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Posted on: January 29, 2016

[ARCHIVED] - Central Issaquah is Region's Newest Growth Center -

Central Issaquah is our area’s newest regional growth center.

Our community's Central Issaquah Plan aims to transform the area — currently a collection of strip malls, office buildings and parking lots — into a vibrant, walkable community with new housing, jobs, shopping and parks.

In a unanimous decision Jan. 28, 2016, Puget Sound Regional Council (PSRC)'s Executive Board voted to certify Central Issaquah as a regional growth center.

Supporting centers and the corridors that serve them is one of the main criteria for selecting projects to receive PSRC's federal transportation funds.

In addition, centers form a key part of VISION 2040 — a regional strategy to address our area's growth.

In June 2015, PSRC board members approved Issaquah’s application for a regional growth center designation.

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