Marijuana Processing and Growing

Updated Through September 30, 2019

 ** The Cramer/Maple Valley Industries, LLC, property west of Maple Valley and north of SR 18 (zoned “I” – Industrial) was sold on or about August 14, 2019, to Dealers Choice, LLC, a Washington Limited Liability Company (created as a “Holding Company”). This site is being developed under KC Phase I Construction Permit # COMM15-0012 (issued March 26, 2019). Once the site for a possible MJ Processing facility, it may not be such a future use and now depends on the new ownership and its business plans. The public records regarding the sale of this property and the corporate records for the new owner may be viewed here: Property Sale Docs – Info re Dealers Choice LLCSee below Updates for more detailed information — also visit the KC DLS Permit website for the original commercial site development permit: CSD Permit — CMST14-0001.

March 13, 2018 — Washington Court of Appeals, Division 2, issues its Published Opinion in Emerald Enterprises v Clark County that affirms County’s authority to enact a zoning ordinance banning retail sale of marijuana in the unincorporated areas.  Read the Published Opinion and the Washington Attorney General Opinion #2 here:  Emerald Enterprises v Clark County     2014 – AGO #2 – re Local Marijuana Regulations

There have been three possible/proposed Marijuana operations in the greater Maple Valley unincorporated area: 200th Ave SE – north of SR 18 and west of the City of Maple Valley (but future use now depends on new ownership as described above); SE 186st St near Lake Francis (since withdrawn due to Home Owners’ Association rules); and 269th Ave SE in Hobart. Although each proposal is unique, each have drawn intense scrutiny from neighbors who have implored the Area Council to study the issues related to zoning, permitting, and operation. The Area Council has hosted several standing-room-only meetings with interested citizens and King County officials to better understand residents’ concerns and King County policies.

The Area Council has proposed changes to County Zoning Code to disallow such operations in the Rural Area, as it is ill-equipped to handle Public safety concerns (both Police and Fire), Traffic-related issues (both frequency and size of loading and delivery trucks), and attendant noise (see Marijuana Business Zoning).

On July 25, 2016 the King County Council voted to: (1) Remove all parcels under 10 acres and designated as Rural Area (RA) zones from use in the production (growth), processing, and retail sale of marijuana; (2) Approve studies on potential retail and processing in specific locations; and (3) Require the County Executive to identify 10 locations suitable for retail in Neighborhood Business (NB) zoned areas across unincorporated King County.

Updates

View the “Cloudbud” report here. The entire Hearing Examiner file regarding the appeal of this matter can be found at
http://www.kingcounty.gov/independent/hearing-examiner/cloud%20bud%20CDUP160002.aspx

—> NOTE THAT THE FOLLOWING IS NOW SUBJECT TO NEW OWNERSHIP’S BUSINESS PLANS FOR THIS PROPERTY.   HISTORY OF PROPERTY AND POSSIBLE USE: Cramer/Maple Valley Industries LLC applied to King County in 2014 for a Commercial Site Development Permit to develop a formerly zoned Industrial site on 200th Ave SE (Parcel # 2022069011) for the planned use as a marijuana processing facility – CMST14-0001. Site Details and Proposed Layout    CMST140001 revised SEPA-ECL .  On April 21, 2017, KC DPER issued decisions approving the CSD Permit and a SEPA MDNS.  CMST14-0001 NOD & CSDP SEPA TYPE 1    CMST14-0001 PERMIT CONDITIONS    CMST14-0001 SEPA MDNS .  Neighbors appealed these decisions to the King County Superior Court under the Land Use Petition Act and State Environmental Policy Act — Case No. 17-2-12165-7 KNT.  On November 8, 2017, the Superior Court issued an Interim Order on LUPA and SEPA Appeal.  KCSC_Interim Order On LUPA And SEPA Appeal .  On November 28, 2017, the Superior Court issued its Final Order Denying LUPA and SEPA Appeal.  KCSC_Final Order Denying LUPA And SEPA Appeal .  No further appeals were apparently taken, thus making the Superior Court’s decisions final in this matter.  However, King County has rezoned this site from Industrial to RA-5 thus rendering any commercial/industrial use of this property nonconforming.  Following is more detailed information regarding the Commercial Site Development and Building Permits issued to-date:

Record CMST14-0001: Commercial Site Development
Record Status: Permit Issued on 02/22/2018

19835 SE 248TH ST
MARK CRAMER, MAPLE VALLEY INDUSTRIES LLC

COMMERCIAL SITE DEVELOPMENT TO PREPARE SITE WITH PARKING LOT & DRIVE AISLES, CLEARING & GRADING, SITE DRAINAGE, LIGHTING, ROADWAY IMPROVEMENTS, WALKWAYS, BUILDING PADS A & B, AND SITE LANDSCAPING. FUTURE PHASED CONSTRUCTION (5-8 YEARS) OF TWO SHELL BUILDINGS , 20,000 SQUARE FEET EACH. FUTURE USES MAY INCLUDE MARIJUANNA PROCESSING/MANUFACTURING, AND OTHER LIGHT MANUFACTURING USES AS ALLOWED BUY THE INDUSTRIAL (I) ZONE (RELATED FILES: PREA14-0122, PREA14-0068, CADS13-0308, EMSC14-0015)

