Fri 28 Aug 2009
Grading Work at The High Streets
You can expect to see grading work during August and September at The High Streets Block 1, which is the site of the future grocery store. This grading will be done before the wet season begins in October to prepare for future construction. You may recall that last year, grading crews spent time preparing the site in anticipation of the construction of the Central Market store. After Central Market cancelled its lease, the grading needs for the site changed. In recent months, Port Blakely Communities has been working with leading grocers to discuss expansion into The High Streets. Port Blakely Communities has recently signed a letter of intent with a premium grocery store and design work has begun. As a result, the grading plans for the site have changed to meet the needs of the new grocer and building design. This particular site continues to be a prime location for several reasons, including its location on the Sunset Interchange and the growing population of the surrounding areas. For grocers, this “geography” is vital because it offers them the opportunity to serve residents of both Issaquah and Sammamish. We look forward to sharing updates with you this fall.
Swedish Grading Work
In August and September, work will continue in the area of the grocery store site as Swedish begins ground work for the first phase of its hospital campus. During this time, trucks will be moving dirt from the Swedish site to the grocery
store site. The movement of dirt from one site to another – several blocks along Discovery Drive – will reduce the environmental impact of the ground work at the Swedish site. Trucking dirt and rocks from a construction site to a landfill burns more fossil fuels because of the long distances traveled. It also adds to the growing amount of construction waste in landfills. By reducing the miles traveled to a few blocks, the environmental impact will be greatly reduced. In October, the graded and prepared grocery store site will be hydro-seeded (grass seed will be laid) and fenced for the winter months. Please feel free to contact Chris Hysom at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions or concerns regarding the grading or trucking operations on Discovery Drive.