At Monday night's City Council meeting City Manager Arlene Fisher official announced that Mountlake Terrace had won a Puget Sound Regional Council VISION 2040 award for the Arbor Village project. From the City Manager's weekly report:
Mountlake Terrace’s Arbor Village was selected as a winner of a 2014 VISION 2040 Award by the Puget Sound Regional Council (PSRC). This award honors an outstanding real-life example of how the region is achieving its collective and ambitious vision for growing wisely and creating great quality of life in all the region’s communities.
Arbor Village is a catalyst project which implements the Town Center vision for a livable downtown that is compact, promotes housing choices, is walkable and transit oriented. The project also took advantage of the city’s tax abatement program. The award will be presented on Thursday, May 29, 2014, as part of the PSRC General VISION 2040 Awards Dinner.
Special thanks to staff who prepared this successful nomination including Senior Planner Edith Duttlinger, Economic Development Director Dave Baron, and Administrate Assistant Leslie Lavoie.
The City Manager reported that there are only 6 residential units that have yet to be leased in the building.
And from the Puget Sound Regional Council:
Each year the Puget Sound Regional Council honors outstanding real-life examples of how the region is achieving our ambitious vision for growing wisely and creating great quality of life in all the region’s communities. The awards are designed to recognize the superb work being done by public and private organizations to achieve our region’s growth, economic, and transportation strategy, VISION 2040.
Mountlake Terrace also won a VISION 2040 award in 2009 for the Mountlake Terrace Housing Choices Program.
The Puget Sound Regional Council (PSRC) is a regional planning organization that develops policies and makes decisions about transportation planning, economic development, and growth management throughout the four-county Seattle metropolitan area surrounding Puget Sound. It is a forum for cities, towns, counties, transit agencies, port districts, Native American tribes, and state agencies to address regional issues.