Notice Of Application and Hearing
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City of Sumner has received a Conditional Use Permit application and a hearing has been set for the phased construction a new High School and associated athletic fields, tennis courts, pool landscaping, lighting, stormwater and parking.  Additional details can be found below.

The public has the right to review the contents of the official file for the proposal, provide written comments, participate in the public hearings/meetings, and request a copy of the final decision. Comments may be emailed to Scott Waller, Associate Planner at or by mail to 1104 Maple St. Sumner, WA 98390.
Comments will be accepted if filed with the Development Services Department on or before 5:00pm on April 16, 2021

Project Name: Sumner High School Phased Master Plan

Permit Application Number: PLN-2021-0012 CUP

Project No: PRJ2018-0004

Location: 1707 Main Street which houses the existing Sumner High School campus; 1101 and 1111 Wood Avenue and 1412 through 1506 Mason Street; and 1518 Main Street and 914 and 908 Meeker Avenue which house the existing Elhi Hill Program and adjacent parking lot.

Parcel(s) #: 0420244205, 4445000030, 4445000040, 4445000050, 4445000060, 4445000070, 4445000080, 4445000090, 4445000100, 4445000110, 2350000060, 2350000100, and 2350000110

Description of Proposal: This will be a phased development of the Sumner High School site with a completed build out 334,614 square feet of building and include a height exception.  The proposed building will range in height with the tallest portion for the theatre fly loft and mechanical screening at approximately 60’.  Phase 1 will include construction of a 3 story 85,761-sf building in the area of the current baseball field. The existing building will be retained during phase 1.  Phase 1 will also include bus routing to the south side of Mason Street and some site work and landscaping.  Upon the completion of phase 1 additional parking will become available.  Phase 2 will include the 3 story “west building” 89,491sf, 2,100sf greenhouse, 1,500sf animal science facility, 2 story “East building” 159,362sf , multi-use synthetic turf sports field with new shielded lighting, 8 new tennis courts with seating and shielded lighting, replacing the Sunset Chevrolet Stadium lighting with new shielded lighting, new 32,000sf 8 lane pool, construction of new parking areas to total 688 onsite stalls and site landscaping, walkways, stormwater management and frontage improvements.

Applicant: Matthew Guilanians, Project Manager, Hainline, 411 First Ave South Suite 210, Seattle WA 98104

Date of Application: February 22, 2021

Date of Complete Application: February 22, 2021

Hearing Date: A virtual hearing is set for Thursday April 29th at 9:00am.

The Virtual hearing may be accessed through the link and phone number below.

Location/Zoom Link:

Call in: 12532158782

Zoning: Project takes place on Low Density Residential 12,000 (LDR 12), Medium Density Residential (MDR) and Central Business District (CBD)

SEPA: MDNS is likely to be issued (District is Lead Agency)

Other Required Permits:              

  • Conditional Use Permit
  • SEPA
  • Development Agreement
  • Boundary line adjustment/lot consolidation
  • ROW Vacation
  • Site Development Permit(s)
  • Building Permit(s)
  • Compliance with all other State or Federal requirements

Conditional Use Permit Criteria Response Documents:

Height Exception Documents:

Lighting Plan Documents:

Plans and Notice Documents:

Comment Period(s): Any persons desiring to submit written comments concerning this application may submit written comments to Development Services Department. City of Sumner, 1104 Maple Street, Sumner, WA 98390 no later than 5:00 PM on April 16, 2021.  Comments and or verbal testimony may also be presented during the public hearing on April 29th 2021 at 9:00am.

Staff Contact: For comments/questions, please contact Scott Waller, Associate Planner 253-299-5527,