Embracing Change

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 Vision and the Process

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 Good Neighbors

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.

Updates
Join us at our town hall!
July 17, 2019
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Join us at our town hall!
July 17, 2019
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How we helped bring Salmon back to Lyon Creek
July 09, 2019
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How we helped bring Salmon back to Lyon Creek
July 09, 2019
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What's changed at the Town Center?
July 08, 2019
Merlone Geier Partners is proud to celebrate a series of vintage Town Center photos —compliments of Don Craft, who shared these moments with us.
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What's changed at the Town Center?
July 08, 2019
Merlone Geier Partners is proud to celebrate a series of vintage Town Center photos —compliments of Don Craft, who shared these moments with us.
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What we said at our meeting with Committee of the Whole
July 03, 2019
Jamas Gwilliam, MGP’s Vice President for Development, spoke at the Lake Forest Park City Council Committee of the Whole Meeting on Monday, April 22. The purpose of his meeting with the Council was to answer questions from council members and to clarify our plans for the Town Center.
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What we said at our meeting with Committee of the Whole
July 03, 2019
Jamas Gwilliam, MGP’s Vice President for Development, spoke at the Lake Forest Park City Council Committee of the Whole Meeting on Monday, April 22. The purpose of his meeting with the Council was to answer questions from council members and to clarify our plans for the Town Center.
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Top 3 lessons from the February drop-in session
April 12, 2019
We captured the top three most common questions asked at the February 27 community drop-in session.
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Top 3 lessons from the February drop-in session
April 12, 2019
We captured the top three most common questions asked at the February 27 community drop-in session.
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Town Center EIS information and resources
January 19, 2019
A DEIS can be a complicated and sometimes confusing process, especially when it is meant to consider a broad range of possibilities versus a specific project.
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Town Center EIS information and resources
January 19, 2019
A DEIS can be a complicated and sometimes confusing process, especially when it is meant to consider a broad range of possibilities versus a specific project.
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