Current Planning 

If there is a new housing project or a new business planned, information about it can be found here. Planners review a variety of permits submitted to the city for development projects ranging from home remodels to major housing developments, commercial tenant improvements to new business construction. This division also reviews business licenses and special event permitting like Aquafest.

Below is a list of current projects under review by the city.

Active Permits

Public Notice

Development projects that require public notice are listed below:

Posted 4/16/2021LUA2020-0189 SEPA Threshold Determination Public Hearing 
04/14/2021LUA2020-0176 Lakeshore Plaza SEPA Determination
Posted 4/7/2021LUA2021-0043 Cavalera (aka Sedona) Final Plat
Posted 4/1/2021LUA2021-0029 Tremmel Final Plat
Posted 4/1/2021LUA2021-0133 Adoption of SEPA Flexible Thresholds
Posted 3/27/2021LUA2021-0021  St John Administrative Mod
Posted 3/27/2021LUA2021-0022 St John Administrative Mod
Posted 3/22/2021LUA2019-0176 Vinje Hill Estates SEPA MDNS 
Posted 3/12/2021LUA2020-0198 Marshbank SEPA Determination
Posted 3/12/2021LUA2021-0019 113th Ave Duplexes
Posted 03/18/2021LUA2021-0024,25,41 West Lake Townhomes
Posted 3/15/2021LUA2019-0176 Vinje Hill Estates Public Hearing
Posted 3/10/2021LUA2020-0019, 20, 21 Callow Green -P-Plat, Design Review and CUP
Posted 3/3/2021LUA2021-0026 Callow Green ROW Vacation
Posted 2/19/2021LUA2021-0016/17 North Cove Pedestrian Bridge
Posted 2/10/2021LUA2021-0022 Grace Village Notice of SEPA DNS
Posted 1/29/2021LUA2021-0009 Rowing Shed Relocation-Shoreline Substantial
Posted 1/21/2021LUA2020-0173 & 174 Centennial Short Plat Public Meeting Notice
Posted 01/20/2021LUA2020-0192 Knutsen Short Plat Alteration
Posted 01/07/2021LUA2020-0194 and 195 Sherwood Preliminary Plat
Posted 12/30/2020LUA2020-0186, 0187, 0197 Donnelly Cabana
Posted 12/30/2020LUA2020-0177 Columbana Shoreline Variance
Posted 12/15/2020LUA2020-0173 Centennial Short Plat Preliminary Plat and Design Review
Posted 12/15/2020LUA2020-0188 Bacari Final Short Plat 


Costco Development

The proposed Lake Stevens Costco development is made up of multiple land use permits which staff has reviewed in tandem and compiled into one decision. The joint decision and Notice of Decision are available for view through the link below:

Notice of Decision - Costco Development

Land Use Permits Combined Decision

This decision has numerous exhibits that have been listed independently below. Please note that some exhibits have additional sub-exhibits within them. For the full exhibit list please see the link below:

Costco Development Exhibit List

Exhibits

1. Site Plan Package
2. Design Review Package
3. Binding Site Plan Package
4. Administrative Deviations Request
5. Letters of Completeness
6. SEPA Documents

a. LUA2019-0082 - Planned Action Certification Application for Costco

b. LUA2019-0068 - Planned Action Certification for the public roads of 91st Ave SE and S. Lake Stevens Road Connector

c. LUA2019-0069 - An MDNS for the construction of 24th St SE

d. Planned Action Ordinance 878, September 24, 2012

e. 2012 Draft and Final 20th Street SE Corridor Subarea Plan Environmental Impact Statements
7. Public Notification

a. Notice of Applications for the site plan, design review, and planned action certification

b. Notice of Public Meeting for site plan and design review

c. Notice of Application for the binding site plan
8. Public Meeting Sign-in Sheet
9. Design Review Recommendation
10. Public Comments

a. Agency Letters and Emails (received from April 22, 2019 to March 27, 2020)

b. All comments received (verbatim) by form (letters, emails, etc.) (received from April 22, 2019 to November 19, 2019)


i. SEPA Public Comments


ii. Developer Agreement Comments


iii. Site Plan and Design Review


iv. BSP Comments

c. Public Comments received after November 19, 2019
11. Response Letters to Public Comments


a. City of Lake Stevens Summary Response to Public Comments for Costco dated November 19, 2019


b. Letter from City of Lake Stevens to Snohomish County dated November 19, 2019


c. Letter from Stoel Rives LLP to City of Lake Stevens dated November 8, 2019
12. Environmental Reports
      A. Critical Areas

