East Gateway Urban Village

The East Gateway Urban Village (EGUV) subarea is comprised of approximately 52 acres south of 132nd Street SE between 35th Avenue SE and Seattle Hill Road and is zoned for a mixed-use urban village.  The subarea is currently being developed with a combination of residential, retail, and office uses.  Many residents in the neighborhoods surrounding the EGUV were involved in the original planning and visioning for the EGUV subarea in 2007 - 2008.  At the time the Comprehensive Plan was amended to include the EGUV subarea and an Illustrative Master Plan.  It is important to understand that this plan is an architect's rendering of one of the ways this area could develop and not an adopted development plan.  As development occurs a specific plan is proposed for an individual parcel, which must be compliant with the Comprehensive Plan policies and the Development Code regulations, as well as the subarea Design Guidelines.  Thus, the actual site layout for the EGUV is different than the original Illustrative Master Plan.   Illustrative Master Plan and Design Guidelines

Engineering Studies
The public infrastructure items such as the spine road alignment, traffic impacts, access points, storm drainage, and utilities will be major factors in how the EGUV develops. To provide uniform guidance to property owners and developers, the city has taken the lead on completing a preliminary engineering study and a 30% design report to address these items.  A second report was completed in 2012 to address infrastructure improvements and alignment - EGUV Infrastructure Schematic Design Report.

The preliminary engineering study was completed in November 2010, while the 30% design report took recent EGUV changes into account and was finalized in December 2012. The timeline and funding for the construction of the public infrastructure is still to be determined, and will depend on the nature of the development within the EGUV. You can also read more informational studies in the project fiscal analysis.

Completion of the Spine Road

The EGUV subarea plan was designed with internal access provided via a “Spine Road.” Several parcels in the East Gateway Urban Village have developed or are proposed for development and construction of the “Spine Road” has been a condition of approval for these developments. Right-of-way was dedicated as part of the approval of the Polygon Apartments/Townhome development, the Gateway Building, the Vintage and The Farm (currently under construction). See map below that shows the missing road sections in red that the City Council recognizes are needed to provide circulation and access between the 39th Avenue SE and 44th Avenue SE signalized intersections consistent with the adopted plans for the EGUV.