Commissioners approve plans for 240 Issaquah Highlands residences

January 7, 2010

NEW — 6:30 a.m. Jan. 7, 2009

City development commissioners approved a plan Tuesday to build 240 residences in the Issaquah Highlands.

Commissioners set aside concerns about commercial development in the highlands and approved a site development permit for the residential project on land once set aside for a proposed Microsoft campus.

A Bellevue company, Devco, plans to build the residential units on 9.5 acres bordered by Northeast Discovery Drive to the north and Highlands Drive Northeast on the west. The proposal includes apartments, townhouses and stacked flats.

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Commission will re-examine delayed highlands project

January 4, 2010

NEW — 6 a.m. Jan. 4, 2010

City development commissioners will re-examine a proposal to build 240 residences in the Issaquah Highlands, when the panel meets Tuesday night.

The city Urban Village Development Commission postponed the project less than a month ago. Commissioners delayed the project in a bid to demand answers from highlands developer Port Blakely Communities about commercial development in the community.

A Bellevue company, Devco, proposed the residential units for 9.5 acres bordered by Northeast Discovery Drive to the north and Highlands Drive Northeast on the west. The proposal includes apartments, townhouses and stacked flats.

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Development Commission halts planned highlands residences

December 22, 2009

Answers demanded about commercial development

Officials halted plans to build a proposed Issaquah Highlands residential complex last week, after city development commissioners complained about the pace of retail development in the highlands. Read more

Issaquah Highlands residents await retail development

December 8, 2009

When Issaquah Highlands developer Port Blakely Communities announced plans for a neighborhood movie theater in late summer, highlands residents were told the proposal for a long-promised grocery store would be revealed within several weeks. Read more

240 homes proposed for Issaquah Highlands

December 1, 2009

A proposal to build 240 residential units in the Issaquah Highlands is under consideration by city officials. A Bellevue developer proposed a variety of units — including apartments, townhouses and stacked flats — on 9.5 acres in the highlands, bordered by Northeast Discovery Drive to the north and Highlands Drive Northeast on the west. Read more