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Polygon NW makes progress on East Gateway Urban Village development

Polygon Northwest has already begun grading the site of their multi-use development in Mill Creek’s East Gateway Urban Village.
Polygon Northwest has already begun grading the site of their multi-use development in Mill Creek’s East Gateway Urban Village. Photo credit: News of Mill Creek.

Polygon Northwest has already begun grading the site of their multi-use development in Mill Creek’s East Gateway Urban Village. As well, their informal meetings with Mill Creek’s Design Review Board over the past months have resulted in design improvements in building elevations, materials and landscaping design, which should result in quick final approvals.

On March 12, 2013, the Mill Creek City Council unanimously approved Polygon Northwest’s development agreement for the 18.5-acre multi-use complex with 29,000 square feet of commercial capacity, 122 townhomes/condominiums, 180 apartments, and a 1.26-acre neighborhood park.

The next step in the process will occur at the June 26, 2013 public hearing when the Mill Creek Hearing Examiner will receive public input on the project’s binding site plan. The binding site plan being considered only includes the residential portion of the complex. The commercial development will be considered at at later date.

Christi Amrine, Mill Creek Senior Planner, described what will happen at the public hearing, "The hearing examiner will hear public testimony and review the Mill Creek Community Development Department’s staff report, development application and reports along with the SEPA determination. The hearing examiner decides whether or not to approve the binding site plan."

Amrine said that civil plans won’t be submitted to the City for approval until the Hearing Examiner’s determination is final. She believes this will probably occur later in the summer.

The Mill Creek Design Review Board’s formal review of Polygon Northwest’s building elevations, materials, and landscaping designs will also occur later in the summer according to Amrine.

It is expected that building permits won’t be issued until late in 2013.

Please contact Senior Planner Christi Amrine at 425-921-5738 for additional information.

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