The Lakepointe project is a proposal for a mixed-use development, which will be built in phases on approximately 45 acres on Lake Washington where the Sammamish River enters the lake. The site is just east of the Kenmore Air Harbor Seaplane terminal.
Lakepointe is intended to integrate different land uses and activities in a complementary manner to minimize the conflicts and integrate the usage among residents, shoppers, vehicles, pedestrians and cyclists. The mixed-use nature of this development will provide almost a mile of Lake Washington and Sammamish River channel shoreline public access.
Lakepointe is not a new proposal and has undergone significant public review since 1989. The proposed development was included in the Northshore Community Plan that was adopted in 1993 by the King County Council. A Lakepointe Citizen Task Force met for several years and worked with the developer to provide public support and extensive input into the design and implementation of the proposal.
Project Status: On December 15, 2015 the City issued a letter to the property owner’s legal counsel, granting two six-month extensions (to June 30, 2016 and December 31, 2016) of the Commercial Site Development Permit, including the master plan approval, subject to four conditions. The two six month extensions are also subject to the nine conditions of the City’s May 19, 2011 extension letter and the four conditions of the City’s June 14, 2013 extension letter. The Shoreline Permit expired August 14, 2007. The property owner is still committed to completing the project and is in discussion with several developers who have expressed interest in the project.
For more information on the Lakepointe project, call City Manager, Rob Karlinsey & Development Services Director, Bryan Hampson at 425-398-8900.