Development

Sunquist Homes hosting meeting on future plans for former City Church property on Thursday at MLT Library

Sunquist Homes hosting meeting on future plans for former City Church property on Thursday at MLT Library

Sundquist Homes is hosting a meeting about its proposed project at the former City Church property at 7 p.m., Thursday at the Mountlake Terrace Library. The company plans to reuse the property at 21705 58th Ave. W. as a private school and a 31-unit Planned Unit Development project. The project is called Atworth Commons residential community and the Brighton School Renovation. The meeting begins wi... »

City seeking public’s input on Comp Plan update

City seeking public’s input on Comp Plan update

The City of Mountlake Terrace is in the process of updating its Comprehensive Plan for adoption by June 2015. Public participation and input is important and welcome. The Comprehensive Plan is a broad-based 20-year plan that guides the city’s livability. It includes goals, policies, and a land use map that indicates where land use districts (such as single family, community business, or industrial... »

City Council approves rezone of properties at 56th Ave. W and 236th St. SW. intersection

City Council approves rezone of properties at 56th Ave. W and 236th St. SW. intersection

The Mountlake Terrace City Council unanimously approved two ordinances that in effect rezoned property at the intersection of 56th Ave. W and 236th St. SW. The 7-0 vote to amend the 2014 Comprehensive Plan and Town Center Subarea Plan Building Prototypes Map and to concurrently amend the zoning map for consistency followed a public hearing on both issues at Monday’s City Council meeting. The exist... »

City Council to hold public hearing on proposed zoning changes, hear 2015-16 budget presentation

City Council to hold public hearing on proposed zoning changes, hear 2015-16 budget presentation

Monday night’s Mountlake Terrace City Council meeting likely is going to be a long one. The council is scheduled to hold a public hearing on two proposed ordinances to amend the 2014 Comprehensive Plan and Town Center Subarea Plan Building Prototypes Map and concurrently to amend the zoning map for consistency. The proposed amendment area is located at the intersection of 56th Ave. W. and 236th St... »

City expresses its thanks to legislators for their support of Main Street Revitalization Project

City expresses its thanks to legislators for their support of Main Street Revitalization Project

The Mountlake Terrace City Council, Mayor Jerry Smith, City Manager Arlene Fisher and many City staff members turned out Thursday night for an appreciation reception at Arbor Village for the City’s Federal and State Delegation and their support for the Mountlake Terrace Main Street Revitalization Project. The Main Street Project will design street, pedestrian, and bicycle enhancements along with i... »

Public hearing on Town Center Plan Map Amendment scheduled for Monday

Public hearing on Town Center Plan Map Amendment scheduled for Monday

An amendment to the Comprehensive Plan Town Center Subarea Plan Building Prototypes Map is under consideration by the City Council and a public hearing on the proposal is scheduled for Monday, Oct. 6. The meeting will be at 7 p.m. at the Interim City Hall, 6100 219thStreet SW, Suite 220. The proposed map amendment affects properties near the intersection of 236th Street SW and 56th Avenue W. This ... »

City Council schedules special work sessions on Oct. 1 and 2

City Council schedules special work sessions on Oct. 1 and 2

The Mountlake Terrace City Council will meet at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 1 for a special work session. The Council will be discussing the proposed Town Center Subarea Plan Map Amendment Ordinance. The changes proposed are related to building designations (land use and zoning map) at the intersection of 236th Street SW and 56th Avenue W. The amendment would change the designations of parcels at the ... »

Find out what a vibrant city of the future looks like on Thursday at Lynnwood Convention Center

Find out what a vibrant city of the future looks like on Thursday at Lynnwood Convention Center

The public is invited to a free program that asks the question “What Does a Vibrant City of the Future Look Like?” on Thursday, Sept. 25 at the Lynnwood Convention Center. Hear innovative case studies from cities around the world as well as examples of: How can we create vibrant communities that benefit residents and businesses The benefits of making public transit, walking and cycling a normal ac... »

Happening nearby: Find out what a vibrant city of the future looks like on Sept. 25 at Lynnwood Convention Center

Happening nearby: Find out what a vibrant city of the future looks like on Sept. 25 at Lynnwood Convention Center

The public is invited to a free program that asks the question “What Does a Vibrant City of the Future Look Like?” on Sept. 25 at the Lynnwood Convention Center. Hear innovative case studies from cities around the world as well as examples of: How can we create vibrant communities that benefit residents and businesses The benefits of making public transit, walking and cycling a normal ... »

Planning Commission to review Economic Vitality chapter of Comp Plan at Monday’s meeting

Planning Commission to review Economic Vitality chapter of Comp Plan at Monday’s meeting

As part of the major update of the Comprehensive Plan, the City of Mountlake Terrace is updating the Plan one chapter at a time. So far, draft updates to the Housing, Community Livability, Environment and Land Use Elements have been considered by the Planning Commission and recommendations to approve made to the City Council. Up next is the Economic Vitality Element, which will be considered at Mo... »

