Change is coming to Lake Forest Park in the form of regional growth spurred by its desirable location, unique tree canopy, and new public transportation infrastructure. As owners of the Town Center, we choose to embrace this change. This site will capture our thoughts working with the neighbors, city officials and other stakeholders to ensure a bright future for the heart of the community.
The Town Center has provided valuable community and retail services to Lake Forest Park since 1964! Today, change is coming in the form of a growing demand for a greater mix of retail, restaurants, and housing options in Lake Forest Park, couple with Sound Transit’s plans for a new park-and-ride on the site.
In 2018, the City developed a Vision for the Town Center and embarked on a process to amend the land use code to ensure the community has a meaningful contribution to the future. Like many of you, we are stakeholders in this process and are staying engaged through commenting on the documents produced through the City’s environmental review and sub-area planning process. We are also answering questions from the community at hosted events and sometimes City Council meetings.
We’re Merlone Geier Partners (MGP), pleased to meet you – but you may know us already. We’ve owned the Town Center for over five years, stewarding our current tenants and supporting the community of Lake Forest Park. We also own and operate other retail properties in the Pacific Northwest and down the west coast—including nearby Shoreline Marketplace on 175th with the Trader Joe’s and Shoreline Place, formerly Sears. We are committed to meeting the needs of the Lake Forest Park community now and into the future.