1. Critical Areas Report, by Sewall Wetland Consulting, Inc. dated February 18, 2019, revised September 10, 2019

2. Habitat Report, by Sewall Wetland Consulting, Inc. dated February 18, 2019

3. Impacts and Mitigation Report, by Sewall Wetland Consulting, Inc. dated September 17, 2019, revised November 15, 2019

4. Revised Avoidance, Impacts and Mitigation Report by Sewall Wetland Consulting, Inc., dated November 15, 2019, received on November 21, 2019, revised February 10, 2020, revised April 6, 2020

5. Critical Area Mitigation Plan, by Sewall Wetland Consulting, Inc. dated September 10, 2019, revised November 8, 2019, revised January 20, 2020, revised April 6, 2020

6. Mitigation Bank Use Plan Costco Lake Stevens and City of Lake Stevens 24th Street Extension Project NWS by Sewall Wetland Consulting, Inc. dated January 25, 2019, revised September 10, 2019, revised November 15, 2019, revised February 10, 2020, revised April 6, 2020

7. Critical Area Exhibits by Sewall Wetland Consulting, Inc. dated June 6, 2018

8. Costco Lake Stevens & SE 24th Street Extension – Alternatives analysis, by Sewall Wetland Consulting, Inc. dated February 19, 2019

9. Alternatives Analysis for Costco Wholesale, Lake Stevens by Sewall Wetland Consulting, Inc. dated October 21, 2019, revised February 10, 2020

10. Biological Evaluation, Cedarock Consultants, Inc., dated August 13, 2019, revised February 10, 2020

11. Recommended Culvert Sizing Analysis - Lake Stevens Road at SR-9, by Cedarock Consultants, Inc., dated March 26, 2019

12. Recommended Culvert Sizing Analysis – Mosher Creek and Tributary, by Cedarock Consultants, Inc., dated August 14, 2019

13. Wetland and Stream Delineation Report 24th Street Southeast Extension by The Watershed Company, dated September 7, 2017, revised May 30, 2018

14. Wetland and Stream Delineation for 39.74-Acre Aggregate Property Lake Stevens, WA, by Altmann Oliver Associates, LLC dated September 21, 2012

15. Lake Stevens Costco Peer Review of Critical Area & Culvert Design Documentation Technical Memorandum by The Watershed Company, dated November 20, 2019

16. Lake Stevens Costco 2nd Peer Review of Wetland Mitigation by The Watershed Company, dated March 13, 2020
      B. Traffic

1. Draft Traffic Impact Analysis (TIA), by Transportation Solutions, Inc dated August 31, 2018

2. Final Traffic Impact Analysis (TIA), by Transportation Solutions, Inc dated October 26, 2018

3. 24th Street/South Lake Stevens Road Intersection Control Evaluation Draft Report, by Transportation Solutions, Inc.

4. SR-9, MP 13.80, 24th St SE/ South Lake Stevens Road Intersection Control Evaluation, by Transportation Solutions, Inc. dated October 2018

5. Traffic Impact Analysis Simulation Analysis Findings Technical Memorandum, by Transportation Solutions, Inc dated March 12, 2019, revised August 12, 2019

6. No Connection from 24th Street SE to S Lake Stevens Road Technical Memorandum, by Transportation Solutions, Inc dated September 9, 2019

7. Costco Parking Needs Assessment, by Kittelson & Associates dated May 6, 2019
      C. Stormwater and Drainage

1. Preliminary Drainage Report, by DOWL Engineering Inc., dated September 18, 2019

2. Draft Stormwater Site Plan, by DOWL Engineering Inc., dated February 2020

3. 24th Street Improvement Project Preliminary Stormwater Site Plan, by Lochner dated January 2018
      D. Geotechnical

1. Geotechnical Engineering Report, by Terracon Consultants, Inc. dated May 29, 2018

2. Preliminary Geotechnical Report 24th Street SE Extension Lake Stevens, by HWA GeoSciences Inc., January 15, 2016

3. Draft Geotechnical Report 24th Street SE Final Design, HWA GeoSciences Inc. dated October 16, 2017

4. Draft Supplementary Geotechnical Report 24th Street SE Final Design, by HWA GeoSciences Inc. dated April 12, 2018

5. Draft Geotechnical Report 24th Street SE and 91st Avenue SE Extensions, by HWA GeoSciences Inc. dated April 9, 2019
      E. Cultural Resources

1. Archaeological Survey and Assessment, State Route 9 and 20th Street Southeast, by Caldera Archaeology dated May 5, 2018
      F. Trees

1. Arborist Report 24th St SE Extensions – Lake Stevens, by H.W. Lochner, Inc dated November 1st, 2017
      G. Other

1. City of Lake Stevens 24th Street Extension Project Phase I Environmental Site Assessment by Lochner, dated January 2018