Subject Area

The Airport Business Park consists of 125 acres – offering high visibility Retail and Commercial opportunities along the 172nd Street corridor, as well as High-Tech business and Light Industrial opportunities throughout the interior of the park. Lots can range in size from .25 acres to 10 acres or larger. This prime development area, known as the Airport Business Park contains flat topography with approximately 20 cleared acres  ready to build as well as 115 flat forested acres to the north. An adjacent Athletic Club and Public School are situated on the West end of the property. Twenty-nine high-tech aerospace manufacturers are located in and around the airport.

Access and Visibility

The Airport Business Park is located two miles from Interstate 5 and is accessed directly from Highway 531 (172nd Street NE) from Interstate 5. The business park is served by recently installed Airport Boulevard, a multi-modal 3-lane arterial that runs south to north (connecting Highway 531 with 188th Street NE). Highway 531 is scheduled to become a 4 lane arterial as soon as 2019. Drive-by trips occur on a daily basis totaling 25,000 ADT. The park is served by airport trails that connect to the regional Centennial Trial via the 188th Street Trail providing access to recreational opportunities within the vicinity.

Zoning

The Airport Business Park is primarily zoned Business Park which allows for high-tech manufacturing, professional offices, and other similar uses. A portion of the site along Highway 531 (172nd Street NE) is zoned Highway Commercial and General Commercial allowing for a wide variety of commercial businesses and services. The Airport Business Park is bounded by moderate density residential uses to the north and west, Aviation Flightline to the east, and commercial land to the south.

Current Infrastructure

Available infrastructure within the Park includes Airport Boulevard, City sewer and water, and electricity (Snohomish County PUD). Construction of 173rd Street (2 blocks north of Highway 531) is scheduled for 2016/2017, which will bring additional power and communications lines to the prime Retail and Commercial areas along Highway 531. 173rd St will also connect 43rd Ave NE to Airport Boulevard. A 12″ wastewater main is available to serve both sides of 173rd Street running East – West with 8″ branch lines serving properties to the north and south.

Development Incentives:

  • Low Traffic Impact Fee Zone
  • LID Storm water Design Options
  • 10%-20% land lease reduction
  • Mass Transit opportunity
  • Air Transportation

Development Scenarios:

(Phase I)

Approximately 900,000sf of prime commercial/retail development (Phase I) with an approximate build-out potential of 630,000 sf of building area. (Phase II and Phase III include approximately 105 acres).

Development permit scenarios:  All reviews can be concurrent!

Retail <4 acres

Land Use – Zoning Permit

  • Review time: 30 days
  • Cost: $2,222

Design Review

  • Review time: Concurrent
  • Cost: $423

SEPA (>19 parking spaces)

  • Review time: Concurrent
  • Cost: $2,222

Site Civil-drainage

  • Review time: 30 days
  • Cost: 6% of engineer’s cost est

Building

  • Review time: 14 days
  • Cost: see chart below

Impact Fees

  • Traffic – $3,355 PM Peak Hour per IT Manual. A traffic study can be completed in lieu of the IT Manual.
  • Building Fees – see chart below

Building fees are based on valuation – SF/cost of construction of building

  1. $300,000 valuation $4,754
  2. $500,000 valuation $7,269
  3. $1 million valuation $12,397
  4. $1.5 million valuation $16,416
  5. $2 million valuation $20,433
  • Water and sewer connection fees

Retail >4 acres

Land Use – Zoning Permit

  • Review time: 30 days
  • Cost: $2,222

Or…

Special Use

  • Review time: 60 to 90 days
  • Cost: $3,306 + Hearing Examiner if required

Or…

Conditional Use

  • Review time: 60 to 90 days
  • Cost: $3,862 + Hearing Examiner

All other permit requirements remain the same

 

 

 

Subject Area:

This area has great potential for large retail commercial development and or multiple retail outlets with a large anchor tenant. There are three major GC – General Commercial lots located at the NW, NE, and SW corners ranging from 14 acres to 17.66 acres. There is also a 6.6 acre parcel located at the SE corner.

Access and Visibility:

The Hill Top Development Area has excellent access and visibility from SR 9 and 172nd Street NE. A tremendous amount of drive-by trips occur on a daily basis with very little delay or disruption at this location. A newly constructed roundabout serves to keep traffic flowing smooth while also providing slow-downs to accommodate easy access to development areas. This area also falls within our commercial retail overlay zoning district, which does not allow incompatible uses that otherwise may distract from the primary retail service nature of this area. This area abuts SR 9 on all four sides and is also surrounded with heavily populated residentially developed areas, such as Glen Eagle, Crown Ridge, Eagle Heights, Magnolia Meadows and a recently 84 lot long plat.

Zoning:

The Hill Top Area is primarily zoned GC – General Commercial with a commercial overlay that allows various mix of retail and business opportunities. The GC Zone at the SE abuts the 84 lot residential plat.

Current Infrastructure:

All four quadrants have water, sewer and storm available. A new high pressure water zone is planned to be installed by early 2016 to address the low pressure issue. A new 12-inch water line was installed, which runs east to west through the site at 172nd Street with secondary mains extending north along both sides of SR 9. A 12-inch wastewater line was recently installed that has ample capacity to serve all four quadrants. Managing storm water can be accomplished by utilizing low-impact design.

