Public Hearing to Change Zoning

There are two public hearings coming up on proposed zoning changes to two parcels and another entire block in Mountlake Terrace. On Monday, November 9th at 7 PM, the Planning Commission will hold a public hearing and on Monday, December 7 at 7 PM, the City Council will hold a public hearing on the following three changes:

The Evergreen Elementary Site

  • Evergreen Elementary school was closed last year due to low enrollment and Edmodns School District budget problems. The current zoning for the property is Urban Low Residential, which allows mainly single-family residences, plus certain conditional uses. The proposed zoning would be Freeway/Tourist, which would be similar to Gateway Plaza (Cinebarre, Canyon’s).

Town Center block bound by 230th/231st and 56th/57th

  • This is the block just north of Roger’s and across 56th from the Align Chiroporactic Center (home of MLTnews sponsor Waldron Chiropractic.) Currently, the eastern half of this block is designated as “Medium Mixed Use B,” which allows commercial and mixed use of two to four stories in height. The western half of is designated as “Transitional,” which allows townhomes and live/work units of two to three stories in height. The Planning Commission had recommended that the entire block be studied for a potential change to an Incentives Overlay designation that would allow three to five stories (or six, with certain green building or low stormwater impact techniques) and that another option to consider is changing only the western half of the block to Small Mixed Use (up to three stories).

Parcel at NW corner of 238th and 55th

  • This parcel is currently designated as “Transitional,” which allows townhomes and live/work units of two to three stories in height. The Planning Commission requested that this site be studied for a potential designation change to Small Mixed Use, which would allow commercial and mixed use from one to three stories.

See the map below for the property locations.

View 2009 MLT Comp Plan Amendments in a larger map

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