Wellington Heights, Project Number 18-1315


Project Description

Subdivision of a 9.4 acre site located at 2000 Block of 18th Avenue SW. Proposal is to create 56 single family residential lots with tracts for stormwater and Soils and Vegetation Areas,
Including associated infrastructure improvements with street connections to Fern Street, Division Street and Cushing Street and sewer and water utilities.

Project Status


  • The Hearing for the Wellington Heights project took place on December 10, 2018. At the hearing the Hearings Examiner requested city staff to address procedural process for amending the Mitigated SEPA Determination and keep the hearing open for such. See the Motion from the Hearing Examiner for more details. 

           Order on Motion to Continue




  • October 24, 2018 The Site Plan Review Committee (SPRC) made their recommendation to the Hearing Examiner to approve the preliminary plat subject to condition. The list of the conditions discussed at this meeting is available below. Please note, these conditions are in draft form and subject to modification as the hearing examiner staff report is written.
  • October 26, 2018 A Mitigated SEPA Determination of Nonsignificance and Hearing Notice was issued.  The SEPA Determination has 3 mitigation measures (conditions), a comment period of 14 days and a 21 day appeal period. See the notice and SEPA Checklist with agency comments below for more details.

Hearing Notice SEPA MDNS

SEPA Checklist

Draft Conditions

  • December 10, 2018  Is the date scheduled for the hearing and will take place in the council chambers at 6:00 P.M.  The staff report to the hearing examiner will be available to the public at least 7 days prior to the hearing.  Public comments can be submitted to the lead Planner listed below up to the hearing and will be provided to the hearing examiner for consideration.  Public testimonies are allowed at the hearing.


The Site Plan Review Committee will be making their recommendation on October 24, 2018 at 9:00 a.m. meeting.  This meeting will take place in the council chambers. 


City staff has finalized our review and this project will be scheduled to go onto the Site Plan Review Committee agenda soon to make recommendation and all parties of record will be provided notice of such.  This meeting is open to the public, but it is not a hearing and public testimonies will not be taken.

The SEPA Determination and hearing notice is also scheduled to be issued in the next few weeks.  Notification will be sent to all parties of record and property owners in the area.

Time is allotted for public testimonies at the hearing and all public comments received prior to the hearing will be provided to the hearing examiner for consideration.


A Preliminary Plat application was received March 30, 2018. Land Use Flow Chart.

On June 4, 2018, the City sent the Land Use Review Letter to the applicant (see link below to access the cover letter, Substantive Review Table and related attachments).  The purpose of this letter is to inform the applicant what revision need to be made in order to meet certain codes and standards an identifies information needed in order for city staff to complete their review and make a recommendation to the hearing examiner.

On August 17, 2018, the city received the applicant's response to the Land Use Review letter.  Revised plans, reports and documents that the city received are listed below.  City staff will continue with the review of the project.  At this time, no hearing has been scheduled.

Public Meetings

Neighborhood Meeting- April 23, 2018 at 6:30, Olympia City Hall, Council Chambers.

A public hearing is required as part of the review of this project, however it has not yet been scheduled. Prior to the hearing, the property will be posted and property owners and any parties of record will receive additional notice once the hearing is scheduled.

How to Comment on the Proposal

We invite your comments and participation in review of this project. While the first comment period ends on April 18, 2018 at 5:00 p.m., the City encourages and accepts public comments up to and through the public hearing. Comments and inquiries regarding this proposal should be directed to Paula Smith, Lead Planner, of the Olympia Community Planning & Development Department at the below contact information.

Public Comments


Contact Paula Smith, Associate Planner at 360.753.8596 or psmith@ci.olympia.wa.us