Public can raise concerns, questions about proposed Lake Stevens Costco Thursday

VIDEO: Controversy brews over proposed new Costco in Lake Stevens

LAKE STEVENS, Wash. — A plan to open a new Costco warehouse is raising concerns for some in Snohomish County.

The site of the proposed store is at the intersection of State Route 9 and 20th Street Southeast in Lake Stevens.

It would be 170,000 square feet, with 850 parking spaces and a 30-pump gas station, according to the Herald.

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Two new public roads would be built to help accommodate traffic.

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

A public meeting concerning the store was being held Thursday at the Lake Stevens Fire Department Conference Center, 10518 18th St. SE.

Representatives from Lake Stevens and Costco were in attendance.

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