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Posted on: July 10, 2020

Construction on Tree Farm Subdivision to Begin Soon

Construction will begin next week for the Tree Farm 58-lot subdivision located on the east side of Maloney Grove and just south of the SE 11th Street. This project will consist of the construction of 58 new homes. 

Essentially, a plat is comprised of three parts.  {Part 1 involves technical analysis, environmental evaluations, preliminary engineering, public notification and comment period, preliminary plat approval, State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA) determination, permitting, and final engineering approval.  Part 2 involves clearing/grading, infrastructure (sewer, water, storm drainage, dry utilities, roads) construction, and final plat approval.  Part 3 involves actual home construction.} During these phases, the City of North Bend provides technical reviews, coordination, permitting, and inspection services.

If your property is located within a certain distance from Tree Farm Subdivision, then the City mailed you a notice of subdivision application, which would have occurred in 2019.  Additionally, notification was provided in the local paper (Valley Record) and associated signs were posted along Tree Farm’s site perimeter.  Tree Farm is being developed by D.R. Horton and intends to complete infrastructure construction and record the final plat in 2021.  Home building is anticipated to begin in spring/summer 2021. 

Since construction activities will include a substantial amount of machinery, noise, and vehicles, the following safety measures will be provided:

A.         The City has designated a “Haul Route” for construction machinery and worker vehicles for access.  The approved access is from Exit 32 I-90 travelling along 436th Avenue and onto SE Cedar Falls Way.  From SE Cedar Falls Way, construction traffic will turn left onto Maloney Grove and travel south to the Tree Farm development.  The return haul route will be the same.  The City will not allow construction access from other roads.  Following construction, the pavement condition will be re-evaluated to determine if construction traffic damaged the pavement.  If so, then the pavement will be upgraded to equivalent or better condition.

B.         Road closures are not anticipated with this project.   

C.         The City will employ inspectors on Maloney Grove to ensure traffic control measures are being followed and public safety is not being compromised.

D.         The Grading Permit will state that contractors shall honor allowed work hours, ensure safe street access for the public, and provide general cleanup of the right-of-way each day. Chapter 8.26 of North Bend Municipal Code does not allow construction noise from 8:30 p.m. to 7:00 a.m. on weekdays and 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 a.m. on Saturdays.  No construction noise is allowed on Sundays or holidays including New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day, regardless of the day of week.  To report a work hours violation, please call the City’s code enforcement number at 425-888-7645. Messages may not be received until next business day.

The City of North Bend recognizes that construction in this road corridor could be a significant inconvenience to you.  However, we will continue to make public safety our number one priority.  During construction, if you have any questions or concerns, please call the Public Works office at 425-888-0486 or email Carrie Smith at csmith@northbendwa.gov, or Doug van Gelder at dvangelder@northbendwa.gov.

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