The proposed action is an amendment to the City of Monroe Comprehensive Plan to change the land use designation and a concomitant rezone changing the zoning classification of approximately 27 acres of land located adjacent to FirstAir Field (13812 179th Ave SE, Monroe, WA) to Limited Open Space - Airport. The proposal would also define the Limited Opens Space – Airport land use designation within the City of Monroe Comprehensive Plan (affecting 65 acres) as follows:
This designation protects FirstAir Field as an essential public facility with capacity for viable airport operations providing aviation uses, operations and services as well as non- aviation uses. The designation shall protect the airport from incompatible uses and developments to sustain its long-term viability.
This action in and of itself does not have any environmental impacts. However, as this action is the first in an anticipated series of related actions, this proposed action is being reviewed with a phased environmental impact statement. Future development within the project area will be required to supplement or amend this environmental impact statement when more specific development actions are proposed.
Written comments on the DPEIS may be sent by mail to FirstAir CPA, 806 W. Main St., Monroe, WA 98272, or submitted online. Comments will be accepted through Friday, April 27, 2012.
A public hearing regarding the DPEIS will be held on Thursday, April 12, 2012 at 7:00 PM. The hearing will be held in the Council Chambers at 806 W. Main Street, Monroe.