Tag Archives: Town Center

Just how cozy is the city with STCA?

Editorial Just how cozy is Town Center developer STCA with the Sammamish city administration? Sammamish Comment has been reporting aspects of the relationship between the developer, administration and certain members of the city council for more than a year. Now, … Continue reading

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Valderrama, Howard sought a Developer Agreement with STCA without council authorization

Sammamish City Council Member Ramiro Valderrama and City Manager Lyman Howard last year wanted to negotiate a Developer Agreement with Town Center developer STCA, without the required council approval, Sammamish Comment learned. The revelation is in an email (click to … Continue reading

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Sammamish extends building moratorium

The Sammamish City Council extended the building moratorium to allow staff and the council to complete a revised traffic concurrency plan by July. The Town Center was not exempted. The vote was 7-0. Council member Jason Ritchie said STCA, a … 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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City Council indecisive about how to approach future growth

By Harry Shedd Special to Sammamish Comment The Sammamish City Council appeared indecisive during the council retreat about future growth in the city. Should the “bedroom community” vision continue into the future or will future generations demand change in our … Continue reading

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Common Cause Housing Balance for Sammamish

Editor’s note: This is the inaugural article of occasional Guest Contributor columns from Sammamish residents. See this post for details about contributing to Sammamish Comment.  How to attain sustainable housing affordability, create vast community wealth and improve driver experiences. By … Continue reading

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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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