New housing lots continue to spring up on Enumclaw’s east side, with Mount Peak serving as an awesome backdrop. Photo by Kevin Hanson

New housing lots continue to spring up on Enumclaw’s east side, with Mount Peak serving as an awesome backdrop. Photo by Kevin Hanson

Plans for 102 home sites OK’d by Enumclaw Council

The council approved Phase 5 of the Suntop development and a preliminary plat for the new Hazel Estates.

The housing boom on Enumclaw’s east side remains active, with plans for more than 100 single-family homes getting a positive review during the latest meeting of the City Council.

From remote locations, the council’s five members unanimously approved final plans for Phase 5 of the sprawling Suntop development and OK’d a preliminary plat for the new Hazel Estates. The former aims to add 79 residential lots to the city inventory while the latter will add another 23 parcels.

The Suntop Planned Unit Development stretches between Warner Avenue on the south and state Route 410 on the north. Phase 5, which will turn 51 acres of former farmland into homesites, had received preliminary council approval in early 2017. The developer, LGI Homes, will be responsible for roadways and a new city park.

The subdivision is part of the original Holdener Farm PUD, which traces its history to 1992. Already completed as part of the project are the Elk Meadows development and other Suntop phases.

The only question about the latest development was raised by Councilman Hoke Overland, who noted several required items had not been completed. The city’s community development director, Chris Passinetti, pointed out the developer has posted bonds totaling more than $3 million, assuring the work will get done. Bonds have been submitted for the remaining construction of Suntop Boulevard to SR 410 ($1.27 million), wetland development and other items.

Plans for the Hazel Estates project call for 23 lots on approximately 4.8 acres of land.

The proposal includes road improvements, a sewer extension and stormwater disposal system. It is planned for a now-vacant parcel between Blake and Watson streets, just south of an unimproved section of Dickson Avenue.

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