DES seeks comment on draft environmental review of Newhouse Building Replacement Project

DES is seeking comments through Sept. 16, 2022, on a draft environmental review for the Newhouse Building Replacement Project, which is part of Legislative Campus Modernization (LCM). 

This project will replace the Irving R. Newhouse (Newhouse) Building located at 215 Sid Snyder Ave. on the West Capitol Campus. The existing building has significant health and life safety hazards. Learn more about the LCM Newhouse Replacement Project.

View Newhouse Replacement Project environmental review documents

The draft environmental review is called a State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA) checklist.

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 Newhouse SEPA Checklist, Attn: Clarissa Easton

1500 Jefferson Way, Suite 3050

Olympia, Washington 98501

Comments mailed to DES must be post marked no later than Sept. 16, 2022.

Background on the LCM Project

LCM involves a set of projects, including the removal and replacement of the Newhouse Building, expansion of the Joel M. Pritchard Building (Pritchard), and an interior renovation of the John L. O'Brien Building's (O'Brien) third and fourth floors.

DES is also seeking comment on an environmental review for LCM that studies cumulative impacts of the building projects as well as the LCM Global project. LCM Global removes the Visitor Center and Press House structures, replaces the adjacent parking lot and closes Water Street Southwest. Road access would be limited to staff vehicles only. Comments on the LCM Non-Project environmental review are due Sept. 19.

More information

If you have additional questions regarding LCM and the SEPA process, e-mail