Notice of Application – Blueberry Apartments Development Agreement

Posted on April 18, 2023


This is a public notice of a development proposal that may interest you. You have the right to comment on this application, receive notice, request a copy of the decision once made and appeal the project decision. Included in this notice is a summary of the proposal, code reference for associated permits that may be required, and the targeted timeframe for City review and decision. Please be aware there are deadlines for comments and appeal; if you do not adhere to these deadlines, your comments may not be considered and/or you may lose your right of appeal. Please read this notice carefully and call the City of Port Orchard Department of Community Development (DCD) if you have questions.

Date of Issuance:     April 4, 2023

File Number:    LU23-DEV AGREEMENT-01

Project Name:   Blueberry Apartments Development Agreement

Type of Application:  Development Agreement (Type V permit processed concurrently with a Type II permit)

Assessor Parcel Numbers:     022301-4-026-2008, 022301-4-012-2004 and 022301-4-043-2007

Applicant:  Synthesis 9, LLC, Brett Lindsay, 523 N D St, Tacoma, WA  98403

Date of Application:  March 27, 2023

Application Determined Counter Complete:  March 27, 2023
Application Determined Technically Complete:  March 31, 2023

Site Description:              Location: 4336 Bethel Rd SE

Nearest road intersection: SE Blueberry Rd and Bethel Rd SE

Size: 4.21 Acres

Zoning District: Commercial Mixed Use

Shoreline Designation: N/A

Project Permits included with Application: LU23-DEV AGREEMENT-01, PW22-005, PW22-006, PW22-007, and Building Permits 22-671, 22-672, 22-673, 22-674, and 22-675.

Description of Proposed Project: A Development Agreement related to the development and dedication of certain public property for future right-of way related to Bethel Rd SE and traffic impact fee credits associated with a 108-unit multifamily project located at the northwest corner of the intersection of SE Blueberry Rd and Bethel Rd SE.

State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA) Determination:

The SEPA Official for the City of Port Orchard issued a SEPA Mitigated Determination of Nonsignificance for the project on September 16, 2022.

Other Applicable Codes Which May Require Additional Project Review / Permits:

Additional permitting and/or review may be required under POMC Title 20.

Public Comment Period and Appeal:

Any interested person may comment on this application. The comment period will remain open for 14 days from the date of this Notice. The deadline to submit comments is April 18, 2023. Any interested person may request notification of any hearings or meetings and request a copy of the decision once made. Requests must be addressed to City of Port Orchard Permit Center, Attn: Planning Clerk, 216 Prospect Street, Port Orchard, WA  98366, 360-874-5533.

A development agreement associated with an underlying project permit application may be appealed in the same manner and within the same deadline as the underlying project permit application.

Examination of File:

The application file may be examined at the DCD Permit Center, 720 Prospect Street, Port Orchard, WA  98366, by appointment between the hours of 8 AM and 4 PM, Monday through Friday, except holidays. To schedule an appointment please call 360-874-5533 and indicate the Permit Number and Project Name for the file you would like to examine.

Staff Contact for this Application:

James Fisk, AICP, Senior Planner


Review Authority:

A Type V permit requires an open record hearing before the City of Port Orchard City Council. A hearing date is not set at this time. Once determined, Notice of this hearing will be provided to the applicant, surrounding property owners within 300’ of the subject site, and interested parties at least 14 days prior to the Hearing.

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