Homebuilder starts construction on highlands residences
June 8, 2011
By Warren Kagarise
NEW — 2 p.m. June 8, 2011
Homebuilder Pulte Homes has started construction on the $20 million Sunset Walk project in the Issaquah Highlands, developers announced Wednesday.
Plans call for Sunset Walk to feature 70 two- and three-story townhouses ranging from 1,460 to 2,055 square feet. Sunset Park is located near the neighborhood.
Groundwork on the 5.86-acre project started in early June. The developer estimates model homes could be ready for tours as early as January 2012.
“Issaquah Highlands is one of the most sought-after places to live in the area, one of the last true master planned communities, and Pulte Homes is thrilled to become part of it,” Frank Anderson, Pulte Homes vice president of land acquisition, said in a news release. “Adjacent to a beautiful park, in a diverse and thriving community, with great schools, and close to high quality employment — this neighborhood is a terrific fit for people looking for a great new home community in the Northwest.”
The project should employ more than 100 construction workers during construction.
René Ancinas, president of highlands developer Port Blakely Communities, praised the Pulte Homes development.
“In Sunset Walk, Pulte Homes has secured one of the most picturesque settings in Issaquah Highlands,” he said in a news release. “Sunset Walk offers easy walking distance to parks, shops, workplaces and amenities, as well as convenient access to public transportation. We welcome Pulte Homes to Issaquah Highlands during this summer of community milestones, including the grand openings of the new Swedish/Issaquah medical campus and YWCA Family Village at Issaquah.”
Construction is proceeding on a Swedish Medical Center campus, a $30 million apartment complex, a YWCA residential complex and the zHome eco-conscious townhouses. The hospital is due to open in July and zHome is scheduled to open in September. Residents could start settling in the YWCA residences in the weeks ahead.