Land Use Notices
Notice of Land Use Action
Land use notices are required to be posted on the City’s website for process type III, IV, and V permit applications. Below you will find the Notice of Application for those projects which required said Notice.
2020-003 Surprise Lake Square Shopping Center Pad
1. Master Application
2. Title Report
3. Certificate of Water Availability
4. Certificate of Electric Availability
5. Site Specific Sewer Info Letter
6. Traffic Impact Analysis
7. SEPA Checklist
8. Stormwater TIR
9. Notice of Complete Application
10. Notice of Application 2.10.20
11. City 1st Substantive Review Mar 27 2020
12. Applicant Response to Review Letter
13. Proportional Compliance Request
14. Revised Site Plan
15. Revised Landscape Plan
16. Revised Lighting Plan
17. Lighting Cut Sheets
18. Revised Civil Engineering Plans
19. Revised Building Elevations
21. Comments on SEPA MDNS from EPFR
22. Comments on SEPA MDNS from Ecology
23. Notice of Public Hearing
Certificate of Power Availability Approved
Certificate of Water Availability Approved
“The City appreciates the comments that have been provided on the above development. I would like to clarify that the issue with East Valley Auto is a private issue between them and their landlord. The City has no control over who the owner of Surprise Lake Square chooses to lease their property to, and while we are disheartened that they did not provide East Valley Auto an opportunity to renew their lease, this is not something that the City can take into consideration when reviewing an application for development.
The City’s role when we receive an application to develop land is to process it in a fair and timely manner, taking care to ensure that the proposed development conforms to all of the development regulations contained within the City’s Municipal Code, Comprehensive Plan, and Design Standards. If the proposed development conforms to those standards, the City then grants approval of the application.
It would be unlawful for the City to deny a permit to develop the property based on a private issue between the tenant and the landlord, regardless of if the City wishes to have an auto mechanic within its City limits. I do feel for East Valley Auto and I would be happy to provide assistance to them should they choose to relocate elsewhere in the City and require development applications (such as to build a new building, or renovate another existing building).
Thank you to all who have supported East Valley Auto and we do hope to see them stay within the City of Milton.” ~Mayor Shanna Styron Sherrell
2019-0019 Gorbun Preliminary Plat
The applicant proposes to subdivide the 1.58 acre parcel into six lots and a private road tract. The average lot size is 8,9992sf. An existing home on the site will be demolished.
Public Hearing August 27, 2020
1. Master Application
2. Pre-Application Conference Summary
3. Title Report
4. Certificate of Power Availability
5. Certificate of Water Availability
6. Site Specific Sewer Availability
7. SEPA Checklist
8. Survey & Site Plan
9. Tree Protection Plan
10. Notice of Complete Application
11. Notice of Application
12. Comen Comment Letter
13. Velichko Comment Letter
14. Sewer Review Letter
15. Smith Comment Letter
16. Notice of Neighborhood Meeting
17. Burke Comment Letter
18. 1st Substantive Review
19. Revised Preliminary Plat & Storm Drain Plan
20. Revised Preliminary Stormwater Site Plan
21. SEPA MDNS
22. Comments on SEPA MDNS from Ecology
23. Comments on SEPA MDNS from TPCHD
24. Notice of Public Hearing
2020-0009 Vinyard Short Plat
The applicant is proposing to subdivide a 2.34 acre site into two tax parcels. Lot 1 will be 0.55 acres in size and Lot 2 will be 1.80 acres in size. A 20′ ingress/egress easement will be provided through Lot 1 for the benefit of access for Lot 2. Stormwater from new impervious surfaces is proposed to be dispersed (for building surfaces) and treated in filter strips for the sites pollution generating impervious surfaces (driveways).
July 29, 2020 Notice of Application
2020-0010 Milton Storage Lot/4514 LLC
The project proposes to construct a truck and trailer storage lot with space for 126 trucks/trailers. A 2,000sf modular office will be provided. Perimeter landscaping, a drainage facility and driveways to Meridian Avenue and 28th Avenue South will be provided. The site’s frontage on 28th Avenue will be improved with half street improvements on the project side, including pavement, curb, gutter, sidewalk, street trees and street lighting.
