City, state ask for Lake Sammamish State Park concept proposals

July 16, 2013

By Staff

As the recently passed state budget included funding for Lake Sammamish State Park improvements, Issaquah and Washington State Parks asked for request for concept proposals July 11.

Specifically, the region seeks to explore opportunities to improve community exposure to the park, seek uses that would create more activity and use within the park, and seek revenue-generating activities.

Find the official request for concept proposals at issaquahwa.gov/rfp.

The parties have scheduled a respondent briefing session from 2-4 p.m. Aug. 7 in the Pickering Conference Room at City Hall Northwest, 1775 12th Ave. N.W. Representatives from the city and State Parks will answer questions about proposal requirements and clarify expectations.

The due date for proposals is Sept. 7 and must be received by the city’s permit center no later than 4:30 p.m. that day.

Learn more by calling the Economic Development Department at 837-3430.

 

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One Response to “City, state ask for Lake Sammamish State Park concept proposals”

  1. Ann Lamb on July 25th, 2013 1:22 pm

    I loved in Redmond for 30 years and wondered why a city bordering a beautiful lake had no lakeside restaurants. Now I live in Issaquah and the situation is the same. A lovely lake, a large park, and no lake access for us older folks who would like to enjoy dinner or lunch with a view. Older folks who used to boat, swim in the lake, play soccer, picnic, are less likely to do those things as they age.

    If someone presents a proposal to build a cafe or restaurant on a some unused portion of the lakeshore, please accept and facilitate it. Use the land lease proceeds to support the park and take away the parking fee which just keeps people away.

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