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Issaquah Council Committee Briefed on New School

Issaquah City Council Committee Briefed on Proposed New Elementary School

The City of Issaquah is considering a proposal by the Issaquah School District to site a new elementary school near Issaquah Highlands.

Last night members of the Land and Shore Committee of the Issaquah City Council received a presentation by City staff and the Issaquah School District, Director of Capital Projects, Steve Crawford. The District officially stated their interest in building a new “urban-concept elementary school” in a letter received on June 19th.  The school would be built on land just west of the Westridge South neighborhood of Issaquah Highlands.

The Land and Shore Committee meeting was predominantly for information purposes. No action was taken. The first of two public hearings on this topic will be Monday, July 17th at the regular City Council meeting. Final action is not expected until the second Public Hearing on September 5th.

The proposal for a new elementary school is part of a discussion involving many steps in a process in which the City annexes land just west of Westridge South, formerly owned by and “in” King County. The City just recently took full possession of the land. Next steps include establishing pre-annexation zoning and then annexing the land into the City of Issaquah. Zoning will establish possible uses for the land going forward, such as for a school. (Agenda Bill 7433)

If you would like to know more, please review the Land and Shore Committee “packet” provided in preparation of the meeting:

AB 7433 -Annexation of King County Island and Establishment of Pre-Annexation Zoning (Zoning Element is QUASI-JUDICIAL), (A)
>View AB 7433
>View Land Use and Zoning Information

The public is welcome to attend all City Council and committee meetings, or may watch them live and archived on ICTV.