Determination of Non-Significance: Community Center




Guemes Island Community Center Association (GICCA)


PROJECT DESCRIPTION:  Notice is hereby given that on July 6, 2021, Skagit County Planning and Development Services approved the State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA) checklist completed in conjunction with Special Use permit application #PL21-0180 to designate GICCA property (P60874 & P60877) as a community park per Skagit County Code (SCC) 14.16.320(4)(x) and for temporary events per SCC 14.16.320(3)(m).  The proposal also includes the operation of the Guemes Island Community Stage.  The proposed project is located within the Rural Reserve (RRv) zoning/comprehensive plan designated area and the Guemes Island Overlay as indicated in the Skagit County Comprehensive Plan and associated maps adopted July 5, 2016 and as thereafter amended.

PROPONENT/PROPERTY OWNER:  Guemes Island Community Center Association (GICCA) c/o Barbara Ohms, GICCA President, 7549 Guemes Island Rd, Anacortes, WA 98221.  Project Contact: Barbara Ohms, GICCA President, 7549 Guemes Island Rd, Anacortes, WA 98221

PROJECT LOCATION:  The project site is located 6561 Guemes Island Road, Anacortes, adjacent to Skagit County Schoolhouse Park within a portion of Section 01, Township 35N, Range 01E W.M., situated within Skagit County, Washington (P60874 & P60877).

LEAD AGENCY:  Skagit County Planning and Development Services.

The lead agency for this proposal has determined that it does not have a probable significant adverse impact on the environment.  An environmental impact statement (EIS) is not required under RCW 43.21C.030(2)(C).  This decision was made after review of a completed environmental checklist, critical areas checklist, and other information on file with the lead agency.  This information is available to the public on request.

The Lead Agency previously issued a comment period for this proposal under the Optional DNS process outlined under WAC 197-11-355.

You may appeal this threshold determination by addressing those criteria as set forth in Skagit County Code 14.06 and 14.12 and then by filing such with the Skagit County Planning and Development Services for service to the SEPA responsible official within fourteen (14) calendar days after the publication date of this threshold determination.    

Appeals must be submitted by: July 29, 2021

RESPONSIBLE OFFICIAL:  Director of Planning and Development Services

CONTACT PERSON:  Allison Sanders, Associate Planner

MAILING ADDRESS:  1800 Continental Place, Mount Vernon, WA 98273

PHONE:  (360) 416-1331


Date: 7-13-21 Signature    Allison Sanders   

                        On behalf of Hal Hart 

AICP, Planning and Development Services Director

cc:  WDOE, Public Works, NW Clean Air Agency, Fire Marshal, WSDF&W, Skagit River Systems Coop, DAHP, Upper Skagit Indian Tribe, Samish Indian Nation, Swinomish Tribe, Leah Forbes/Skagit County Critical Areas, Shawn Christensen/Skagit County Stormwater, Megan Cardenas/Skagit County Water Resources, Corrina Marote/Skagit County Public Health, Britt Phaff-Dunton/Skagit County Public Health, Brian Adams/Skagit County Parks & Recreation, Applicant       


Please Publish: 7-15-21















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