The development agreement aims to ensure that the land is redeveloped in a manner that is mutually beneficial to both the community and Rowley.
Issaquah's goals with this agreement include:
Furthering its role as a Cascade Agenda leadership city
Promoting sustainable development
Protecting environmental quality
Encouraging innovative housing designs
Providing an appropriate mix and density of desirable uses
Promoting efficient transportation
Improve our local economy
The development agreement requires Rowley to provide and/or pay for transportation improvements, affordable housing, creek restoration, and stormwater upgrades. In addition, fees are outlined to ensure that the developer pays its "fair share" of facilities and/or services related to police, fire, government and parks.
Issaquah launched a significant public input process with this project. Before landing on the council's desk, the agreement included review from the following groups or processes: