Rowley Properties requests Hyla Crossing extension
March 8, 2011
The city could extend the deadline on a key plan for commercial property wedged between Interstate 90 and the base of Cougar Mountain.
Rowley Properties has asked the city to extend the approval period for the master site plan, or overarching blueprint, for Hyla Crossing until July 2014.
The city approved the plan in July 1998. The approval remained valid for a decade. Rowley Properties requested a three-year extension, and in March 2008, the council extended the deadline to July 2011.
Now, the developer is seeking another three-year extension for the master site plan.
Hyla Crossing has been approved for about 620,000 square feet of commercial use on about 45 acres.
Some of the area — including Hilton Garden Inn and a Chevrolet dealership — already came to fruition. The approved plan also includes office buildings and parking structures.
Most of the property is zoned for intensive commercial use, and a small portion along Tibbetts Creek is zoned for professional office use.
Hyla Crossing is also part of a long-term effort to redevelop the 915-acre business district.