New designs from Northline Village offer glimpse at future ‘urban hub’

A new glimpse at Northline Village, Lynnwood’s future urban hub reveals more details of the planned mid-rise office campus and mixed-use neighborhood next to the Lynnwood Link light rail station.

Merlone Geier Partners (MGP) Tuesday released new digital renderings of the future Northline Village development. Plans for the 18-acre site — located near 44th Avenue West, 200th Street Southwest and 196th Street Southwest — include multi-family housing, retail, professional office and entertainment spaces. The site will also include a festival street, green spaces and a dog park.

Last December, the Lynnwood City Council voted 5-1 — with Councilmember George Hurst voting against and former City Councilmember Shirley Sutton absent — to approve the development agreement between the city and MGP. West Coast-based MGP has owned the property since 2014.

“We are excited to share this new look at Northline Village in a way that captures the energy and opportunity envisioned by our team and the city of Lynnwood,” said Jamas Gwilliam, MGP’s Vice President for Development.

In the statement released Tuesday, MGP announced it is now ready to begin the phased delivery and leasing of more than 500,000 square feet of available office space, with retail and housing to follow.

“The first phase of Northline Village will likely open around the same time as the North Link light rail line, offering a 28-minute stress-free commute to and from downtown Seattle,” Gwilliam said.  

MGP hired architects CallisonRTKL and landscape architects HEWITT to design the project. CBRE is leading the office leasing, and MGP the retail leasing. Find more information visit

To view a video digital rendering, click here.


  1. Good job destroying Lynnwood! You destroyed it’s history and it’s simple home based virtue. It was once a great city to grow up in and be from, it is now an embarrassment

  2. Glad that something positive will be replacing the eyesores that were abandoned businesses and empty parking lots. For those who are complaining about this affecting Lynnwood’s “history”, I guess the shuttered Chevy’s WAS a bit of a landmark for the past 12 years, but I think it’s time to let it go.

    Another positive is that since this is mixed Residential, maybe it will give a bit of a break on the skyrocketing apartment costs in the area, which have forced a lot of families to leave this area. This will give the Seattle Commuters a place to hang their hats, leaving the apartments further from the light rail open again for families and older residents.

  3. This is great–actual planned development instead of chaotic sprawl. These blocks have been full of empty buildings for a long time. There’s already a lot of traffic through here, and more will be a pain at peak hours, but we really need some coherent spaces in that area and this certainly qualifies.

    1. The City of Lynnwood needs to vastly improve the red lights all over. Very few have flashing yellow. The lights at crossroads (in Lynnwood) at Hwy 99 are way too long. No wonder so many semis and other very large business trucks are now using OVD from 168th to 76th. Get some much needed competence for that very important task Lynnwood!

      1. Feb 28, 2020

        We’re Talking Northline Village not Traffic on this site. I agree Lynnwood can improve Traffic Lights. However the Primary Reason Trucks and Semi’s are using HWY 99 is the “Navigation Apps” {WAZE & Google} sense Heavy Traffic on I-5 and Direct Traffic to 99, 76th, 196th, 200th and Scribner Road! The Light Rail & adjacent Apartment Buildings will Increase “Walkability” and may have a Positive Effect Reducing Vehicle Traffic. I Walk Most of the Time thus I’m looking forward to Northline & The Light Rail.

  4. Feb 28 2020

    I LIKE This Development!! Northline Village Along with the Light Rail goes along way to bringing Lynnwood in to the 21st Century. The Village will attract Solid Middle Class folks to Lynnwood . Increasing the # of New Apartments will Help Control Rents. “Supply & Demand” will work in the Renter’s Favor. I have seen similar Developments Have a Positive Effect on Both US Cities and European Cities. I Live a 20 Minute Walk from Northline. I’m Looking Forward to Using the Benefits it will have to Offer.

  5. I can’t wait. How long is Chevy’s just going to sit there getting moldy. Lynnwood is one of the only cities that does not have a “downtown” and it is long overdue. Looks amazing.

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