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Posted on: July 30, 2018

Construction on Phoenix Plaza to Begin Soon

Phoenix Plaza rendering

Construction will begin this week along East North Bend Way for the Phoenix Plaza mixed-use project. This project will consist of the construction of one building containing 37 apartment units and 5,000 square feet of retail/commercial space. This project will also provide a pedestrian plaza with access from North Bend Way to Torguson Park.  

 

The site plan process is comprised of three phases. Phase 1 involves technical analysis, environmental evaluations, preliminary engineering, public notification and comment period, site plan approval, State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA) determination, permitting, and final engineering approval. Phase 2 involves clearing/grading, infrastructure construction (sewer, water, storm drainage, dry utilities, roads). Phase 3 involves actual building construction. During these phases, the City of North Bend provides technical reviews, coordination, permitting, and construction inspections.

 

If your property is located within a certain distance from Phoenix Plaza, the City mailed you a notice of site plan application in 2015 and SEPA notification in 2016. Additionally, notification was provided in the Snoqualmie Valley Record and associated signs were posted along North Bend Way. Phoenix Plaza is being developed by RPMM Group. RPMM expects to complete construction next year. 

 

Because 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 North Bend Way. From SE North Bend Way, construction traffic will travel west to the projects’ construction entrance. The return haul route will be the same. The City will not allow construction access from other roads or through the downtown core. 

 

B.         No road closures or partial lane closures are anticipated at this time. 

 

C.         The City will employ inspectors on North Bend Way 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 an 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 Brian Tucker at btucker@northbendwa.gov.

Phoenix Plaza Renderings
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