10 cottage homes planned for 240th St SW site

Landsverk Quality Homes, a developer based in Mountlake Terrace, is proposing a cottage home development on a 1-acre site off 240th Street Southwest, NextMLT reports. Landsverk purchased the property earlier this year for $750,000. In 2008, the city of Mountlake Terrace passed a housing choices ordinance which allowed for alternatives to typical single family residential development….

Public Storage on 66th Ave W to be expanded with 4-story building

Plans are underway for the the Public Storage site at 21818 66th Ave. W. to be redeveloped, Next MLT reports. The project will include demolishing five existing single-story buildings (self-storage units and commercial spaces) and constructing a four-story and a one-story self-storage building. The project includes construction of stormwater facilities, landscaping and frontage improvements along…

Townhomes proposed for former Cedar Park Christian School – MLT site

More than 50 townhomes will be built on 2.12 acres that formerly housed classrooms and offices of Cedar Park Christian School – Mountlake Terrace if plans for the site get approval from city officials this year. The development proposal, submitted by Mountlake Terrace builder AFCO & Sons, calls for 12 buildings made up of 52…

NextMLT: Town Center townhome stock to triple in 2020, with 130-plus in the works

Editor’s note: NextMLT published this analysis of the current townhome market in Mountlake Terrace Town Center, plus what is expected in the future. We are reposting it here with permission. Townhomes are an important missing-middle solution to providing a diversity of housing choices. They are a popular choice for those who don’t want the cost…

Transition zone property at 56th and 238th sold, six townhomes being considered

A pre-application site plan has been submitted for a six-townhome project at the southwest corner of 56th Avenue West and 238th Street Southwest, NextMLT reports. The project would be on one 0.18-acre lot in the RS-T Transitional zone. The RS-T zone allows single-family residential, townhomes and parking lots associated with Town Center projects. The proposed…

Cedar Park Christian School property sold to Afco & Sons for $4.3 million

The sale of the Cedar Park Christian School property between 54th Avenue West and 55th Avenue West to Afco & Sons closed recently for $4.3 million, NextMLT reports. This comes out to about $47 per square foot. Afco & Sons has plans to redevelop the site and build 52 townhomes. Afco & Sons is the…

Lynnwood Link in MLT: 228th St SW Bridge

Over the coming months, NextMLT.com will be exploring how Lynnwood Link is going to impact sites throughout the city of Mountlake Terrace. This is the fifth of 13 locations that Sound Transit discussed during the January 2019 open house in Mountlake Terrace: 228th Street Southwest bridge As northbound trains leave Mountlake Terrace Station at 236th…

Handy Mart property owners purchase Terrace East Apartments amid ongoing litigation

NextMLT reports that the Terrace East Apartments, which wrap around the former Handy Mart property at 44th/228th, has sold to Mountlake 228 LLC. Mountlake 228 LLC purchased the former Handy Mart property in 2017. The ownership group behind Mountlake 228 LLC is currently in the midst of a lawsuit regarding the property, NextMLT says. While…

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…