Handy Mart property owners purchase Terrace East Apartments amid ongoing litigation

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. (Artwork courtesy NextMLT)

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 the lawsuit plays out in King County District Court, the court has appointed a receiver — an independent third party — to oversee the property.

Prior to the lawsuit, an agreement was made by Mountlake 228 LLC to purchase the Terrace East Apartments property with several installment payments. Earlier this month the sale was finalized for $2.85 million and ownership transferred to Mountlake 228 LLC.

In April 2018, Arca Architecture and Planning (a company owned and operated by Alan Clark) released a development concept for a two story commercial building on the Handy Mart property.

In September 2018 Arca expanded the concept to include the Terrace East Apartments property with another commercial building and a four-story residential building.

With ongoing litigation between members of the ownership group, the future of the properties and development concept are obviously uncertain, NextMLT said.

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