County seeks public comment on traffic mitigation for new building

The Pierce County Department of Planning and Land Services has finished reviewing the environmental checklist (SEPA) and traffic study and issued a "Mitigated Determination of Nonsignificance" on Jan. 26. The Determination lists the various ways the project must mitigate traffic and parking issues, including increased parking, signalization, improved lighting, signage, pedestrian crossings and increased handicap and bicycle parking.

Read the letter here.

Deadline to comment: The public is invited to submit comments on this determination. The deadline to comment is February 2, 2015.

Send comments to:

Melanie Halsan
Project Coordinator, Planning and Land Services
2401 S. 35th St.
Tacoma, WA 98409

Or email comments to [email protected].

Next steps:

  • The National Development Council, a nonprofit community development organization that would own the building, will deliver a proposed lease to the county. That's currently expected to presented in public the week of Feb. 2.
  • Resolution 2015-8 and Ordinance 2015-2 are currently scheduled to be heard by the full County Council on Feb. 3 and Feb. 10, respectively. However, those measures are likely to be heard together on Feb. 17, due to Council schedules.

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