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 proposal to the public.
DevCo plans to bring the initial application for the project to Snohomish County in mid- to late July; they hope to break ground on the complex next summer, with construction to be completed in the fall of 2015.
The proposal calls for “several buildings” up to 60 feet tall, a mix of apartment sizes ranging from one to five bedrooms, 436 parking stalls, a recreation building, an outdoor swimming pool, and a fenced dog run. The plans also include more than 200,000 square feet of open space, almost all on the east portion of the site where Scriber Creek runs through the property. Access to the complex would be from 44th Avenue West.
While the site is entirely within unincorporated Snohomish County, the project has drawn the attention of officials from the Cities of Lynnwood, Mountlake Terrace and Brier; each city had representatives at the 1 p.m. community meeting on June 18. Concerns from the three city officials included the proposal’s effect on Scriber Creek, 44th Avenue West traffic patterns, and an existing sewer line on the site’s southern border.
A handful of nearby residents were also in attendance at the meeting. They asked questions about security at the proposed complex, access to the open space and the effect on wildlife in the Scriber Creek wetlands.
Once applications for the project are filed, Snohomish County is expected to conduct a number of public meetings about the proposal.
— By Doug Petrowski