Category Archives: Town Center

New traffic concurrency model ignores congestion; city council caves to staff

By Miki Mullor Deputy Editor Sammamish drivers hoped for traffic congestion relief when the City Council adopted an emergency building moratorium last year in order to take time to fix the traffic concurrency model. What they are going to get … Continue reading

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Sammamish’s Town Center-concurrency dilemma

By Scott Hamilton Editor The Sammamish City Council faces a complex set of issues interconnecting the Town Center and efforts to revise its traffic concurrency policies. At stake is whether the Town Center proceeds per the 2009 plan adopted by … Continue reading

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Ace Hardware signs LOI for Sammamish Town Center: STCA

Ace Hardware signed a Letter of Intent to be one of the anchor tenants of a new portion of the Sammamish Town Center, developer STCA announced today at the Sammamish Chamber of Commerce lunch. Matt Samwick of the company said … Continue reading

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Why I don’t support the Town Center exemption from moratorium

By Debbie Treen Guest Contributor I want to offer a counterpoint to Jason Ritchie’s reasons for exempting the Town Center from the current development moratorium. His reasons for lifting the moratorium are that the City will hold the developers accountable, … Continue reading

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Why I support the Town Center

By Jason Ritchie Member, Sammamish City Council Guest Contributor I stand by my words in the email quoted in the Sammamish Comment. I’m a strong supporter of the Town Center development plan. But that’s not the whole story. So let’s … Continue reading

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As drivers sit in traffic, Sammamish ponders up-zoning of Town Center

Even as Sammamish residents scream over traffic congestion, exacerbated over what proved to be fraudulent implementation of a traffic concurrency model intended to be sure the roads can handle growth, efforts are underway to sharply up-size the Town Center. The … Continue reading

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Town Center Plan Flaws Ignored

Glaring omissions in the Town Center plan regarding traffic forewarned 10 years ago – and ignored. By Miki Mullor Guest Contributor During the recent moratorium deliberations by City Council, the Town Center neighborhood plan was brought into the conversation. The … Continue reading

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