Category Archives: Town Center

Outraged, shocked, surprised about Sammamish cooking the books on concurrency? I’m not.

The City Council meeting tonight at 6:30p will undoubtedly discuss the Mullor Study. The study may be accessed here. Commentary By Scott Hamilton The news yesterday that Sammamish has been using outdated traffic counts, mostly from 2012 but some from … Continue reading

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Metropolitan Market opens

March 22: Metropolitan Market, the anchor for the Sammamish Town Center’s commercial district at SE 4th and 228th Ave. SE, opened today to a 33 lb chocolate chip cookie for the long line of consumers that wrapped around to the … Continue reading

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History of Sammamish: Building moratorium ends in 2005

The period 2004-2005 saw little controversy in Sammamish. Rather, this was a period of developing projects that had direct benefit for the residents. A moratorium on building development, adopted when the City incorporated in 1999, remained in place. It would … Continue reading

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Sammamish’s trek to court over Land Use Appeals, other issues; cost to taxpayers stonewalled

The City of Sammamish has gone to court 28 times in the last 10 years on matters other than routine operational reasons. Half were for Land Use Petition (development) (LUP) appeals from Hearing Examiner decisions, a review of court records … Continue reading

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Lawsuit questions legitimacy of Sammamish Town Center Plan

A lawsuit challenges the legitimacy of the Sammamish Town Center Plan following adoption of the 2015 Comprehensive Plan revisions in the state-required 10-year update. Paul Stickney and Richard Birgh, two residents of the Town Center who have commercial development aspirations, … Continue reading

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Market-driven building moratorium is over; pent-up demand is building now

Editor’s note: There has been a spirited discussion on Facebook under Save Sammamish (a closed group) about the current level of development and the topic of a building moratorium. Here is what I posted this morning. When the Comp Plan … Continue reading

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Town Center Moratorium dead, but growth issues heading toward Retreat

The Sammamish City Council decided Tuesday to not pursue a proposal by Deputy Mayor Ramiro Valderrama to undertake a 60-day study that could have led to a building moratorium for the Town Center. The TC is already under construction, but … Continue reading

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