Development

Edmonds School District to upgrade sound system at Edmonds Stadium; School Board honors former Board President, District Flight team

Edmonds School District to upgrade sound system at Edmonds Stadium; School Board honors former Board President, District Flight team

Local high school sports fans should rejoice. The Edmonds School District will be moving ahead with plans to purchase a new sound system for Edmonds Stadium. Last spring the District and the Board of Directors expressed a desire to look into upgrading the stadium sound system. During the course of research on systems, the District noted the stadium generally is used in one of two ways. One is desc... »

Happening nearby: Snohomish County looking for public feedback on housing, community development projects; meeting set for Thursday, Nov. 20

Happening nearby: Snohomish County looking for public feedback on housing, community development projects; meeting set for Thursday, Nov. 20

Snohomish County residents interested in proving feedback about how federal funding will benefit housing and community development needs in the next five years are invited to attend a public hearing. A South County meeting will be from 1:30-3 p.m., Thursday, Nov 20 at the Whispering Pines Apartments Community Building, 18201 52nd Ave. W., Lynnwood. Local governments will develop plans for 2015-19 ... »

Mountlake Terrace awarded $1 million for Main Street Revitalization Project

Mountlake Terrace awarded $1 million for Main Street Revitalization Project

The City of Mountlake Terrace will receive just over $1 million in federal funding for its Main Street Revitalization Project. The Puget Sound Regional Council’s Executive Board recently approved $1,001,033 for the City to secure the right-of-way property necessary to build 10-foot wide sidewalks and underground the unsightly overhead utility lines and make the downtown walkable and visually... »

Rallying support for the Main Street Revitalization Project

Rallying support for the Main Street Revitalization Project

Last week’s special meeting about funding options for the Mountlake Terrace Main Street Revitalization Project drew a wide range of participants from the federal, state and local levels of government. The meeting was called by Sen. Maria Cantwell, who unfortunately was not able to attend. Three members of the Senator’s staff were at the meeting and she definitely is a supporter of the project, acc... »

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... »

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