East Seattle Subdivision

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2825 West Mercer Way

Applications are currently under review by the City for:

  1. Demolition of the former East Seattle School building (SEP17-020), and
  2. Subdivision of the property into 14 residential lots (SUB19-002).


This page will be updated with further information as it becomes available.

2825 West Mercer Way

Applications are currently under review by the City for:

  1. Demolition of the former East Seattle School building (SEP17-020), and
  2. Subdivision of the property into 14 residential lots (SUB19-002).


This page will be updated with further information as it becomes available.

  • Draft EIS Available for Review

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    5 months ago

    The City's consultant, EA engineering, Science and Technology, has completed the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the East Seattle School demolition. This draft EIS provides an analysis of alternative actions for the proposed demolition of the East Seattle School, and it will inform the City’s decision on how to act on the demolition permit. The draft EIS evaluates 3 possible scenarios: A) demolition of the building, B) continuation of existing site conditions, and C) adaptive reuse of the building.

    City staff will host a community information session on the draft EIS on Thursday, February 27, from 6:00 – 7:30 PM at Mercer Island Community & Event Center, Room 103 (8236 SE 24th Street Mercer Island, WA 98040). The meeting provides an opportunity for agencies, organizations and individuals to discuss the Draft EIS, as well as an additional opportunity to submit written comments. Time will be available for Q&A and discussion. Please join us!

    The public comment period for the Draft EIS has been extended pursuant to WAC 197-11-455(7). Comments are invited through March 26, 2020. Written comments should be addressed to Robin Proebsting.

    Project Contact:
    Robin Proebsting, Senior Planner
    Community Planning and Development
    City of Mercer Island
    9611 SE 36th Street
    Mercer Island, WA 98040-3732
    robin.proebsting@mercergov.org

    The City's consultant, EA engineering, Science and Technology, has completed the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the East Seattle School demolition. This draft EIS provides an analysis of alternative actions for the proposed demolition of the East Seattle School, and it will inform the City’s decision on how to act on the demolition permit. The draft EIS evaluates 3 possible scenarios: A) demolition of the building, B) continuation of existing site conditions, and C) adaptive reuse of the building.

    City staff will host a community information session on the draft EIS on Thursday, February 27, from 6:00 – 7:30 PM at Mercer Island Community & Event Center, Room 103 (8236 SE 24th Street Mercer Island, WA 98040). The meeting provides an opportunity for agencies, organizations and individuals to discuss the Draft EIS, as well as an additional opportunity to submit written comments. Time will be available for Q&A and discussion. Please join us!

    The public comment period for the Draft EIS has been extended pursuant to WAC 197-11-455(7). Comments are invited through March 26, 2020. Written comments should be addressed to Robin Proebsting.

    Project Contact:
    Robin Proebsting, Senior Planner
    Community Planning and Development
    City of Mercer Island
    9611 SE 36th Street
    Mercer Island, WA 98040-3732
    robin.proebsting@mercergov.org
  • Community Info Session Summary

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    about 1 year ago

    On June 20th, the City hosted a Community Information Session on the proposed demolition and subdivision of the East Seattle School site. More than 60 community members attended the meeting, including members of the City Council and Planning Commission, as well as the project applicant and the property owner's representative. The City provided an overview of the process for reviewing the submitted applications, including the SEPA review and Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) process related to the proposed demolition of the building. The Project Applicant, Brett Pudists from Blueline, also provided details on the proposed subdivision of the property. The Owner's representative, Eric Hanson, provided some context on the owner's history with the property and motivation behind the current development applications. The meeting concluded with a detailed Q&A session during which the City and the applicant addressed many questions and concerns from the public.

    Next steps for this project include the City hiring a consultant to prepare an EIS that analyzes the impacts of the project on the environment and the community, including an evaluation of the historic significance of the East Seattle School building. The EIS will also propose mitigation measures to address the impacts that are identified. The City anticipates that a draft EIS will be available for public comment later this year.

    On June 20th, the City hosted a Community Information Session on the proposed demolition and subdivision of the East Seattle School site. More than 60 community members attended the meeting, including members of the City Council and Planning Commission, as well as the project applicant and the property owner's representative. The City provided an overview of the process for reviewing the submitted applications, including the SEPA review and Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) process related to the proposed demolition of the building. The Project Applicant, Brett Pudists from Blueline, also provided details on the proposed subdivision of the property. The Owner's representative, Eric Hanson, provided some context on the owner's history with the property and motivation behind the current development applications. The meeting concluded with a detailed Q&A session during which the City and the applicant addressed many questions and concerns from the public.

    Next steps for this project include the City hiring a consultant to prepare an EIS that analyzes the impacts of the project on the environment and the community, including an evaluation of the historic significance of the East Seattle School building. The EIS will also propose mitigation measures to address the impacts that are identified. The City anticipates that a draft EIS will be available for public comment later this year.

  • Community Info Session - June 20, 6pm

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    about 1 year ago

    City staff will host a community information session on the proposed project on June 20 at 6:00pm at the Mercer Island Community and Events Center in the Slater Room. The meeting will include presentations by city staff and the project applicant on the review and permitting process as well as the applicant's vision for the development. Time will be available for Q&A. Please join us!

    City staff will host a community information session on the proposed project on June 20 at 6:00pm at the Mercer Island Community and Events Center in the Slater Room. The meeting will include presentations by city staff and the project applicant on the review and permitting process as well as the applicant's vision for the development. Time will be available for Q&A. Please join us!