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<br />NOTICE OF APPLICATION <br />With OPTIONAL DNS process <br />File Number: CUP-2020-0002 <br />Project Location: 8322 South March Point Road (Assessor Parcel #s P19805, P19887, & P109681) <br />Project Name: Swinomish didgwalic Wellness Center Phase III <br />Applicant: didgwalic Wellness Center, 8212 South March Point Road, Anacortes, WA 98221 <br />Applicant Contact Person: Dawn Lee, COO, 360-770-2736; <br />Date of Application: October 15, 2020 <br />Date of Complete Application: December 16, 2020 <br />Date of Notice of Application: December 23, 2020 <br />Application Type / Description: Essential Public Facility (EPF)/ Conditional Use Permit (CUP) application for <br />development of a “Support Services Campus” adjacent to the existing didgwalic Wellness Center. The proposal <br />includes a sub-acute 16 bed detox facility, two four-story transitional housing buildings with 33 suites each (66 total), <br />a four-story supportive housing building with 25 units, a training and support services building, and associated <br />parking, landscaping, utilities and stormwater infrastructure. <br />The Planning, Community and Economic Development Director has determined that the application is an Essential <br />Public Facility and classified as a Local EPF per AMC 17.75.060.A.4. This determination is appealable per AMC Ch. <br />19.20 within 14 days of the date of this notice. <br />Other Required Project Permits/Approvals: The following may be required in addition to the above: Site Plan <br />Review, Construction stormwater general permit, construction plan approval, right-of-way permit, building permits. <br />SEPA Review: The City of Anacortes reviewed the proposed project for probable adverse environmental impacts <br />and expects to issue a Determination of Nonsignificance (DNS) for this project. The optional DNS process of WAC <br />197-11-355 is being used. This may be your only opportunity to comment on the environmental impacts of the <br />proposal. Agencies, tribes, and the public are encouraged to review and comment on the proposed project and its <br />probable environmental impacts. The proposal may include mitigation measures under applicable codes, and the <br />project review process may incorporate or require mitigation measures regardless of whether an EIS is prepared. <br />A copy of the subsequent threshold determination for this proposal, once issued, may be obtained upon request. <br />Existing Environmental Documents: The following environmental documents evaluate the proposed project: <br />SEPA checklist, Critical Areas Report, Trip Generation, Access Inspection and Parking Letter. Application documents <br />may be reviewed at by clicking <br />“Current Projects” and then opening the appropriate project file number folder. <br />Public Comment Period: Written comments on the environmental impacts of this proposal must be submitted <br />to the contact listed below by 5:00 p.m. on January 13, 2021. <br />Written comments on other aspects of the proposal are requested by 5:00 p.m. on January 13, 2021 so they can be <br />considered in preparation of the staff report but will be accepted up to the date of and at the public hearing. Any <br />person may comment on the application, receive notice of and participate in any hearings, and request a copy of <br />the decision, once made. <br />Public Hearing: A public hearing is required but has not yet been scheduled. Separate notice will be provided. <br />Preliminary Determination of Consistency: At a minimum, this project will be subject to the following plans and <br />regulations: Anacortes Municipal Code Chapter 17.75 Essential Public Facilities, Title 18 Environmental Protection, <br />Title 19 Unified Development Code Municipal Code, the Anacortes Engineering Design Standards, and <br />Comprehensive Plan.