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The City of Longview has found that the construction of a closed-pipe storm drainage system to replace the existing box culvert in the median of Beech Street between 20th and 28th avenues would not negatively affect the environment.

The existing culvert is about 8 feet wide by 5 feet deep and serves the St. Helens and Highlands neighborhoods, according to the city.

The city plans to replace the culvert with a storm drainage system which would have two interconnected mainline pipes running parallel within the median, according to the city.

The project would affect about 3.7 acres and include repairing or upgrading curbs, sidewalks, concrete street panels, street trees and lighting.

Written comments can be submitted to the city until 6 p.m. on Dec. 26. 

The city also found that a project to create 84 units of commercial mini-storage with RV carports in the 4100 block of Ocean Beach Highway would not harm the environment.

Developer Chuck Bond said he plans to create three storage unit buildings with two RV parking spaces.

The city will accept written comments until 6 p.m. Dec. 27.

The full environmental reviews for both projects are attached to the online version of this story at

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