City Council approves Lynnwood Place Cycle 2 Phase 2 project, changes to banner sign ordinance

my newsThe Lynnwood City Council took a number of actions at its Monday City Council meeting.

The City Council unanimously approved the next step for the Lynnwood Place Cycle 2 Phase 2 (old Lynnwood High School) project. Among the items approved were the development agreement, design guidelines and a participation agreement for the construction and financing of lift stations No. 4 and No. 8.

The Cycle 2 Phase 2 portion of the Lynnwood Place project is south of the upcoming Costco (Phase 1), which already had been approved. Cycle 2 Phase 2 will be a mixed-use project with retail on the ground floor and apartments on floors 2-5. Open space are designed in the project including the Lynnwood Place Commons, pedestrian sidewalk areas and roof top amenity decks. Lynnwood Place will be designed to have 12 to 16 foot wide sidewalks in front the storefronts.

There will be outdoor dining opportunities for restaurants. The roof top amenity decks will include group seating areas, outdoor grilling, fire pits and yard games. The mixed-use project will be connected via walkways to Costco and to the Alderwood Mall.

The City Council also voted unanimously to allow businesses to hang banners on a limited basis. Previous regulations prohibited the display of banner signs by businesses, except in conjunction with a Special Event Permit.

The approved changes allow banners in three instances:

  • Prior to a business grand opening (maximum term 30 days).
  • Business grand opening (maximum term 45 days)
  • Periodic (ongoing): Up to two displays per year for a maximum term of 30 days with a minimum interval between displays of 30 days.


The size of the banners would be proportionate to the physical size of the business. Most cities allow the display of banners one or more times a year, according to city staff.

The City Council also unanimously voted to have the city accept a Verdant Health Commission Grant for a new Fire Department Mobile Integrated Healthcare program.

The program will provide outreach services to at-risk populations, persons with chronic illness and frequent 911 utilizers. Mobile Integrated Healthcare attempts to fill the healthcare and human services gaps experienced by some residents before they need to call 911 or after being discharged from the hospital.

The City Council also unanimously voted to authorize the city to sign a contract with Maxim Health Systems to provide medical services at the Lynnwood City Jail.

The contract is to provide registered nurse and advanced registered nurse practioner services. The Lynnwood Jail currently does not have any medical personnel to handle inmate’s health issues. The jail also does not have any medical staff overseeing the prescription drug process, which is a violation of state law.


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