Colorful Autumn Leaves in Issaquah

November 3, 2015

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City looks to jump-start Central Issaquah Plan, considers potential anchor projects

September 22, 2015

NEW — 12:30 p.m. Sept. 22, 2015

Even as city officials consider how to jump-start the long-discussed Central Issaquah Plan, one potential anchor project already may be in the works.

While he offered very few details, Issaquah Economic Development Director Keith Niven told City Council members Sept. 21 he met recently with officials of the U.S. Postal Service about a possible development on land near the post office on Northwest Gilman Boulevard, in the area of Fourth Avenue Northwest.

The project would consist of one floor of some sort of commercial space, with three floors of apartments above. Niven mentioned that configuration might mean construction of a nearby parking garage. Overall, he believes the project might well be one city officials want to take a look at if the developer’s concept moves forward. Read more

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Corner Bakery Cafe to replace Issaquah Denny’s

August 24, 2015

NEW — 1:02 p.m. Aug. 24, 2015

After sitting vacant for nearly a year, plans for the vacated Denny’s property on Northwest Gilman Boulevard are beginning to take shape.

Retail Properties of America Inc., owners and operators of the Heritage Square shopping center, announced in an Aug. 24 news release that Corner Bakery Cafe will fill that spot.

 (PRNewsFoto/Retail Properties of America Inc.) The state's first Corner Bakery Cafe, like the one pictured, will fill the spot vacated by Denny's in Issaquah's Heritage Square.

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The state’s first Corner Bakery Cafe, like the one pictured, will fill the spot vacated by Denny’s in Issaquah’s Heritage Square.

Described as a “neighborhood gathering for people to relax, meet up with friends and enjoy great food,” Corner Bakery Cafe focuses on innovative and flavorful offerings featuring artisan breads, freshly baked sweets, sandwiches, soups and salads. Read more

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Together Center abandons plans to bring human services campus to Issaquah

August 17, 2015

NEW — 6 p.m. Aug. 17, 2015

An effort apparently underway since 2006 has come to an end.

On Aug. 14, Together Center announced it is concluding efforts to establish a human services campus in Issaquah.

Lead volunteers Margaret Moore and John Rittenhouse, along with Together Center CEO Pam Mauk, met with Issaquah officials to inform them of their decision.

“Identification and acquisition of appropriate property has been the major stumbling block,” Moore said in a press release. “We know the Issaquah community’s need for easier access to services has only grown. We also know that there are many agencies that would love to be part of a nonprofit service hub. We just could not find a site where we could pull this off in Issaquah.” Read more

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Paving projects planned throughout Issaquah

July 30, 2015

NEW — 2 p.m. July 30, 2015

The city has several paving projects planned.

Work started July 27 at the intersection of Newport Way and West Sunset Way as crews replace ADA-accessible ramps. Traffic in the intersection was to be reduced to one lane in all directions. Pedestrians were asked to prepare for detours through the intersection as well.

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Flashing yellow arrows coming to more streets

June 10, 2015

The city of Issaquah is adding flashing yellow left-turn arrow traffic signals at intersections throughout Issaquah.

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Eastbound Northwest Gilman Boulevard will be down to one lane starting today

April 27, 2015

NEW — 6 a.m. April 27, 2015

Starting the week of April 27, one lane of eastbound Northwest Gilman Boulevard will close for utility work.

Construction will also affect Seventh Avenue Northwest where it intersects Northwest Gilman Boulevard. The work is expected to continue for at least two weeks.

To help minimize traffic impacts, city officials are asking drivers to use alternate routes if possible.

The utility work is part of the Atlas apartment complex construction.

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Section of Northwest Locust Street to close through June 7

April 14, 2015

A section of Northwest Locust Street is closed to pedestrians and vehicles through June 7.

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Central Issaquah Plan begins to attract developer attention

March 31, 2015

There may not be a multitude of new projects headed into Issaquah at present, but officials still are encouraged with the progress being made on the highly touted Central Issaquah Plan.

“I’m actually pretty excited that we have a few projects because the recession was pretty deep,” Issaquah City Councilwoman Mary Lou Pauly said.

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Construction work on Gilman could cause delays

March 30, 2015

NEW — 12:10 p.m. March 30, 2015

Drivers should prepare for possible traffic impacts along Northwest Gilman Boulevard Monday.

Crews are patching an eastbound lane in the 1600 block of Northwest Gilman Boulevard at state Route 900, according to a news alert from the city of Issaquah.

The city asks drivers to help minimize traffic impacts by using alternate routes, if possible.

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