Looking back at the top local news stories from 2017

Village by the Creek Shopping Center. Photo credit: Lesley Van Winkle.
Village by the Creek Shopping Center. Photo credit: Lesley Van Winkle.

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:

January 2017

February 2017

March 2017

April 2017

  • 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.

May 2017

June 2017

July 2017

August 2017

  • 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.

September 2017

  • 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.

October 2017

November 2017

December 2017


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