City of Issaquah Council Land and Shore Committee meets again to discuss Issaquah Highlands’ Replacement Regulations, also referred to as End of DAs (for Development Agreements) AB 7523. Public comment is welcome.
Determining the regulations that will replace the Development Agreement is a year long process, almost complete. However, a few topics remain unresolved. They are vesting (which determines whether developers work with the old Development Agreement or new replacement regulations apply), minimum Floor Area Ratio (FAR) and parking requirements. The latter two regulations are intended to prevent suburban style, parking lot dominated development.
For more information, see City of Issaquah, Development Agreements.
More about the Land and Shore Committee:
The Council Land & Shore Committee (LSC) meets to study selected agenda items prior to consideration by the full Council that relate to open space, land use designations, land acquisitions, zoning, permits, sign code, urban villages and development agreements, annexations / PAAs, transfer of development rights for major projects, Comprehensive Plan, Central Issaquah Plan, Shoreline Master Plan, stream / wetland buffers and critical areas.