Terrace landowners ask for denser development in four parcels

  • Jenny Lynn Zappala<br>Enterprise editor
  • Monday, March 3, 2008 6:46am

MOUNTLAKE TERRACE — The property owners of three single family houses in the downtown area and a lot north of Terrace Creek park are seeking zoning changes that would allow more intense development on the lots.

The City Council is considering the two proposed amendments and is expected to make a decision on Dec. 19, according to Shane Hope, the city’s planning and development director.

A public hearing about the proposed zoning changes is scheduled for 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 5, at Mountlake Terrace Council chambers, 23204 58th Ave. W.

Once a year, property owners can ask the city to make amendments to the comprehensive plan related to the owner’s property, Shane said. The amendments must be reviewed by the city’s planning commission and approved by the city council before adoption.

The changes, which the city’s planning commission has already reviewed, are as follows:

• 4907 216th Place SW.: Dagnew Amdemichael and Zerai Mahangel of Lynnwood own one parcel at 4907 216th Place SW. The owners want the zoning changed from six housing units per acre to 16 housing units per acre.

• 23602 55th Ave. W., 23604 55th Ave. W. and 23606 55th Ave. W.: Gordon and Julie Hungar of Lake Forest Park own three houses, which are currently zoned for single family housing. The owners want to change the zoning to town center, which would allow mixed-use development. The three houses are next to an area that is zoned for the town center.

The public is encouraged to attend the public hearing, testify at the hearing in person or send written comments about the proposed amendments.

Written comments must be received by 5 p.m. Monday, Dec. 5, at city hall, or can be brought to the public hearing. Written comments can be sent to Shane Hope, planning and development director, by e-mail at shope@ci.mlt.wa.us or by mail to Mountlake Terrace City Hall, attn: Shane Hope, 23204 58th Ave. W., Mountlake Terrace, Wash., 98043.

For information or to review the documents, call the planning department at 425-744-6280 or 425-744-6266 or go to city hall during business hours.

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