Planning Commission recommends City Council approve Atworth Commons Housing project

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City-of-MLT-logoThe Mountlake Terrace Planning Commission recommended that the City Council approve, with conditions, the Atworth Commons Housing project during its Jan. 12 meeting.

The City Council now will consider the preliminary plat and planned unit development (PUD) to subdivide a 4.35-acre site, located at 5601 216th Court SW, into 31 single family residential homes and three open space areas. The property is proposed within a large area of the undeveloped portion of the former City Church site.

The applicant, Sonata Homes, has requested to allow lots ranging in size between 2,628 and 4,700 square feet, a bonus density in the number of single-family residential units from 22 units to 31 units, variation in building setbacks, lot coverage, among others, and a reduction in street right-of-way and pavement widths.

Homes will range in size between 2,000 and 3,235 square feet. Two of the three open space areas, totaling over a quarter of the total site area, are proposed for passive use (such as walking, reading, etc.), and one open space is proposed for active use (such as Frisbee, rollerblading, bike riding, among others).

A public hearing before the City Council has been scheduled for Tuesday, Feb.17 in Council Chambers to make a final decision on the applications.

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