NEWS & EVENTS
There's always something happening at Issaquah Highlands. Neighbors gather for wine tastings, investment clubs, Mommy & Me Play Groups. home churches, book clubs and more. Here a sample of recent happenings.
King5’s Special Report on Issaquah Highlands
features Grand Ridge Plaza
Tue Jul 17 16:38:04 PDT 2012
Issaquah Highlands on economic rebound
After years of promises and false starts, a huge commercial retail project is underway in the Issaquah Highlands. view full article
Bellevue College Continues Planning Process for Highlands Campus
Bellevue College is mid-way into a planning process to create the vision for its new Issaquah Highlands campus.
Since purchasing the 20-acre site in 2011, the College enlisted the help of City of Issaquah planners to create a master plan for the campus. Currently in the research and design process, the master plan for Bellevue College East Campus is a layout of the site including roads, driveways, utilities, landscaping, pedestrian and bicycle access, and much more. It is the first step toward eventual construction. College officials may present the plan to the Urban Village Development Committee (UVDC) in late 2012.
Steve Burnstead Construction breaks ground in 2012
Steve Burnstead Construction plans to break ground on its newly announced residential project in 2012. Models homes could open as early as 2013. In planning its new project, Steve Burnstead Construction joined two separate yet adjoining land parcels, one of which they purchased several years ago. The first eight-acre parcel is already cleared in anticipation of construction. When the adjoining five-acre parcel became available through the City of Issaquah's Park Pointe TDR, the company acquired it with the intent of combining the two parcels to create one neighborhood. Steve Burnstead Construction's vision for the neighborhood of approximately 80 single-family homes includes many community features residents know and love, including pedestrian trails and play areas.
Discovery Heights to Expand, Add Commercial Space
The Discovery Heights project is expanding. In late December, the developers purchased two additional land parcels from Port Blakely Communities to expand the neighborhood, which is located near the planned Town Center. Built by Bellevue-based Devco and HNN Associates, Phase II of Discovery Heights will add an additional 107 luxury apartment homes and 8,260-square-feet of retail/office space to the project.
The Issaquah Highlands Community Association (IHCA)
is pleased to announce the selection of Sarah Phillips as executive director
Effective January 23, 2012. Phillips replaces retiring executive director Vicki Stier who has worked in various roles at the IHCA for nearly 10 years.
YWCA Family Village at Issaquah
The paint has dried and the hammers have gone quiet at YWCA Family Village at Issaquah, which means the new development is complete and ready to make its official debut. To celebrate, YWCA is hosting a community open house during Issaquah Highlands Green Halloween Festival on Saturday, October 29, from noon to 4 p.m.
Bright Horizons Opens in October
at Issaquah Highlands
Bright Horizons is poised to debut on the Issaquah Plateau when it opens its care center at YWCA Family Village at Issaquah on October 17.