North Creek, named for Bothell's second-largest waterway, is a business and light industrial district with several large office parks and "big box" retail stores. It is located in both King and Snohomish Counties in the east-central portion of Bothell and is surrounded by Pioneer Hills on the east, Fitzgerald on the north, Maywood/Beckstrom Hill on the west, Downtown/Riverfront on the west and south, and Queensgate, also on the south. The total North Creek area comprises 1.692 square miles.
Existing residential development is located primarily on the east and west hillsides of the North Creek Valley, but also includes a large apartment complex on the valley floor at the south end of the subarea. There is potential for significant additional residential development on the valley floor.
North Creek represents a major employment center in the City of Bothell and the region. The Schnitzer Business Park encompasses 140 acres, located between NE 195th Street and the County line, east of I-405.
The Quadrant Business Park south of NE 195th Street encompasses 170 acres. The Quadrant-Monte Villa Business Park north of the County line and south of Fitzgerald Road/240th St SE, and east of I-405 encompasses approximately 80 acres.
In addition, there is a concentration of retail activity at the south end of the Neighborhood, and mixed use local retail is designated along Beardslee Boulevard. North Creek is also the location of the production facility for the Seattle Times.
The City's Historic Resources Inventory includes several properties as potentially historic. The Dr. Reuben Chase House, located on the UWB / CCC campus has been placed on the State and National Register of Historic Places due to its historic architectural integrity and its association with a significant figure in Bothell's past. Dr. Chase was Bothell's first doctor, arriving in 1889 in response to a typhoid fever epidemic. The Chase house was restored during development of the University of Washington, Bothell and Cascadia Community College.
Other historic structures which have been restored during development activity include the Monte Villa farm house and Barn located within the Monte Villa Business Park.
The University of Washington, Bothell, Cascadia Community College and the Northshore School District administrative offices are located within this Neighborhood. Canyon Park Junior High and Maywood Hills Elementary are located adjacent to the western boundary.
Parks and Open Space
The City owns five lighted sports fields located within the business parks south of NE 195th Street.
Three hiking, walking and biking trails exist in this neighborhood. The North Creek trail along North Creek throughout the business parks north and south of NE 195th Street is privately owned and maintained, but open to the public. The North Creek Trail is connected to the Sammamish River Trail through the UWB/CCC campus.
A small trail segment exists just north of the multi-family residential development in the southeast corner of the Neighborhood. This trail is City owned and maintained.
The transmission corridor along the eastern border of North Creek provides an opportunity for the creation of a new trail and a possible linkage to regional systems north and south.