By Richard Van Winkle, News of Mill Creek.
December 23, 2015, update.
According to Mill Creek Director of Community and Economic Development Tom Rogers the Design Review Board approved plans to update The Village by the Creek’s façade at their December 17th meeting.
This clears the way for the work to begin in March and to be complete by June of 2016.
Original December 13, 2015, article.
The new owner of The Village by the Creek shopping center has submitted plans to update its façade and colors to the Mill Creek Design Review Board for their approval at their December 17, 2015, meeting.
The new owner hopes to have approvals in place so that work can begin in March and to be complete by June of 2016.
Current tenants of The Village by the Creek shopping center, which was originally developed in the 1980s, include China Garden restaurant, Elliot Bay Pizza, and The Jet Bar and Grill.
Mill Creek Municipal Code states that all changes in building elevations, materials, and colors for commercial and industrial developments in Mill Creek must get prior approval from the Mill Creek Design Review Board.
The new owner wants to make the property more attractive to renters and their customers with a more modern look.
The Mill Creek Design Review Board’s staff report stated, “The existing exterior façade is comprised of horizontal wood siding, and is painted a light blueish grey with dark blue trim. On the top of the building is a ‘western’ style false façade that provides architectural variation and a sign band for the tenant spaces.”
“The applicant is proposing to update the façade, parapets, cornices, and color scheme, as well as resurface the parking lot and replace damaged curbs. No changes are proposed to the Union Bank building.”