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(WAC 197-1 1-960) Section 11.10.230(1)

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Environmental Checklist
File No,
Purpose of Checklist:
The State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA) chapter 43.21C RCW, requires all governmental agencies lo
consider the environmental impacts of a proposal before making decisions. An Environmental lmpact
Statement (ElS) must be prepared for all proposals with probable significant adverse impacts on the
quality of the environment. The purpose of this checklist is to provide information to help you and the
agency identify impacts from your proposal (and to reduce or avoid impacts from the proposal, if it can
be done) and to help the agency decide whether an EIS is required.

Instructions for Applicants:

This environmental checklist asks you to describe some basic information about your proposal.
Governmental agencies use this checklist to determine whether the environmental impacts of your
proposal are significant, requiring preparation of an ElS. Answer the questions briefly, with the most
precise information known, or give the best description you can.

You must answer each question accurately and carefully, to the best of your knowledge. ln most cases,
you should be able to answer the questions from your own observations or project plans without the need
to hire experts. lf you really do not know the answer, or if a question does not apply to your proposal,
write "do not know" or "does not apply." Complete answers to the questions now may avoid unnecessary
delays later.

some questions ask about governmental regulations, such as zoning, shoreline, and landmark
designations. Answer these questions if you can. lf you have problems, the governmental agencies can
assrst you.

The checklist questions apply to all parts of your proposal, even if you plan to do them over a period of
time or on different parcels of land. Attach any additional information that will describe your proposal or
its environmental effects. The agency to which you submit this checklist may ask you to explain your
answers or provide additional information reasonably related to determining if there may be significant
adverse impact.

Use of checklist for nonproject proposals:

Complete this checklist for nonproject proposals, even though questions may be answered "does not
apply "


(Part D).

For nonproject actions, the references in the checklist to the words "project," "applicant," and
or site,'should be read as "proposal," "proposer," and "affected geographic area," respectively.

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1. Name of proposed project, if applicable: Evaluation

Lanzce G. Douglass lnvestments, LLC For Agency Use Only
Hilby Phase (WCE Job No. 1810)

Name of aoDlicant:
Whipple Consulting Engineers, lnc. - Todd R. Whipple, PE

Address and phone number of applicant or contact person:

2528 N Sutlivan Rd, Spokane Valtey, WA 99216; Ph. (509)893-2617

Date checklist prepared:

August 30, 2017

Agency requesting checklist:

Spokane County DePartments of Building and Planning and Public Works

6. Proposed timing or schedule (including phasing, if applicable):

Work to commence with grading Fall4tlinter Fall 2017 or as soon as
permits can be obtained

7. a. Do you have any plans for future additions, expansions, or further activity
related to or connected with this proposal? lf yes, explain:
None known

b. Do you own or have options on land nearby or adjacent to this proposal? lf

yes, explarn:
Yes, directty adjacent to and southeast the Hilby Apaftments (Phase 1)
owned by Hilby Station, LLC. In the general are, Mr. Douglass also owns
the Trestte Creek Aparlment proiect owned by Trestle Creek' LLC. Hilby
Station is approximately 120 units and Trestle Creek is approximately 336

8. List any environmental information you know about that has been prepared, or
will be prepared, directly related to this proposal.
Previously, a SEPA Checklist, traffic study, geotechnicat evafua$on,
critical area evaluation, drainage repoft and other pertinent studies were
pertormed for the adjacent Hilby Apartments (phase 1). For this phase
(2), a geotechnical evaluation, trip generation letter and storm drainage
repod have been prepared for this application. No other documents are

9. Do you know whether applications are pending for governmental approvals of

other proposals directly affecting the property covered by your proposal? lf yes,
None known.

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1 1. Give brief, complete description of your proposal, including the proposed uses
and the size of the project and site. There are several questions late in this
checklist that ask you to describe certain aspects of your proposal You do not
need to repeat those answers on this page.
This proposal is to provide a devetoPed 2.7 Ac+/' site for a 61-uni'
apaimint proiect, lhe aparunents proposed will be 4'story' This facility
will include 1i6 car parks and garages with appropriate provisions for ...
ADA and electric ciarging' Thi club house and associated amenities will
be shared with the Hilby phase 1 apattment Proiect. offsite construction Evaluation
witt include frontage improvements and a public sewef extension to Freya For Agency Use Only
and Palouse Highway. Additionat features as stom drainage ponds, mail
boxes and dumpsters will also be included.

