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Quendall Terminals Land Use Application

This 25-acre portion of Port Quendall has historically been the most contaminated area due to the earlier manufacturing of creosote and coal tar at the site.  In 2006, the property was added as a "Superfund" site by the Environmental Protection Agency and placed on the National Priorities List. As such, the EPA is conducting studies to determine the extent of the pollution and the best course of action to clean the site. The City looks forward to the property being redeveloped for another use after the environmental clean-up is completed. 

Project Number:

LUA09-151, EIS, ECF, BSP, SM, SA-M, DA

Description:                        

The applicant is requesting Master Plan Review, Binding Site Plan, Shoreline Substantial Development Permit and SEPA Environmental Review for a mixed-use development located at 4350 Lake Washington Blvd, Renton, Washington.  The site is 21.46 acres and is zoned Commercial/Office/Residential (COR) and located within the Urban Shoreline designation.  The 21.46-acre site would be divided into 7 lots of which 4 would contain 6 - 7 story mixed-use buildings.  Overall, the development would consist of 800 residential units (resulting in a net residential density of 46.4 units/acre), 245,000 square feet of office, 21,600 square feet of retail and 9,000 square feet of restaurant.  The applicant has proposed to dedicate 3.65 acres for public right-of-way, which would provide access to the 7 proposed lots.  Surface and structured parking would be provided for 2,171 vehicles.  The site contains approximately 0.81 acres of wetlands and 1,583 linear feet of shoreline along Lake Washington.  The subject site has received a Superfund designation from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the property owners are currently working on a remediation plan with the EPA.  Proposed improvements include remediation of existing contamination, stormwater and sewer improvements. 

The applicant amended the application to include a Preferred Alternative on March 27, 2012 which consists of consists of 692 residential units (resulting in a net residential density of 40.95 units/acre), 21,600 square feet of retail and 9,000 square feet of restaurant spread across four Lots (2 – 5).   All buildings are designed to be constructed as 3 – 5 stories over one parking/commercial level.

The Preferred Alternative re-submitted to the City on January 13, 2016 consists of 692 residential units (resulting in a net residential density of 40.95 units/acre), 20,025 square feet of retail and 9,000 square feet of restaurant spread across four Lots (2 – 5).   All buildings are designed to be constructed as 3 – 5 stories over one parking/commercial level.

On March 16, 2017 an Enhanced Alternative and Development Agreement was submitted to the City to consider.  The Enhanced Alternative would contain 692 residential units (resulting in a net residential density of 40.95 units/acre), 42,190 sq. ft. of commercial uses [retail and restaurant], 1,352 parking spaces and 12.9 acres of parks/open space. All buildings are designed to be constructed as 3 – 5 stories over one parking/commercial level. The proposed Development Agreement and associated Enhanced Alternative primarily include the following:

• The addition of 1.3 acres of public park space;

• Additional retail/restaurant/office space and street activation (fountains, artwork, etc.)

• The addition of either a public dock/pier and/or an alternative approved by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to allow for public access to Lake Washington;

• Building SW4 would be 4-stories, building SW3 would 5-stories, and all the remaining buildings would be 6-stories;

• Extension of Land Use Permit approval term to 10-years with possible extension opportunities in which development regulation vesting would be maintained.

General Location:

4350 Lake Washington Blvd N

Zone:

Commercial/Office/Residential (COR)

Required Reviews:

Environmental (SEPA) Review, EIS Review, Binding Site Plan Review, Shoreline Management Review, Master Site Plan Review

Project Manager:

Vanessa Dolbee, tel: 425-430-7314, email: vdolbee@rentonwa.gov

Applicant/Project Contact Person: 

Campbell Mathewson, Century Pacific L.P., 1201 Third Avenue, Ste. 1680, Seattle, WA, email: cmathewson@centurypacific.com

Date of Application:

November 18, 2009

Notice of Complete Application:

February 5, 2010

Comments may be submitted through:

  • April 30, 2010 (EIS Scoping Comments)
  • January 10, 2011 (DEIS written comments)
  • January 25, 2011 (DEIS written comments extension)
  • February 9, 2011 (DEIS written comments extension)
  • November 19, 2012 (EIS Addendum Comments)

Map:

The map below is for illustrative purposes only. In the event of omissions, errors or differences, the documents in CED's files will control. Click on map to be directed to the City's GIS Portal.  

Quendall Terminals MAP 

Document(s) and Decision(s):

If you have questions about this proposal, contact the Project Manager at (425) 430-7314. Hard copies of the Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) and Mitigation Document are both available for purchase in the Finance Department on the 1st floor of Renton City Hall, $35 for the FEIS, $7.50 for the Mitigation Document and $10 per CD plus tax and postage (if mailed). Hard copies of the FEIS and Mitigation Document are also available for viewing at the Renton Main Library, Renton Highlands Library and Renton City Hall Customer Service Desk on the 6th floor.