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otSy qts, Anacortes Planning, Community & Economic Development Department <br /> f MCD <br /> 904 6T"Street!P.O. Box 547,Anacortes, WA 98221 <br /> cog,R41 (360) 299-1984-Office Hours: Mon-Fri 8:00 AM—5:00 PM <br /> LETTER OF EXEMPTION <br /> From the Re. uirement for a Shoreline Substantial Develo •ment Permit <br /> PROJECT INFORMATION <br /> File Number SLX-2021-0009 Application Date May 25, 2021 <br /> Project Title Heron House Cannery Demolition Report Date June 23, 2021 <br /> Site Address 1502 5th St, Anacortes, WA 98221 <br /> APN(s) P55881 /P55882/ P55879 Sec. 11 Twnsp 35 Range 01 <br /> The applicant is requesting a shoreline exemption for the demolition of a former fish <br /> processing facility that is currently in a state of collapse on the Guemes Channel. The <br /> proposed demolition is Phase 1 of 2 for the redevelopment of the shoreline. Phase 1, this <br /> Request application, is to remedy the determination of the structure being condemned by the City as <br /> unsafe to public health and the environment; a Shoreline Substantial Development Permit <br /> (SSDP)would be required for the Phase 2 of development of the property. <br /> Landowner Heron House Holding, LLC—2633 Cherry Ave, Signal Hill, CA 97055 <br /> Applicant Strandberg Construction—2018 R Ave, Anacortes, WA 982221 <br /> Karla Gallina, Aqua-Terr Systems, INC (ATSI) — 1 Lake Louise Dr #4, Bellingham, WA <br /> Agent 98229 <br /> Pursuant to WAC 197-11-800(2)(g), the minor construction or the demolition of any <br /> structure or facility, the construction of which would be exempted by subsections (1) and(2) <br /> of this section; however, the project is located on a property that is undertaken wholly or <br /> partly on lands covered by water(WAC 197-11-800(2)(a)(i)]and therefore, is not exempt <br /> from SEPA Review. <br /> SEPA Review On June 17, 2021, the City of Anacortes issued an Optional DNS (Determination of Non- <br /> Significance) relative to the environmental impact for the proposed development; finding <br /> that the project does not have a probable significant adverse impact on the environment. An <br /> environmental impact statement (EIS) is not required under RCW 43.21.C.030(2)(c). This <br /> decision was made after review of completed environmental checklist and other information <br /> on file with the lead agency. <br /> SMP 2.4(E)(4) & WAC 173-27-040(2)(d), Emergency construction necessary to protect <br /> property from damage by the elements. An "emergency"is an unanticipated and imminent <br /> threat to public health, safety, or the environment which requires immediate action within a <br /> time too short to allow full compliance with this chapter. Emergency construction does not <br /> Shoreline include development of new permanent protective structures where none previously <br /> Exemption Type existed. Where new protective structures are deemed by the administrator to be the <br /> appropriate means to address the emergency situation, upon abatement of the emergency <br /> situation the new structure shall be removed or any permit which would have been required, <br /> absent an emergency, pursuant to chapter 90.58 RCW, these regulations, or the local <br /> master program, obtained. All emergency construction shall be consistent with the policies <br /> of chapter 90.58 RCW and the local master program. As a general matter, flooding or other <br /> SLX-2021-0009— Heron House Cannery Demolition Shoreline Exemption - Decision <br /> Page 1 of 4 <br />