Existing 136th Avenue NE to remain for now
The existing 136th Avenue NE grid road the city adopted upon incorporation will remain on the books until "an acceptable majority of the property owners in the 135/136th corridor can bring forth an agreement that is acceptable to the city that provides reciprocal ingress/egress easements." If an agreement is not reached by Oct. 1, 136th Avenue NE will remain on the books.
Two weeks ago, the Knolls (Knoll Lumber), the Spadys (Doug's Boats), and Charlie Puzzo delivered to the council an agreement with TRF-Pacific granting those three property owners easements for access as they develop rather than a full grid road as proposed by the city.
Brent Carson, attorney representing TRF-Pacific, believes getting the agreements together shouldn't pose a problem. "The city's proposal is a good compromise and allows everything to go forward," said Carson, who has repeatedly testified that if 136th Avenue NE remains, the proposed 44-acre retail center is "dead."
The issue of allowing manufactured homes to be placed within the proposed right-of-way remains up in the air, as staff waits for further instructions from council on that issue. Canterbury Square Condominiums has preliminary plans for additional lots.
Dave Bricklin, attorney representing the Canterbury Square Condominium Homeowners Association, argued that this type of development "should be exempt, as they are easily removed," while permanent structures should not be allowed.