Proposed Apartments Next to Scott Pierson Trail at Orchard Street

A developer has applied for permits to build a 120-unit apartment complex between South Orchard Street and the Scott Pierson Trail - just north of the 19th Street Westbound on ramp to SR-16  ramps. The proposed 13-building project requires a rezoning of the area from "R-2" Single-Family Dwelling District to "R-4L" Low Density Mulitiple-Family Dwelling, as well as environmental and WSDOT traffic impact approvals for the 5.44-acre site.

There's a lot of pretty dense environmental information attached, but according to the public hearing notice the City has "preliminarily determined adverse environmental impacts are unlikely," and anticipates issuing a Determination of Non-significance. The developers would like to begin construction next spring, pending the various needed approvals.

Interested parties can comment at a July 17 public hearing, or submit written comments. Learn more in the extensive public hearing notice (pdf).

So, any comment?

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Sure will be loud for the residents, with Route 16 and the on-ramps so close. Tons of traffic there all the time. Very dense concrete space. I hope if they build they will at least leave the big trees—I see an eagle family in there all the time, flying near the China Lake area.

May 6, 2014 at 11:54 am / Reply / Quote and reply

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Should be noted it is the same developer of the Metropolitan Apartments in Downtown. Hopefully that means it will be a quality project. Wonder when the 3rd phase of the Met is going to start.

May 6, 2014 at 4:53 pm / Reply / Quote and reply

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One more little patch of the city’s green space gone. Sorry to see it go.

May 7, 2014 at 4:31 pm / Reply / Quote and reply

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