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East Gateway Urban Village

Mill Creek City Council approves East Gateway Urban Village park plan

The new park will be easily accessible from existing Mill Creek neighborhoods and will feature two lawn areas, a Bocce Ball court with seating, and a central meeting area with a playground, picnic bench shelter, and restrooms. There will be a number of parking stalls next to the park in order to facilitate community access.

The Mill Creek City Council unanimously approved the plan for the City’s newest park at their regular December 10, 2013, meeting.

The new park will be easily accessible on foot from nearby existing Mill Creek neighborhoods and will feature two lawn areas, a Bocce Ball court with seating, and a central meeting area with a playground, picnic bench shelter, and restrooms. There will be a number of parking stalls next to the park in order to facilitate community access.

Mill Creek’s Park and Recreation Board selected the concept for this park plan on November 14th after a number of public meetings. They approved the finalized park master plan at their December 4th meeting.

Mill Creek’s Hearing Examiner grants binding site plan for Polygon Northwest’s East Gateway Urban Village development

Polygon Northwest continues to make progress on their East Gateway Urban Village multi-used development.

On July 9, 2013, Kimberly Allen, Mill Creek’s Hearing Examiner, granted a binding site plan for the development because, “With conditions, the proposed Binding Site Plan would be consistent with the City Code, Comprehensive Plan, and other City policies, goals, and objectives.”

Allen’s 75-page decision includes a total of 73 detailed conditions to which Polygon Northwest must conform during the development. These conditions include:

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. 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.

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.

First East Gateway Urban Village business to open on June 17th

A major milestone will soon be reached in Mill Creek’s East Gateway Urban Village’s eight-year development; the first new business will open its doors on June 17, 2013.

A major milestone will soon be reached in Mill Creek’s East Gateway Urban Village’s eight-year development; the first new business will open its doors.

Integrated Rehabilitation Group (IRG) will open Gateway Physical & Hand Therapy in Mill Creek’s East Gateway Urban Village on June 17, 2013.

Gateway Physical & Hand Therapy is located on the first floor of the new 24,000 square foot office/medical building located at 4224 – 132nd Street SE, which is on the south side of 132nd Street SE across from Archbishop Murphy High School.

Polygon Northwest’s East Gateway Urban Village development agreement approved

Polygon Northwest took a big step forward on March 12, 2013, when the Mill Creek City Council unanimously approved an ordinance adopting the development agreement between Polygon Northwest’s limited liability corporation (Mill Creek EGUV, LLC) and the City.

It’s difficult to successfully complete all of the steps it takes to develop a piece of property; especially an 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 in Mill Creek.

Polygon Northwest took a big step forward on March 12, 2013, when the Mill Creek City Council unanimously approved an ordinance adopting the development agreement between Polygon Northwest’s limited liability corporation (Mill Creek EGUV, LLC) and the City.

Public hearing on East Gateway Urban Village zoning changes

On September 20th, Mill Creek’s Planning Commission will conduct a public hearing regarding proposed changes to the East Gateway Urban Village zoning.

On September 20th, Mill Creek’s Planning Commission will conduct a public hearing regarding proposed changes to the East Gateway Urban Village zoning to allow larger stores such as Target to be built there. Some of these changes have been in the planning stages since April of 2011.

Acting City Manager, Tom Gathmann, said that the City is in detailed discussions with Target for development of the west end of the East Gateway Urban Village in the July 3rd City Council meeting.

East Gateway Urban Village development proposal received

The City of Mill Creek received a proposal for a mixed-use development including 29,000 square feet of commercial capacity in three separate buildings.

The City of Mill Creek announced today that they have received a mixed-use development proposal from Polygon NW for the 18.5-acre Nash property at the east end of the East Gateway Urban Village. Polygon NW proposes to develop 29,000 square feet of commercial capacity in three separate buildings, 104 townhomes/condominiums, and 201 apartments. The proposal also includes installation of a traffic signal at the intersection of 132nd Street SE and 44th Avenue SE, and a public neighborhood park.

Mill Creek City Council adopts 2013-2019 Capital Facilities Plan

The Mill Creek City Council unanimously adopted the 2013-2019 Capital Facilities Plan after a June 26th public hearing.

The Mill Creek City Council unanimously adopted the 2013-2019 Capital Facilities Plan after a June 26th public hearing. All councilmembers were present for the hearing and subsequent vote except Councilmember Mark Bond, who couldn’t attend because of a family commitment.

The 2013-2019 Capital Facilities Plan incudes 31 projects valued at $43 million. This is an increase from the 2011-2017 Capital Facilities Plan, which contains 43 projects valued at $36 million.

The increase in total value is largely attributed to the projects associated with East Gateway Urban Village. The entire East Gateway Urban Village infrastructure cost is included in the 3013-2019 Capital Facilities Plan, even though developers will pay for most of it.

Capital facilities are the infrastructure needed to support growth, such as: roads, bridges, sewers, storm water facilities, public buildings, parks and recreation facilities. A capital facilities plan is an outline of the capital facilities projects, their time schedule, approximate budget, and funding sources.

East Gateway Urban Village frequently asked questions

Mill Creek's planned East Gateway Urban Village

What is the East Gateway Urban Village?

The East Gateway Urban Village is a planned shopping and residential center in the northeast corner of Mill Creek east of 35th Avenue SE, south of 132nd Street SE, and west of Seattle Hill Road. The vision is to have a Town Center-like development with a mix of professional office, retail shopping, and residential units on land that is now essentially undeveloped. When fully built out, the East Gateway Urban Village could include approximately 350,000 square feet of retail space, 60,000 square feet of office space, and a combination of 394 town homes and apartments.

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