Construction is starting soon at the former Gilman Square Shopping Center (including Lombardi’s) located at Seventh Avenue Northwest and Northwest Gilman Boulevard.
The project will build 344 apartments in three 5-story buildings over a single level of below-grade parking. There will also be 100 surface parking stalls.
The project will build flood protections through the site; improve both Seventh and Locust streets; add a traffic signal at Seventh and Gilman; and build a public park and trails along Issaquah Creek.
This is the first major project to implement the City’s Central Issaquah Plan, which envisions an urban, pedestrian-friendly community. The City has approved land use and construction permits, which can be viewed online via the city’s active projects list under “ATLAS (SEVENTH AT GILMAN)”.
In September, the following work is anticipated:
• Installation of perimeter fencing, tree protection and erosion control silt fences.
• Demolition of existing buildings.
• Removal of trees and median along Gilman Boulevard for traffic improvements.
• Installation of side sewers and storm pipe along Seventh Avenue Northwest.
• Delivery of soil to prepare the site.
Private VehiclesA construction project of this size generates a significant number of new construction jobs in the city, and with it additional worker vehicles. A construction staging area is located on site. The south side of Locust Street will be used to store equipment, materials and employee vehicles. If off-site parking is needed, the site superintendent will work with employees to ensure they park in public parking stalls with the least amount of neighbor impact. All drivers must ensure their private vehicles are street legal and obey traffic laws.
The City’s standard work hours are 7 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Friday. During weekdays, no work has been approved outside of these hours. Requests may be made to the City to work on Saturdays. All Saturday work requests are reviewed on a case-by-case basis and must be approved by the City. No work is allowed on Sundays.
Truck Haul RouteTo minimize impacts to neighbors, we will be establishing a specific route for trucks to access the site. Construction access will be obtained via Gilman Boulevard/Seventh Avenue/Locust Street depending on the construction sequence.
Construction activities will be self-contained on site, with minimal disruption to the sidewalk along Gilman Boulevard during the installation of utilities. The contractor will provide a safe pedestrian route around the site at all times.
City of Issaquah:Senior EngineerDenise Pirolo425-837-3092
Developer:Lennar Multifamily CommunitiesTom Bartholomew206-409-4232