Plateau Archaeological Investigations conducted a cultural resource survey for the Republic Project Development Authority for their proposed Torboy Industrial Park Development Project. The development plans include the construction of a 6,000 square foot facility for a landscape material bagging operation, which will supply the materials for wholesale distribution. The development will require construction and installation of all necessary infrastructure. Ground disturbing work will include installation of water, septic, and storm water management systems, installation of electric service, and grading of the project area and paving of the access route and parking areas. This project is partly funded by the Community Trade and Economic Developments’ Community Economic Development Board (CERB), a Washington State program, and as such, must comply with Executive Order 05-05.
During the pedestrian survey, it was apparent that the area of impact has already been profoundly disturbed by its previous use as a commercial gravel pit. Only about 8.5 acres are considered buildable, while the remaining 6.0 acres consists of a steep embankment on the western edge of the Project Area. The sloped area will not be impacted by the proposed project. This project will have no impact on historic resources and no further archaeological investigations are recommended prior to or during execution of the Torboy Industrial Park Development Project.
Location: Ferry County, Washington