12. Location of the proposal: Give sufficient information to a person to understand
tne preci"e locatron of your proposed project, including a street address' if any'
and section, township and range, if known. lf a proposal would occur over a
range of area, provide the range or boundaries of the site(s) Provide a legal
desiription, site plan, vicinity map, and topographic map, if reasonably
available. While you should submit any plans required by the agency' you are L
not required to duplicate maps or detailed plans submitted with any permit

application related to this ' 'tr-
This is on Parcet 340g1.0460. The entrance to the facility witt be shared / f,
with the Hitby apaftment at 5317 S. Palouse Highway, the subiect parcel it
adiacent to ind directly nofth of the shared future access' 7he sife is , 1 t
tocated in Secfion 3, 724N, R43E, W'M. V';
13. Does the proposed action lie within the Critical Aquifer Recharge Area CARA

The General Sewer Service Area?

The Priority Sewer Service Area?

The following questions supplement Part A:

a. Critical Aquifer Recharge Area (CARA)/Aquifer Sensitive Area (ASA):

1 . Describe any systems, other than those designed for the disposal of
sanilary waste; installed for the purpose of discharging fluids below the
ground surface (includes systems such as those for the disposal of
storm water or drainage from floor drains.) Describe the type of system,
the amount of material to be disposed of through the system and the
types of material likely to be disposed of (including materials which may
enter the system inadvertently though spills or as a result of firefighting

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All storm water discharges from the site will be handled in

accordance with the Spokane Regional Storm Water Manuat
(SRSM), all storm water flows will be retained and discharged on
site. This prcject is outside of the Special Drainage District -
Moran Prairie Area. The 10 year developed storm from this site is
expected to generate 4.93 cubic feet per second (cfs) of runoff and
the 50 year developed storm is expected to genercte 6.20 cfs of
runoff on site. The predeveloped offsite flow for the 10 year are
1.14 cfs and 1.67 cfs respectively. Based on the storm drainage
report prepared actual runoff from the developed storms will be
0.85 cfs and 1.25 cfs respectively, lower than the predevloped
s(orms consistent with the SRSM. Approx. 6,424 sf of pond bottom
area witl be provided as well as 10,865+/- cubic feet of storage will
also be provided. Discharge will be via infiltration to the
underlying soils. The storm water design for this project is
anticipated to be via Low lmpact Design and infiltrator units with
little to no drwtell disposal. Any potential firc flows will be
contained with the catchment ponds provided, the minimum fire Evaluation
flow for the site would be 1,500 ga ons per minute for 30 minutes For Agency Use Only
or 45,000 gallons of wate4 this would equate to 6,100 cubic feet of

Will any chemicals (especially organic solvents or petroleum fuels) be

stored in above ground or under ground storage tanks? lf so, what
types and quantities of material will be stored?

3. What protective measures will be taken to insure that leaks or spills of

any chemicals stored or used on site will not be allowed to percolate to
groundwater? This includes measures to keep chemicals erut of *tj -
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where a spill or leak will drain to surface or groundwater or to a

stormwater disposal system discharging to surface or groundwater?
Only household volumes of chemicals will be stored on site, no
chemicals will be allowed in the storage units.

b. Stormwater

1. What are the depths on the site to groundwater and to bedrock (if
Bedrock values vary frcm 1.0-feet to below 12-feet, see
geotechnical evaluation as a part of the drainage repod. Depth to
groundwater is unknows.

2. Will stormwater be discharged into the ground? lf so, describe any

ootential imoacts.
Only treated storm water will be discharged to the underlying
soils, per the SRSM, no impacts are anticipated.

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To Be Completed By Applicant

1. Earth
General description of the site (circle one):
flat, rolling, hilly, steep slopes, mountains, other:
Generally flat to slightly rolling

b. What is the steepest slope on the site? (Approximate percentage slope?)

