in collaboration with WSDOT, the City of Spokane, and other partnering agencies. The Beard Addition development may not finalize any portions of the project until a financial commitment is in place (secured by a letter of credit or bond), which has been approved by the City, providing for the design and construction for the Mitigation Project, which shall be under contract for construction within one year from the date of project approval. The details of the above mitigation project will be agreed upon by the developers, City and WSDOT.
  2. Construct sidewalk on the south side of Grandview Avenue from Garden Springs Road to 21st Avenue.

The applicant’s contributions to funding the design and construction of the mitigation project will qualify for a credit against transportation impact fees per SMC 17D.075.070.

Proposal Application Materials

Wetland Assessment and Mitigation Documents

Site Planning Documents

Technical Documents

Related Documents


Contact

Planning and Development Services
Written comments should be sent via mail or email: (if applicable)
Attn: Melissa Owen
Assistant Planner
808 W Spokane Falls Blvd.
Spokane, WA 99201-3329
mowen@spokanecity.org