City planners approve Hyla Crossing extension
March 22, 2011
City planners approved a request March 4 to allow Rowley Properties until 2014 to develop the Hyla Crossing area near Interstate 90 and the base of Cougar Mountain.
The city approved the initial plan in July 1998. The approval remained valid for a decade. Rowley Properties requested a three-year extension, and in March 2008, the City Council extended the deadline to July 2011.
The developer sought and received another three-year extension for the master site plan. Now, the plan is valid until July 2014.
Hyla Crossing has been approved for about 620,000 square feet of commercial use on about 45 acres.
Some of the area — including a 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 city’s 915-acre business district.