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…

Ballinger Park waterfront community meeting set for Jan. 22

The City of Mountlake Terrace will host a public meeting Wednesday, Jan. 22 to update the community on the latest designs on a new fishing pier, boat launch, boat dock and beach improvements for Ballinger Park. The meeting will begin at 6 p.m., at the Mickey Corso Community Clubhouse (Senior Center) located at 23000 Lakeview…

MLTnews reviews 2019: May-June

MLTnews continues its look back at the highlights of 2019. Part 3, May-June May As part of the State of Washington’s recently approved budget, the City of Mountlake Terrace received $750,000 on May 2 to help fund activities related to Phase II of the Main Street Project, including roadway and utility improvements to 56th Avenue West…

MLTnews reviews 2019: January-February

As we enter a new decade, MLTnews looks back at the highlights of 2019. Part 1, January-February January Councilmember Doug McCardle was elected the new mayor pro tem during the Jan. 3 Mountlake Terrace City Council meeting. The election was necessary because former Mayor Pro Tem Kyoko Matsumoto Wright assumed the job of mayor following the December…

After 38 years, Washington’s emission testing program will end Dec. 31

At 5 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 31, Washington’s vehicle emissions check program will end, marking the close of 38 years of emissions testing on cars and trucks in major metropolitan areas. When state licensing offices reopen Jan. 2, emissions tests will no longer be required in order to renew vehicle registrations. Car owners who are scheduled…

Scene in MLT: Heavy rain causes flooding

Jonah Wallace took these photos of flooding on 216th Street Southwest, which runs alongside the Premera office in Mountlake Terrace. The National Weather Service reported that the Seattle area had received more than 2 inches of rain as of Friday morning, breaking a previous record for Dec. 20 rainfall that was set in 1955. Weather…

Coffee with the City set for Dec. 11

Citizens, business owners and others from the community are invited to join city officials for a cup of coffee and hear first-hand what’s happening in the city Wednesday, Dec. 11 from 6 to 7 p.m. at the Recreation Pavilion, 5303 228th St. S.W. Participants are encouraged to ask questions, provide input on city services or…

Reminder: Want to review candidate statements, videos? Visit our Election page

With general election ballots due in the mail or ballot drop boxes by Nov. 5, we have created a page archiving our recent coverage of local candidates, including mayor, city council, superior court judge, and school board. Click here to see the relevant articles. Can’t find something you are looking for? Use the search box…

Community Transit service to grow 5 percent in 2020 under proposed budget

Community Transit’s proposed budget would increase service 5 percent in 2020 as the agency continues is expansion of bus service for Snohomish County residents. The agency is seeking comment on the draft budget through Nov. 8. According to an announcement from Community Transit, the service increase equates to about 18,000 hours of new service. This…

Council says no to Waste Management request for recycling pickup charge

Faced with citizen backlash over a recent water rate increase and with sewer and stormwater rate increases on the horizon, the Mountlake Terrace City Council at its Oct. 17 meeting pushed back on a request by contract garbage hauler Waste Management to charge Mountlake Terrace customers for picking up recycling — and to charge customers…

Just Around the Corner: The International Fountain

In the summer, the International Fountain at the Seattle Center is a magnet for visitors wishing to get relief from the heat by getting soaked. In the cold of autumn, the fountain is a lonely performer, only to be seen and not approached. This is how it was Oct. 2, as seen through a time-lapse video. Here…

Scene in MLT: Robots take over the 41st Arts at the Terrace Show

Robots are the unofficial theme of the 41st Annual Arts at the Terrace Art Show featured at the Mountlake Terrace Library. This year’s show includes 347 pieces by 145 artists. Paintings, prints and drawings are displayed in the library’s large meeting room, as well as calligraphy and miniature artworks. The library’s small meeting room features…

City Council to discuss Town Center plan parking at Aug. 19 meeting

The Mountlake Terrace City Council during its Monday, Aug. 19 business meeting will continue its discussion of the draft Town Center Plan, which would rezone the downtown core to allow for taller buildings and increased density. Councilmembers agreed during their Aug. 15 work/study session discussion on the Town Center Plan to add an agenda item…

Sheriff’s Office detectives seeking leads in two missing persons cases

Major crimes detectives from the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office are seeking tips from the public on the whereabouts of two men in unrelated missing persons cases. We reported on one of those cases — 20-year-old Nic Williams of Bothell — in our earlier story. He’s been missing since he didn’t return home from a trip…

Sponsor spotlight: 190 Sunset celebrating deck expansion with July 3 bash

Big news down at Salish Crossing: 190 Sunset restaurant is expanding and is celebrating with a Double Decker Bash on Wednesday, July 3. 190 Sunset is busy with renovations now that Brigid’s Bottleshop has moved into their new space next door to Hunni Co. The first order of business? Doubling the size of the 190…

Prep basketball: Meadowdale girls advance to Summer Shootout Sunday play

Local high school girls basketball teams competing in Day 2 of the Edmonds Summer Shootout finished with mixed results on Saturday with one squad still in contention for the tournament title. The Meadowdale Mavericks defeated the Burlington-Edison Tigers 46-44 on Saturday to be one of eight teams that remain in the running to win the…

May 2019 Edmonds School District High School Students of the Month

Edmonds Heights K-12 Luke Brisse Mother’s Name: Pam Brisse Father’s Name: Frank Brisse GPA: 3.7 Clubs & Activities: FRC Robotics, FTC mentor Current Employment: Edmonds Arts Festival staff Educational Goals: To attend University of Hawaii, Manoa Career Goals: Mechanical Engineering Kiera Craig Mother’s Name: Stacy Carroll Clubs & Activities: Musical theater Current Employment: Mod Pizza…

Golfer Morgan Subert named MTHS Athlete of Week

Senior golfer Morgan Subert has been selected as the latest Mountlake Terrace High School Athlete of the Week. Subert was picked for the honor by Hawks’ boys golf Coach Spencer Gray. “Morgan lets his playing do the talking and keeps a level head when playing a match,” Gray said of Subert. “He has a great…

High school cheer squads to compete in state championships this week

Three local high school cheer squads will be competing at the WIAA 2019 State Cheerleading Championships this week in hopes of bringing home coveted state trophies. The competition cheer squads from Lynnwood, Meadowdale and Mountlake Terrace High Schools will all perform on Saturday, Feb. 2, during the two-day event at Battle Ground High School in…

Mountlake Terrace Police Blotter: Dec. 17-27, 2018

Dec. 17 22000 block of 64th Avenue West: A woman reported a burglary at T.T. Nails Salon. The point of entry was a small, ground-floor window on the building’s south side. No items have been reported stolen at this time. Dec. 21 24100 block of 52nd Avenue West: A man said his apartment was broken…

Federal Transit Administration issues grant funding agreement for Lynnwood Light Rail

The Federal Transit Administration announced Thursday it has executed a $1.17 billion full funding grant agreement for Sound Transit’s Lynnwood Link light rail extension. “This is great news for everyone in the Puget Sound region who wants to see more commuting options and our freeway congestion eased,” said Dave Somers, Sound Transit Board Chair and…