Commissioners approve plans for 240 Issaquah Highlands residences

January 7, 2010

By Warren Kagarise

NEW — 6:30 a.m. Jan. 7, 2009

City development commissioners approved a plan Tuesday to build 240 residences in the Issaquah Highlands.

Commissioners set aside concerns about commercial development in the highlands and approved a site development permit for the residential project on land once set aside for a proposed Microsoft campus.

A Bellevue company, Devco, plans to build the residential units on 9.5 acres bordered by Northeast Discovery Drive to the north and Highlands Drive Northeast on the west. The proposal includes apartments, townhouses and stacked flats.

The city Urban Village Development Commission postponed the project last month to prod highlands developer Port Blakely Communities to answers questions about commercial development in the community.

The commission oversees major projects in the highlands and Talus. Projects go before the commission if they encompass three or more acres.

Port Blakely representative Judd Kirk — a key player in the vision for the highlands — addressed the concerns during a presentation to the board.

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5 Responses to “Commissioners approve plans for 240 Issaquah Highlands residences”

  1. John Brasino PhD, PE on January 7th, 2010 7:48 am

    So… what did Judd Kirk say?

  2. Marge on January 7th, 2010 9:03 am

    Within the next week (perhaps by tomorrow), you should be able to watch the video of what Judd Kirk said at

  3. Bob on January 7th, 2010 12:02 pm

    I hope the information from Judd Kirk, contains facts and data, not more promises…

  4. AGA on January 7th, 2010 12:47 pm

    Here we go! Let’s see how many empty units we have in 6 months after completion! YEAH ISSAQUAH for building, building, building, building……

  5. Bob on January 15th, 2010 10:44 pm

    Marge – Where is the promised video of Judd Kirk?

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