Construction progresses on highlands townhouses

July 5, 2011

Homebuilder Pulte Homes has started construction on the $20 million Sunset Walk project in the Issaquah Highlands.

Plans call for Sunset Walk to feature 70 two- and three-story townhouses ranging from 1,460 square feet to 2,055 square feet. Sunset Park is located near the neighborhood.

Groundwork on the 5.86-acre project started in early June. The developer estimates model homes could be ready for tours as early as January.

“Issaquah Highlands is one of the most sought-after places to live in the area, one of the last true master-planned communities, and Pulte Homes is thrilled to become part of it,” Frank Anderson, Pulte Homes vice president of land acquisition, said in a news release. “Adjacent to a beautiful park, in a diverse and thriving community, with great schools, and close to high quality employment — this neighborhood is a terrific fit for people looking for a great new home community in the Northwest.”

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Homebuilder starts construction on highlands residences

June 8, 2011

NEW — 2 p.m. June 8, 2011

Homebuilder Pulte Homes has started construction on the $20 million Sunset Walk project in the Issaquah Highlands, developers announced Wednesday.

Plans call for Sunset Walk to feature 70 two- and three-story townhouses ranging from 1,460 to 2,055 square feet. Sunset Park is located near the neighborhood.

Groundwork on the 5.86-acre project started in early June. The developer estimates model homes could be ready for tours as early as January 2012.

“Issaquah Highlands is one of the most sought-after places to live in the area, one of the last true master planned communities, and Pulte Homes is thrilled to become part of it,” Frank Anderson, Pulte Homes vice president of land acquisition, said in a news release. “Adjacent to a beautiful park, in a diverse and thriving community, with great schools, and close to high quality employment — this neighborhood is a terrific fit for people looking for a great new home community in the Northwest.”

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Bellevue homebuilder purchases 48 Issaquah Highlands lots

May 31, 2011

Taylor Development, a Bellevue-based real estate firm, is joining Issaquah Highlands developer Port Blakely Communities to foster development in the Harrison Street neighborhood, a ritzy collection of custom homes perched on Grand Ridge.

The real estate firm purchased 48 lots in the neighborhood for $6.36 million. Taylor Development and Port Blakely announced the deal May 23.

The sale encompasses more than half of the lots along Harrison Street. The neighborhood includes about 90 home sites. So, far 35 have been sold, and of those, 24 are completed or under-construction.

The neighborhood features a panorama — on clear days, at least — of the Bellevue and Seattle skylines, plus the Olympic Mountains.

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Bellevue homebuilder purchases Issaquah Highlands lots

May 23, 2011

NEW — 1:15 p.m. May 23, 2011

Taylor Development, a Bellevue-based real estate firm, is joining Issaquah Highlands developer Port Blakely Communities to foster development in the Harrison Street neighborhood, a ritzy collection of custom homes perched on Grand Ridge.

Taylor Development has purchased 48 lots in the neighborhood, and plans to work alongside custom homebuilders and homebuyers to complete the neighborhood. The companies announced the deal Monday.

“Issaquah Highlands is among the Northwest’s premier communities and the acquisition of a large number of home sites in the highly desirable Harrison Street neighborhood represents a key opportunity for Taylor Development,” company President Kevin Taylor said in a release.

The neighborhood includes about 90 home sites — 35 have been sold, including 24 completed or under-construction.

The acquisition is part of a series of construction projects planned, completed or in progress for the highlands.

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Builder plans to add 70 townhouses in the highlands

February 1, 2011

Homebuilder Pulte Homes has purchased land to build 70 townhouses in the Issaquah Highlands, the company announced last week.

The planned neighborhood, Sunset Walk, is on 5.86 acres adjacent to Sunset Park and near planned retail offerings. The project is Pulte Homes’ first foray into Issaquah.

The homebuilder purchased the land from highlands master developer Port Blakely Communities in late December. Urban Village Development Commission and City Council members approved the project late last year.

“We have been looking for the right location and time to expand locally, and this is an excellent opportunity for us to do so,” Pulte Homes Division President for the Pacific Northwest John Ochsner said in a press release.

City Major Development Review Team Program Manager Keith Niven said construction should start in the spring.

Plans call for Sunset Walk to feature five two- and three-story townhouse floor plans ranging from 1,460 to 2,054 square feet.

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Homebuilder announces plan to add 70 townhouses in highlands

January 26, 2011

NEW — 8 a.m. Jan. 26, 2011

Homebuilder Pulte Homes has purchased land to build 70 townhouses in the Issaquah Highlands, the company announced Tuesday.

The planned neighborhood, called Sunset Walk, is located adjacent to Sunset Park and near planned retail offerings. The project is Pulte Homes’ first foray in Issaquah.

The homebuilder purchased the land from highlands master developer Port Blakely Communities in late December.

“We have been looking for the right location and time to expand locally, and this is an excellent opportunity for us to do so,” Pulte Homes Division President for the Pacific Northwest John Ochsner said in a release.

Plans call for Sunset Walk to feature five two- and three-story townhouse floor plans ranging from 1,460 to 2,054 square feet.

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