By Richard Van Winkle, News of Mill Creek.
The City of Mill Creek received a binding site plan application for a new high-end indoor dog boarding facility called Muttley Square in summer 2018.
Muttley Square will be located near the intersection of Bothell-Everett Highway and 132nd Street SE northeast of the Les Schwab store. Access from the Bothell-Everett Highway will be provided via a new right-in and right-out only driveway.
The proposed project site is currently undeveloped and almost completely covered with a number of different varieties of shrubs and trees with a category III wetland near the center of the site.
According to the City of Mill Creek website the proposed development “consists of five 768 square foot pet boarding houses and a 1,652 square foot main office along with parking, stormwater facilities, and landscaping with walking paths and a private dog park.”
The following description of Muttley Square’s operation was provided by the project architect, Capital Architects Group:
“Muttley Square will offer pet boarding in a high-end, home-like environment for when a pet owner is away from home. Pets are provided premier care in a home setting, where they are never kenneled and are kept in small, intimate groups of ten dogs or less per house. They are surrounded by attentive, professional staff twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week.
The pet boarding cottages will have a rotating staff, day shift and night shift, that will supervise and tend to the pets every need. Each house contains two bedrooms, laundry room, kitchen and living room. Services in the cottages are of a business nature; doggy day-care by appointment.
An array of grooming services will also be provided at the main office as well as a small retail store of pet products. The main office acts as the drop off & pick up spot for all activities on site as well as the employee’s clock-in office.”
According to the City of Mill Creek’s website, the city’s hearing examiner will hold a public hearing for Muttley Square at 6:00 pm on Monday, March 25, 2019.
The Mill Creek Hearing Examiner is the final decision maker for the project. He will decide whether or not the proposed development complies with the city’s land use regulations and municipal code requirements.
Proposed Muttley Square binding site plan. Image courtesy of City of Mill Creek.