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East Gateway Urban Village
Many residents in the neighborhoods surrounding the East Gateway Urban Village (EGUV) were involved in the original planning and visioning for the EGUV in 2007 - 2008. The EGUV is 52 acres south of 132nd between 35th Avenue SE and Seattle Hill Road that is zoned for a mixed-use urban village and is planned to be developed with a combination of residential, retail, and office. Adopted Illustrative Master Plan and Design Guidelines

Engineering Studies
The public infrastructure items such as the spine road alignment, traffic impacts, access points, storm drainage, and utilities will be major factors in how the EGUV develops. To provide uniform guidance to property owners and developers, the city has taken the lead on completing a preliminary engineering study and a 30% design report to address these items.

The preliminary engineering study was completed in November 2010, while the 30% design report took recent EGUV changes into account and was finalized in December 2012. The timeline and funding for the construction of the public infrastructure is still to be determined, and will depend on the nature of the development within the EGUV. Contact Scott Smith, City Engineer, via email for any questions regarding these engineering documents. You can also read more informational studies in the project fiscal analysis.

Mill Creek EGUV, LLC (also know as Polygon Homes)
On June 26, 2013, the City's Hearing Examiner approved a proposal for 29,000 square feet of commercial area in three buildings, 122 townhomes / condominiums, and 180 apartments, and a public neighborhood park.  The project also includes installation of a traffic signal at the 132nd Street and 44th Avenue intersection, construction of 44th Avenue south of 132nd Street to connect the development to the new signal and future adjacent properties. Construction on this development is well underway with the apartments completed and approximately half of the townhomes completed.

On December 10, 2013, the City Council adopted a Master Plan for the new public park in the East Gateway area.  On April 16, 2014 the Hearing Examiner conducted a public hearing to take testimony on a Conditional Use Permit application for the park.  Hearing Examiner Decision  Construction of this park is nearly complete and a grand opening has been scheduled for April 24, 2015.
Gateway Building
The Gateway Building
The Gateway Building, located at 4220 132nd Street SE, was constructed in 2012 just west of the Advent Lutheran Church. 132nd Street Land Development built a 24,000 square foot, two story medical / office building that includes a parking lot, landscaping, and a plaza.

Only the northern portion of the site directly adjacent to 132nd Street SE has been developed at this time, leaving the adjacent two lots to the south available for development at a future date.

Email Updates
If you would like to have your name added to our email list to receive information on the EGUV, please sign up through Notify Me. Being on the mailing list will ensure that you receive regular updates on EGUV projects. Even if you don’t add your name to the list, you will still receive required public notice of a public hearing if you own property or reside within 500 feet of the project site.

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