Notice of Availability of Draft Environmental Impact Statement (Draft EIS) for the Balanced Land Use and Mobility Analysis

CITY OF SAMMAMISH
NOTICE OF AVAILABILITY OF A SEPA DRAFT ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STATEMENT (EIS)
BALANCED LAND USE AND MOBILITY ANALYSIS

Notice is hereby given under WAC 197-11-455 and WAC 197-11-510 that the City of Sammamish is issuing the Balanced Land Use and Mobility Analysis (BLUMA) Programmatic Draft Environmental Impact Statement (Draft EIS) addressing proposed Comprehensive Plan and Code Amendments.

The Draft EIS describes the existing conditions and identifies probable significant environmental impacts, mitigation measures to mitigate these impacts, and any significant unavoidable adverse environmental impacts from the proposal, in accordance with RCW 43.21C.031. Four alternatives are analyzed in the Draft EIS, including a no action alternative. The topics studied under the Draft EIS include: earth, water resources, plants and animals, land use, housing, plans and policies, transportation, and utilities (i.e. broadband).

Proponent & Lead Agency: City of Sammamish

Proposal: The proposal consists of amendments to the Sammamish Comprehensive Plan and Sammamish Municipal Code (SMC) necessary to amend and implement the City's transportation level of service (LOS) standards and concurrency management program. Amendments may include:

  • Amendments to the Transportation and Capital Facilities Elements, Volume I for transportation LOS standards. Amendments to Transportation and Capital Facilities Elements, Volume II, to update discussion of LOS standards and concurrency, the 6-Year Transportation Improvement Program (TIP), the traffic forecasting model, recommended long-term transportation project list, and financing information. Consistency amendments to other elements may also be required.
  • Potential changes to the SMC could include but are not limited to SMC Titles 14A, 20, 21A, and 21B to update definitions, address internal consistency, and implement the amended transportation LOS standards in the concurrency management program, depending on the preferred alternative.

Location: Current incorporated City of Sammamish boundaries

File Number: POL2020-00767, formerly known as POL2020-00331

Comment and Review: The Draft EIS and associated documents can be reviewed and downloaded at the project website at: https://connect.sammamish.us/eis/widgets/37530/documents. Contact the City at the contact information below if you are unable to access the documents online. Alternate formats may be available at cost.

The City is requesting comments on the Draft EIS from citizens, agencies, tribes, and all other interested parties from August 26, 2021 to 5:00 PM on September 27, 2021. Electronic submittal is preferred. Direct comment to:

https://form.jotform.com/212297394282159

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City of Sammamish

ATTN: BLUMA EIS Team

801 228th Ave SE

Sammamish, WA 98075

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eis@sammamish.us

RE: Draft EIS Comment

Note: Please send all emailed correspondence to the email address listed above.

SEPA Responsible Official: David Pyle, Director, Department of Community Development

Categories: BLUMA, EIS
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