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Clock Tower Storage seeking City of Mill Creek’s approval to expand

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Aerial view of proposed development site. Photo courtesy of the City of Mill Creek.
Aerial view of proposed development site. Photo courtesy of the City of Mill Creek.

By Richard Van Winkle, News of Mill Creek.

Clock Tower Storage on the Bothell Everett Highway wants to expand their Mill Creek business on a lot just south of the Providence Medical Center Mill Creek Commons Office Buildings.

The documents submitted to the City of Mill Creek detail the plans to construct two single-story storage buildings and one three-story storage building totaling 48,060 square feet on the 4.8-acre lot.

Clock Tower Storage anticipates adding 370 storage units and thirty parking spaces in this expansion of their business. They want to begin construction as soon as possible.

Since the new storage facility will be self-service, the new development does not require office space for employees.

The new storage buildings will be accessed through the existing Providence Medical Center Mill Creek Commons Office Building driveway, so no additional driveways to Bothell Everett Highway will be required.

A view of the proposed project site from the Bothell Everett Highway bridge over Nickel Creek. Photo courtesy of Google Maps.

A pedestrian access way to the development from Bothell Everett Highway is proposed along the north side of Nickel Creek.

Nickel Creek runs through the site along the lot’s southern and eastern borders. As well, portions of four critical area wetlands have been identified within the project area.

According to the City of Mill Creek’s review, “No direct of indirect impacts to wetlands or Nickel Creek are proposed with this project.”

The proposed site plan shows the required 75-foot buffer between the buildings and Nickel Creek, and a combination of buffer replacement and restoration along the required 200-foot buffer between the buildings and the critical area wetlands.

Since the new buildings and parking spaces will create additional stormwater runoff, a new stormwater system designed and constructed to fully treat the water and then infiltrate it into the ground.

Stormwater runoff from roofs and other impervious areas will flow into catch basins, which utilize filters for water quality treatment. Treated water will then drain from the catch basins into routed trenches under driveways and parking areas and will there infiltrate into the ground.

The final binding site plan will have to be approved by the City of Mill Creek before grading and building permits can be issued.

More information can be obtained from the City of Mill Creek website.

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