Council confirms board and commission appointments

May 11, 2010

Former City Council candidates Nathan Perea and Vincent Ippolito will serve the city in a different capacity in the years ahead: as volunteer members of a city commission.

City Council members confirmed 35 appointees to city boards and commissions May 3. The appointees — selected by board officers and Mayor Ava Frisinger — advise officials about everything including development, the environment and the arts.

The mayor reappointed 18 members and chose 20 people for other positions. Some appointees, like former Councilman Joe Forkner, serve on multiple boards.

“Congratulations, and welcome to the many volunteers who will be helping the city with a wide array of issues and important work,” Frisinger said after the council OK’d the appointments.

Rules do not require appointees to live in Issaquah, but officials said most of the members reside in the city. The council praised members for donating time and expertise to the myriad boards and commissions.

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City Council confirms board and commission appointments

May 7, 2010

NEW — 11:30 a.m. May 7, 2010

Former City Council candidates Nathan Perea and Vincent Ippolito will serve the city in a different capacity in the years ahead: as volunteer members of a city commission.

City Council members confirmed 35 appointees to city boards and commissions Monday. The appointees — selected by board officers and Mayor Ava Frisinger — advise officials about everything from development to the environment to the arts.

The mayor reappointed 18 members and chose 20 people for other positions. Some appointees, like former Councilman Joe Forkner, serve on multiple boards.

“Congratulations and welcome to the many volunteers who will be helping the city with a wide array of issues and important work,” Frisinger said after the council OK’d the appointments.

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Apply to serve city as a board member or commissioner

January 12, 2010

Help shape the way Issaquah develops, advise officials about growth and even increase public art throughout the city. Read more

Apply to serve city as a board member or commissioner

January 9, 2010

NEW — 6 a.m. Jan. 9, 2010

Help shape the way Issaquah develops, advise officials about growth and even increase public art throughout the city.

City leaders seek members for 12 city boards and commissions. Not all applicants must be Issaquah residents. Officials need regular and alternate members. Alternate members serve in the absence of regular members.

Pick up application forms at the City Clerk’s Office on the second floor at City Hall, 130 E. Sunset Way. Find the form here.

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Development Commission will review subdivision proposal

December 14, 2009

NEW — 6 a.m. Dec. 14, 2009

City development commissioners will review a proposal for a five-lot subdivision Wednesday.

Learn about the project at the 7 p.m. Development Commission meeting. The commission meets at City Hall South, 135 E. Sunset Way.

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Task force to guide future of business district

October 6, 2009

A 12-member task force will spend the next year mapping the future of the Central Issaquah Plan, a document that will outline growth and redevelopment in the commercial heart of the city. Read more

Costco eyes new parking garage

August 11, 2009

costco-parking-plans-200908A new parking structure will be built near the Costco corporate headquarters buildings, but city development commissioners attached strings to the development of the five-level garage.

Costco executives and project planners said the garage would provide needed employee parking for the largest employer in Issaquah. Customers visiting the nearby warehouse will not use the structure.

The project will include 1,601 parking stalls spread across five levels, with a below-ground first level and a top level with rooftop parking. The structure will not exceed the height of a three-story building and trees and shrubs will be planted to soften the facade.

The garage will be built on an existing parking lot off Northwest Lake Drive, south of Pickering Barn and north of the Costco Trade Building. Read more

Bring comments about Costco parking structure to Wednesday meeting

August 3, 2009

NEW — 6 a.m. Aug. 3, 2009

City development commissioners will listen to residents’ comments Wednesday as officials consider a five-level parking structure near Costco corporate headquarters.

The hearing will be at 7 p.m. in the City Council chambers, City Hall South, 135 E. Sunset Way.

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Planners say residents will be proud of Station 72

July 7, 2009

EFR facility clears planning hurdle

City officials and architects are set to complete the design of Eastside Fire & Rescue Station 72, which will be constructed on a portion of the Issaquah Transit Center site. Contributed

City officials and architects are set to complete the design of Eastside Fire & Rescue Station 72, which will be constructed on a portion of the Issaquah Transit Center site. Contributed

Before a city Development Commission last week, Eastside Fire & Rescue Deputy Chief of Planning Wes Collins stopped for Chinese food — and received a hopeful sign. Commissioners were set to consider plans for Station 72, a long-overdue EFR facility. The message inside Collins’ fortune cookie read, “You will reach a goal for which you have been striving.”

Collins later told development commissioners how officials first identified a need for a fire station in the northwestern part of the city in 1986. Officials hope to begin construction on the new EFR facility in early 2010.

“We’re glad to finally have a facility in the planning and development process,” Collins said.

Commissioners discussed the Station 72 proposal July 1. City planners will ready the project for further design work and obtain development permits. Read more

Development commissioners weigh medical building, Station 72 proposals

July 2, 2009

NEW — 12:23 p.m. July 2, 2009

City development commissioners raised questions Wednesday night about a pair of high-profile projects — a medical building along Interstate 90 and Eastside Fire & Rescue Station 72.

Before developers can begin work on the proposed medical building, designers must soften the “fortresslike” facade and ensure easy access to the site, city development commissioners said.

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