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New East Gateway Urban Village development proposal submitted

The Farm at Mill Creek conceptual southwest design view. Image courtesy of City of Mill Creek.
The Farm at Mill Creek conceptual southwest design view. Image courtesy of City of Mill Creek.

By Richard Van Winkle, News of Mill Creek.

The City of Mill Creek is evaluating a new East Gateway Urban Village development proposal which was received on March 23, 2018. 

The proposed mixed-use development is comprised of ten buildings on a 17-acre site. The buildings will house retail businesses, medical offices, and multi-family apartments.

According to the City of Mill Creek, “Access to the site will be a new public road connection to 132nd Street SE (SR 96) at the signalized intersection at 39th Avenue SE.”

The developer submitted the following project summary:

“The proposed project will combine the two existing parcels with the intent of creating a mixed-use site in the East Gateway Urban Village.

The site will include 356 apartment units, and 26 live/work units totaling approximately 344,720 square feet.

Additionally, there will be approximately 68,600 square feet of retail space and 16,600 square feet of medical offices.

This development proposes a total of 1,119 parking stalls (472 surface spaces and 647 spaces in parking garages).”

After a preliminary review, Mill Creek planners determined the development proposal was complete and on April 20th they told the developer a decision on the application would be made on or before August 18th.

Preliminary public comments on the development application must be submitted to the city by April 30th.

According to the Mill Creek City Council’s planning calendar, they will discuss this development proposal at their regular May 1st meeting.

More information about this development can be found by clicking on this link at the City of Mill Creek’s website: The Farm.

The Farm at Mill Creek preliminary site plan. Image courtesy of the City of Mill Creek.

The Farm at Mill Creek preliminary site plan. Image courtesy of the City of Mill Creek.

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Why doesn't the Farm connect to 35th?

Seems Bldg. D needs to flip perpendicular and move closer  to 132nd where the green patch is so the “spine road” can connect via 134th to 35th. Why is this not happening? 

Can't build on or close to wetlands

One reason the East Gateway Urban Village "spine road" can't connect west to 35th Avenue SE because the green patch on the map contains protected wetlands.

The developer already wants to significantly reduce the required 100 foot wetland buffer by proposing a number of mitigation efforts including an extensive nature trail system devoted to the public's education.

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