Introducing our new feature, Taking Shape — with first profile on Lynnwood Place

Lynnwood Place Phase 2 is a mixed-use project comprising of housing, commercial space and a Home Depot on the southern portion of the former Lynnwood High School site.

Publisher’s note: With construction projects underway across the city, Lynnwood Today is launching a column that includes regular updates on future Lynnwood housing, mixed-use and commercial developments. This series will also include updates on citywide transportation improvements. Thanks to reader Kathleen Sheldon for suggesting this idea.

In our first update, we’ll look at Lynnwood Place — a mixed-use project comprising dwelling units, retail, office and entertainment spaces, as well as a Home Depot on the southern portion of the former Lynnwood High School site. The project will connect via walkways to Alderwood Mall and to Costco, which was installed in Phase 1 of the project.

The first of Lynnwood Place’s two residential buildings is due to open in December.

Plans for the 19.1-acre site include 18,000 square feet of commercial space and 500 apartment units offered at market value. Per an agreement with the Edmonds School District — which owns the property – developer Wakefield Properties LLC will pay $1.3 million annually for the space, which will go into the district’s capital projects fund.

The project is in its second phase, which includes constructing  four, five-story multi-family residential buildings units over a single podium of parking and ground-floor retail and surface parking. Garage parking will also be available for shoppers and residents, although residential parking will be separate and only accessible by key fob.

The multifamily development includes several amenities for residents, including a private clubhouse and conference rooms.

Though Lynnwood Place will offer public retail and commercial spaces, the residential portion of the development will feature several amenities exclusive to those living on-site, including private conference rooms and work spaces, a clubhouse with covered outdoor lounge area, outdoor fire pits and five to six barbecue areas.

Wakefield Director of Construction Ed Babbitt said the first of the two residential towers is scheduled to be opened for leasing by December 2021, followed four months later by the completion of the second residential tower. Commercial retail spaces are projected to follow the same timeline. Phase two also includes two other buildings on the site, which Babbitt said will be restaurants opening sometime next year. 

East of the mixed-use development, a Home Depot is being constructed.

On the east side of the lot, construction is underway on the future Home Depot. Initially, developers proposed adding roof-top parking to the development. However, Babbitt said the idea was scrapped due to cost and enough available surface parking.

Home Depot is projected to bring 150-200 jobs to the area, offering employees career advancement opportunities.

–Story and photos by Cody Sexton

  1. Thank you so much for this article explaining the layout for this large project.

    I’m wondering what the plans are for changes to the already conjested traffic flow of that small, localized area.

    Also, when you say that there will be connections to Costco and the mall, are you speaking of street level only, like crosswalks, or do you mean a sky bridge type situation?

    Could you discuss this in a follow up article perhaps?

    Thank you so much again,

    Lisa Gaspar

  2. Thursday: 02/18/2021

    The Timing of this Project is Good and has a Few Pros & Cons?

    The Apartment Dwellers will Add to the Local Consumer Base at the Time many of Lynnwood’s Big & Small Businesses need the Boost to Recover from the Covid19 Shutdowns

    We will Need a Few additional Teachers as Some Children will be added to our Schools.

    Most Residents will Work Locally or Ride the Light Rail to work.

    Increase in Street Traffic until the Light Rail Opens.

    Most Residents will Walk to their Shopping and Entertainment.

    Lynnwood may need an additional Fire Station for this area.

    OK! Pros & Cons! What are your Thoughts?

    Cordially

    Mike

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