Terrace Station (formerly Gateway TOD) Phase 1 Construction Begins
After a number of delays, the project on the former Evergreen Elementary site in Mountlake Terrace has started construction.
This first phase of the Terrace Station project will construct the new Gateway Boulevard, connecting Gateway Place to the south, near Umpqua Bank, with 236th St SW near the Transit Center. One of the three buildings will be constructed with this phase. The building is a six-story mixed-use building of approximately 470,000 square feet. The ground floor will be commercial space and there will be two levels of underground parking. The upper levels will contain 258 apartment homes comprised of a mix of studio, open one-bedroom, one-bedroom, two-bedrooms and three-bedroom types.
Reinforcement of the Gateway Boulevard bridge, which crosses a tributary to McAleer Creek between the movie theater and bank, is in process. The reinforcement is needed to meet weight capacity standards for emergency services and construction activities related to Terrace Station. The work includes removal of a landscape island on the bridge to reduce weight.
Sierra Construction, the contractor and owner of the project, recently sent a letter to residents on and near 237th St SW notifying them that 237th St SW will be used for construction access:
This letter serves as formal notice to you that Sierra Construction recently began construction of Phase 1 of a multi-phase project that will occur on the land between Umpqua bank and the Transit Center, just east of I-5. This land used to be the old Edmonds School District site and Parcel 8 of the Gateway Association, parcels 27043200400700 and 27043200401600 in Mountlake Terrace, WA 98043. This phase will include extending the current Gateway Pl to 236th St SW, and the construction of a mixed-use building.
Unfortunately, we will have to temporarily use 237th St SW to access the site with our equipment. This will only have to happen until the bridge on Gateway Place can be reinforced and/or we can open up access from 236th St SW. We apologize for any inconveniences.