City council Thursday to discuss zoning designation change for three properties near downtown

The Mountlake Terrace City Council will discuss a site-specific zoning map amendment for three adjoining properties located in the 5400 block of 240th Street Southwest among other items at its March 17 work/study session.

The proposed map amendment would change the zoning of those parcels from their existing designation as Single-Household Residential, with an 8,400 square feet minimum lot area (RS 8400), to Single-Household Residential-Transitional (RS-T). The transitional district is a single-household residential district zoning designation that includes townhomes and commercial parking lots in order to provide a transition between traditional single-household residential districts and the city’s Community Business Downtown (BC/D) zoning district. RS designated zones generally allow for the same uses, but townhomes are not permitted in RS 8400 zoned areas.

Additional items on Thursday night’s agenda include:

– Review of Westside Water Main Improvements Project bid submittals

– Review of consolidating code enforcement provisions ordinance

– Review of professional services agreement for permit, inspection, and land-use management software

– Review of Tour de Terrace agreement (tentative)

The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. via Zoom. If the public would like to listen in via telephone, the number to call is 1-253-215-8782. To watch the meeting over the internet: 1) Go to; 2) Enter meeting ID (838 5595 3216) and click “join” (you will be prompted to install the Zoom application if you do not already have it); and 3) Enter passcode (031722).

To submit written public comment beforehand, email your remarks to or mail comments to City Hall, 23204 58th Ave. W., Mountlake Terrace, WA 98043. All written public comments must be received by 4:00 p.m. on the day of the meeting to be acknowledged that night. Please reference “Public Comment for (Insert Meeting Date) City Council Meeting” on your correspondence. The City Clerk will read a summary of public comments in the meeting.

To provide verbal comments during the public comments agenda item at the meeting, please use the hand raise tool in Zoom or *9 if participating by telephone (press *6 to unmute).

The complete agenda can be viewed here.

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