DESCRIPTION OF PROPOSAL
Knutzen Engineering has applied for a conditional use permit for the construction of a daycare facility, drop-in daycare facility, and private elementary school on behalf of the property owner, Amir Syed. The proposed project includes construction of the new daycare facility on the southeast portion of the property with a parking lot on the central portion of the property. The northern portion of the property will remain undeveloped. There are two future buildings proposed: Building B—a drop-in daycare facility and Building C—a future elementary school. These will be constructed in a second and third phase of work shortly after the first building and site improvements are constructed. The proposed site is a 2.5 acre parcel located on Bombing Range Road that is currently unaddressed (Parcel No.: 1-0898-302-0209-000). The site is currently zoned Medium Density Residential (RM-10) in which daycare facilities and private elementary schools are conditional uses.
The proposal is subject to environmental review. The West Richland Community Development Department is the lead agency for the proposal under the State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA) and is currently reviewing the proposed action for probable adverse environmental impacts and is likely to issue a mitigated determination of non-significance (DNS) for this proposal on or after April 21, 2022. The comment period for the environmental review concludes at 5:00 p.m. on April 20, 2022. The environmental checklists and related file information are available to the public at the Community Development Department.