What general types of soils are found on the site? (i.e. clay, sand, gavel,
peat, muck?) lf you know the classification of agricultural soils specify them
and not any prime farmland.
Sand. wRCS crassifies as 7150-Urban land - Seabolt, disturbed Evaluation
complex and 7180 and 7181 - Urban land - Phoebe, disturbed For Agency Use Only

d. Are there surface indications or history of unstable soils in the immediate

vicinity? lf so, describe:

Describe the purpose, type and approximate quantities of any filling or

grading proposed. Indicate source of fill:
The site witl be graded during construction quantities are expected to
be in excess of 5, 000 cy of cut andfill. No cut and fill quantities are
expected to be transpofted to or from the site. Additiona y, the site
may require the import of pipe hedding, treatment soil and drainage
rock. These quantities are expected to be in the 500 to 1'500 cy range'

t. Could erosion occur as a result of clearing, construction, or use? lf so,

generally describe:
Yes, some localized water erosion and wind erosion could occur.

s. About what percentage of the site will be covered with impervious surfaces
after project construction? (i.e., asphalt or buildings?)
60 to irpercent of the 2,7+/- acres will be covered.

Proposed measures to reduce or control erosion or other impacts to the

earth, if any:
Wind and water erosion will be controlled by using best management
practices as described in fhe SRSM and as required by SRCAA,
generally, watering for dust and silt fences for water erosior'.

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2. Ail
What type of emissions to the air would result from the proposal (i e dust'
automobile, odors, industrial, wood smoke) during construction and when
the project is completed? lf any, generally describe and give approximate
ouantities ii known:
buring construction, excavating and grading equipmen-t, generally
diesei in nature. llpon opening, vehicle and small engines for storage
and maintenance.

b. Are there any off-site sources of emissions or odor that may affect your
proposal? lf so, generally describe:
None known.

c. Proposed measures to reduce or control emissions or other impacts to air' if

Ai noted and any further requirements from SRCAA'

3. Water
a. Surface

1. ls there any surface water body on or in the immediate vicinity of the

site (including year-round and seasonal streams, saltwater, lakes,
ponds or wetiands)? lf yes, describe type and provide names lf
appropriate, state what stream or river it flows into:

2. Will the project require any work over, in or adjacent to the described
waters (within 200 feet)? lf yes, please describe and attach6 available

2. Estimate the amount of fill and dredge material that would be placed in
or removed from the surface water or wetlands and indicate the area of
the site that would be affected. Indicate the source of fill material.

4. Will the proposal require surface water withdrawals or diversions? Give

general description, purpose an approximate quantities if known:

Does the proposal lie within a 'loo-year floodplain? lf so, note location
on the site plan.

Does the proposal involve any discharge of waste materials lo surface

waters? lf so, describe the type of waste and anticipated volume of

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b. Ground

1. Will groundwater be withdrawn or will water be discharged to

groundwater? Give general description, purpose and approximate
quantities if known:
Water in the form of storm water will be discharged to the
underlying soils after treatment in the quantities described earlier
and as noted in the storm water report prePared for this proiect.
No groundwater will be directly withdrawn for this proiect.

2. Describe waste material that will be discharged into the ground from
septic tanks or other sanitary waste treatment facility. Describe the
general size of the system, the number of houses to be served (if
applicable) or the number of persons the system(s) are expected to

c. Water runoff (including stormwater)

1 . Describe the source of runoff (including stormwater) and method of For Agency Use
collection and disposal, if any. (include quantities, if known).
As descrihed earlier, storm water from pavement and roof surtaces
wilt be collected via overland flow in pipes and catchments and
discharged after treatment as required by the SRSM via site
ponds, infiltration galleries and ove and flow'

2. Could waste materials enter ground or surface waters? lf so, generally


d. Proposed measures to reduce or control surface, ground and runoff

impacts, if any:

4. Plants

a. Check or circle type of vegetation found on the site:

! Deciduous tree: Alder, Maple, Aspen, other
E Evergreen tree: Fir, Cedar, Pine, other
r Shrubs
E Grass
! Pasture
a Crop or grain
a Wet soil plants: Cattall Buttercup, Bulkush, Skunk Cabbage, other
tr Water plants: Water Lily, Eelgrass, Milfoil, other
r Other types of vegetation Weeds

b. What kind and amount of vegetation will be removed or altered?

100% within the grading and paving areas, including mature pine and
deciduous trees found on site.

c. List threatened or endangered species known to be on or near the site.

None known.

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d. Proposed landscaping, use of native plants, or other measures to preserve
or enhance vegetation on the site, if any:
Landscaping of the completed proiect will include native and
omamental plants, generally all will be drought tolerant unless they
arc planted in the pond area, then they will be more water oriented


a. Circle any birds and animals which have been observed on or near the site
or are known to be on or near the site:

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Mammals: QesDbear, elk, beaver, other'.

