Planning underway for new Pharmacy at former Herr site at Five Corners
[Reporter’s note: This story has been revised with three corrections for accuracy.]
While no pharmacy is currently located in the immediate proximity of Highline Medical Center, that’s about to change.
Plans are underway for construction of a CVS/Pharmacy on a prime commercial site at Five Corners. It will be the first CVS/Pharmacy in Burien.
The 15,400 square foot lot at the southwest corner of SW 160th St. and 1st Ave. S was the long-time home of Herr Lumber, which closed in June 2012.
Displaced by the new pharmacy will be Lasting Legacy Antiques, which occupies part of the Herr Lumber building. The stand-alone Bean Hut Espresso coffee stand might be able to remain in the parking lot.
“You always like to see new development but if it dislocates an existing business, that’s always a counter-balancing issue.”
Still, “you always like to see new commercial investment and improvements” Trimble added. Much of the Herr site is vacant and “you like to see properties get used.”
Burien Senior Planner David Johanson said city staff have received the application to build the CVS/Pharmacy, and it is now in the land use review process. The public comment period closed July 12.
A nearby wetland will be considered during the land use review.
Johanson said he “anticipates” that after land use approval, the investor will apply for building permits, which could be issued before the end of October.
Final approval of the planned commercial development is an administrative decision that will be made by Community Development Director Chip Davis.
Johanson noted that the pharmacy will be a one-story building, and that review by city staff will make sure it conforms to zoning code and parking entrance and exit standards.