City, school district join local businesses honored for waste prevention

August 27, 2015

NEW — 5:48 p.m. Aug. 27, 2015

The city of Issaquah, the Issaquah School District and several local businesses were honored by King County’s Solid Waste Division on its eighth annual list of Best Workplaces for Waste Prevention and Recycling.

Every year, King County Executive Dow Constantine and the King County Solid Waste Division honor businesses and organizations for adopting practices that reduce waste and increase recycling. It was the ISD’s seventh year on the list and the third in a row on the Honor Roll. The city of Issaquah joins the ISD on the Honor Roll for the first time, having been named to the list five straight years.

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Get your free tickets now to POPs! Goes Issaquah

August 9, 2015

NEW  — 6 a.m. Aug. 9, 2015

Rowley Properties is proud to support arts on the Eastside by celebrating the 20th anniversary of sponsoring POPs! Goes Issaquah.

POPs! is a free concert at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 21 at Village Theatre, 303 Front St. N., featuring the Sammamish Symphony and interim Conductor Adam Stern. This year’s theme is “The Sounds of Cinema.”

Tickets to this orchestral event are available to families and individuals in Issaquah who might not otherwise be able to participate in the arts. Rowley Properties first provides tickets to our local senior housing centers and nonprofit organizations before releasing tickets to the general public.

Tickets are free and available on a first-come, first-served basis while they last and must be obtained prior to the concert. There are no reservations. Read more

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Free concert comes to Lake Sammamish State Park on June 6

May 27, 2015

NEW — 6 a.m. May 27, 2015

Summer Smash, a free concert coming June 6 to Lake Sammamish State Park, will feature Nolan Garrett along with other local groups Cygnus, Last Minute, LocoMotive and the School of Rock House Band.

The backdrop to the stage will be a glorious view of Lake Sammamish.

The concert occurs on a “free day” so no Discover Pass is required to park and there is no admission charge. The concert begins at 1 p.m. and continues until 7 p.m.

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Homewood Suites by Hilton Hotel construction reaches top floor

January 20, 2015

Homewood Suites by Hilton, an upscale, all-suite, residential, extended-stay hotel will be coming soon to the Hyla Crossing neighborhood of Issaquah.

Contributed GLY staff, subcontractors and Rowley’s team signed a beam to mark the topping off of the Homewood Suites Hotel by Hilton. The beam was flown by GLY’s crane operator to the top of the building where it was then permanently installed.   The extended stay hotel is scheduled to open this summer.

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GLY staff, subcontractors and Rowley’s team signed a beam to mark the topping off of the Homewood Suites Hotel by Hilton. The beam was flown by GLY’s crane operator to the top of the building where it was then permanently installed. The extended stay hotel is scheduled to open this summer.

Last week, key players in the project participated in a topping-off ceremony organized by GLY Construction. Read more

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Seventh and Gilman redevelopment begins

September 16, 2014

Demolition began Sept. 10 on the new residential project to be housed at Seventh Avenue Northwest and Northwest Gilman Boulevard.

There, 344 apartments in three five-story buildings will replace the strip mall and Lombardi’s restaurant that had been there for decades.

The project not only marks a change in that localized landscape, but for the whole of Issaquah as well.

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Zoo freezer is christened

July 8, 2014

By Misty Peterson Cougar Mountain Zoo’s new walk-in freezer for the carnivore diets was officially put in operation June 30 in a ribbon-cutting ceremony, performed by Peter Rittler, Zoological Society of Washington President, Hudson Bott and Mayor Fred Butler (from left) as zoo curator Robyn Barfoot (far left) and other city officials look on.

By Misty Peterson
Cougar Mountain Zoo’s new walk-in freezer for the carnivore diets was officially put in operation June 30 in a ribbon-cutting ceremony, performed by Peter Rittler, Zoological Society of Washington President, Hudson Bott and Mayor Fred Butler (from left) as zoo curator Robyn Barfoot (far left) and other city officials look on.

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Lisa Rae Riley crowned Lady 12 winner

February 4, 2014

Lisa Rae Riley, Rowley Properties executive assistant and avid Seattle Seahawks fan, entered Volume 12 sport store’s Lady 12 competition Jan. 25 and was one of 12 finalists to compete in the Lady 12 of the Season Contest.

Sponsored by Volume 12 in Redmond, Riley navigated a tough final round of challenging Seahawks trivia to win the competition and be crowned “Lady 12 of the Season” for 2013-14.

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Rowley Properties Inc. welcomes new VP

January 21, 2014

NEW — 6 a.m. Jan. 21, 2014

Rowley Properties recently promoted Kristi Tripple to vice president for Community Development and she is now an officer of the corporation.

Tripple joined the Rowley team in 2005 as human resources director. She has worked with the community, its stakeholders and the city on Rowley’s Development Agreement visioning, planning and implementation. She will continue her involvement in the evolution and redevelopment of both of the Hyla Crossing and Rowley Center neighborhoods.

Kristi Tripple

Kristi Tripple

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Eight-story hotel planned near I-90

November 5, 2013

Rowley Properties’ eight-story hotel could be the first example of the Central Issaquah Plan in motion.

While the city pieced together the parts of its long-term vision of how central Issaquah should develop, approving the final plan late last year, it worked with the local real estate development company. Rowley Properties had an interest in redeveloping its holdings in the area and to specifically build a mixed use, extended-stay hotel near the existing Hilton Garden Inn west of SR 900.

By Greg Farrar Dirt is piled up, underground pipe is stacked onsite and earth-moving equipment is at work on land north of the Hilton Garden Inn on Northwest Gilman Boulevard, between Hyla Avenue Northwest and 18th Avenue Northwest.

By Greg Farrar
Dirt is piled up, underground pipe is stacked onsite and earth-moving equipment is at work on land north of the Hilton Garden Inn on Northwest Gilman Boulevard, between Hyla Avenue Northwest and 18th Avenue Northwest.

“Rowley was gearing up and didn’t want to wait until the CIP was done,” Project Oversight Manager Christopher Wright said. It led to a great deal of cooperation between the city and Rowley Properties.

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Top Pot to open Issaquah drive-thru location

January 22, 2013

Top Pot Hand-Forged Doughnuts plans to open a drive-thru Issaquah location as early as next month — a first for the Seattle-based pastry purveyor.

Cofounder Mark Klebeck said Top Pot intends to upgrade Rowley Properties’ existing building at 1235 N.W. Maple St. — a round structure most recently occupied by Mondo’s Espresso — near the Issaquah Transit Center.

The iconic structure’s Mid-Century Modern design and proximity to the transit hub appealed to the Klebecks.

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