Community Development Projects

The Community Planning and Development (CPD) Department processes applications for land use projects and building permits. Project proposals are reviewed for compliance with zoning requirements, development regulations and applicable building codes. Some projects go before the Design Commission (e.g. Town Center developments) or the Hearing Examiner (e.g., long plats, conditional use permits, variances ) for a decision. This page will be used to inform the community about larger development proposals, as well as opportunities to learn more and get involved by providing public comment. The City will update project information as it becomes available.

Would you like to receive a weekly update related to Community Development projects? If so, e-mail Lauren.Anderson@mercergov.org to be added to the CPD Weekly Permit Bulletin distribution e-mail list. If you have questions or concerns about a project, contact the project planner assigned to the project directly (listed on the public notice) or call the Planner of the Day at 206-275-7729 Monday-Friday from 8:30-4:00 to obtain further information. We are here to assist you!


The Community Planning and Development (CPD) Department processes applications for land use projects and building permits. Project proposals are reviewed for compliance with zoning requirements, development regulations and applicable building codes. Some projects go before the Design Commission (e.g. Town Center developments) or the Hearing Examiner (e.g., long plats, conditional use permits, variances ) for a decision. This page will be used to inform the community about larger development proposals, as well as opportunities to learn more and get involved by providing public comment. The City will update project information as it becomes available.

Would you like to receive a weekly update related to Community Development projects? If so, e-mail Lauren.Anderson@mercergov.org to be added to the CPD Weekly Permit Bulletin distribution e-mail list. If you have questions or concerns about a project, contact the project planner assigned to the project directly (listed on the public notice) or call the Planner of the Day at 206-275-7729 Monday-Friday from 8:30-4:00 to obtain further information. We are here to assist you!


  • Comprehensive Plan Update 2019

    3 months ago
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    The City is in the process of the 2019 Comprehensive Plan Amendment docket, the process through which potential amendments to the comprehensive plan are vetted.


    The City is in the process of the 2019 Comprehensive Plan Amendment docket, the process through which potential amendments to the comprehensive plan are vetted.

  • Small Cell Installation

    6 months ago
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    Small Cells on Mercer Island

    In 2016, the City of Mercer Island received applications for 39 T-Mobile small cell antennas; most of the T-Mobile small cells were installed between late 2017 and late 2018. In 2019, the City of Mercer Island received applications for an additional 46 Verizon small cell antennas. Both applications were filed by Crown Castle (WA-CLEC, LLC) on behalf of the wireless providers (i.e. T-Mobile and Verizon). Locations of the installations are available on here: T-mobile Map, Verizon Map.


    Small Cells on Mercer Island

    In 2016, the City of Mercer Island received applications for 39 T-Mobile small cell antennas; most of the T-Mobile small cells were installed between late 2017 and late 2018. In 2019, the City of Mercer Island received applications for an additional 46 Verizon small cell antennas. Both applications were filed by Crown Castle (WA-CLEC, LLC) on behalf of the wireless providers (i.e. T-Mobile and Verizon). Locations of the installations are available on here: T-mobile Map, Verizon Map.


  • East Seattle Subdivision

    6 months ago
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    2825 West Mercer Way

    Applications are currently under review by the City for:

    1. Demolition of the former East Seattle School building (SEP17-020), and
    2. Subdivision of the property into 14 residential lots (SUB19-002).


    2825 West Mercer Way

    Applications are currently under review by the City for:

    1. Demolition of the former East Seattle School building (SEP17-020), and
    2. Subdivision of the property into 14 residential lots (SUB19-002).

  • Community Facilities Zone

    6 months ago
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    The Stroum Jewish Community Center (SJCC), the French American School of Puget Sound (FASPS) and Herzl-Ner Tamid (HNT) have applied for a Comprehensive Plan Amendment and rezone that would enable a master planning and redevelopment process for their facilities.


    The Stroum Jewish Community Center (SJCC), the French American School of Puget Sound (FASPS) and Herzl-Ner Tamid (HNT) have applied for a Comprehensive Plan Amendment and rezone that would enable a master planning and redevelopment process for their facilities.

  • Commuter Parking and Mixed Use Development Project

    5 months ago
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    In partnership with a private developer, this project will construct a City-owned commuter parking facility with at least 100 stalls adjacent to the future Sound Transit Light Rail Station, prior to its opening in 2023. The new facility will be located at the site of the old Tully‘s Coffeeshop, and would also include a mixed-use residential/commercial structure based on the City’s Town Center vision and code, and potentially house performance space for the Mercer Island Center for the Arts.


    In partnership with a private developer, this project will construct a City-owned commuter parking facility with at least 100 stalls adjacent to the future Sound Transit Light Rail Station, prior to its opening in 2023. The new facility will be located at the site of the old Tully‘s Coffeeshop, and would also include a mixed-use residential/commercial structure based on the City’s Town Center vision and code, and potentially house performance space for the Mercer Island Center for the Arts.