Arco AM/PM store, car wash coming to Kent’s East Hill

Going up at corner of 116th Avenue SE and SE 240th Street.

A new Arco AM/PM store and car wash are under construction on Kent’s East Hill at the corner of 116th Avenue Southeast and Southeast 240th Street.

Plans submitted to the city include a 3,180-square-foot store, a 1,152-square-foot car wash and an eight-pump vehicle fueling facility on the southeast corner of the intersection, according to city land use hearing examiner documents. The station will sit across from the city’s Arbor Heights 360 Skate Park.

Crews also will install two underground fuel storage tanks totaling 47,000 gallons, 16 parking spaces, landscaping, stormwater facilities and street improvements.

Drivers will be able to access the store/car wash from both Southeast 240th Street and 116th Avenue Southeast. City staff determined the facility will add an estimated 1,002 daily and 92 evening peak-hour trips to the streets, which the city considers incremental impacts. The developer will construct street improvements to improve safety and traffic flow in the vicinity.

The improvements will include construction of new sidewalks and planter strips and widening at 116th Avenue Southeast.

The property is zoned Neighborhood Convenience Commercial, which allows food and convenience retail stores. The applicant received approval for the gas station and car wash through special uses.

Kent annexed the property in 1996 under the Meridian annexation. It previously had a single-family home and a greenhouse, structures that were demolished in 2006, according to city documents.

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