Housing Development Planned At Former South Everett Landfill With History Of Fires

May 8, 2020


Go East

The Site is generally located at 4330 108th Street SE, Everett, Washington. The Site is located in unincorporated Snohomish County within the Silver Lake neighborhood south of Everett. Image courtesy DOE

The Washington State Department of Ecology is seeking public comments through June 9th on a developer’s plan to build homes on the site of a former landfill in southeast Everett, Washington. The property has quite a history including two fires that burned for multiple years. Here is a release out today from Department of Ecology.

A proposed housing development south of Everett on property that includes the former Go East Corp. landfill would undergo an environmental cleanup under a proposed agreement with the state Department of Ecology.

A 30-day public comment period on the proposed agreement and related documents is open through June 7, 2020.

The 9.6-acre landfill, at 4330 108th St. SE, operated from 1972 to 1983 by reclaiming a former sand mining area with wood, mineral, concrete, and other construction materials. The developer, P&GE, LLC, plans to reduce the landfill area (see map at right) to 6.8 acres by excavating outer portions of the landfill, consolidating the waste, and constructing a final cover on the landfill. Residential lots would be located on parts over the 40.9-acre property outside of the final landfill.

Ecology’s agreement with P&GE, called an agreed order, requires the company to assure that any residual contamination is cleaned-up in accordance with the state’s cleanup law, the Model Toxics Control Act. The order is drafted to coordinate with local government permits issued for the 97-lot project.

Ecology is seeking public comment on three documents (all PDF):

·       Agreed order: Requires P&GE to implement an interim action work plan (see below), to study and report on the landfill site’s contamination and cleanup options, and to prepare a cleanup action plan. Ecology will make the studies and plan available for future public comment.

·       Interim action work plan: Assures that soil beyond the final landfill boundary will be cleaned-up to meet state cleanup standards.

·       Public participation plan: Describes how Ecology will enable people in adjoining and nearby communities to keep informed and involved as the cleanup process advances.

See Ecology’s website for more information about the site and online document links.

Submit comments online, by email, or by postal mail to: Alan Noell, Site Manager, Dept. of Ecology, 3190 160th Ave. SE, Bellevue WA 98008-5452.

Read Ecology’s fact sheet, available in English or Spanish (both PDF).

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