Finance – 1 Applied Finance
post site restoration financial guarantee, FING17-0032
For permit issuance, must post site restoration financial guarantee, FING17-0032; fg requirement letter mailed 4/6/17
Applied | Notice | 04/11/2017

Permit – 3 Applied Permit NOD
NOTICE OF DECISION AND SEPA TD IS REQUIRED FOR THIS CSDP
Applied | | 04/17/2015

SEPA
SEPA TD required prior to permit issuance
Applied | Notice | 07/24/2014

Addressing
Prior to issuance engineer to work with addressing to assign site address
Applied | Notice | 07/23/2014

Planning – 1 Applied Zoning CSDP Decision
See CSDP Decision issued 4/21/17 signed by DPER permitting director
Applied | Notice | 10/09/2017

Site Development – 1 Applied General Landscaping Bond
LBQW amount is $194,708.50. Approved LBQW in file
Applied | Notice | 03/31/2017

Record COMM15-0012: New Commercial Construction Undeveloped
Record Status: Permit Issued on 03/26/2019

19835 SE 248TH ST
MARK CRAMER, MAPLE VALLEY INDUSTRIES LLC

NEW TILT-UP CONCRETE FOR LIGHT INDUSTRIAL & PRODUCTION/PROCESSING BUILDING WILL CONSIST OF 1,126 SF OF OFFICE SPACE AND 18,874 SF OF MANUFACTURING/PRODUCTION SPACE-MECHANICAL IS NOT INCL (CMST14-0001, PREA14-0122, PREA14-0068, CADS13-0308, EMSC14-0015)

Building – 1 Applied Building – Special Conditions RM Strutural Conditions
New structural drawing sets were submitted in response to our plan review. These sets are enclosed and should replace any previous sets submitted with the original permit submittal. The new drawing sets are dated January 8, 2019. Special Inspections, Submittals, Tests, and Structural Observation Requirements for geotechnical special inspections and tests, structural special inspections, structural deferred submittals, structural tests, and structural submittals have been provided on Sheet S1.0 of the structural general notes. Special inspections and tests should be performed by qualified special inspectors. Reports, certificates, and other documents related to structural special inspections and tests should be submitted to King County. Structural Observation: Structural observation during construction is required for this project per IBC Section 1704.6. Corrections and comments made during the review process do not relieve the permit applicant or the designers from compliance with code requirements, conditions of approval, and permit requirements; nor are the designers relieved of responsibility for a complete design in accordance with the laws of the state of Washington. This review is for general compliance with the International Building Code as it relates to the project.
Applied | Notice | 01/24/2019

Engineering – Site – 1 Applied Special Conditions
Structural Conditions by Reid Middleton
Requirements for geotechnical special inspections and tests, structural special inspections, structural deferred submittals, structural tests, and structural submittals have been provided on Sheet S1.0 of the structural general notes. Special inspections and tests should be performed by qualified special inspectors. Reports, certificates, and other documents related to structural special inspections and tests should be submitted to King County. Structural Observation: Structural observation during construction is required for this project per IBC Section 1704.6.
Applied | Notice | 01/24/2019

Permit – 5 Applied Permit PSCAA approval
Per CSDP Cond # 18, Prior to issuance of Bldg. permit provide copy of PSCAA Air Permit Approval for marijuana use
Applied | Notice | 11/20/2018

Prior to CO
Prior to issuance of CO of this Phase 1 Bldg. B, all associated site work must be fully constructed, inspected and approved, per CSDP # CMST14-0001
Applied | Notice | 11/20/2018

SE 248th St construction
Per CSDP Cond# 16, prior to occupancy, SE 248th St roadway must be constructed as set forth in CSDP approval
Applied | Notice | 11/20/2018

Permit – 5 Applied Permit WSLCB approval
Per CSDP Cond # 19, prior to occupancy for marijuana use, provide copy of final WSLCB license approval
Applied | Notice | 11/20/2018

Water Service Condition
CSDP Cond # 17,as a condition of water service, prior to permit issuance applicant shall provide DPER with a copy of their annexation into Covington Water District corporate boundary
Applied | Notice | 11/20/2018

Planning – 2 Applied Zoning Utility Developer Agreement for water service
Provide copy of required utility district Developer water Extension Agreement, or, reissued water cert incorporating this agreement, prior to permit issuance (Email Mai Pham 7/30/15 to applicant)
Applied | Notice | 09/25/2018

RELATED TO CMST14-0001
THIS PERMIT CANNOT BE ISSUED PRIOR TO ISSUANCE/APPROVAL OF REQUIRED CSDP CMST14-0001.
Applied | Notice | 07/30/2015

 

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