Developer acquires cul de sac next to MLT light rail station

With an eye for future development after Mountlake Terrace light rail station construction is complete, developer Mill Stream Properties, LLC has purchased all eight properties in the 59th Place West cul de sac and will lease them back to Sound Transit as a temporary parking lot, according to a report in NextMLT. In a Sept….

Third townhome project planned along 55th Avenue West

  NextMLT reports that 55th Avenue West between 240th Street Southwest and 238th Street Southwest is likely to get its third townhome project. Landsverk Quality Homes is planning a 19-unit development called Antares on three parcels at the southwest corner of 55th and 238th. Demolition of existing houses has already been completed for Solana, a separate…

Demolition permit issued for Creekside Church building

The City of Mountlake Terrace said that a demolition permit has been submitted for the former Creekside Church building complex at 7011 226th Street Southwest, which is set to be replaced with the Creekside Meadows planned unit development of 56 single-family homes. The demolition will begin in mid- to late July, the city said. This…

Construction begins on 56th Avenue West mixed-use project

Construction has begun on Promenade Living, a three-story mixed-use building on 56th Avenue West, NextMLT.com reports. The property is nestled in between the Maple Court Apartments (the building south of Arbor Village) and the mosque on 56th Avenue West and currently contains a single-family house. The project will demolish the house and construct a mixed-used…

Mountlake Terrace seeking public comment on Jack Long Park proposal

The City of Mountlake Terrace is applying to the Recreation and Conservation Office (RCO) and the National Park Service (NPS) to convert .54 acres of the 3.33-acre Jack Long Park from public recreation and replace it with 3.02 acres of nearby private land that will be incorporated into the existing Lyons Creek Greenway or commonly known…

Mountlake Terrace Planning Commission to hold work sessions on zoning code amendments and nonconforming use standards at Monday’s meeting

The Mountlake Terrace Planning Commission has scheduled work sessions on zoning code amendments and non-conforming use standards at Monday’s meeting. The Growth Management Act (GMA) requires that development regulations be consistent with and implement the adopted comprehensive plan. The City is evaluating its development regulations to determine whether they may need to be updated to assure consistency….

Mountlake Terrace City Council passes new Transportation and Park Impact Fees Ordinance

The Mountlake Terrace City Council unanimously passed a new Transportation and Park Impact Fees Ordinance during its Monday meeting. The ordinance will reduce the current 50 percent discount rate for transportation fees to 25 percent, effective Jan. 1, 2016. This will provide time for applicants/developers of projects that are already in the pipeline to submit…

Three Public Hearings scheduled for Monday’s Mountlake Terrace City Council meeting

The Mountlake Terrace City Council has scheduled three Public Hearings for Monday’s meeting. A Public Hearing is being continued on a proposed Transportation Impact Fees Discount Ordinance. The Public Hearing on the ordinance previously was held on Sept. 8. The City Council likely will reduce the current 50 percent discount on fees to 25 percent, effective at the…

Mountlake Terrace Planning Commission to review Impact Fee Ordinance at Monday’s meeting

The Mountlake Terrace Planning Commission plans a final review and recommendation on the Impact Fee Ordinance at Monday’s meeting. The ordinance includes the repeal of existing transportation and park impact fee with the new ordinance combining the methodology for both transportation and park impact fees into one chapter, relying upon the appendices to the ordinance to separately…

City Council likely to revise transportation impact fees for developers

The Mountlake Terrace City Council likely will be revising the discount on impact fees paid by developers for transportation improvements to serve their developments. During Tuesday’s meeting, there was a consensus among Councilmembers that the City needs to reduce the current 50 percent discount that developers receive. Under state law, development impacts cannot be entirely…

Mountlake Terrace City Council to hold Public Hearing on Transportation Impact Fees Discount proposal at Tuesday’s meeting

The Mountlake Terrace City Council will be holding a Public Hearing on a proposal that revises the discount on impact fees for transportation improvements at Tuesday’s meeting. Developers pay a reduced amount for needed street improvements to serve their development. Under state law, development impacts cannot be entirely born by the property owner or builder. Local governments must…

Planning Commission to hear final preferred Ballinger Park Master Plan at Monday’s meeting

The Mountlake Terrace Planning Commission has a full plate on its agenda for Monday’s meeting. The commission will be considering the Ballinger Park Master Plan, the Atworth Commons Rezone, the Impact Fee Methodology Ordinance and the Code Enforcement Chapter Revision. Berger Partnership will present the final preferred Ballinger Park Master Plan for a recommendation to Council. The…

Mountlake Terrace City Council to hear Economic Development update at Monday’s meeting

The Mountlake Terrace City Council is scheduled to hear a report on Economic Development in the City during Monday’s meeting. The report will include updates on significant development activities in the City, including the recent opening of Vineyard Park, the Gateway Project, Mountlake Terrace Senior Living Apartments, Promenade at Town Square and Arbor Village Phase II. The Council…

Mountlake Terrace City Council to hear legislative update at Wednesday’s work session

With the Washington State legislative session finally wrapped up, the Mountlake Terrace City Council is scheduled to hear an update from the City’s legislative lobbyist Briahna Taylor during a special work session on Wednesday, July 15. The Council also will be hearing a report on the Watershed Restoration and Salmon Recovery efforts by 28 local governments from Jason…

Reminder: Ballinger Park Master Plan to be presented at Community Meeting on Tuesday

After reviewing input from several community meetings, the preferred Ballinger Park Master Plan will be presented on Tuesday, July 14. Residents are encouraged to attend the meeting that will take place beginning at 6:30 p.m. at the Ballinger Clubhouse, 23000 Lakeview Drive in Mountlake Terrace. Residents reviewed three plans and viewed a presentation by the Berger Partnership outlining…

Mountlake Terrace Planning Commission to hear mid-year update on development activities

The Planning Commission is scheduled to hear a mid-year update on development activities from the Community and Economic Development Department during Monday’s meeting. The department reports that there are 31 significant projects in some stage of planning and development within Mountlake Terrace through the end of June. A list and map of the projects can be found under…

Mountlake Terrace City Council approves Town Center amendments

The Mountlake Terrace City Council approved five amendments designed to help further development of the Town Center during Monday’s meeting. Councilmembers were united in support of all five amendments, which were voted on as ordinances, with the exception of Ordinance 2, which dealt with Transitional Uses Around the Town Center Perimeter. City staff noted that…

Mountlake Terrace to hold Public Hearing on Town Center amendments

The Mountlake Terrace City Council will hold a Public Hearing on to consider proposed text amendments intended to eliminate potential impediments to Town Center development objectives during its July 6 meeting. Amendments include: a. Ordinance adopting definitions pertinent to residential units in Town Center. b. Ordinance allowing transitional uses in RS Zone on parcels abutting…

Mountlake Terrace City Council approves 2015 Comp Plan

The Mountlake Terrace City Council unanimously approved the 2015 Comprehensive Plan update during Monday’s meeting. The Comprehensive Plan is a broad-based 20-year plan that guides the city’s livability. Every eight years, the city is required to do a major update to the Comprehensive Plan. The approval meant that the update met the State’s deadline of completing…

Brier issues Determination of Nonsignificance for subdivision request

The City of Brier has issued a Determination of Nonsignificance for a subdivision request for the Dreams Plat Project, located at 22215 Brier Road. The applicant submitted a plat application requesting to subdivide one lot into five lots. The total area of all of the properties is 2.31 acres. It contains one residence and a…