We have hired one of the region’s best traffic consultants to ensure we minimize our impact. The planned light industrial uses for this property will have the least total and least peak hour traffic impact compared to other types of development.
Industrial Realty Group is paying millions of dollars in traffic impact fees to improve traffic offsite. In addition to this, IRG will make significant upgrades to campus roadways.
The close proximity of the campus to the freeway will ensure that traffic will go straight to the freeway and will not enter local business areas and neighborhood roads.
Furthermore, with the influx of new business, we will work with regional transportation agencies to improve public transit access and connections to encourage use. The new Federal Way Link light rail system will have significant positive impact on local traffic.
We are also designing the park to accommodate users of the future that will be using electric and self-driving distribution vehicles.
All runoff from new impervious surfaces will be captured and conveyed to the onsite stormwater pond for treatment and detention before being released to the downstream system that flows southwesterly along SR 18.
The existing development plan, which reduces traffic significantly compared to other real estate uses, has a significant positive impact on stormwater water quality as tire wear residual is one of the largest contributors to poor runoff water quality.
Permitting will address all the wetland impacts, direct and indirect, as required per the applicable regulations. All wetland impacts onsite are being mitigated through the purchase of credits from the King County In-Lieu Fee Mitigation Program program, as allowed by both the Corps and the City of Federal Way.
An environmental review process is required to assess the potential impacts of the standalone, independent projects on the property. The State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA) analysis will thoroughly assess environmental impacts, including sound, noise, traffic, effects on water and air quality, among others. More information on the SEPA analysis can be found here: https://ecology.wa.gov/regulations-permits/SEPA-environmental-review