Public Notice Avenue 55, 1420 5th Ave., Suite 2650, Seattle, WA 98101 is seeking coverage under the Washington State Department of Ecology's Construction Stormwater NPDES and State Waste Discharge General Permit. The proposed project, Orchard Industrial Center is located at 4601 S. Orchard Street, Tacoma, WA 98409 in City of Tacoma, in Pierce County . This project involves 28.71 acres of soil disturbance for Industrial construction activities. Orchard Industrial Center is a Commercial Industrial project consisting of 3 phases. Phase 1 is the Demolition of all existing buildings on the site. Phase 2 is the building and site development for a 571,200 square foot high cube, speculative building with potential for a 20,000 square foot office space tenant improvement. Construction activities will include, but not limited to, clearing, grading, utilities, sidewalks, streets, and landscaping. Inlet protection and silt fencing will protect proposed and existing storm sewers and adjacent properties. Existing utilities serving buildings on site will be cut and capped and existing concrete surfacing will be broken into 1-inch minus chunks and left on the site or hauled to an approved location for disposal. This phase will include improvements to 48th Street between the site and Orchard Street. Phase 3 is the Rezone of the south most portion of the site which is currently zoned R2, but being requested to be rezoned to M1. Stormwater will be discharged to a series and interceptor swales with gravel check dams into one or two sediment ponds located at the northern and southern project limits. Any runoff from the project site will discharge to the City of Tacoma storm sewer system. Any persons desiring to present their views to the Washington State Department of Ecology regarding this application, or interested in Ecology's action on this application, may notify Ecology in writing no later than 30 days of the last date of publication of this notice. Ecology reviews public comments and considers whether discharges from this project would cause a measurable change in receiving water quality, and, if so, whether the project is necessary and in the overriding public interest according to Tier II antidegradation requirements under WAC 173-201A-320. Comments can be submitted to: Department of Ecology Attn: Water Quality Program, Construction Stormwater P.O. Box 47696, Olympia, WA 98504-7696 June 4, 11
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