Kent Council to consider permit for major retail development on East Hill

The Kent City Council will vote at its regular meeting at 7 p.m. April 20 at City Hall on whether to approve a conditional-use permit by a Kirkland developer for a proposed East Hill commercial development on the southern edge of Kent.

The Kent City Council will vote at its regular meeting at 7 p.m. April 20 at City Hall on whether to approve a conditional-use permit by a Kirkland developer for a proposed East Hill commercial development on the southern edge of Kent.

Developer Kent 25 LLC, part of the YarrowBay Group of Kirkland, plans to build 75,302 square feet of retail and office space as well as a 76,128-square-foot, two-story senior assisted-living facility. The development would be built on 13.3 acres near the northwest corner of Southeast 304th Street and 124th Avenue Southeast.

Hearing examiner Ted Hunter, hired by the city as a neutral party to make land-use decisions, recommended approval of the permit in a March 15 written decision.

The Council will consider whether or not to accept Hunter’s recommendation.

The commercial development is part of a proposal by YarrowBay to build 379 single-family homes, known as the Verdana or Bridges development, on 155 acres at the southern edge of the city’s border.




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