2020-0007 WestCoast Transport
The project proposes to develop a 2.6 acre parcel located at 320 Birch Street, Milton WA (Pierce County parcel no. 0420052045) into a truck sales yard and maintenance facility. A 9,200sf maintenance building and 1,800sf storage building will be constructed along with required utilities. An existing building on the site will remain and will be used as a sales office. The lot will be paved for storage of vehicles with required storm drainage improvements. The entire site will be graded, requiring approximately 1,000cy of cut and 6,000cy of fill. Perimeter landscaping will be installed along the perimeter of the property.
- March 30, 2020-Notice of Application(Neighborhood Meeting postponed until COVID-19 outbreak is resolved)
LUA 2020-0003 Surprise Lake Square Shopping Center Pad
- February 7, 2020 – Notice of Neighborhood Meeting (to be held at Milton Council Chambers on February 26, 2020 at 6:00 pm)
Notice is hereby given that the City will be conducting a Neighborhood Meeting on February 26, 2020 at 6:00pm. The meeting will be held in the City Council Chambers located at 1000 Laurel Street, Milton, WA 98354. Interested parties are invited to attend.
PROJECT NAME: Surprise Lake Square Shopping Center Pad PROJECT NUMBER: LUA2020-0003 PROJECT LOCATION: 6400 Meridian Ave E (Pierce County parcel no. 0420044146) PROPOSAL: The project proposes to demolish the East Valley Auto building at Surprise Lake Shopping Center and replace it with a new structure to accommodate a 2,874 square foot Mod Pizza and dan adjacent 3,109 square foot space for a new business tenant. The new building will include a drive thru around the south and east sides of the structure and the parking lot will be altered to accommodate the improvements. (See document above for full notice.)
- January 4, 2020-Notice of Neighborhood Meeting (to be held at City Hall on January 22, 2020 at 6:00 PM)
The applicant proposes to subdivide a 1.58 acre parcel located at 308 23rd Ave (Pierce County Assessor parcel no. 0420041048) into six lots and a private road tract. The average lot size is 8,9992sf. An existing home on the site will be demolished.
LUA 2019-0001 Queens Way Self Storage Conditional Use Permit and Major Site Plan Approval
Notice is hereby given that the City will be holding a Public Hearing on October 8, 2019 at 9:00am. The meeting will be held in the City Council Chambers located at 1000 Laurel Street, Milton, WA 98354. Interested parties are invited to attend. The project proposes to construct an approximately 79,000sf, 3-story, fully enclosed self-storage facility with an internal leasing office and associated site improvements. The site is currently vacant aside from a stormwater pond that was constructed was part of a previous clear and grade permit (LUA 2016-0013) on the site that will serve the proposed facility. The applicant submitted a SEPA checklist to construct a public storage facility consisting of one three story building with a footprint of 26,280 square feet and a total interior square footage of 78,840 square feet over three stories. The original SEPA checklist also included discussion of a construction of an ARCO ampm fueling station that might be constructed in the future. However, as construction of the ARCO was not included in the permit applications nor any studies completed for the proposal, the City requested that the SEPA checklist has been revised to remove discussion of environmental impacts for the ARCO gas station and is limited to the construction of the storage facility and associated improvements.
2019-0012 Kanon Electric Minor Site Plan
The applicant proposes to remodel the Milton Mini-Mart into a professional office building to house the back office functions for an electrician. Additional parking will be provided, with a retaining wall constructed at the southern property boundary to facilitate the creation of a parking area.
2019-0011 Motso Short Plat
Request approval to subdivide an approximately 1 acre parcel into two (2) lots.
2019-0008, 0009, 0010 Bridge Point Lloyds Gravel Quarry
Notice is hereby given that the City will be conducting a Neighborhood Meeting on June 5, 2019 at 6:30pm. The meeting will be held in the City Council Chambers located at 1000 Laurel Street, Milton, WA 98354. Interested parties are invited to attend. The project proposes to develop a 118 acre site (the Lloyds gravel quarry) with a four industrial/warehouse buildings totaling approximately 2,043,024sf. Along with the building construction, the project will include demolition of existing structures, grade and fill activities, paved parking and truck maneuvering areas, landscaping, storm water facilities, water and sanitary sewer extensions, a street vacation, frontage road improvements, off-site roadway improvements along Milton Road/5th Avenue, and at the intersection of Milton Road/Porter Way and Porter Way/Pacific Highway. Buffer averaging is proposed for two on-site wetlands. Access will be provided off of Milton Road. The Lloyds gravel quarry is zoned Planned Development (PD) in the City of Milton which means that any proposed uses that are not already present on the site (surface mining, yard waste recycling, concrete crushing and public utilities) requires a master plan be submitted that shows the proposed development of the site and includes allowed uses, density, height, setbacks and other bulk regulations that will govern any future development of the site. The master plan process was put in place by the City in response to the environmental conditions on the site that would constrain future development. Rather than completing costly studies at the time the City’s Comprehensive Plan was adopted, the PD District was created to allow an applicant to perform these studies at the time the property was ready to be developed.
