September 23, 2014
Something has got to be done about traffic in Issaquah.
When it takes longer to get across the city than it does to get from Issaquah to Seattle, that’s a traffic problem.
Front Street South/Issaquah-Hobart Road is a mess at the best of times. If there is an accident or construction along the road, you can count on sitting there upward of an hour to travel a few miles.
August 26, 2014
Rowley Properties’ construction of the long-stay Homewood Suites by Hilton has brought a massive crane to central Issaquah.
It’s not the first one locals have seen, but it heralds the start of the Central Issaquah Plan, which city officials expect to change the face of the valley over the next 30 years or so.
The crane stands over the western edge of the city and so will hopefully not have any impact on surrounding traffic. However, it represents a symbol of things to come as parcels go on sale and some, like the Atlas project on Gilman Boulevard Northwest, sit in the middle of the permitting process.
June 18, 2013
Building Department keeps up with Highlands expansion
Buildings bloom quickly in the Issaquah Highlands now.
A change in the seasons has seen a frenzy of construction as multiple projects leap to be completed in the fast-developing area of the city.
With 16 projects in various stages of completion, Project Oversight Manager Christopher Wright said that the next few years would see a large jump in available housing units and square footage: 1,183 additional housing units and 1,186,000 square feet of retail space is planned to sprout up in the planned community.