By Richard Van Winkle, News of Mill Creek.
The Mill Creek Design Review Board conditionally approved the building elevations, materials and colors, landscaping, and lighting for Mill Creek Park Vista at their January 21, 2016, meeting.
This puts the new three-building, 31,000 square foot commercial development at 9th Avenue SE on a 4.64 acre undeveloped lot south of 164th Street SE on schedule to begin construction soon.
Owner Lori Blades intends to operate 14,500 square feet of commercial daycare use and 16,500 square feet of office and warehouse uses at the site. She hopes to have construction completed before the end of the summer.
The business complex includes 84 parking stalls and a five-foot wide trail along Penny Creek that connects to the Clock Tower Self Storage site on Bothell-Everett Highway.
The site has been designed to have a low impact on the adjoining wetlands and Penny Creek.
The final stormwater infiltration pond design will utilize on-site soil testing to verify the infiltration rate prior to construction as high groundwater in the area hinders stormwater absorption.
Mill Creek Community and Economic Development Director Tom Rogers said in an email that a separate wetlands tract including Penny Creek, the category II wetlands, and the category IV wetlands would be created when the final binding site plan is recorded.