Fish: bass, salmon, trout, herring, shellfish, other:
b. List any threatened or endangered species known to be on or near the site: For Agency Use Only
None known.

c. ls the site part of a migration route? lf so, explain:


Proposed measures to preserve or enhance wildlife, if any:


Energy and Natural Resources

a. What kinds of energy (electric, natural gas, wood stove, solar, etc.) will be
used to meet the completed project's energy needs? Describe whether it
will be used for heating, manufacturing, etc.:
This prcject is anticipated to use electricity and gas for lighting,
cooling and heating.

b. Would your project affect the potential use of solar energy by adjacent
properties? lf so, generally describe:

c. What kinds of energy conservation features are included in the plans of this
proposal? List other proposed measures to reduce or control energy
impacts, if any:
Those required building and energy codes.

7. Environmental Health
a. Are there any environmental health hazards, including exposure to toxic
chemicals, risk of fire and explosion, spill, or hazardous waste that could
occur as a resull of this proposal? lf so, describe:
None Known.

1. Describe special emergency services that might be required.

None Known.

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2. Proposed measures to reduce or control environmental health hazards,

if any:

b. Noise:

1. What types of noise exist in the area which may affect your project?"
(i.e., traffic, equipment, operation, other):
/Voises consisfe nt with aderial street traffic, commercial uses,
residential uses and mini-storage facilities (across the street).

2. What types and ievels of noise would be created by or associated with

the project on a short{erm or a long{erm basis? (i.e., traffic,
construction, operation, other). Indicate what hours noise would come
from the site:
Construction noises during construction and small vehicle and
small engine noise during operations.

3. Proposed measures to reduce or control noise impacts, if any:


8. Land and Shoreline Use

a. What is the current use ofthe site and adjacent properties?

Ihe site is currently undeveloped. The property directly adjacent
and east is the Hilby Station (phase 1) development; adjacent and
to the north is a church and multi-family the west
is right of way and further to the lvesf is single family and multi-
family developments and to the south across the Palouse Highway
is a mini-storage facility.

b. Has the site been used for agriculture? lf so, describe:


Describe any structures on the site:


o. Will any structures be demolished? lf so, which?


What is the current Zoning Classification of the site?

High Density Residential (HDR)

f. What is the current Comprehensive Plan designation of the site?

High Density Residential (HDR)

lf applicable, what is the current Shoreline Master Program designation

of the site?
Does not apply.

Has any part of the site been classifred as a Critical Area? lf so, specify:
WRIA 57, Middle Spokane; High susceptibility Discharge area of
the aquifer; No other critical areas found.

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i. Approximately how many people would reside or work in the completed

110 to 173 persons may reside at this facility

) Approximately how many people would the completed project displace?


Proposed measures to avoid or reduce displacement impacts, if any:

Does not apply.

Proposed measures to ensure the proposal is compatible with existi

and projected land uses and plans, if any:
Develop to applicable zoning code development standards.

9. Housing

Approximately how many housing units would be provided, if any?

Indicate whether high, middle or low-income housing:
64 apartment units.

b. Approximately how many units, if any, would be elimtnated? Indicate

whether high, middle or low-income housing:

c. Proposed measures to reduce or control housing impacts, if any:

Does not apply.

10. Aesthetics

What is the tallest height of any proposed structure(s), not including

antennas? What is the principal exterior building material(s) proposed?
35 to 10 feet; building face materials may be glass, wood, brick,
stucco, asphalt, aluminum, steel, vinyl, composite boards, etc...

What views in the immediate vicinity would be altered or obstructed?


c. Proposed measures to reduce or control aesthetic impacts, if any:


11. Light and Glare

a. What type of light or glare wlll the proposal produce? What time of day
would it mainly occur?
The proposal will be illuminated consistent with the standards of
safety and security for apartment developments.

b. Could light or glare from the finished project be a safety hazaro or

interfere with views?

c. What existing off-site sources of light or glare may affecl your proposal?

