Public hearing held over plans to build Costco in Lake Stevens

VIDEO: Proposed Costco divides North Sound community

A crowd packed the Lake Stevens City Council meeting Tuesday night to voice their concerns about plans to build a Costco in their city.

The site of the proposed store is at the intersection of State Route 9 and 20th Street Southeast. It would be 170,000 square feet, with 850 parking spaces and a 30-pump gas station.

In a previous public comment period, some expressed concerns about increased traffic, environmental impact and the location being near homes.

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The city council could have voted on the plan Tuesday night but the council extended the vote to Dec. 10.

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