Mountlake Terrace Planning Commission to consider zoning, comp plan changes at Monday’s meeting

Mountlake Terrace Planning Commission to consider zoning, comp plan changes at Monday’s meeting

The Mountlake Terrace Planning Commission is scheduled to consider changes related to the Town Center Subarea Plan Map Amendment and Concurrent Zoning Map Amendment. The proposed map amendments affect 17 properties in the Downtown Community Business (BC/D) district (aka Town Center) surrounding the intersection of 56th Ave. W. and 236th St. SW. The specific proposals are: To amend the Comprehensiv... »

Reminder: Main Street Revitalization Project Open House set for Thursday, Aug. 21

Reminder: Main Street Revitalization Project Open House set for Thursday, Aug. 21

The City of Mountlake Terrace is hosting the Main Street Revitalization Project Open House from 6-8 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 21 at the Mountlake Terrace Library. The primary purpose of the open house is to receive public input, answer questions and ensure that the public is involved as the city finalizes street design plans for the Town Center. The Main Street Project will design street, pedestrian, a... »

City Council extends Property Tax Abatement Program

City Council extends Property Tax Abatement Program

The Mountlake Terrace City Council unanimously extended the current Property Tax Abatement Program for an additional three years at its Monday, Aug. 18 meeting. The Tax Abatement Program applies to multi-family or mixed use development and is tied to improvements to the property, not to the underlying property value. The current Program was adopted in 2011 and was set to expire on Oct. 1. It targe... »

Mountlake Terrace City Council to review draft Land Use Element for 2015 Comp Plan update at Thursday’s work/study session

Mountlake Terrace City Council to review draft Land Use Element for 2015 Comp Plan update at Thursday’s work/study session

The Mountlake Terrace City Council is scheduled to review the draft Land Use Element for the 2015 Comprehensive Plan update at its Thursday, July 31 work/study session. The current Land Use Element has been reviewed and updated by City staff and the draft update was reviewed by the Planning Commission. Some of the key updates and proposed changes include the following: Update technical information... »

Despite funding setbacks, Fisher optimistic about Main Street Revitalization project

Despite funding setbacks, Fisher optimistic about Main Street Revitalization project

A plan to upgrade 56th Avenue West and other streets in the Town Center District with wider sidewalks, underground utilities and new roadway surfaces hit another bump in the road last week, but Mountlake Terrace City Manager Arlene Fisher is still optimistic the project will get done. The Main Street Revitalization project has been touted by city officials as a catalyst that would spur economic de... »

MLT’s Arbor Village to receive award from Puget Sound Regional Council

MLT’s Arbor Village to receive award from Puget Sound Regional Council

Mountlake Terrace’s Arbor Village has been selected to receive a VISION 2040 award by the Puget Sound Regional Council (PSRC), an inter-jurisdictional group of cities, towns, ports, tribes, and transit agencies in King, Snohomish, Pierce and King Counties that pushes for regional transportation, growth management and economic development planning. “This is a very prestigious award from PSRC to the... »

What does the future hold for MLT’s Freeway/Tourist District?

What does the future hold for MLT’s Freeway/Tourist District?

Now that zoning rules in the Mountlake Terrace Freeway/Tourist District have been changed, what are the prospects of seeing commercial development coming to vacant land along I-5 south of the transit center to the Gateway Plaza business park off of 244th Street Southwest? Judging from testimony at the April 21 city council meeting, that will depend up where in the district you are talking about. A... »

Up to 12-story buildings approved for MLT’s Freeway/Tourist District

Up to 12-story buildings approved for MLT’s Freeway/Tourist District

After lengthy debate, the Mountlake Terrace City Council voted 5-2 on April 21 to establish new building codes in sections of the Freeway/Tourist District south of 236th Street SW and along I-5 that will allow developers to build projects up to 12 stories tall in the district under certain conditions. The approved ordinance updates 2010 codes and made some minor “housekeeping” changes to code lang... »

20-story buildings in MLT? City Council tables vote until April 21

20-story buildings in MLT? City Council tables vote until April 21

After a lengthy discussion concerning building heights and affordable housing options, the Mountlake Terrace City Council on April 7 tabled a vote concerning proposed code changes in the Freeway/Tourist District along I-5. The council is considering changes that would allow building heights of up to 20 stories or 285 feet in portions of the mostly-vacant land along I-5 south of 236th Street Southw... »

City accepting comments on proposed addition to Andorra Estates apartments

City accepting comments on proposed addition to Andorra Estates apartments

The City of Mountlake Terrace is now accepting comments on any environmental concerns the public may have about a planned addition to the Andorra Estates apartment complex at 22817 Lakeview Drive. The public comment period ends on March 21, 2014. Public comments should be sent to the Planning Department, City of Mountlake Terrace, P.O. Box 72, Mountlake Terrace, WA 98043. Andorra Estates plans on ... »

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