A Master Plan goes through a Type V Permit Process which include public notice, a neighborhood meeting, and an open record hearing before the Hearing Examiner. The City Council then conducts a closed record hearing and issues a decision approving, approving with modifications, remanding the application back to the Hearing Examiner for review, or denying the application.The public may provide feedback on the application in writing, by attending the neighborhood meeting, or by testifying at the public hearing (to be scheduled at a later date).
2019-0007 Salvation Slavic Baptist Church
Notice is hereby given that the City will be conducting a Neighborhood Meeting on May 29, 2019 at 6:00pm. The meeting will be held in the City Council Chambers located at 1000 Laurel Street, Milton, WA 98354. Interested parties are invited to attend. The project proposes to develop a 19.39 acre parcel with a 93,000sf church with 2,000 person sanctuary, 7,500sf gym, and a 26 classroom school. 530 parking stalls are proposed. An existing single-family residence on the property will be removed. The site includes two on-site category IV wetlands. The applicant intends to apply for a permit with the Army Corp to relocate the wetland in the northeast corner of the property to the southwest corner in accordance with a mitigation plan. Frontage improvements will be provided along the property’s frontage on 23rd Avenue and Taylor Street. Stormwater will be detained and treated in an on-site detention pond. 230 trees are located on the property. 22% of the trees would be removed to allow for the proposed development. Three vehicular access to the site will be provided – one on Taylor Street and two on 23rd Avenue. A conditional use permit is required for the construction of a church within the Residential (RS) zoning district. The applicant has also applied for a variance to exceed the maximum height limit of 35’ up to 45’ for some portions of the structure.
2019-0006 Salon Edge 253
The applicant proposes to remodel a single-family residence located within the Business (B) Zoning District into a hair salon. Associated parking improvements, paving, drainage, and perimeter landscaping to be installed.
2019-0005 Lien Garage Variance
Notice is hereby given that the City will be conducting a Neighborhood Meeting on May 1, 2019 at 6:00pm. The meeting will be held in the City Council Chambers located at 1000 Laurel Street, Milton, WA 98354. Interested parties are invited to attend. The applicant requests a variance from the front yard setback standard contained within MMC 17.20.030 (G. Accessory structures must be located to the rear of the principal structure) to facilitate the placement of a garage on the property located at 703 19th Ave. The existing topographic change from the east property line to the west results in a -8% grade change would a garage be located to the rear of the principal structure. An existing parking pad will be replaced with a detached garage. The front yard setback to the detached garage will be approximately 14’-4” (as compared to the required 20’ setback).
2019-002 9/11 Memorial Minor Site Plan:
The project proposes to erect a steal beam from the twin towers in a new plaza within the City’s Triangle Park to serve as a memorial to those fallen during the 9/11 terrorist attacks. The memorial will be adjacent to the existing Veterans Memorial and parking will be provided within the existing parking lot for the Veterans Memorial.
The project will be 35’ in height to comply with the City’s height limit of 35’ in the Open Space (OS) zone, as measured using the average existing grade per MMC 17.08.090.
2019-0001-Queens Way Self Storage CUP:
The project proposes to construct an approximately 79,000sf, 3-story, fully enclosed self-storage facility with an internal leasing office and associated site improvements. The site is currently vacant aside from a stormwater pond that was constructed was part of a previous clear and grade permit (LUA 2016-0013) on the site that will serve the proposed facility.
A conditional use permit is required for the construction of a self-storage facility within the Business (B) Zoning District.
The project also includes the potential construction of a 24/7 fueling station and convenience center for the purposes of reviewing environmental impacts, site landscaping, and tree retention. The construction of the fueling station is not being permitted with this approval and instead will be permitted under a future site plan review application. However, it is included for reference as the two facilities must adhere to conditions placed on future development from the clear and grade permit (LUA 2016-0013) and the City requested that the applicant show how the area could be developed and to analyze environmental impacts for the entire site.
