Project Name: Seattle University Major Institution Master Plan
Project Description: Council Land Use Action to create a new major institution master plan for Seattle University. New height limits and boundary adjustments are proposed. Environmental Impact Statement to be prepared by the City of Seattle.
The Director of the Department of Planning and Development (DPD) reviewed the application described above and issued a Determination of Significance (preparation of an Environmental Impact Statement is required). The Department identified the following elements of the environment for discussion in the Environmental Impact Statement: Air, Plants & Animals, Environmental Health, Land Use, Light & Glare, Aesthetics, Historic & Cultural Preservation and Transportation. The Draft EIS evaluates the probable significant adverse environmental impacts associated with the proposed Draft Major Institution Master Plan and the alternatives.
This Draft EIS, together with the Draft MIMP, have been distributed to agencies, organizations and individuals noted on the Distribution List of this Draft EIS (Appendix A). The Draft EIS and the Draft MIMP can be reviewed at the following public libraries:
· Seattle University — A.A. Lemieux Library
· Seattle Public Library – Central Library (1000 Fourth Ave.);
· Seattle Public Library – Douglas Truth Branch (2300 E. Yesler Way);
· Seattle Public Library – International District/Chinatown Branch (713 Eighth Ave. S.);
· University of Washington – Suzzallo, Allen, and Architecture and Urban Planning libraries (University of Washington campus).
A limited number of complimentary copies of this Draft EIS are available – while the supply lasts — from the Seattle Department of Planning and Development Public Resource Center, which is located in Suite 2000 of Seattle Municipal Tower (700 Fifth Ave.) in Downtown Seattle. Additional copies may be purchased at the Public Resource Center for the cost of reproduction. Copies of the Draft MIMP are available at Seattle University’s Facilities Services Building (1218 E. Cherry St.) at the cost of reproduction. Postage fees will be charged for any mailed copies.
A public hearing to gather comments on the Draft Major Institution Master Plan is being combined with the DEIS hearing scheduled for June 3, 2009 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. The meeting will be held at the following location:
Teilhard de Chardin Hall, Rm. 142
(The building is located in the southwest portion of campus – between Campion Hall and Logan Field — and north of E. Jefferson St.; the building is identified as #8 on Figure 2-4 in this Draft EIS)
This room is accessible to persons with disabilities. Print and communication access may be provided by prior request.
Written comments on the DEIS and the Draft Major Institution Master Plan may be submitted through June 21, 2009. Upon request, the lead agency may grant an extension of up to fifteen (15) days to the comment period. Agencies and the public must request any extension before the end of the comment period. Comments may be sent to:
Department of Planning and Development
Attn: Lisa Rutzick, Land Use Planner
700 5th Avenue, Suite 2000
PO Box 34019
Seattle, Washington 98104-4019