June 22, 2010
Each year, Issaquah School District officials must submit their Six-Year Capital Facilities Plan to county officials for review.
The plan includes how much the district will spend in coming years to build and open new school buildings, as well as how much it will charge developers to build housing within its boundaries.
The plan is amended each year to uphold stipulations in the county’s code and the state’s Growth Management Act. The county’s Department of Development and Environmental Services reviews it and makes suggestions about the plans. After the plans are reviewed and the numbers are checked, department officials write an ordinance, which is approved by King County Council members during their budgeting process in November.
This year, there aren’t any significant changes from last year, Jacob Kuper, the chief executive officer of finance and operations, said.
The district, like last year, is not requesting impact fees from developers building multifamily projects, because they don’t have a significant enough amount of school age children to justify them, Kuper said.
March 30, 2010
A city program to make Issaquah more appealing to businesses has aided the developers of Overlake Center, a Northwest Maple Street medical building, offices along East Sunset Way and more than a dozen construction and remodeling projects citywide. Read more
March 23, 2010
Officials could ease rules to allow more charging stations for electric vehicles in Issaquah, as the City Council considers the latest updates to the long-term growth blueprint. Read more
March 9, 2009
ISF director to stay another year Read more
February 24, 2009
City planners are working to streamline the process for homeowners who want to add solar panels or wind turbines to their homes.
January 27, 2009
Change makes it easier to find tenants for large storefronts
City Council members unanimously approved amendments to several of the city’s traffic impact fees Jan. 20, in hopes of making it easier to find tenants to fill vacant storefronts. Read more
January 12, 2009
Change would make tenants easier to find for large storefronts
Vacant storefronts in the city could soon see some tenants after the City Council Land Use Committee approved an agenda bill Jan. 8 that would exempt up to 10,000 square feet of commercial development proposals from the city’s transportation impact fees.
November 4, 2008
Representatives from King County’s six unincorporated area councils, including the local Four Creeks Unincorporated Area Council, met with county officials Oct. 28 in Woodinville to discuss issues facing the areas in the year ahead.