Hardel Plywood Site
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West Bay Watersheds on Budd Inlet. Southern Bud Inlet is part of the Deschutes Estuary. It is currently owned by the Hardel Plywood Company, and is ready for development. This is a useful case study in the implementation of the Shoreline Management Act by Local Government and cumulative impacts on Puget Sound Shorelines. The City of Olympia has jurisdiction.
- A development agreement was submitted on 8/4/2020 by Hardel Plywood Company and and entity named MAWB4925 LLC, with a registered agent in Puyallup, WA.
- The project is represented by Phillips Burgess of Olympia, WA. who produced File:Phillip Burgess 2020 west bay yards promotional.pdf
- City of Olympia permit portal.
- Olympia City Council was scheduled to ratify the Development Agreement at their December 27, 2020 meeting.
- Olympia Coalition for Ecosystems Preservation contested the SEPA determination, which removed it from the council docket while the appeal was considered.
- On 1/11/21 The Hearings Examiner did not award OCEP its summary judgement. Hearings Examiner Files
- OCEP submitted the following appeal and request for summary judgement: File:OCEP 2021 hardel appeal.pdf which includes the 2016 restoration plan and other related planning documents.
- City staff report that they are preparing a docket item for 3/24/21.
- File:Cereghino 2021 hardel development agreement concerns.pdf provides a critique of the development agreement and proposed restoration as being without public benefit.
- The site was given an "Urban Intensity" designation in the City 2015 shoreline master program, defined as follows "Urban Intensity: The purpose of the Urban Intensity environment is to provide for high‐intensity water‐oriented commercial, transportation, industrial, recreation, and residential uses while protecting existing ecological functions and restoring ecological functions in areas that have been previously degraded, and to provide public access and recreational uses oriented toward the waterfront." (from City of Olympia 2015 Shoreline Management Program).