A fixture in the Town Center District of Mountlake Terrace for years, Calvary Fellowship has put its 4.19 acre property at 23302-56th Ave. W. up for sale.
Colliers International is a listing agent for the property; Ewing & Clark, a Seattle real estate firm, has also taken a strong interest. The property, listed at $9,950,000, is described a “rare transit-oriented development site with density for 600-plus units.” The property description boasts the site is close to Veterans’ Park, the Civic Center, the library and neighborhood retail, with “potential views of Lake Washington and Mt. Rainier.”
Representatives from Ewing & Clark have met with Mountlake Terrace city officials concerning the property. “Their real estate agency has been in and talked with staff, talked about what their marketing strategy is,” said Mountlake Terrace Senior Planner Edith Duttlinger. “We helped them with what it is that the Town Center is looking for, what some of the benefits (are) of that location regionally.”
If a sale of the property occurs, it would be subject to Town Center District zoning laws calling for creation of mixed use commercial/residential development up to seven stories tall.
The property for sale includes the Calvary Fellowship church building, the parking lots just east and south of the building, and a separate building northwest of the main building that currently houses the Mountlake Terrace Post Office and other space utilized for church programming.
Many city officials have eyed the church property as a key factor in the future development of the Town Center District. When she read of the property being placed on the market, Mountlake Terrace Planning Commission Chairperson Alice Kier said, “I staged a mini-celebration in my kitchen.”
— Story and photo by Doug Petrowski