One of Buckley’s busiest intersections will receive a major facelift if a caffein-driven development is approved.
Now percolating through city channels is a “site plan review permit application,” a necessary step if BigFoot Java is to take over the prime spot. Plans have been submitted for a dual drive-through coffee establishment on the southwest corner of the intersection of Main Street and state Route 410.
BigFoot Java is a major player in the Puget Sound espresso trade, boasting 32 locations stretching from Shelton in the south to Bellingham in the north. Locally, the closest BigFoot locations are in Bonney Lake and Sumner. The company, Bigfoot Investment Group, was founded in 2000 and the first BigFoot Java opened in 2002 in Puyallup.
The Buckley lot is presently home to a very visible and past-its-prime building. The plan, submitted to the city in mid-August, calls for demolition of that two-story structure.
The public is welcome to weigh in on the proposal. Written comments can be submitted until 5 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 10, delivered to Buckley City Hall, 933 Main St. or P.O. Box 1960. Additionally, there will be a public hearing before the city’s hearing examiner, but that session has not yet been planned.
Application materials are considered a public record and can be viewed at the city’s Building and Planning Department, 811 Main St. Information about the proposed project is available through Evan Lewis, assistant planner for the city. He can be reached at 360-761-7819 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
PLANS FOR A NEARBY LOT
The same application process is in the works for a parcel just west of the proposed BigFoot Java site.
Applicants Noel and Donna Hess are planning a two-story building at 419 Main St. Plans call for a mixed-use structure that would house a bakery on the ground floor and apartment units on the second level.
A vacant house now sits on the lot at the corner of Main and Fourth Street. Plans call for the home to be torn down.
The proposal went before the hearing examiner in late September.