Participate online: Nov 17 - Dec 17, 2020
Welcome to the City of Puyallup’s online engagement site for the Knutson Farms Environmental Impact Statement (EIS). We’re glad you’re part of the conversation. The City is committed to listening to our stakeholders and working with them to gather input on the proposed warehousing development on the approximate 162-acre Knutson Farm property located within unincorporated Pierce County to help inform the EIS. The City is seeking your feedback on the proposal, reasonable alternatives, and concerns regarding the potential environmental effects of the proposed development. We’re currently in the scoping phase of the EIS process. Scoping comments are currently being accepted now through December 17, 2020.
Description of proposal
The proposed development includes construction of a Level 8 Warehousing, Distribution and Freight Movement facility of up to 2.6 million square feet of building area. The project would include construction of seven warehouse buildings. Site work activities would include grading, paving parking and truck maneuvering areas, landscaping, water and sanitary sewer extensions, building a storm water facility, franchise utility improvements and roadway improvements.
SEPA checklist (2016)
To learn more and access publicly available materials, visit Pierce County PALS Online and search permit ID numbers 792206 and 792210.
Where is the project located?
The Knutson Farms site is 162-acres. The site falls outside of Puyallup’s city limits but is within its Urban Growth Area (UGA.)
The State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA) is a state law that requires agencies to evaluate the likely environmental consequences of proposed development actions. SEPA provides direction for the environmental review process, including preparation of an environmental impact statement (EIS) for certain projects.
The City of Puyallup, as lead agency, acknowledges that there is public interest and concern about the environmental impacts of implementing the proposed development plan (Proposed Action). Based on the level of concern and the potential for impacts that may occur with the implementation of the Proposed Action, the City has determined that a SEPA EIS will be prepared to study impacts regardless of whether such impacts may be significant.
Determination of Significance (second notice, 2020)
Knutson Farms EIS schedule
- Issue Determination of Significance and Scoping Notice
- EIS scoping
Winter 2020 through Summer 2021
- Prepare Draft EIS
- Issue Draft EIS
- Draft EIS public comment period
- Prepare Final EIS
- Issue Final EIS
Please join our email list to receive project updates and a reminder when the Draft EIS public comment period opens. The public comment period for the Draft EIS is anticipated for Fall 2021.
Your input is important and will help the project team make decisions through the EIS process.
Helpful scoping comment-writing tips:
- Provide input on the proposed Knutson Farms Industrial Warehouse site plan.
- Comment on the purpose and need of the EIS process.
- Help identify and provide feedback on potential project benefits and impacts on your community, the environment, and transportation.