298 Multifamily Residential Units Planned for Melody Hill Site

A preliminary application has been submitted for the development of the site that formerly was Melody Hill Elementary School. DevCo, the developer working with the school district, proposed to construct 298 residential units. They are calling the development the Melody Hill Apartments. 

The development would have a small amount of commercial space, including the leasing office, along 220th St SW. There would be a driveway entrance on 220th, likely a right turn in/right turn out only, and an entrance on 222nd St SW.

The site plan submitted would definitely be in conflict with Sound Transit's preferred alternative for a future light rail station at 220th St SW. The preferred alternative, below, would have the station adjacent to eh Melody Hill site with a 200-stall surface parking lot of the Melody Hill site. An alternative presented in the Lynnwood Link Final EIS would put the station on the north side of 220th with a parking structure. The 220th station is not currently funded and would not be constructed with the initial buildout of Lynnwood Link opening in 2023.