Study session set on building proposal on Weyerhaeuser campus

Orca Bay Seafoods has proposed building a freezer facility and corporate headquarters on 19 acres at the Federal Way Weyerhaeuser campus.

The people of Federal Way will have an opportunity to discuss the proposal on Sept. 1 at City Hall, 33325 Eighth Ave. S.

The study session will begin at 7 p.m. and is open to the public.

“We received an application from them, and we’re in the midst of processing that,” said Federal Way Mayor Jim Ferrell.

He said he has heard from dozens of residents with views on the zoning issue. “I think they’re really concerned,” he said. “We want to hear from as many people as possible. We’ve had a lot of emails.”

The meeting, he said, will “provide more access for citizens to know what the zoning is, what the agreement entails, and what are the applicable laws.”

He referred to the meeting as part of an ongoing “informational process” to keep residents informed.

Orca Bay’s project would be built on what is now largely a forested area. An application filed by Orca Bay Seafoods indicates plans for a 68-foot-tall warehouse building with office and food-processing space, parking for 310 vehicles and 35 trailers and wetland filling on the site, which totals 19 acres.

The Seattle Times contributed to this report.

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