Development Incentives:

  • Low Traffic Impact Fee Zone
  • LID Storm water Design Options
  • Wetland Banking
  • Mass Transit opportunity

Development Scenarios:

Approximately 2,536,498sf of prime commercial development available with an approximate build-out capacity of 1,521,898sf of building area.

Development Permit Scenarios:  All reviews can be concurrent!

Retail <4 acres

Land Use – Zoning Permit

  • Review time: 30 days
  • Cost: $2,222

Design Review

  • Review time: Concurrent
  • Cost: $423

SEPA (>19 parking spaces)

  • Review time: Concurrent
  • Cost: Free

Site Civil-drainage

  • Review time: 30 days
  • Cost: 6% of engineer’s cost estimate

Building

  • Review time: 14 days
  • Cost: see chart below

Impact Fees

  • Traffic – $3,355 PM Peak Hour per IT Manual. A traffic study can be completed in lieu of the IT Manual.
  • Building Fees – see chart below

Building fees are based on valuation – SF/cost of construction of building

  1. $300,000 valuation $4,754
  2. $500,000 valuation $7,269
  3. $1 million valuation $12,397
  4. $1.5 million valuation $16,416
  5. $2 million valuation $20,433
  • Water and sewer connection fees

Retail >4 acres

Land Use – Zoning Permit

  • Review time: 30 days
  • Cost: $2,222

Or…

Special Use

  • Review time: 60 to 90 days
  • Cost: $3,306 + Hearing Examiner if required

Or…

Conditional Use

  • Review time: 60 to 90 days
  • Cost: $3,862 + Hearing Examiner

 All other permit requirements remain the same

 

 

Subject Area:

This area has various size lots ranging from .27 to 8.38 acres totaling 46 acres within our General Commercial Zone. This development area, known as Kent Prairie, is generally flat and has great development potential.

Access and Visibility:

The Kent Prairie Development Area has excellent access and visibility from State Route 9 and 204th Street NE. A tremendous amount of drive-by trips occur on a daily basis with very little delay and disruption. An additional three lane road, known as Arlington Valley Road, will be installed that connects 71st Street to 67thAvenue allowing for better connectivity to the West.

Zoning:

The Kent Prairie area is zoned GC – General Commercial with Retail Overlay that allows a vast array of retail and business opportunities. The GC Zoning District abuts an area zoned RHD – Residential High Density where the opportunity for large multi-family development is strong, adding additional support to the local retail development.

Current Infrastructure:

All four quadrants of the Kent Prairie Development Area is served with adequate water capacity and pressure. A 15-inch wastewater main is available to serve both sides of 204th Street running east – west along both sides of SR 9 with 8-inch branch lines serving properties to the north and south.

Development Incentives:

  • Low Traffic Impact Fee Zone
  • LID Storm water Design Options
  • Multi-family utility connection fee reduction
  • Mass transit opportunity

Redevelopment Scenarios:

A vacant big box grocery anchor situated on 8.38 acres with occupied ancillary retail support stores in very good condition.

Redevelopment permit requirements:

  • Tenant Improvement – renovation to existing retail for re-occupancy:
  • Land Use Review – No
  • Site Civil Review – No
  • Building Review – Yes. Turnaround time for permit is 14 days

Estimated Fees based on cost of improvement (valuation):

  • $500,000 = $7,269
  • $800,000 = $10,492
  • $1,000,000 = $12,397
  • $1,500,000 = $16,416
  • Increase approximately $4,000 per $500,000 of cost increase

Development Scenarios:

Approximately 1,500,000sf of prime commercial development with an approximate build-out potential of 970,000sf of building area.

Development permit scenarios: All reviews can be concurrent!

Retail <4 acres

Land Use – Zoning Permit

  • Review time: 30 days
  • Cost: $2,222

Design Review

  • Review time: Concurrent
  • Cost: $423

SEPA (>19 parking spaces)

  • Review time: Concurrent
  • Cost: $2,222

Site Civil-drainage

  • Review time: 30 days
  • Cost: 6% of engineer’s cost estimate

Building

  • Review time: 14 days
  • Cost: see chart below

Impact Fees

  • Traffic – $3,355 PM Peak Hour per IT Manual.A traffic study can be completed in lieu of the IT Manual.
  • Building Fees – see chart below

Building fees are based on valuation – SF/cost of construction of building

  1. $300,000 valuation $4,754
  2. $500,000 valuation $7,269
  3. $1 million valuation $12,397
  4. $1.5 million valuation $16,416
  5. $2 million valuation $20,433
  • Water and sewer connection fees

Retail >4 acres

Land Use – Zoning Permit

  • Review time: 30 days
  • Cost: $2,222

Or…

Special Use

  • Review time: 60 to 90 days
  • Cost: $3,306 + Hearing Examiner if required

Or…

Conditional Use

  • Review time: 60 to 90 days
  • Cost: $3,862 + Hearing Examiner

All other permit requirements remain the same

Arlington Retail Location & Demographics

Arlington’s population was 18,360 in 2012 per the US Census Bureau with 7,078 households (Washington OFM).

Information on Arlington, and the many opportunities for development in our city can be found by viewing the interactive maps. Each tab contains relevent information such as demographics and retail development for that area. Explore the development potential Arlington has to offer.

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Arlington Business Demographics:

Arlington Geography:

Airport Business Park
Hilltop Development Area
Kent Prairie Development Area
Kent Prairie Development Area