UW News

February 26, 2015

Scoping notice: University of Washington determination of significance and request for comments on scope of SEIS

Project Name: Computer Science and Engineering Expansion (CSE II)

Proponent: University of Washington — Seattle Campus

Description of Proposal: Site selection and construction of a new 130,000 gross square foot above and below grade building to create expansion space for education and research for the Computer Science and Engineering program. The structure will house new instructional space, undergraduate student spaces, research and educational labs, shops, offices and event space. Three alternatives will be analyzed in the Draft Environmental Impact Statement — a preferred site location, an alternative site location and the No Action alternative.

Location of Proposal: Seattle Campus, Central Campus, Campus Master Plan sitesl4C, and l6C. Site 14C is bounded by Stevens Way NE, Loew Hall and the Engineering Library on the west, the Facility Services Administration Building and the University Facilities Building and Annex I and 2 on the north, the Plant Operations Annexes 4 and 3 and Mason Road on the east. and the Power Plant on the south. Site I 6C is bounded by Stevens Way NE on the west, the Mechanical Engineering and Engineering Annex on the north, Mason Road on the east and More Hall on the south. Site 16C includes the More Hall Annex.

Lead Agency: University of Washington

EIS Required: The Lead Agency has determined that this proposal has the potential to have a significant adverse impact on the environment. An Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) will be prepared pursuant to Chapter RCW 43.2 IC.030. Materials can be reviewed at the Capital Projects Office (206) 543-5200.

Scoping: Agencies, affected tribes and members of the public are invited to comment on the scope of the SEIS. You may comment on alternatives, mitigation measures, probable significant adverse impacts, and licenses or other approvals that may be required. Please provide written comments to the contact person by the date specified.

The Lead Agency has identified the following areas for discussion in the EIS: traffic (construction, operation, pedestrian and bicycle), construction, and historic and cultural preservation. At least three alternatives will be analyzed: The proposed project, an alternative location for the project, and no action.

Comment Deadline: March 18, 2015

Responsible Official/Contact Person:
Jan Arntz,
Environmental/Land Use Compliance Officer
Capital Projects Office
Box 352205
Seattle WA 98195-2205
(206) 221-4319

Date: Feb. 26, 2015