More than 50 townhomes will be built on 2.12 acres that formerly housed classrooms and offices of Cedar Park Christian School – Mountlake Terrace if plans for the site get approval from city officials this year.
The development proposal, submitted by Mountlake Terrace builder AFCO & Sons, calls for 12 buildings made up of 52 townhomes, 99 vehicle parking spaces, three driveways, pedestrian walkways and open space in the center of the development located in the 23600 block of 54th Avenue West.
Access into the development would be from both 54th Avenue West and an extension of 55th Avenue West that currently dead-ends just south of 236th Street Southwest.
Mountlake Terrace’s Community and Economic Development office is accepting public comment on the environmental impact of the project’s plans through March 6.
The property was sold by Cedar Park Schools to Cedar Park MLT LLC, a subsidiary of AFCO & Sons, last fall for $4.3 million after operations of Cedar Park Christian School – Mountlake Terrace were absorbed by Cedar Park Christian School – Lynnwood.
Though classes are no longer held on the CPCS-MLT campus, the combined CPCS schools still utilize a gymnasium facility located on the west side 54th Avenue West that is not part of the proposed townhomes development.
— By Doug Petrowski
It’s joke their putting 52 homes and satisfying planning requirements in barely over two acres. Equally ridiculous is it doesn’t even come out to two full parking spaces per home which means more overflow parking needed.
We don’t need 50 plus more town homes. MLT is has become more crowded and noisier. Enough is enough with all this building.
Good luck there are people that would like to see the population base double in the next 10 years. I’m not one of them, moved here in 2000, mainly because it was a sleepy little area reasonably close to Seattle with the reasonable costs to match. It has changed a lot since even then. Thankfully I have my house almost paid off… so should have enough to pay all the increases in propery taxes. If I had to buy my same house today it would be a struggle.
This is a great use of land so close to our budding downtown MLT core. Thanks to our builders of beautiful Arbor Village & emerging Atlas 236 for your foresight in planning attached homes instead of high rise buildings for that property! That may be the key to affordable living choices for families.
I like the idea of more home opportunities, but I have a suspicion that it won’t be affordable for a majority of the city. Another concern is the timing of this. Who is going to be able to afford living there if everyone is loosing jobs during this pandemic? It also feels like it will not help how crowded Mountlake Terrace is, it will make things worse. People tend to move here whilst starting families, and from my own experience a fair amount of crime and pain happens behind those walls
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