Category Archives: Issaquah

Why the Town Center is needed

The Sammamish Town Center plan was about seven years in the making, controversial throughout. Then development was held up by the 2008 Great Recession. Ground was finally broken in 2015. The first store, Metropolitan Market, opened this year. And now … Continue reading

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King County nears adoption of “unlawful,” “secret” tax

Fees on utilities will be passed on to consumers Affects only those in unincorporated King County Adds up to $300 per year to utility bills. County Council, staff action done “below the radar.” Final public hearing Dec. 7, followed by … Continue reading

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Valderrama cites fake facts in Town Center moratorium flip-flop

Sammamish City Council Member Ramiro Valderrama, citing what turns out to be a series of unsubstantiated claims, executed a pirouette on his previous vote supporting a moratorium including the Town Center—and went splat. The Town Center was exempted from the … Continue reading

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Murphy for King County Council District 3

Sammamish Comment recommends John Murphy for election to King County Council District 3, which includes Sammamish, Issaquah and adjacent unincorporated areas. Lambert has been the District 3 Council Member for 16 years. Before that, she was a state legislator. As a … Continue reading

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Two years later, Sammamish fixing 228th stop lights

Nearly two years after turning on the “Intelligence Transportation System” stop lights on 228th Ave. from one end of the City to the other, Sammamish is finally fixing it. The ITS is intended to coordinate lights on 228th to give … Continue reading

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Appeal victory seminal moment for Sammamish Heritage Society

The victory last week by the Sammamish Heritage Society in its appeal of an Issaquah decision to allow demolition of buildings at the Lutheran church property on the Providence Heights campus off 228th Ave. is a seminal moment for the … Continue reading

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Sammamish Transportation Plan balloons to $165m; Klahanie project now $45m

The new Six-Year Transportation Improvement Plan approved by the Sammamish City Council Tuesday boosts projects costs to $165.36m. This figure includes the cost of the projects that start within the six-year TIP period but continue beyond into a date not … Continue reading

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