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 razing four existing buildings, to be replaced with seven new buildings, landscaping, open space, vehicular and bicycle parking, storm drainage, pedestrian amenities and street frontage improvements along Lakeview Drive. Upon completion of the project, the total number of one- and two-bedroom units in the development will rise to 403.
City officials have determined that the planned expansion will not have any adverse impact on the environment if mitigation measures are implemented. A 14-day public comment period is required by the Washington State Environment Policy
The plans for the Andorra Estates redevelopment include a reduction of about 20 percent of the total parking spaces at the complex; currently the development typically sees more than 100 of its current parking stalls being unused on a regular basis.
The Andorra Estates developers are also expected to help pay a portion of the costs associated with placement of a new traffic signal and crosswalk beacon lights along Lakeview Drive in connection to construction of the proposed Lakeview Trail. The traffic light would be place at the intersection of 236th Street Southwest and 65th Avenue West, while rectangular rapid flashing beacons are proposed for where the Interurban Trail crosses 228th Street Southwest.