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2021 Development Update: Central & East Issaquah Highlands

Connections 2021 Development Update

Tract D

The small parcel at the base of College Drive, along NE Falls Drive between the Highlands at Wynhaven Apartments and the Forest Ridge neighborhood, is known as “Tract D” and is owned by Taylor Morrison (formerly Polygon Homes), the developer of the Forest Ridge neighborhood and the new Westridge neighborhood. Taylor Morrison expects to break ground in January 2022 on 10 market-rate single-family homes.

Bellevue College

Bellevue College owns the property along College Drive between Central Park and the Forest Ridge neighborhood. The 372,000-gross-square-foot parcel is zoned for institutional use, or could Bellevue College could sell to a developer that could construct up to 310 residential units.

Bellevue College Interim President Gary Locke said, “Unfortunately, I have nothing to report re[garding] our plans for the Issaquah Highlands property. We will, in the next few months, be taking a thorough review/analysis of the property, but nothing to report now.”

Harrison Street & Grand Ridge Drive

A total of 130 lots make up the Harrison Street and Grand Ridge Drive neighborhoods. Today, there are 113 occupied custom homes, while 17 lots remain in various stages of the custom architectural review process managed by the Issaquah Highlands Community Association (IHCA). One lot remains for sale on Grand Ridge Drive.

IHCA Park Improvements

Logan Park
Formerly known as “Two Pipes Park,” this beautiful green space, located at 30th Avenue NE and 29th Lane NE, got an exciting makeover from the IHCA this summer, removing the pipes and installing a new state-of-the-art play structure.

Magnolia Park
This summer, the IHCA resurfaced the basketball court and replaced the hoop at Magnolia Park, located at the top of NE Magnolia Street. The IHCA expects to complete the following by fall: new roof and painting of the park picnic shelter, new picnic tables, and park landscape improvements.

Stay informed on development updates in Issaquah Highlands on our development web page.

Read the full 2021 development update in Fall 2021 Connections online here.

As published in Fall 2021 Connections >> 

Christy Garrard is the Highlands Council executive director, and a Dahlia Park resident.