is a prime example of
urban living at its best,
the larger natural
– John Milne, M.D.,
Vice President for
Imagine a community where every resident lives just a short walk to the park, where world-class healthcare is just down the street, where multiple generations of people with diverse lifestyles live side-by-side, where retail services and entertainment venues are close at hand, where students of all ages enjoy a full breadth of educational opportunities, and where priority is placed on preserving and protecting the environment to benefit future generations.
Welcome to Issaquah Highlands. Today, this community is home to more than 7,000 residents, thousands of workers, and many daily visitors who frequent Issaquah Highlands to live, work and play. And, it is so much more.
Since Port Blakely Communities first introduced its bold vision to create an urban village some 20 years ago, it has partnered with many public and private developers, builders and industry leaders to make the community a reality.
“The greatest impact of Issaquah Highlands was the ability to implement smart growth
through the creation/realization of an urban village. The city and its residents and our
stunning environment all have benefited from Issaquah Highlands.”
– Ava Frisinger, Mayor, City of Issaquah
A significant milestone was reached when Port Blakely Communities and Regency Centers broke ground to develop a neighborhood shopping district in 2012. Construction is underway and new retail openings are expected in summer 2013.
Additionally, more than 10 signature projects opened their doors or broke ground between 2010-2012, adding a broader mix of housing and services to the community, such as the Swedish/Issaquah Hospital and Medical Center. This activity is boosting the region’s economy, with construction investment totaling more than $600 million.
Issaquah Highlands is among the nation’s first sustainable communities ever developed, and today it serves as a national award-winning model for master-planned community development. It has earned awards and accolades for Built Green standards for residential construction, LEED Gold status for its office building, sustainably designed and modern medical center, and now is home to the nation’s first –and perhaps only – net-zero, multi-family housing neighborhood, zHome.