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.
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
August 11, 2009
A 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
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.
July 7, 2009
EFR facility clears planning hurdle
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
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.
June 9, 2009
Long’s Floors owners submitted a proposal to city planners to build a new showroom as part of a new commercial plaza on Southeast 56th Street.
Business owners proposed building a 2,976-square-foot showroom and a 1,230-square-foot addition to a 2,400-square-foot warehouse on the site during the first phase of construction. The first phase would also include a 1,440-square-foot temporary structure. A second phase calls for removal of the temporary structure and construction of a 3,850-square-foot building for restaurant and retail space, according to plans submitted to city officials.
Owners proposed the construction for a parcel at 22141 S.E. 56th St.. The property is next to Brown Bear Car Wash and the adjacent Chevron, and across Southeast 56th Street from FedEx. The site is slightly less than an acre.
City development commissioners reviewed the proposal last week during a two-hour community conference. The conference, set up for citizens to weigh in on proposed development, did not attract any members of the public. Read more
May 12, 2009
City Council members confirmed Mayor Ava Frisinger’s appointees to municipal boards and commissions last week. All told, 41 appointees will fill seats on 11 boards and commissions. Read more
January 5, 2009
City officials are looking to fill several positions on its boards and commissions.
“Through its boards and commissions, the city relies on its citizens’ passions, talent and experience to help positively shape this community,” Autumn Monahan, the city’s communications director, wrote in an e-mail. “Becoming a member is a great way to get involved in your local government while working on something that interests you.”
City officials need 33 volunteers to fill the positions on 12 commissions and boards. Read more
November 12, 2008
NEW — 6 p.m. November 12, 2008
Overlake Hospital Medical Center announced today that its Medical Center Issaquah would move to new quarters in the soon-to-be-built Overlake Center at 5728 E. Lake Sammamish Parkway. Read more