Timeline is extended on Park Pointe land swap proposal

November 22, 2008

By Staff

NEW 4:38 p.m. November 22, 2008

When the Park Pointe Transfer of Development Rights to Issaquah Highlands proposal was first announced in September, Issaquah City Council action was expected by Dec. 1.

However, the proposal has many moving parts, and city officials want to ensure all stakeholders, including the community, have time to provide input.

In addition, discussions are continuing with Microsoft and Swedish Hospital to ensure there’s interest in taking on the additional office density in the Issaquah Highlands.

As a result, the timeline is being extended on the proposal. It is likely to continue until the third week of December or later. By that time, it should be clear either that the deal can go forward or that it isn’t realistic, city officials said.

City officials remain strongly focused on accomplishing their main goal — forever protecting the Mountains to Sound Greenway’s important visual entrance to the Cascades: Park Pointe.

“We expected to face hurdles along the way, and so far, it’s impressive to see how much the city and its stakeholders have accomplished in such a short amount of time,” City Administrator Leon Kos said.

Get updates and find out when meetings are scheduled at www.ci.issaquah.wa.us/parkpointe.

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