By Lesley Van Winkle, News of Mill Creek
We thought it would be interesting to revisit some of the articles from 2017 that received the most interest in the community:
- Mill Creek’s Village by the Creek shopping center renovation and tenancy is now complete: The renovation and update of the façade at the Village by the Creek shopping center that was started in early 2016, is now complete. Two new Mill Creek businesses will soon open.
- Mill Creek hearing examiner approves Arena Sports indoor sports center binding site plan: Mill Creek’s hearing examiner formally approved Arena Sports’ binding site plan on Wednesday, February 8, 2017.
- Quick actions from Washington State Patrol Trooper help save woman’s life: The actions of veteran Washington State Patrol Trooper Lance Ramsay saved a woman’s life; however for him, it’s just “part of the job.”
- Police warn of kidnapping scam in Everett and Snohomish County: The Everett Police Department and Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office are warning the public about a “kidnapping scam” making the rounds in the area..
- Seattle Hill Road Improvement Project to begin April 10th: The long awaited Seattle Hill Road Improvement Project is scheduled to begin on Monday, April 10, 2017. According to Snohomish County Public Works intermittent single-lane closures and road shifts will be required until the project is complete. Flaggers will direct traffic and commuters can expect delays of up to 20 minutes.
- Sheriff’s Office rescues victim of trafficking in Lynnwood sting operation: Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office detectives rescued an adult female trafficking victim during a joint Federal Bureau of Investigation sting operation on Thursday, May 4, 2017.
- Sprouts Farmers Market architect submits plans for Mill Creek store: On Friday, June 23, 2017, Sprouts Farmers Market’s architect submitted building plans to the City of Mill Creek for a new store in the Gateway Shopping Center.
- Jackson High School community mourns loss of three students: Three Jackson High School students died at the scene of a single-car accident north of Alderwood Mall early Wednesday morning, July 26, 2017.
- Mill Creek Police nab possible serial burglary suspect: Mill Creek Police have taken a 43-year-old man, Hun Park, into custody after he broke into a Mill Creek apartment Friday, July 28, 2017. The man is suspected of being a serial burglar in east King County and southern Snohomish County.
- Rapidly moving brush fire spreads to old Buffalo Farm barn: Just before 1:29 pm on Friday afternoon, August 25, 2017, a single engine was dispatched to a report of a fire at the intersection of 132nd St SE and 39th Ave SE. When they arrived they found an active, fast moving brush fire and requested an additional engine.
- Mill Creek City Council begins to discuss pedestrian crossing issues on 132nd Street SE: The Mill Creek City Council had a brief discussion at their September 12, 2017, meeting regarding the public safety issue with pedestrians crossing 132nd Street SE at locations where there are no crosswalks. A number of accidents have occurred where pedestrians have been severely injured.
- Changes coming to Mill Creek’s Gateway Shopping Center: Mill Creek’s Design Review Board gave the go ahead for Kimco Realty Corporation to make major changes at their Gateway Shopping Center. The plan is to update the main building’s exterior where two new tenants will open for business in 2018. The City of Mill Creek has identified the two new tenants for Safeway’s old space at Gateway Shopping Center as Sprouts Farmers Market and Planet Fitness.
- Mill Creek Arena Sports begins “rolling opening": Mill Creek’s new 98,000-square-foot Arena Sports indoor sports complex began their “rolling opening” on Saturday, October 21, 2017, with an open house and Lil’ Kickers soccer classes.
- Significant flooding closes 136th Street SE in Mill Creek at Bothell-Everett Highway: Significant flooding closed 136th Street SE between Bothell-Everett Highway (SR 527) and Jackson High School in Mill Creek on Wednesday morning, November 15, 2017. People are advised to avoid the area.
- Mill Creek’s Safe Internet Purchase Exchange will help protect residents: The City of Mill Creek has installed a Safe Internet Purchase Exchange in the City Hall South parking lot, located at 15728 Main Street, to protect residents and to promote business.