Draft of Environmental Impact Statement Released

Paul Rogers

How many "significant unavoidable adverse impacts" are there so far?

Today the first major environmental document regarding the proposed NBA/NHL arena in Sodo was released. The draft of the Environmental Impact Study.

You can download the document here. Draft EIS

Here is a summary of "significant unavoidable adverse impacts"

Geology: No significant unavoidable adverse impacts to geology are expected.
Air:  No significant unavoidable adverse impacts to air quality are expected.
Water: No significant unavoidable adverse impacts to surface or groundwater are expected
Scenic Resources: No significant unavoidable adverse impacts to scenic resources are expected.
Noise: Even with the identified mitigation measures, short-term significant unavoidable adverse noise impacts due to pile driving could occur from the construction of Alternatives 2 or 3.
Land Use: No significant unavoidable adverse impacts to land use are expected.
Historic and Cultural Resources: No significant unavoidable adverse impacts to historic or cultural resources are expected.
Transportation: No significant unavoidable adverse impacts to the street systems, public transportation, bicyclists, and bicycle corridors are expected from any of the Action Alternatives.

There were some significant unavoidables listed for freight movement and such. Will update those shortly.

Give the document a read and discuss here.

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