Seattle Public School District Seeking Comments on DRAFT SEPA Checklist for New Thornton Creek Elementary School

UPDATE: Principal John Miner of Thornton Creek Elementary has informed us that there will be a SEPA community meeting on Wednesday, 4/23 at 7:00PM at Thornton Creek Elementary.


Last Friday (April 11th), the Seattle Public School District issued their DRAFT State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA) Checklist for the new Thornton Creek Elementary School building.  The DRAFT SEPA Checklist assesses the project (e.g., the new Thornton Creek School) and its environmental impact.   This project-level DRAFT SEPA Checklist is different from the Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) that was associated with the Building Excellence IV Capital Levy in that the DRAFT SEPA Checklist provides project-specific description and analysis. The Public Comment period on the DRAFT SEPA Checklist is open until 5:00PM, May 2nd.  All public comments should be sent to the District’s SEPA Official, Ms. Pegi McEvoy.

The District has also issued an addendum to the BEX IV Programmatic EIS for the relocation of existing portables on the Thornton Creek Elementary School site.

A link to the new school design can be found HERE.  More information about the new $42.8 million Thornton Creek Elementary School project can be found on the District’s BEX IV website.

Pegi McEvoy, SEPA Official
Seattle School District No. 1
P.O. Box 34165, MS 22-183
Seattle, WA 98124-1165
Telephone: (206) 252-0102
Email:    SEPAcomments@seattleschools.org (please include project name in the email subject line)

2 thoughts on “Seattle Public School District Seeking Comments on DRAFT SEPA Checklist for New Thornton Creek Elementary School

    1. Bob, you can download the SEPA electronically via the link provided in the post above. Otherwise, according to the District, copies of the SEPA Checklist are available for $2.00 by calling (206) 252-0635. A copy is available for review only at Thornton Creek Elementary School.

      Based on my experience, the NE Branch library may have been given a copy for review only as well.

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