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Issaquah Highlands, Washington - Pt.2 (2015)

El Emilio Travel-Events 2015-05-05 - 01:00:35

"Issaquah Highlands — Issaquah, Washington is an urban village planned community developed following concepts of New Urbanism located on the Pine Lake Plateau directly east of Interstate 90 in the City of Issaquah, Washington,[1] 17 miles [27 kilometers] east of Seattle, Washington. Land was purchased by Port Blakely Communities, Inc. in 1990 and planning began in 1991. Construction began in 1996 with the first residents arriving in 1998. Currently, according to the Issaquah Highlands Community Association, the population is 7,000 with a total of 10,000 residents expected at build out. A 10-year planning process involved the City of Issaquah,[2] King County,[3] the State of Washington[4] and private developer, Port Blakely Communities.[5] The land planning approach for Issaquah Highlands followed the principles of New Urbanism and was the first new community in Washington State approved following enactment of Washington State Growth Management Act enacted in 1990."

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