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Bell Place Apartments - 5 Story Building
Preliminary Site Plan
Preliminary Site Plan
Waiting for Revisions
Proposed five (5) story, 89-unit multi-family residential development proposal. Project is located in the RM-CORE (high density residential) zone district. Bedroom totals; 18 studios, 48 one-bedroom units, 15 two-bedroom units, eight three-bedroom units. Project will include street improvements, landscaping, off-street parking (89 stalls), recreational amenities for residents, storm water controls, and utility connections. The project will require architectural design review approval by the Design Review Board.



Review Type Outcome Est. Completion Date Completed
Planning Review Comments 12/22/2023 01/26/2024
Engineering Traffic Review Comments 12/22/2023 01/08/2024
Fire Review No Comments 12/22/2023 12/20/2023
Building Review No Comments 12/22/2023 12/19/2023
Engineering Review No Comments 12/22/2023 12/15/2023
Fire Review Comments 05/23/2023 06/16/2023
Planning Review Comments 05/23/2023 06/15/2023
Engineering Traffic Review Comments 05/23/2023 06/14/2023
Building Review No Comments 05/23/2023 05/23/2023
Engineering Review No Comments 05/23/2023 05/19/2023
Engineering Traffic Review Revisions Required 12/05/2022 04/03/2023
Engineering Review Revisions Required 12/05/2022 12/14/2022
Planning Review Revisions Required 12/05/2022 12/12/2022
Fire Review Revisions Required 12/05/2022 12/06/2022
Building Review No Comments 12/05/2022 12/05/2022


Paid Fees Amount Paid Owing Date Paid
SEPA Checklist Fee (with planning permit) $250.00 $250.00 Paid 10/12/2022
Preliminary Site Plan Fee $1,890.00 $1,890.00 Paid 10/12/2022
Outstanding Fees Amount Paid Owing Date Paid
No outstanding fees.

Application(s) will not be processed until outstanding fees have been paid in full.



There are no hearings for this planning application.


Condition Status Department Category Expiration Date Due Date
Sign Posted On Site Resolved Planning Division Public Noticing
: Sign Posted On Site must be provided.
Signed Affidavit Resolved Planning Division Public Noticing
: Signed Affidavit must be provided.
Miscellaneous Condition Open Building Division Submit With Building Permit Application
: REVIEW COMMENTS UPDATE 5/22/2023 - NEW REQUIREMENTS WITH 2021 I-CODES Building plans will need to be complete with all building, mechanical, plumbing, energy code items and accessibility requirements that apply to project. Provide calculations for all building statistics upon submittal to support construction type, height, and allowable area calculations. Plans will need to be per the applicable codes 2021 to be adopted July 1, 2023 for all permits. Provide all truss specs with building permit application. Clearly define all fire rated assemblies on the plans with supporting U.L. assembly details. Provide Life Safety plan with all travel distance clearly defined. ***MAJOR CHANGE TO REQUIREMENTS IN 2021 I CODE FOR EV PARKING*** Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure are required in place for charging stations per IBC section 429 Washington State amendments for occupancy R-2 and will need to be shown on the plans. Have requested to be shown on site plan and in parking calculations but site plan was not updated to reflect EV parking, 2021 requires substantially more spaces. Accessible parking and access to the public way will be required. For all accessible requirements the City adopted the 2018 IBC / WAC 51-50 and the ICC A117.1-2009 standard. ***Include in the parking calculations handicap stalls and Electric Vehicle Charging stations. Reflect locations on parking plans. Indicate on plans the type A and B units and all specific details on the plans. All electrical is permitted by the Washington State Department L & I. Please reach out to me if I can answer any other questions in relationship to Building code items for this project. No other Building items at this time.
Miscellaneous Condition Open Traffic Division Submit With Civil Permit Application
: Traffic Impact fees (TIF) will be assessed in accordance with fees adopted by ordinance, per PMC 21.10. Impact fees are subject to change and are adopted by ordinance. The applicant shall pay the proportionate impact fees adopted at the time of building permit application. Park impact fees shall be charged per new dwelling unit based on its size. Fees are assessed in accordance with fees adopted by ordinance, per PMC 21.10 School impact fees shall be paid directly to the school district in accordance with adopted fee at the time of collection by the District. Per Puyallup Municipal Code Section 11.08.135 the applicant/owner would be expected to construct half- street improvements including curb, gutter, sidewalk, roadway base, pavement, and street lighting. Any existing improvements which are damaged now or during construction, or which do not meet current City Standards, shall be replaced. At the time of civil permit review provide a separate street lighting plan sheet for the City to review. Streetlight design shall provide the following: i. Provide details on how streetlights will be powered. ii. Location of conduit runs. iii. Wiring Schedule 1. Conduit size and type for each raceway 2. Conductors details iv. Pole schedule 1. STA & offset for each luminaire v. Show location of junction boxes Existing NO PARKING restrictions on 4th St SW and W Pioneer will remain. Remaining W Meeker on-street parking area will maintain existing 4HR parking restriction. Improvements will be provided on the south side of W Meeker connecting frontage to 5th Street NW for improved pedestrian mobility.
Miscellaneous Condition Open Engineering Division Submit With Civil Permit Application
: Water - In order to connect to the water main in W Meeker for fire flow, the 10 inch cast iron pipe will require replacement with a 12 inch ductile iron pipe. The existing pipe is at the end of its useful life (100 years) and installing new services on the main or other improvement such as paving over the utility would be counter to the City's Comprehensive Plan and good construction practices. The city may be willing to partner/cost-share with the developer to produce a successful outcome.
Miscellaneous Condition Open Engineering Division Submit With Civil Permit Application
: Storm – For the civil submittal show the direct connection and acknowledge the off-site improvements that are required to be built in order to enable the Planned Action SEPA through the TDA exemption to flow control exempt waters which is provided by the manual (I-3.4.7). The City has, through an area-based methodology, come up with a contribution amount that mitigates the projects stormwater impacts through the contribution to the off-site improvements.
Miscellaneous Condition Open Engineering Division Submit With Civil Permit Application
: Sewer – The proposed connection is to a 75-year-old vitrified clay pipe. For the civil submittal full details of the connection shall be shown and for construction, if a proper connection is not possible due to the condition of the pipe or otherwise, the contractor shall be responsible for upgrades to the system that will enable the connection and retain the integrity of the entire system.
Miscellaneous Condition Open Engineering Division Submit With Civil Permit Application
: Sidewalks – Reconstruction of the mostly sub-standard sidewalks adjacent to the property shall be addressed in the civil submittal
Miscellaneous Condition Open Engineering Division Submit With Civil Permit Application
: Illumination – Include with civil submittal: draft hardware specifications and locations for streetlights. These items were requested during this Preliminary Site Plan and not submitted. Delays caused by deferring this requirement will not be attributed to the city.
Miscellaneous Condition Open Planning Division Submit With Building Permit Application
: Lot Combination Permit Application required. Application form can be downloaded from the City website at Building permit for building will not be issued until lot combination has been completed.
Miscellaneous SEPA Condition Open Planning Division SEPA Condition
: CULTURAL RESOURCES: The city has received two comment letters from tribal agencies requesting on site cultural resource survey at the land use or civil review phase due to a high probability area for encountering cultural resources. This will be a SEPA mitigation measure.
Miscellaneous Condition Open Engineering Division Submit With Civil Permit Application
: An Alternative Materials/Methods Request (AMR) will be required to be reviewed and approved prior to receiving the civil submittal. Without the approval of the AMR based on the October 19, 2023 email from Ken Cook to Paul Green the deviations to standards cannot be submitted and reviewed under the civil permit. The AMR is its own separate permit process and when done in conjunction with the City is a quick and strightforward process. The AMR can be applied for in our permitting portal. The refenced email is in the Documents and Images section of this permit and should be visible and downloadable. We note that the site plan submitted under this permit for this submittal did not exactly match the agreed upon dimensions form the email. Ensure that all parameters are as discussed (or explain why they are not) and respond to the AMR questions thoroughly. Submit the email as part of the AMR paperwork.

