DES seeks comment on draft environmental review for Legislative Campus Modernization
In addition to replacement of the Newhouse Building, expansion of the Joel M. Pritchard Building, and interior renovation of the John L. O'Brien Building's third and fourth floors, LCM includes a subproject known as LCM Global that would:
- Remove the Visitor Center building.
- Replace the adjacent parking lot with reconfigured parking layouts (east half of Opportunity Site 6).
- Close Water Street Southwest, limiting access to staff vehicles only.
View LCM environmental review documents
The draft environmental review is called a State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA) Checklist.
- See the LCM Non-Project SEPA checklist
- See the LCM Non-Project SEPA Threshold Determination
- Printed copies are available for viewing at DES Visitor Services in the Legislative Building, 416 Sid Snyder Ave. SW., and at the Olympia Timberland Library, 313 8th Ave SE.
Department of Enterprise Services
LCM Global SEPA Checklist, Attn: Clarissa Easton
1500 Jefferson Street, Suite 3050
Olympia, Washington 98501
Background on the LCM Project
The LCM Project involves a set of subprojects, including the removal and replacement of the Irving R. Newhouse Building (Newhouse), expansion of the Joel M. Pritchard Building (Pritchard), an interior renovation of the John L. O'Brien Building's (O'Brien) third and fourth floors, and the removal of the Visitor Center, replacement of a parking lot and a road closure (LCM Global sub-project).
Smaller subproject specific SEPA environmental reviews will be developed that focus on the more detailed information that becomes available as design progresses for the Newhouse, Pritchard and O'Brien subprojects.
LCM environmental review web page
Legislative Campus Modernization (LCM) project web page
If you have additional questions regarding LCM and the SEPA process, email DESLCM@des.wa.gov.