Pacific Raceways is excited to report that after 10 years of diligent work, on Monday April 30th King County Department of Permitting and Environmental Review issued a SEPA (State Environmental Policy Act) Threshold Determination of Mitigated Determination of Non-Significance in association of our Interim Use Permit application filed last December.
In simple terms this means that it has been determined that our project, with mitigation, poses no significant negative environmental impact. Pacific Raceways has applied for the right to excavate 1 million yards of gravel and construct 205,000 square feet of commercial/industrial space catering to auto enthusiasts, traditional motorsports businesses, and the Pacific Innovation Center.
We are pleased to announce that phase I, 80,000 square feet of space involving 2 buildings is already reserved and will likely break ground in August of this year. Announcements will be made concerning timing of additional space availability, but you are encouraged, if interested, to add your name and space needs to the reservation list accessible through our website. We anticipate that the remaining 125,000 feet will be absorbed quickly.
Thank you to all that helped, supported, and testified during the long process. Although there is much more to do, this is a major milestone passed in the quest for a world class facility supported by an active commercial development engine funding long needed improvements.
Additional information will be provided as it becomes available.
See you at the track!
Jason Fiorito, President