Related Permit & Planning Applications

Reference Number Status Type
PLPRE20220001 File Closed Pre-Application
PLDDG20220153 Approved w/Conditions Downtown Design Review

Documents & Images

Date Uploaded File Type Name
10/12/2022 Other 14 - Letter of Authorization -signed
04/06/2023 Other Bell place cover letter 10-04-2022 (Flattened)
10/12/2022 Other 5 - Phase 1 Environmental Site Assessment
10/12/2022 Other 6 - Soils Report
10/12/2022 Other 7 - Soils Report Addendum
04/06/2023 Other 13 - Pre-Application Meeting Notes (1) (Flattened)
06/15/2023 Form 1 - Bell Place -Downtown Design Review Application_2020 (Flattened)
04/10/2023 Other Bell Place DDG - Project Narrative
10/13/2022 Drawing 10 - Bell Place Landscape Plan
04/10/2023 Drawing Bell Place - Elevations
11/07/2023 Form Revised Traffic Scoping Worksheet
11/07/2023 Form Revised SEPA Checklist
06/15/2023 Study 12 - x - Bell Apts Prelim Drainage Report 20230329 (Flattened)
04/10/2023 Form Critical Area ID Form1
10/13/2022 Map 2 - bell vicinity Map 1 - 250
01/26/2024 Plans Site Plan over Orthophoto1 (Flattened)
10/12/2022 Form 1 - Preliminary Site Plan_Review Application Final
10/12/2022 Receipt Receipt for transaction:2022-002026
10/12/2022 Letter Initial Submittal Incompleteness Letter (Generate/Send Initial Submittal Incompleteness Letter)
11/01/2022 Letter PLPSP20220152 Bell Place Apts - PSD comment letter 221027
11/04/2022 RE_ Notice of Complete Land Use Application PLPSP20220152
11/08/2022 Squaxin Tribe Comments
12/12/2022 PLDDG20220153 DDG Review Table (1)
04/06/2023 Letter DRT Letter
04/10/2023 Report 6 - x - Soils Report
04/10/2023 Report 7 - x - Soils Report Addendum
04/10/2023 Study 11 - x - Bell Prelim Storm 032923
04/11/2023 Map Vicinity Map 1 - 250
11/05/2023 Plans Revised Preliminary Floor Plans
01/26/2024 Drawing Preliminary Landscape Plan-r0 (Flattened)
06/15/2023 Report Phase 1 Environmental Site Assessment0 (Flattened)
11/07/2023 Plans PARKING FLOOR DIM
06/15/2023 Plans Entering Site Distance Analysis (Flattened)
06/16/2023 Letter DRT Letter
01/26/2024 Study Parking Study prepared by TENW (Flattened)
01/26/2024 Study Entering Sight Distance Exhibits0 (Flattened)
12/14/2023 Email FW Bell Place
01/26/2024 Letter DRT Letter

Should you need assistance, please contact the Permit Center at (253) 864-4165 option 1.