NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City of Sumner’ Hearings Examiner has issued a decision for a Conditional Use Permit for the project described below.
Project Name: Sumner High School (SHS) Modernization and Elhi Hill Program Permit Application No: PLN-2018-0015
Sumner High School- 1707 Main St, 1111 Wood Ave and 1101 Wood Ave Sumner, WA 98390 (Parcel(s) #0420244205, 4445000020 and 4445000010)
Elhi Hill- 1518 Main, 914 Meeker Ave and 908 Meeker Ave Sumner, WA 98390 (Parcel(s) #2350000060, 2350000100 and 2350000110)
Temporary Construction Staging 1424 Mason St, 1428 Mason St, 1506 Mason St Sumner, WA 98390 (Parcel(s) #4445000060, 4445000070, 4445000110)
Description of Proposal: Remodel and expansion to areas of the existing high school facility, to include demolishing and rebuilding approximately 70,393 sq. ft. of building space and adding approximately 51,922 sq. ft. of new building space. A height exception request of 46’ 7” and 38’ 10” are included as part of the modernization of the High School building. This project will also include converting the former medical building at 1518 Main St into the new location for the Elhi Hill program. Site changes include school bus queuing and routing at Mason and Washington St, removal of existing swimming pool, addition of two tennis courts, demolition of multiple residential structures on Wood Ave, Mason and Meeker St, temporary use of 8 additional portable classrooms in the north parking lot, increase of onsite parking from 464 to 688 stalls, with perimeter landscaping around new parking areas and a 10 foot landscaped buffer with a solid wood fence around the expanding parking Elhi Hill parking lot. Upon completion of the project all portable classrooms located in the north parking lot will be removed and the existing lot will be used for parking. The expansion and modernization seeks to provide better space and function to the existing student population of 1797; upon project completion the student population will increase by 33 students for a total population of 1830 students (including Elhi Hill).
Applicant: Douglas DuCharme, BLRB Architects, 1250 Pacific Ave, Suite 700, Tacoma, WA 98402
Owner: Sumner School District,1202 Wood Ave., Sumner, WA 98390
Date of Application: 03/05/2018
Date of Complete Application: 03/05/2018
Date of Hearing: Tuesday May 8th, 2018 at 9:00AM in City Hall Council Chambers
SEPA: An MDNS was issued May 15, 2018 (Sumner School District was lead agency).
Zoning: Low density residential 12,000 (LDR-12), low density residential 6,000 (LDR-6), medium density residential (MDR) and central business district (CBD).
Decision: Approved with conditions
Date of Decision: June 7, 2018
Other Required Approvals: Conditional use permit; building permit, civil permits; and compliance with other applicable county, state, and federal standards.
Project No: PLN-2018-0015
The decision of the Hearing Examiner may be appealed to the Sumner City Council, pursuant to SMC 18.56.190. Appeals shall be submitted in writing to the City Clerk by 5:00pm by the fifteenth calendar day following the date of the decision. The appeal shall state specific objections to the decision and the relief sought.