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. 

Covington Connector roadway construction is underway
October 13, 2020 was the ground breaking  on Phase 1 of the Covington Connector roadway the first link in the eventual arterial connection between SR 516 and SR 18 through the Lakepointe Urban Village Subarea.  Construction of the Covington Connector is divided into three phases: Phase 1 includes improvements to  approximately 2.6 miles of existing  the 204th Ave SE  roadway between SR 516 and the southern boundary of the Lakepointe Urban Village Subarea; Phase 2 is the extension of the 204th improvements north then  curving west through the subarea to a connection at  the SR 18 and 256th  interchange; and Phase 3 (which will actually start before Phase 2) includes improvements to the existing SR 18 interchange the majority of Phase 3 work will be located outside of the subarea boundaries and city limits. You can follow Phase 1 construction work by visiting the city's YouTube channel where we regularly post videos showing the progress of the 204th roadway improvements. 
Additional information on the 204th roadway improvements can be found on the 204th Ave SE Update webpage.

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 that ended at 5:00 p.m. on March 4, 2021.  
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April 1, 2021 - Planning Commission Public Hearing

The Planning Commission held a public hearing on the 2018 Lakepointe Proposed Draft Comprehensive Plan Amendments and Planned Action Ordinance Amendments, on April 1, 2021 at 6:30pm consistent with CMC 14.30.060 and WAC 197-11-535.  At the conclusion of the public hearing the Planning Commission voted to recommend approval of the proposed amendments for the City Council's consideration.  A City Council public hearing on the proposed amendments will be scheduled in June. 

Date: April 1, 2021 
Location: Zoom Platform
Time: Regular Planning Commission meeting beginning at 6:30 pm 
- Notice of 4/1/2021 Planning Commission Public Hearing
- Staff Memo for 4/1/2021 Planning Commission Public Hearing
- PowerPoint presentation provided at 4//1/2021 Public Hearing

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

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 Updated 03/08/2021