Final EIS Issued on March 31, 2022
Notice is hereby given under WAC 197-11-460 and WAC 197-11-510 that the City of Sammamish has issued the Balanced Land Use and Mobility Analysis (BLUMA) Programmatic FINAL Environmental Impact Statement (Final EIS) addressing proposed Comprehensive Plan and Code Amendments.
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:
The Final EIS completes the environmental review process for the proposal. The Final EIS studies a Preferred Alternative, selected by City Council on December 14, 2021 through Resolution R2021-930, and responds to all comments received during the Draft EIS process (published on August 26, 2021), 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.
Environmental Topics: 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).
Alternatives: The Final EIS evaluates a Preferred Alternative for each environmental topic that is in the range of the four alternatives that were analyzed in the Draft EIS, including a no action alternative. Alternatives studied in the EIS process include the following:
Proponent & Lead Agency: City of Sammamish
Location: Current incorporated City of Sammamish boundaries
File Number: POL2020-00767, formerly known as POL2020-00331
Document Availability: The Final EIS and associated documents can be reviewed and downloaded at the project website at: https://connect.sammamish.us/eis/widgets/46967/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. For questions regarding obtaining alternate formats please contact:
City of Sammamish
ATTN: BLUMA EIS Team
801 228th Ave SE
Sammamish, WA 98075
RE: Final EIS
Note: Please send all emailed correspondence to the email address listed above.
SEPA Responsible Official: David Pyle, Director | Department of Community Development
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