405 luxury apartment units proposed for former Family Fun Center location

Architectural rendering of Edmonds Village apartments, proposed for 7212 220th St. S.W. in Edmonds.
The abandoned site of the former Family Fun Center and Funtasia. (Photo by David Carlos)

Many childhood memories were made at the family amusement center at 220th Street Southwest and Highway 99, but the area is now designated for an eco-friendly compilation of 405 luxury apartments, personal storage and ground-level commercial space known as Edmonds Village.

Located on the border of Edmonds and Mountlake Terrace, the space for years operated as Funtasia — home to numerous kids’ birthday parties, go-kart racing, bumper boats and laser tag — and later became the Family Fun Center. After the Family Fun Center closed, the building — which was undergoing interior remodeling to be used as a church — was struck by numerous fires.

Another Edmonds Village rendering.
The proposed project site plan.

According to the project narrative submitted by architecture firm Clark Barnes to the City of Edmonds, Edmonds Village apartments “will be a transit-oriented urban village,” with residents, business workers and visitors able to enjoy commutes via bicycle, bus, car and the new light rail station nearby.

The Behar Co. project’s north and south buildings are connected by a large underground parking structure that includes east-facing, double-height, town home-style residential units. There’s a large residential courtyard and a central plaza, connecting the project to existing adjacent retail (including Happy Lemon and Woods Coffee) to the west and the Interurban Trail to the east.

The fading sign that once welcomed families. Mountlake Terrace’s Red Dragon Casino is at the upper right. (Photo by David Carlos)

“The currently unoccupied Family Fun Center site will be dramatically improved by the proposed development, which responds to the current housing needs in the region,” the narrative said.

— By Teresa Wippel

  1. 1. Can 220th handle the additional cars from the new apartments?
    2. Can the new luxury apartments help alleviate the affordable housing crisis?

  2. Drivers entering and exiting those properties already cause massive congestion on 200th as it can only be accessed by NB 99 or EB 220th so the addition of 300-?00+ cars is with only one entrance/exit on the north side will 100% make a left turn on WB 220th a serious cluster F*&@ worse then it already is unless they allow access by the interurban trail or some other very expensive way. I truly hope the city does not approve this build!

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