Development

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 ... »

Calvary Fellowship property on the market for nearly $10 million

Calvary Fellowship property on the market for nearly $10 million

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 ... »

After 14 years, Brook Glen townhouses being built, listed for sale

After 14 years, Brook Glen townhouses being built, listed for sale

In the works since 1999, a 14-unit townhouse development in the southeast corner on Mountlake Terrace is finally taking shape, with buildings going up and potential homeowners getting tours of the project. The Brook Glen townhouses, 23811 Cedar Way, are being built by Landsverk Quality Homes of Lynnwood and marketed by Windermere Real Estate. The first seven townhouses listed, all 1,620 square fee... »

Construction to begin soon on Vineyard Park project after Monday demolition work

Construction to begin soon on Vineyard Park project after Monday demolition work

Crews made short work of tearing down the old Electri-City Contractors and Distinctive Countertops and Cabinets buildings in the 23000 block of 56th Avenue West Monday. The lots are being cleared to make room for a new four-story assisted living facility, Vineyard Park, expected to be open in late 2014. Construction could begin as early as next month. »

Completion of 234th Street townhomes project expected in mid-July

Completion of 234th Street townhomes project expected in mid-July

A new development of seven residential townhomes and one commercial space at 5501-234th St. S.W. in Mountlake Terrace is expected to be completed in mid-July. The six multi-story, 2,200-square-foot townhomes in the development sold within two or three weeks, said co-developer and real estate agent Paul McLaughlin. Ground floor commercial space of 750 square feet at the project’s west end wil... »

Diamond Knot Brewpub releases initial drawings for new MLT location

Diamond Knot Brewpub releases initial drawings for new MLT location

The new Diamond Knot Brewpub @ MLT, scheduled to open this fall, released initial drawings of the planned interior for their 8,900- square-foot restaurant in Mountlake Terrace. The initial renderings show dining space and an enclosed banquet room split by the restaurant’s main entrance, a brewing area along the west wall of the interior, and a bar in the back of the room. “These are by no means th... »

Fruit and vegetable stand likely returning to 212th Street and 44th Avenue West

Fruit and vegetable stand likely returning to 212th Street and 44th Avenue West

After time spent as a coffee stand, bikini and fully-clothed, then years standing vacant, it appears a building at the corner of 212th Street Southwest and 44th Avenue West is being converted back into a business of its past, a fruit and vegetable stand. City of Lynnwood officials confirmed on Monday that building permits had been filed for the site at 21126-44th Ave. W., but no business license h... »

Officials, citizens get first look at proposed 270-unit apartment complex

Officials, citizens get first look at proposed 270-unit apartment complex

Local officials and the general public got their first look Tuesday at a proposed $40 million, 270-unit Scriber Creek apartment complex proposed for 12 acres of land just north and east of the Albertson’s shopping center at 212th Street Southwest and 44th Avenue West. The project’s developer, DevCo Inc. of Bellevue, held two community meetings at the Embassy Suites in Lynnwood to introduce the pro... »

Meetings set for June 18 to discuss housing development near 212th Street Southwest

Two meetings to discuss a proposed 270-unit multiple-household development near 212th Street Southwest and 44th Avenue West will be held on Tuesday, June 18, at the Embassy Suites, 20610-44th Ave. W. in Lynnwood. The meetings are scheduled at 1 and 7 p.m. and open to the public. DevCo Inc. is hosting the two meetings to discuss their proposed development on a site north of 212th Street Southwest a... »

Energy upgrades planned for 12 Edmonds School District sites

Twelve schools in the Edmonds School District will benefit from $798,000 in state funding for energy efficiency improvements. The district was one of 21 statewide that were collectively awarded $14.9 million for school facility efficiency improvements, the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) announced. The Districts Capital Projects Office is recommending Lighting and Boiler/HVA... »

What would you like to see on first floor of new Arbor Village development?

What would you like to see on first floor of new Arbor Village development?

By Doug Petrowski The Arbor Village development on the southeast corner of 56th Avenue West and 236th Street Southwest is still more than eight months from opening, but the push for filling the first-floor commercial space has begun. The leasing broker for the project has started contacting perspective business tenants, and wants input from local residents as to who should be recruited to set up s... »

You’re invited to learn more about Freeway/Tourist district at Nov. 13 open house

You’re invited to learn more about Freeway/Tourist district at Nov. 13 open house

A draft environmental impact statement has been issued for the Freeway/Tourist zoning district of Mountlake Terrace that encompasses commercial property along the east side of I-5, north of 244th Street Southwest and south of 236th Street Southwest. An open house to allow the public to study the statement, ask questions of city staff and make comments is scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 13, 6-7 p.m., ... »

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