Four Corners’ viability to be topic of July 16 forum in Maple Valley

Maple Valley will a Four Corners developer’s forum at 6 p.m. on July 16 at the Tahoma School District central facility. Citizens and business representatives can hear input from leading development firms on the viability of the city’s future plans for Maple Valley’s Four Corners sub-area, city officials said.

Maple Valley will a Four Corners developer’s forum at 6 p.m. on July 16 at the Tahoma School District central facility.

Citizens and business representatives can hear input from leading development firms on the viability of the city’s future plans for Maple Valley’s Four Corners sub-area, city officials said.

The city has been conducting a planning process to determine the future for the 300-acre commercial/industrial area surrounding the intersection of State Routes 169 and 516 (Kent-Kangley Road).

The sub-area plan is intended to chart a future of shopping and services.

“Creating a future for Four Corners that fulfills the vision of city residents will be key to the quality of life and economic health of the entire greater Maple Valley region,” said city manager Anthony Hemstad.

About 180 citizens attended a public workshop at the Lake Wilderness Lodge in January to give input on three alternative visions for how Four Corners should balance retail, services, jobs, recreation and open space. Based on that input, a single vision for the sub-area is taking shape, although some key questions remain, officials said.

The city is sponsoring the forum next week to get feedback on the feasibility of the draft layout for the Four Corners plan from adevelopers and brokers who have helped create commercial centers elsewhere. The forum will be conducted by the City Council and the city’s Planning Commission and Economic Development Committee. The location of the event is at 25720 Maple Valley Hwy.




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