Two public hearings set for Monday city council meeting

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The Mountlake Terrace City Council will hold two public hearings during its regular business meeting Monday night.

The first is in regards to executing a fee-simple lot division of a lot located at 240th Street Southwest and 55th Avenue West. This would allow a developer to build 19 residential flex-space units on 19 lots. The project would also require street improvements on 240th Street Southwest and 55th Avenue West.

Three buildings are proposed on this project. The development would require on-site parking, available in the following ratios: 0.75 parking spots for every studio, 1.25 parking spots for each one or two bedroom unit and 1.5 parking spots for a 3-unit dwelling.

To read the full staff report to the City Council on this issue, click here. To view maps of the proposed plans for the lot, click here.

The second public hearing is regarding increasing impact fees imposed on developers with projects in the city. The base rate for transportation impact fees would more than double, with the current base fee being $1,427 and the increased fee being $3,432.

The base rate for parks impact fees would change, though whether it increased or decreases depends on what the developer is building. For example, in a multi-unit dwelling, a developer currently pays $2,702 per unit, whereas that would drop to $2,151 per unit if the updated ordinance passes. Single-family home developments currently pay $2,702 per home, which would increase to $2,975.

Click here for a detailed description of the city’s impact fees and how they are imposed on developers.

Monday’s City Council meeting begins at 7 p.m. at Interim City Hall, located at 6100 219th St. S.W. on the second floor.

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