Ultra Custom Care Cleaners
18304 Bothell Way NE, Bothell, WA 98011

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The City of Bothell is currently under an agreed order to investigate and clean up this site. Under the order, the City conducted an investigation (Remedial Investigation), developed cleanup alternatives (Feasibility Study) and a cleanup plan (Cleanup Action Plan) for the site. Ecology found the investigation and cleanup alternatives to be insufficient and directed the City to repeat these steps.

The City has now completed a 2nd investigation and will be drafting a Feasibility Study and Cleanup Action Plan soon. When those documents are ready, Ecology will present them for public comment.

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The Ultra Custom Care Cleaners property is located at 18300 – 18304 Bothell Way NE (also known as the State Route 527), Bothell, Washington.  It occupies the northeast corner of the intersection of Bothell Way NE and NE 183rd Street.  This 0.25 acre property consists of a vacant rectangular lot and a single building that formerly housed, from north to south, the Ultra Custom Care Cleaners dry cleaning facility, Frank’s Hair Design hair salon, and the Laundry Basket Laundromat. 
Early records show that from the early 1950s until 1967 Raincheck Cleaners and laundry operated at the site in a building located in the southwest corner of the Property.    The building that housed Raincheck laundry was demolished in the late 1960s.  The current building that Ultra Care Cleaners occupied on the property was built in 1967.  As part of the downtown redevelopment plan, the City of Bothell acquired the property in February 2012 in order to accommodate renovation and expansion of the City Hall municipal campus and related public/private amenities.
Several investigations conducted in 2001, 2002, and 2004 as independent remedial actions began to characterize the Site. These investigations indicated that soil and groundwater contained halogenated volatile organic compounds (HVOCs), primarily the dry cleaning solvent tetrachloroethylene (a.k.a., perchloroethene or PCE).  In addition, degradation or breakdown compounds of PCE such as trichloroethylene (TCE), cis-1,2-dichloroethylene (cis-1,2-DCE), and Vinyl Chloride (VC) were observed. 
A Phase II Environmental Site Assessment conducted in 2009 and supplemental investigation in 2011 of the City’s Crossroads Redevelopment Project area concluded that PCE contaminated groundwater observed at the Crossroads Development Site originates at the former Raincheck Cleaners and Laundry facility.  The contaminants are migrating south along utility corridors located in Bothell Way NE. 


Map showing site location as King County, WA SITE INFORMATION


View Electronic Documents

Cleanup Site Details Report

Facility Site ID: # 379891

Cleanup Site ID: 3172

Bothell, King County

Status: Cleanup Started   Get definitions of Status terminology

Sunny Becker
Site Manager
(425) 649-7187

Brad Petrovich
Project Planner and Public Involvement Coordinator
(425) 533-5537

Document Repositories:

Northwest Regional Office
15700 Dayton Ave N
Shoreline, 98133

Bothell City Hall
18415 101st Ave NE
Bothell, 98011

King County Bothell Regional Library
18215 98th Ave NE
Bothell, 98011