Planners weigh applications for subdivisions

March 2, 2010

By Staff

City planners will consider applications for new subdivisions near Talus and Tibbetts Valley Park.

Planners received a preliminary plat application to create 24 single-family lots — plus six tracts for open space and recreation — on about 14 acres northeast of the Talus urban village and south of Northwest James Bush Road.

Plans call for a subdivision named Forest Heights. The city notified people who own property within 300 feet of the site.

The developer wants to subdivide the about six acres of the upper part of the property into the 24 lots and six tracts. Plans call for about eight acres at the site to remain undeveloped. Northwest James Bush Road would be used to provide access to the new subdivision.

The clustered housing at the site would be built on lots between 3,100 and 5,100 square feet, with residences constructed in sizes from 2,000 to 3,000 square feet.

The other project under consideration is the Issaquah View subdivision proposed near Tibbetts Valley Park.

City planners received a preliminary plat application for a 1.53-acre subdivision. The land is platted into two lots; the city could allow the lot to be divided into five single-family lots, plus a tract for access from state Route 900.

The site is located at 675 and 679 17th Ave. N.W. across state Route 900 from Tibbetts Creek Manor. On all sides, single-family houses border the site. Tibbetts Valley Park also borders the site to the east. Plans call for lots at the site to range from 6,130 to 23,451 square feet.

Besides the lots, the land also includes a steep, sloped area. Planners said the sloped area would be conserved in a critical area buffer and a protection easement.

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