Comprehensive Environmental and Natural Resource Site Development Support
Confidential Commercial Developer • Tillamook, OR
Confidential commercial developer
Assist with complex permitting challenges and agency compliance for parcel development
Provide comprehensive site development support including natural resources, stormwater management, and geotechnical evaluations
Successful permitting and agency coordination allowing the site development to proceed
The developer was seeking a firm who could assist with customized natural resource evaluation, mitigation, and permitting services at a 2.1-acre commercial parcel in Tillamook, Oregon.
Over one acre of impacts to regulated wetlands and waters were proposed based on intended development of the commercial parcel. The permitting was a complex removal-fill application to comply with Tillamook County, Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ), Oregon Department of State Lands (DSL), Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT), Oregon Department of Land Conservation and Development (DLCD), US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), and National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) requirements. This level of proposed impacts also required mitigation including a feasibility study of potential off-site mitigation, cost‑benefit analysis, and negotiation with the local mitigation bank.
Our services included:
- Field delineation of on-site wetlands
- Mitigation site review and feasibility study
- Functional assessment
- Geotechnical services
- Stormwater management planning
- Alternatives analysis
- Mitigation banking
- Agency coordination for natural and water resource components of the project
The initial wetland delineation and mitigation feasibility review was conducted in the spring of 2017, receiving DSL concurrence. This included a review of mitigation options and high-level cost estimates, allowing the landowner to make informed decisions regarding potential redevelopment or sale of the property.
Apex secured mitigation bank credit reservations and facilitated environmental permitting across all levels of regulatory authority including response to comments from interest groups and public hearings. Permitting approvals were received across agencies and departments in spring of 2020.