Prologis Industrial Park (Edgewood)

Prologis LP (the applicant) proposed to construct three (3) industrial warehouse buildings (approximately 1,064,340 square feet) on approximately 87.73 acres with associated site improvements (roads, utilities, parking, stormwater facilities). Access to the site is proposed at 42nd Court Street East and a new public roadway is proposed along the development east to west. Environmentally critical area impacts to Wapato and Simons Creeks and associated wetlands and wetland buffers are expected. Sewer and watermain extensions are proposed to service the proposed development.

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State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA) Environmental Impact Study (EIS) Process:


Determination of Significance and Scoping Notice (DS/Scoping)
On January 22, 2021 City of Edgewood (hereinafter “the City”) received a Site Plan Application from Prologis, Limited Partnership (hereinafter “Prologis”) and issued a Notice of Application, (NOA) on February 2, 2021, with a public comment period ending February 17, 2021. On September 2, 2021 the City received a Site Plan Application from Bridge Industrial (hereinafter “Bridge”) and issued a Notice of Application on September 8, 2021, with a public comment period ending September 22, 2021. On October 4, 2021 the City issued a Determination of Significance (DS) and Scoping Notice (Scoping) for the Prologis and Bridge Industrial Park projects with a comment period ending on November 3, 2021, to assess the cumulative environmental impacts of both proposals based on their similar timing, geography and project type. On January 7, 2022, Bridge withdrew the Site Plan Application and is no longer included in the EIS. To formally notify the SEPA interested parties, a revised DS Scoping Notice was issued April 11, 2022, removing the Bridge proposal from the project scope. While the Bridge proposal is not a component of the proposed project, the EIS may include, where appropriate, discussion and analysis of future development of the Bridge property.

On May 19, 2022, the City issued a DS/Scoping Report to summarize comments received by the City during and prior to the State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA) Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) Determination of Significance and Scoping comment period, and any revisions to the EIS scope based on input received from the public, agencies, and tribes.

The City determined that three (3) alternatives will be analyzed in the EIS, including a no action alternative. The reasonable alternatives analysis includes other actions that could feasibly attain or approximate the project objectives and represents a reasonable number and range of alternatives for analysis in the EIS, as defined by the SEPA rules per WAC 197-11-440(5). Analysis of each of the following reasonable alternative will be done in a manner to allow a comparative evaluation of alternatives to the proposed project:

Alternative 1 – No Action Alternative
A No Action Alternative is typically defined as what would most likely happen if the proposal did not occur. According to the SEPA rules, “no action” does not necessarily mean that nothing (no development in this case) would occur. The No Action Alternative that will be studied in this EIS will be based on allowed uses, current conditions, and existing developments on the site

Alternative 2 – Project as Proposed 
The second alternative that will be studied with this EIS will review the project as proposed with a minimum of two points of access, allowing for a permanent freight access and residential access consistent with the City’s Comprehensive Plan, Figure 9, Functional Classification System

Alternative 3 – Reduced Impact with No Relocation of Wapato Creek
For Alternative 3, the EIS will study the impacts of a modified site layout that would not relocate Wapato Creek, including a minimum of two points of access and improvements described under Alternative 2, above

The EIS will analyze impacts the following elements of the environment: 

    Environment (Earth, Air, Water)
    Plants and Animals
    Energy and Natural Resources
    Historic and Cultural Preservation
    Transportation
    Utilities
    Noise

Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS)
Following the scoping period described above, a DEIS is being prepared, which analyzes the probably impacts of a proposal and reasonable alternatives, and may include studies, modeling, etc. The City will coordinate with other agencies with jurisdiction and the Puyallup Tribe of Indians during this process. Notice will be provided when the DEIS is issued to SEPA agencies and interested parties with a comment period.

Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS)
Following the DEIS, a FEIS will be prepared, which includes analyzing and responding to all comments received on the DEIS and may include additional studies and modeling to evaluate probable impacts not adequately analyzed in the DEIS. Notice will be provided when the DEIS is issued to SEPA agencies and interested parties once a FEIS is issued and information from the EIS will be used in decision making.

Additional Information:
All associated documents for each stage of the EIS process and application materials can be found at: 
#21-1031 PROLOGIS PARK SITE PLAN APPLICATION

For questions or to be added to the distribution list for future notices related to this project contact:

City of Edgewood
ATTN: Morgan Dorner, Senior Planner
2224 104th Avenue East
Edgewood, WA  98372
morgan@cityofedgewood.org 
Phone:    (253) 831-4252