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Proposed measures to reduce or control light and glare impacts, if

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12. Recreation

a. What designated and informal recreational opportunities are in the

immediate vicinity?
There is a linear public park 0.5 miles t of tte site, the Ben Burr
Trail. The Spokane County Southside Aquatic center is 0.60 mites
to the south on Freya and is included in the prairie View park

b. Would the proposed project displace any existing recrealional uses? lf

so describe:

c. Proposed measures lo reduce or control impacts on recreation,

including recreation opportunities to be provided by the project or
applicant, if any:

13. Historic and Cultural preservation

a. Are there any places or objects listed on or proposed for, national,

slate, or local preservation registers known to be on or next to the site?
lf so, generally describe:
None identified through the state historica! website,

b. Generally describe any landmarks or evidence of histonc

archaeological, scientific or cultural importance known to De on or next
to the site.
None known.

c. Proposed measures to reduce or control impacts. if anv:

None, however, in keeping with standards of practice and care for
construction activities and consistent with the requirements of
DAHI, we will, upon discovery of any artifact, stop work and notify
the County, Tribe and any other required agency untit the artifact
can be evaluated, commensurate with the appticabfe RCW, WAC
and the Washingfon State Governor's Execiiive Order OS-05.

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14. Transportation

a. ldentify public streets and highways serving the site, and describe
proposed access to the existing street system. Show on site plans, if
The project wi be served directly from the Palouse Hwy. at a
shared driveway at approximately 54k Avenue and a proposed
access at tte west end of the project. Overall access from this
facility to the south will be via the Palouse Hwy; to the north via
the Palouse Hwy and Freya Street; To the west via Freya Street
and 58h Avenue and to the east via the palouse Hwy. and S7h

b. ls the site currently served by publjc transit? lf not, what is the

approximate dlstance to the nearest transit stoo?
It e site is se/yed by STA routes 45(F) with stops at Sg / 5Vh and
the Palouse Hwy.

c. How many parking spaces would the completed project have? How $
many would the project eliminate? \
The proposal will provide 146 pa*ing spaces including surtace
stalls and garagnes, none will be eliminated.
d. Will the proposal require any new roads or streets or irorou"r"nKol
existing roads or streets not including driveways? lf so, generally
describe (indicate whether public or private):

e Will the project use (or occur in the immediate vicinity of) water,
air transportation? lf so, generally describe:

f. How many vehicular trips per day would be generated by the completed
project? lf known, indicate when peak would occur.
A planning level Trtp Generation and Distribution Letter has been
prepared for the project which rcsults in 33 AM peak and 40 PM
peak hour trips and an increase of 426 Average Daily Trips (ADT).

g. Proposed measures to reduce or control transportation impacts, if any:

The prciect would propose to participate in the City of Spokane
lmpact fee ordinance as required.

15. Public Services

a. Would the project result in an increased need for public services? (i.e.,
fire protection, police protection, health care, schools, other) lf so,
generally describe:
This project implements the High Density element of the County's
comprehensive plan and zoning code and as such will impact
seryices such as police, fire, health care, schools and other
elements as identified in the County's Comprehensive plan. As
this project meets the intent of the plan, no degradation of service
is anticipated that would not be remedied by the increase in
propefty value as paid by propefty and other use taxes.

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b. Prooosed measures to reduce or control direct impacts on public

services, if any:

16. Utilities

Circle utilities currently available at the site:

E Electricity
E Natural gas
I Refuse service
ESanitary Sewer
u Septic system
r Other

D. Describe the utilities that are proposed for the project, the utility
providing the service and the general construction activities on lhe site
or in the immediate vicinity which might be needed.
Avista - Gas and Electricity
Century Link - Phone
Comcast - Cable and Phone
City of Spokane - Water and Sewer
Atl utitities are adjacent to the site and they witl be extended to the
properTy for service.


l, the undersigned, swear under penalty of perjury that the above responses are made
truthfully and to the best of my knowledge. I also understand that, should there be any willful
misrepresentation or willful lack of full disclosure on my part, the agency must withdraw any
Determination of Nonsignificance that it might issue in reliance upon this checklist.

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Staff member(s) reviewing checklist:

Based on this staff review of the Environmental Checklist and other pertinent information. the staff
concludes that:

)c A. There are no probable significant adverse impacts and recommends a

Determination of Nonsignificance.

B. Probably significant adverse environmental impacts do exist for the current

proposal and recommends a Mitigated Determination of Nonsignificance with

C. There are probably significant adverse environmental impacts and recommends a

Determination of Significance.