Lakewood Crossing

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Lakewood Crossing Mall
Lakewood Crossing-map.png
A map of Lakewood Crossing
Location North Lakewood, Washington, United States
Opening date September 21, 2006
Developer Powell Development
Management Powell Development
Owner Powell Development
No. of stores and services

Open: 24


Planned: 11
No. of anchor tenants 2
Total retail floor area Outdoor, ?
No. of floors 1 (Outdoor)
Website www.lakewoodcrossing.org

Lakewood Crossing is a 476,000-square-foot (44,200 m2) retail complex in the Smokey Point/Lakewood neighborhood of northern Marysville, Washington, constructed by Powell Development. It opened in September 2006 with the opening of its first tenant, Costco. As of January 2008, close to two dozen tenants have opened stores and many more plan to open stores in the complex or its vicinity. [1] [2]

It is located at Exit 206 (SR 531/172nd St. NE) off Interstate 5, south of 172nd St. NE.[3] It is the largest retail complex in Northern Snohomish County. Lakewood Crossing currently includes such stores as Costco, Red Robin, Target, and Best Buy. [4]

Current Tenants[edit]

2006[edit]

2007[edit]

The logo for Lakewood Crossing, seen at the front entrance.

2008[edit]

2009[edit]

  • At&t
  • Bajio Mexican Grill

2013[edit]

  • Costco and Costco Fuel
  • Target
  • Best Buy
  • Mor Furniture
  • Office Depot
  • Petco
  • Michaels
  • Marshalls
  • Sleep Country
  • Sally Beauty
  • H&R Block
  • Nail salon
  • Miyakos Wok
  • Pizza Hut
  • Dental #1
  • Ihop
  • Red Robin
  • BECU
  • Verizon
  • Coldstone
  • Hot Iron Mongolian Grill
  • Bostons
  • Buffalo Wild Wings
  • Mattress Depot
  • Thai Cuisine
  • Sports Clips
  • Payless Shoes
  • Reaction Physical Therapy
  • The wine shop
  • Dentist #2
  • Starbucks
  • Desert Sun
  • Subway
  • Jamba Juice
  • Taco Bell

Future tenants[edit]

Traffic Congestion[edit]

Since the opening of retail stores in Lakewood Crossing, traffic has dramatically skyrocketed around the area.[6] Currently, there is only one main access point for Lakewood Crossing, which is 27th Ave NE and SR 531. WSDOT has no plans to improve this section of road, which WSDOT deemed sufficient to support future traffic for Lakewood Crossing when WSDOT approved road plans for the area before construction. There are plans by the city of Marysville to construct new overpasses and freeway ramps to the south of Lakewood Crossing to provide new access points and to support new development in the area. As of January 2009, no improvements have been made.

2007-2010[edit]

An additional right turn lane from eastbound 172nd Street to the southbound I-5 on-ramp, reducing congestion at the most congested exit from Lakewood Crossing, was added in late 2007.[7] Another project is to build a ramp from the Costco Gas Station to southbound I-5 at least by 2010.

Interchange Improvements (Exit 206)[edit]

WSDOT will build a two-lane loop ramp from westbound SR 531 to Southbound I-5, a realigned two-lane on-ramp from eastbound SR 531 to southbound I-5, a three-lane southbound off-ramp, and a two-lane to four-lane northbound off-ramp (as seen in the above image).[8] Also included is a park & ride facility next to the complex.

Bridge/Railroad[edit]

On 156th Street, there was a railroad crossing that was closed in 1999 because of the dangerous conditions. Officials have said that this crossing may be reopened with safety improvements to alleviate congestion. Also, there will be an overpass from 156th and Twin Lakes Ave. across I-5 to Smokey Point Boulveard, with provisions for future ramps to Interstate 5 when growth warrants it.[9]

Extension[edit]

The city is also planning an extension of Twin Lakes Avenue, at an unknown time. It will connect to the intersection of Stimson Road/140th Street and 34th Ave. N.E., thereby creating a continuous frontage road from 88th Street to 172nd Street (Quil Ceda Blvd., 34th Ave. N.E., and Twin Lakes Avenue).

Since the city of Marysville annexed the North Lakewood area in 2006, they are rezoning the area around Lakewood Crossing for retail, business, and light industry purposes, which will also bring many other transportation improvements to the area.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Snohomish County Business Journal
  2. ^ Snohomish County Business Journal
  3. ^ "Once rural lakes are now surrounded". Everett Herald. 
  4. ^ lakewoodcrossing.org
  5. ^ "New Costco is just a start". Everett Herald. 
  6. ^ Bill Sheets (December 2, 2007). "Smokey Point driver's plea: 'Give me a bulldozer'". Everett Herald. Retrieved 2008-01-05. 
  7. ^ Bill Sheets (September 7, 2007). "Turn lane greatly eases access to I-5 in Smokey Point". Everett Herald. Retrieved 2008-01-05. 
  8. ^ "I-5 - 172nd Street NE (SR 531 Smokey Point) Interchange Improvements". WSDOT. Retrieved 2008-01-05. 
  9. ^ Bill Sheets (February 3, 2007). "In Marysville area, traffic's 'impossible'". Everett Herald. Retrieved 2008-01-05. 

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Coordinates: 48°08′57″N 122°11′28″W / 48.14917°N 122.19111°W / 48.14917; -122.19111