East Gateway Urban Village

Planning
The East Gateway Urban Village (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.  Many residents in the neighborhoods surrounding the  EGUV were involved in the original planning and visioning for the EGUV in 2007 - 2008.  At the time the Comprehensive Plan was amended to include the EGUV subarea, an Illustrative Master Plan was also adopted.  It is important to understand that this plan is an architect's rendering of one of the ways this area could develop and not an adopted development plan.  As development occurs a specific plan is proposed for an individual parcel, which must be compliant with the Comprehensive Plan policies and the Development Code regulations, as well as the subarea Design Guidelines.  Thus, the actual site layout for the EGUV is likely to differ somewhat from the original Illustrative Master Plan.   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.  A second report was completed in 2012 to address infrastructure improvements and alignment - EGUV Infrastructure Schematic Design Report.

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. You can also read more informational studies in the project fiscal analysis.

PROJECTS THAT HAVE BEEN COMPLETED IN THE SUBAREA TO DATE:

Vintage at Mill Creek
Vintage at Mill Creek is a mixed-use development consisting of two five-story buildings with 15,539 square feet of ground floor commercial/retail space and parking with 216 residential units above.  In addition, three single-story garage buildings are located on the southern portion of the site adjacent to the existing single-family homes. Landscaping and open spaces are included as well as a 50-foot wide vegetated roadway buffer with sidewalk adjacent to 132nd Street SE.  Access to is from 132nd Street SE.

Mill Creek Meadows Apartment and The Towns at Mill Creek Condominiums
In 2013 - 2015 Polygon Homes built a development consisting of 180 apartments, known as Mill Creek Meadows Apartments, and a condominium development, known as The Towns at Mill Creek, consisting of 122 townhomes.  The project also included installation of a traffic signal at the 132nd Street and 44th Avenue intersection. The Binding Site Plan also included two commercial lots and a public park.  The commercial lots  have since been developed with a 12,000 square foot preschool facility (Primrose Preschool) and a 6,500 square foot retail/dental office building.  Buffalo Park, a 1.25 acre neighborhood park, was constructed and dedicated to the City as a part of the project in 2015.

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.