Work begins on new 49-lot residential development near Brier

Work begins on the Echo Park development near Brier. (Photo by David Carlos)

Work recently started on the 49-lot Echo Park planned residential development near Brier.

The subdivision project is located on 7.9 acres of property along Atlas Road and Barker Road in an urban growth area of unincorporated Snohomish County. Its rezoning application and site plan from developer Pacific Ridge Homes were approved in November 2020.

Plans call for open spaces within the development and residences will have at least two parking spaces per dwelling and a homeowners’ association that is responsible for property maintenance. The project will also be required to make various frontage improvements to the parcel and provide pedestrian facilities along Atlas Road and Barker Road.

The site previously consisted of four parcels at 22805 and 22919 Atlas Road and 22806 and 22810 Barker Road with single-family residences and an alpaca/llama farm. It abuts the City of Brier to the north.

You can learn more in the plan PDF here.

— By Nathan Blackwell


  1. New low income housing companies coming soon . Hopefully this will help with the homeless population!

  2. I pass by that land on my way to work and was so upset when I saw the clearing last week. We don’t need to keep building!! Places that were once so nice and peaceful are no longer that way. The quality of life in many areas has been lessened and no longer holds the cache it once did. MLT, (good example) used to be area that was a nice place to live for many reasons but now not so much.

  3. 40′ wide lots will create a parking nightmare for residents, let alone anyone wanting visitors. No parking 15′ to either side of a fire hydrant, and you can’t fit two cars end to end anywhere… and the driveways are big enough to park a Ford F150 without encroaching on the sidewalk… absolutely ludicrous.

  4. Both the county and the the developers should be ashamed of the gluttony and over developing of green spaces. Now there will be a bunch of cheap crappy houses lined up in what was once a pristine green belt.and the builders and county will just pad their pockets and turn away never to have this affect them personally.. easy to destroy neighborhoods you don’t live in. You should be ashamed.

  5. Yep, it’s all about greed. The builders will make massive $$ & the homes will probably be built with cheap materials & sub-standard workmanship. I see it all the time. I realize we can’t stop the building but why can’t they leave some trees, keep some space between homes, add a few ramblers & not throw up the 3 story monstrosities that are all squeezed together like sardines?
    Oops, I believe I answered this question in my opening sentence didn’t I? Yep, I guess I did & yes it’s still the same answer. It’s all about greed.
    How sickening.

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