Verdana is a go: Kent City Council approves new East Hill development

The Kent City Council approved an ordinance May 4 to allow a proposed East Hill commercial development on the southern edge of town.

The Kent City Council approved an ordinance May 4 to allow a proposed East Hill commercial development on the southern edge of town.

The Council passed the ordinance as part of the consent calendar, which means it did not vote on the ordinance as a separate item. The Council had voted April 20 to accept the city hearing examiner’s recommendation to allow the revised conditional-use permit for the project.

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

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 from South 288th Street to South 304th Street.

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