2018-0025 9001 Milton Way (Pierce County parcel no. 0420043060) : The project proposes to replace the existing Surprise Lake Middle School, consisting of two separate one and two story buildings totaling approximately 68,444sf and currently serving approximately 600 students, with one new three-story building totaling approximately 99,249sf with capacity to serve up to 650 students. The existing synthetic turf sports field north of the existing and proposed replacement school is to remain. The existing ball field southwest of the school will be rebuilt/restored at the end of construction. Total vehicle parking spaces are proposed to be increased from the existing 90 spaces to proposed 95 spaces plus an additional 11 school bus parking spaces that can be used for additional vehicle parking outside of normal school hours.
2018-009 4514 LLC Outdoor Storage Minor Site Plan: The applicant proposes to clear and prep a 5.66 acre site located at XXX 28th Ave (between 114 and 220 Meridian Ave E, Pierce County parcel no. 0420041232) for the development of a small office (1,950 square feet) and ten parking stalls. 21 trees are proposed to be retained, and 72 trees are proposed to be removed and replaced with 43 evergreen and deciduous trees. Perimeter landscaping will be installed around the entire perimeter of the site. The office and parking will be in support of the proposed use of the property as “outdoor storage” of vehicles. Vehicles and trucks will be stored in an unenclosed area on the property for more than 24 hours.
2018-0020 Lakeside Estates-Notice is hereby given that the City will be conducting a Neighborhood Meeting on October 10, 2018 at 6:00pm. The meeting will be held in the City Council Chambers located at 1000 Laurel Street, Milton, WA 98354. Interested parties are invited to attend. The proposal is to construct a multi-family residential development with 16 detached single-family homes and 17 attached multi-family homes. The property has split zoning, with the portion of the parcel fronting Milton Way zoned as Business (B) to approximately 150 feet south of the property line on Milton Way. One commercial building and associated parking is proposed to be built within the portion of the property zoned Business. The remainder of the site is zoned Residential Multi-Family (RM) and will be utilized for the multi-family residential development. This is a resubmittal of an expired project (LUA 2015-0012).
2018-0016 Hilton Short Plat-Request approval to subdivide an approximately .82 acre parcel into two (2) lots.
2018-0013-1403 23rd Ave. Preliminary Plat: Notice is hereby given that the City will be conducting a Neighborhood Meeting on August 22, 2018 at 6:00 PM. The meeting will be held in the City Council Chambers located at 1000 Laurel Street, Milton, WA 98354. Interested parties are invited to attend. The applicant requests approval to subdivide a 3.59 acre property into 13 lots. An existing single-family home on the property will be demolished. The project will require the construction of a private road with frontage improvements including curb, gutter and sidewalk as well as 10′ right-of-way dedication along the subdivision frontage on 23rd Ave for sidewalk and landscaping. Storm water runoff will be directed to a storm water pond located in a tract on the property.
2018-006-Excel Medical Supply Store-Construct a warehouse and retail showroom that carries industrial and medical supplies at 2802 Emerald St. (Pierce County parcel no. 0420052055) The building will be 10,800sf with a plan to add on a 2,418 future mezzanine for a total of 13,218sf. Of this space, 1,123sf will be used as a small showroom to display and sell the industrial and medical supplies that are for sale. In addition, 2,418sf will be used for office space for the building and the remaining 9,677sf will be used for storage of products.
2018-0012-Fietz Garage Setback Variance-Request a variance at 2409 14th Ave (Pierce County parcel no. 3390200630) from the side yard setback to facilitate the construction of a 780sf detached garage on the northwest corner of the property. The setback will allow for the garage to align with the driveway, rather than having the driveway jog to the structure, creating a more useable and safer access to garage. Existing homes on the block have similar side yard setbacks to accessory structures. The request is for the 7.5′ side yard setback to be reduced to 3′ on both the north and west property lines.
2018-0011-Cassedy Short Plat Variance-Request a variance from the minimum lot width to facilitate the subdivision of an approximately .56 acre parcel into two (2) lots at 1100 17th Ave (Pierce County parcel no. 0420043003). Lot 1 will be a 12,427sf lot and includes an existing home and will have a lot width measured at the midpoint of approximately 85′. Lot 2 will be a 10,852sf vacant parcel suitable for the construction of one single-family residence. It will have a lot width of approximately 65′, which is the maximum lot width possible to accommodate the existing structure on Lot 1 and the required 7.5′ side yard setback.
