Environmental report arrives for Rowley Properties redevelopment
November 29, 2011
Planners released a key environmental report about a proposed Rowley Properties redevelopment Nov. 23, days after City Council members heard from citizens about the project.
Citizens can offer input on the proposed development agreement between the city and Issaquah-based Rowley Properties at public meetings in December.
The council listened to almost three hours of testimony about the project at a Nov. 21 public hearing. Most speakers supported the project, although others raised questions about possible environmental impacts.
The upcoming meetings mark the latest step in a decadeslong process to reshape 80 acres near Interstate 90 and state Route 900 — areas called Hyla Crossing and Rowley Center.
The council plans to review the proposal through mid-December and reach a decision by Dec. 19.
The proposed agreement requires Rowley Properties to provide or pay for transportation upgrades, affordable housing, creek restoration and storm water management.
Find a complete meeting schedule and read the environmental impact statement at www.ci.issaquah.wa.us/rowleyda.