Critical Areas Designation complete!

We finally heard back from King County and have no critical areas on the property that will affect construction or landscaping.  This is great news as we had a lot of concerns about where this would land.  We went from minimal wetlands, to significant wetlands, to management wetlands to no wetlands.  This is a brutally opaque process and if you are doing a construction project expect this phase to take much longer than you expected.

We hired The Watershed Company, who are a Preferred Wetland Consultant for the county.  I would highly recommend them.  They definitely went to bat for us and didn’t just take the route of least resistance.

Here is their contact information:

The Watershed Company
750 6th Street South
Kirkland, WA 98033
Phone: (425) 822-5242
http://www.watershedco.com

Now we need to start on septic field design, well placement and pick a builder.

 

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