2017-007 – Tacoma RV Trailer Service Shop Variance & Major Site Plan – Request major site plan approval to develop a new 52,000 square foot RV trailer service shop located at 8507 Pacific Hwy E, with admin and customer area, 21 service bays and storage area with mezzanine, a 7,200 square foot covered drop off area, customer and employee parking area, a staging/holding area for trailers waiting to be serviced and an area for trailers ready to be picked up. Majority of the development will be on parcel #0421314022 with some partial development on parcel #0421310434. A variance is also requested from the minimum parking standards for this use classification. This site is the location of the former County Line Equipment.
2017-0014 – City of Milton Decant Facility SEPA – The proposal is to install at the City of Milton Public Works Yard a covered 2,928 sf decant facility (drainage slab for drying of excavated materials before disposal) and sediment vault to include sewer outlet piping. In addition the work includes installation of approximately 700 linear feet of 8-inch sewer pipe, connection to existing sanitary sewer system, sedimentation manholes, oil water separator, and trench restoration. Project Documents: SEPA Checklist
2017-006 – Cassedy Short Plat – Request approval to subdivide an approximately 0.56 acre parcel located at 1100 17th Ave into two (2) lots.
2017-0011 – Telecare Residential Treatment Facility – (For information regarding the 9/25 CUP Public Hearing, click here.) Request Conditional Use Permit, Site Plan and SEPA review to construct a 16-bed residential treatment facility on the property located at 7224 Pacific Hwy E (Pierce County Assessor parcel no. 0420053048). Telecare will provide services for individuals residing in the surrounding communities. The facility will provide mental health services to clients generally requiring short-term inpatient stay. The maximum number of clients at any given time is limited to 16, with anticipated daily census of 14 at the facility. The proposed building is 12,000sf with 25 parking stalls and will be set back 15’ from the street property line with 10’ of landscaping, 70’ from the north property line, and 130’ from the east property line. The parking lot is 5’ from the south property line. The proposal constitutes an essential public facility (EPF) as regulated under the Washington State Growth Management Act (GMA), including RCW 36.70A.200. Project Documents – Site Plan, SEPA Checklist, Telecare Information Brochure, Applicant Responses to CUP Criteria, Geotech Report, Phase I ESA, Phase II ESA, Traffic Impact Analysis
2017-007 – Tacoma RV Service Shop SEPA – Request SEPA review to develop a new 52,000 square foot RV trailer service shop located at 8507 Pacific Hwy E, with admin and customer area, 21 service bays and storage area with mezzanine, a 7,200 square foot covered drop off area, customer and employee parking area, a staging/holding area for trailers waiting to be serviced and an area for trailers ready to be picked up. Majority of the development will be on parcel #0421314022 with some partial development on parcel #0421310434. This site is the location of the former County Line Equipment.
Project Documents: SEPA Checklist, Conceptual Site Plan
21-2016 – Chmyr Short Plat – Request approval to subdivide an approximately 0.57 acre parcel into two (2) lots for duplexes. An existing duplex located on the property will remain, with a new duplex to be constructed on the newly subdivided lot. Both lots will be accessed via 26th Ave Ct, a private road, and served by public sewer and water.
2017-002 – Cherin Short Plat Variance – (Note: This includes notice of the required neighborhood meeting.) – Request a variance from the minimum lot width (75’) to short plat the property into two lots each with 70’ of frontage on 23rd Ave. The existing parcel is 20,020 sf lot with 140’ of frontage on 23rd Ave. The resulting short plat would create two 10,010 sf lots with 70’ of frontage on 23rd Ave. If the variance is not approved, the property would be platted as one lot fronting 23rd Ave and another lot accessed via a panhandle onto 23rd Ave, requiring a much longer driveway and substandard backyard space for the two new homes to be built.
25-2016 – Mill Town Landing Preliminary Plat and SEPA – (Note: This includes notice of the required neighborhood meeting.) – Request approval to subdivide the property into eight (8) lots. An existing single-family home on the property is proposed to remain. The project will require the construction of frontage improvements including curb, gutter and sidewalk along all frontages of the subdivision. A shared access facility will be constructed out of pervious pavement. Stormwater runoff on each lot will be conveyed via a downspout tightline system into a yard drain system for release offsite. Utilities will be provided for each lot. 57% of the on-site significant trees will be retained. A total of 61 replacement trees will be planted onsite, with an additional 2 trees per lot to be specified by the landowner and approved by the City the time of individual lot development.