Klahanie zoning approved by council
November 5, 2013
After two public hearings, the City Council approved preliminary zoning for the Klahanie potential annexation area, in the event voters choose to join Issaquah in the February 2014 special election.
The re-zoning would mostly designate the area for up to 7.26 units per acre, an increase from King County’s zoning allowing six units per acre. Since the vast majority of the potential annexation area is already developed, Issaquah City Council did not expect a rezoning to lead to more houses.
No comment was given in the second public hearing, so the city administration brought back the proposed zoning to the council with no changes. The city based the approved zoning on the current King County zoning for the area. Though some concern was raised over slight increases in allowable units, the City Council doubted there would be an increase in density.
The council approved the ordinance with a 5-1 vote; Councilman Josh Schaer voted against it in line with his opposition to annexation.