Lakepointe Urban Village

Lakepointe Urban Village Subarea
(formerly Hawk Property Subarea)
The Lakepointe property is a 214-acre property at the northern part of the city. When complete, according to the developer, Lakepointe will be a development with community gathering space, 850,000 sq. ft. of retail, 1,500+ residential units, many dining options, entertainment options, 90,000 sq. ft. of office space and a 20-acre lake. Learn more about the developer's plans at
*Photo courtesy of Oakpointe Communities.

Lakepointe Urban Village Subarea
Since 2012, the Covington community has been planning for the future development of what was once the Lakeside Gravel Mine.  More background information on the planning and public involvement in the development of the Hawk Property Subarea Plan approved in 2013 and nonproject 2013 Planned Action EIS can be found by clicking here.  
(Note: Lakepointe Covington Inc. (aka Oakpointe), the master developer of the subarea, has notified the city that they will be calling the future development in that area now undergoing mine reclamation “Lakepointe”.)  

What is happening now?
Filling and Grading Activity
At this time the existing asphalt batch plant is continuing operation and the Washington State Department of Natural Resources is overseeing the Surface Mine Reclamation Permit #70-011069(BlackRiver S&G)  they issued in 2016, which authorizes surface mine reclamation within the Lakepointe Urban Village Subarea. The Master Developer has requested and been granted a Waiver with conditions from the City's Noise Control regulations to allow fill to be imported on-site associated with the DNR approved Reclamation Permit. Importing of fill during the extended work hours associated with reclamation  is approved until December 31, 2021. 

Lakepointe 2018 Proposed Comprehensive Plan Amendments to Increase Maximum Allowed Development Thresholds
Amendments to Comprehensive Plan (LA18-0002/SEPA18-09) - The Master Developer, Lakepointe Covington Inc. (aka Oakpointe), has requested amendments to the city's Comprehensive Plan that the City Council placed on the 2018 Docket, which was authorized by the City Council in May 2018 for further evaluation.

Click for more infoOn November 14, 2018, there was an informational Community Update Meeting on the redevelopment of the Subarea and the request to increase the development thresholds. Over 50 members of the public attended this meeting. The city's powerpoint presentation & boards from this meeting can be viewed at the links below: 
Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (Supplemental EIS)
The Lakepointe 2018 Proposal is a request to amend various sections of the Comprehensive Plan to increase the maximum housing and commercial square footage thresholds allowed within the Lakepointe Urban Village Subarea (e.g. allow up to 1,750 housing units and 1.32 million square feet of commercial development).  The City determined a Supplemental EIS to be the appropriate document to evaluate the environmental impacts of the Lakepointe 2018 Proposal.  

The Supplemental EIS is focused on elements of the environment that could change as a result of the Lakepointe 2018 Proposal. The master developer has stated the footprint or extent of development is not changing, and thus subjects that are dependent on the extent of development are not readdressed; rather the 2013 Planned Action EIS should be consulted. Where the proposal is changing such as with building form and land use mix, relevant environmental topics are to be addressed in the Supplemental EIS. 

On February 2, 2021, the SEPA Official issued a Notice of Availability  of the Draft Supplemental EIS, and a Community Meeting,  with a 30-day comment period ending at 5:00 p.m. on March 4, 2021.  Please see below for additional information on public commenting opportunities.
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Draft SEIS Date of Issuance:
February 2, 2021

Draft SEIS Comment Due Date: March 4, 2021 @ 5:00PM

Public Comment Opportunities: 
Written CommentsThe City is requesting comments on the Draft SEIS from citizens, agencies, tribes, and all other interested parties from February 2, 2021 to 5:00pm, March 4, 2021. All written comments should be directed to:  

Ann Mueller, AICP
Principal Long-Range Planner 
City of Covington 
Department of Community Development 
16720 SE 271st Street 
Covington, WA 98042-4964 
Please include in the subject line: Lakepointe 2018 Proposal SEIS (SEPA18-09). 

Online Community Meeting  
Due to the Governor's Order and phased reopening in King County, Covington City Hall is closed, and public meetings are currently remote. The City held a virtual online community meeting on the Draft Comprehensive Plan Amendments, Planned Action Ordinance, and Draft SEIS on Thursday, February 18, 2021 consistent with RCW 43.21C.440(3)(b).  During and after the presenation individuals who logged in were able to ask questions to city staff and consultants in writing via the  Q & A feature in Zoom or live to which staff provided responses to during this meeting. 

Date: February 18, 2021
Time: 3:30 pm 

Zoom Platform/Location: Recording of the Feb 18 Community Meeting

PowerPoint presentation

Tentative Planning Commission Public Hearing 
The Planning Commission is expecting to hold a public hearing on the 2018 Lakepointe Proposed Draft Comprehensive Plan Amendments and Planned Action Ordinance, on April 1, 2021 consistent with CMC 14.30.060 and WAC 197-11-535.  

Date: April 1, 2021 
Zoom Platform/Location:[Virtual meeting instructions will be posted 14 days prior to meeting] 
Time: Regular Planning Commission meeting beginning at 6:30 pm 

Zoning of Subarea
2017 Development Agreement

At the City Council meeting on April 25, 2017, council members unanimously passed Ord. 02-2017 approving the Development Agreement
Lakepointe Urban Village Development Agreement Applicaitons
Development Agreement Noticing and Processing Outline:
Date of Submission 11/21/2016
Notice of Complete Applications/ Request for corrections and additional information 12/16/2016
Notice of Application 12/30/2016
21 Day Public Comment Period ends 1/20/2017
Revised application material submitted to city  2/2/2017
Master Developer presentation to the Planning Commission of the Lakepointe Urban Village Development Agreement, Zoning Map Amendment, and Boundary Line Adjustment 3/2/2017
 Planning Commission Public Hearing
 Staff Memo to Planning Commission
    - Supplemental Memo #1
    - Supplemental Memo #2

 Notice of Public Hearing
  • Published in Covington Reporter on Feb. 24, 2017
  • Posted on City Website on Feb 24, 2017
  • Posted on 3 notice boards  on March 2, 2017
  • Mailed to parties of record, agency contacts and properties w/in 500' on March 2, 2017
  • Courtesy mail to attendees of the Jan. 11, 2017 Open House public meeting on March 2, 2017
  • Posted at City Hall on March 2, 2017
Issued Determination of Significance and Adoption of Existing Environmental Document including Addendum

City Council Public Hearing
Agenda Item #1 Lakepointe Urban Village Public Hearing Blue Sheet
  • Published in Covington Reporter on Mar. 24, 2017
  • Posted on City Website on Mar. 24, 2017
  • Posted on 3 notice boards  on March 23, 2017
  • Mailed to parties of record, agency contacts and properties w/in 500' on March 23, 2017
  • Courtesy mail to attendees of the Jan. 11, 2017 Open House public meeting, attendees of the Mar. 16th  Planning Commission meeting on March 23, 2017
  • Posted at City Hall on March 24, 2017
 City Council Meeting continued Deliberation & Decision
Agenda Item #1.
Deliberation and Consideration of an Ordinance on the Lakepointe Urban Village Development Agreement, Zoning Map Amendment, and Boundary Line Adjustment.
 April 25, 2017

Links to other related information:

 Updated 02/18/2021