Scene in Lynnwood: Then and now — Buca di Beppo

Koz on Alderwood Mall Blvd.

This site at 4301 Alderwood Mall Blvd. is the former location of Italian restaurant Buca di Beppo, which closed in 2017.

The old Buca di Beppo restaurant, closed in 2017.

The property was subsequently sold for $5.5 million and is being developed into an apartment complex called “Koz on Alderwood Mall Blvd,” with 199 units and 100 parking spaces. Completion is expected to be this fall.

— Photos by David Carlos

  1. And the poor planning continues, with more housing spaces than parking spaces. I know the thinking, “they’ll take public transportation”. But people continue to own cars, because they want to go other places than just to work.

  2. One hundred ninety-nine units and only 100 parking spaces?
    Why is that allowed?
    City of Lynnwood, can you answer that question?

  3. Great! More apartments that no one can afford and more parking lots. So sick of Snohomish County turning into a cement!

  4. Lynnwood is going to continue to grow in population. Development of more housing units is the only thing that is going to keep rents from exploding. For students and young adults who can’t afford to spend $1 million on a house in lynnwood, this is going to be a better housing option for them.

    I think lynnwood needs more apartments, townhouses, and duplexes. Young people can’t afford the luxury of a single family home in lynnwood anymore. Without more development, we are going to turn into a city of old people who bought homes decades ago and rich people who could afford to buy million dollar homes.

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