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Kelso Engineering Design Manual (KEDM) and KMC 13.09

To meet the requirements of the Western Washington Phase II NPDES Municipal Stormwater Permit, the Washington Department of Ecology requires Kelso to update its program for controlling runoff from new development, redevelopment, and construction sites. The proposed code amendments and amendments to the KEDM will result in the use of on-site stormwater management techniques on many future development and redevelopment sites in the City of Kelso. The proposed code amendments and updates to the KEDM will emphasize retention and/or replanting of native vegetation to reduce runoff and allow some techniques to reduce impervious surface coverage, such as reduction of street width on residential roads in new subdivisions.

DRAFT SEPA Environmental Checklist
DRAFT KEDM Chapter 13.09 Stormwater Management
DRAFT Stormwater Chapter 1
DRAFT Stormwater Chapter 2
DRAFT Stormwater Chapter 3



Steve Dahl with JR Development LLC is proposing a 177-spot storage facility for boats and RVs. As per KMC 17.18.040, this is a permitted use in this zone through the conditional use permitting process.  Cowlitz County Parcel numbers 243470300, 243470400, 243470402.

SEPA Rounting Checklist
Vicinity Map, Narrative, SEPA Environmental Checklist
Notice of Application