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…



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Help for Seniors forums in Lynnwood, Shoreline this week

A reminder of two free Help for Seniors forums this week — one in Lynnwood and one in Shoreline. The first is set for 7-8:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 24 at the Lynnwood Library, 19200 44th Ave. W.  The second is Saturday, Oct. 26 at the Shoreline Library, 345 N.E. 175th St., with registration starting at…

Land-use permits submitted for 16-unit townhome project on 56th Ave W

Land-use permits have been submitted for a 16-unit townhome project on 56th Avenue West just north of 230th Street Southwest, NextMLT reports. The permit application was submitted just prior to the Town Center update was approved. The prior zoning designation was Town Center District D, the new zoning designation is TC-R or Town Center Reserve….

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….

2019 Evergreen Award winners recognized for exceptional properties

Community members filled the Mountlake Terrace Senior Community Center to recognize exceptional properties across the city Wednesday night at the annual Evergreen Awards Ceremony. Inspired by the City of Everett’s Monte Cristo Awards, the Evergreen Awards began in 2009 to recognize well-kept properties in town and the owners/renters that maintain them. This year, 24 winners…

Cedar Park Townhomes submits land use permit application with improved site plan

Afco & Sons has submitted a preliminary fee simple unit lot subdivision application (the land use permit for townhome developments) for a 52-townhome development on the Cedar Park Christian School property between 55th and 54th Avenues West, NextMLT reports. Afco & Sons is the developer for the Arbor Village and Atlas236 projects at the southeast…

Report: Area housing markets starting to slow down

Puget Sound-area housing markets are starting to slow down, our online news partner The Seattle Times said, based on the monthly report from the Northwest Multiple Listings Service released Monday. Brokers say the new watchword of the housing market, in terms of both sales and prices, is a return to stability. Snohomish County, which was charting…

Scene in MLT: Creekside Church demolition work underway

Crews have begun razing the buildings that had previously served as an elementary school, a medical facility and a series of churches at 7011-226th Pl. S.W. in Mountlake Terrace in preparation for single-family homes to be built on the site. The 9.93 acre site was purchased by BMCH Washington in association with Century Communities, a…

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…

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Creekside Church property sale closes at $6.9 million

The sale of the Creekside Church in Mountlake Terrace to Century Communities closed earlier this month, NextMLT.com reports. At $6.9 million this comes out to about $123,000 per house. NextMLT points to a report from the Seattle Daily Journal of Commerce: The seller, as Northgate Church acquired the property in 2005 for $5 million. The…

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…

Houses demolished for Solana and Tamblyn townhome projects

  Landsverk Quality Homes (LQH) is moving forward to construction with two townhome projects in Mountlake Terrace’s Town Center, NextMLT reports. Three houses were recently demolished to make way for Solana, a 19-unit townhome development. The project will feature 19 townhomes fronting 55th Avenue West,  240th Street Southwest, and the alley between 55th and 56th….

Irons Brothers Construction Project Showcase of the Week: Bothell kitchen and bath remodel

From drab to fabulous. This spectacular kitchen, with pops of blue, is now a bright and cheery living, eating and entertaining hub. The reimagined kitchen has reinvigorated our clients’ lifestyle, allowing them to spread out along their new 12-foot quartz-topped island with custom-painted cabinetry in Regatta Blue, taking the place of a traditional table and…

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Real estate showcase: Camaloch Golf Course community on Camano Island

Home and Real Estate page sponsor Ann Hoppe has a fresh new listing she’s proud to show off. Look the listing over — it might have you at “unlimited golf.” Welcome to Camaloch Golf Course, a gated community on Camano Island. This custom construction home built by local builder Reliable Transformations Inc, was completed in 2019. The…

Irons Brothers Construction Project Showcase of the Week: Master bathroom remodel

This three-story Capitol Hill urban home was ready for its master bathroom to transition from its ’80s Miami Vice motif to a 21st-century modern masculine look. Masculine, modern, and warmth were the priorities, so the new fixtures, paint color, tile, cabinetry, and countertop were selected keeping this in mind. The homeowners were on a budget, but…

Irons Brothers Construction Project of the Week: Bothell outdoor living addition

Outdoor living makes your home’s square footage and livable space feel much larger. These homeowners desired to create an outdoor structure on the back of their home to help them enjoy the outdoors year-round under cover. Ultimately, the addition to their home has brought them so much more than this. This 1980s home was living…

Taluswood Apartments sold for $136 million

Taluswood Apartments, located at 4208 236th St. S.W., has been sold for $136.3 million. That’s according to report from NextMLT.com The buyer is Security Properties, a national developer and investor based in Seattle. At 512 units, the sale comes out to about $266,000 per unit. The property was built in 1986 and last sold in…

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