Six-story building being considered next to Veterans Park and MLT Transit Center

A pre-application has been submitted for a project on four parcels abutting Veterans Memorial Park and the Transit Center in Mountlake Terrace, NextMLT reports. The proposal describes the project as a six-story multi-family building.

A pre-app is intended to present a development concept to the city and obtain initial feedback. Plans almost always change, and often projects don’t even move forward.

Existing Site

The project would be located on three existing single-family properties (and a separate narrow strip parcel) on the 233rd Place Southwest culdesac off of 60th Avenue West. These properties are bordered to the east by Veterans Memorial Park, to the south by the transit center and to the west by Interstate 5. The three properties total 1.06 acres and no sales have yet been reported.

These properties are located in the northwest portion of the Town Center zone that was added during the 2019 update. The properties are in the TC-1 zone, which allows six to 12 stories.

Because these properties border both the Transit Center and Veterans Memorial Park, a development project present a unique opportunity to better connect this portion of the Town Center with transit and park facilities. There certainly are some challenges, though, with fairly steep slopes to the west, south and east, NextMLT notes.

At the entrance to the 233rd Place Southwest culdesac there is an existing pedestrian access point to Veterans Park. This is a fairly steep trail that meanders down the hillside to the main Veterans Park trail, connecting the Transit Center to 58th Avenue West and the Civic Campus.

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