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By David Pan 

Proposed mixed-use development would bring townhomes, commercial space to Mukilteo Speedway


Last updated 4/27/2022 at 12:38pm

David Pan

A developer is proposing a mixed-use project on Mukilteo Speedway that features commercial space and 122 residential units.

A proposed mixed-use development could bring 122 residential townhouses and four units of commercial space to the northwest corner of Mukilteo Speedway at 88th Street SW.

The preliminary plans for the 9.6-acre Carrik Court mixed-use development include 18 standalone townhomes and four structures with commercial space on the ground floors and townhomes above.

The 18 standalone townhomes would contain 114 of the new single-family residential units, and the four additional buildings would house the remaining eight residential units with the 9,600 square feet of commercial space (2,400 square feet commercial and two residential units per building).

The 122 residential units are slightly fewer than the allowable density for the site, according to City codes. The maximum density is 13 dwelling units per acre of the total lot area of the mixed-used development.

The Carrik Court development is at 8616 and 8516 Mukilteo Speedway and the lot next to 8616 Mukilteo Speedway, and is within the Planned Community Business (PCB) and Community Business (CB) zoning districts.

An unoccupied building, formerly where the Gene Nastri Community School of Music used to meet, is at 8616 Mukilteo Speedway, and would be torn down.

"Right now this is a starting point for this project," senior planner Linda Ritter said of the developer's application. "It goes through City review. It could be modified through the process."

The public is invited to comment on the project by email at [email protected] or by mail to: City of Mukilteo, Re: Carrik Court, 11930 Cyrus Way, Mukilteo, WA 98275. Comments are due by April 26.

Even after the City begins its review, public comment on the project will still be taken.

In its zoning regulations, the City states that its intent on mixed-use development is to create activity, visual interest, and a pedestrian-friendly environment.

Properties north of the site are a combination of undeveloped and commercial/multifamily uses that are zoned for multifamily. The properties adjacent to the west boundary of the site are fully developed single-family residential subdivision in the City's low density single-family zone.

The City requires businesses to have three parking spaces per 1,000 square feet. Residential units in both mixed-use and regular housing need to have two parking spaces, which could include a garage. The City also requires one visitor/guest parking space for every four units.

A traffic impact analysis report and the site plan currently differ in the access points to the project.

"We are in the early stages of the project," Ritter said. "A lot of things can change."

Mukilteo Water and Wastewater District is doing some staging on the property that is unrelated to the proposed mixed-use project.

The next step after the initial comment period is the City's review.

"The notice of application is informing the public we have the application and all the material to begin the review process," said Community Development director Dave Osaki.

The City may ask the applicant to update materials that need to be revised, such as the traffic impact analysis.

As part of the process, the City is coordinating with other agencies, including WSDOT, Department of Ecology, Department of Fish and Wildlife, Mukilteo Water and Wastewater District, and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

"It's a standard part of the process," Osaki said.


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