Recently, the City received a revised application for the proposed middle school in Talus, from the applicant, the Issaquah School District.
Some of the revisions to the original plans include:
- Reduction in the proposed school population, from a maximum of 1,000 students and 85 staff, to a maximum of 900 students and 80 staff.
- Remove the parking garage tucked under the main building and the north surface parking lot and replace with a parking structure at the northwest corner of the site.
- Reroute all passenger vehicles through the main driveway along Talus Drive. With the elimination of the parking garage under the building, the secondary (east) driveway on Talus Drive is proposed for emergency and service vehicles only.
In addition to receiving the revised application, the applicant also submitted a parking study for review. Within the next few weeks a traffic impact analysis is expected to be completed and will also be made available to the public.
As the review and permitting process continues, a date for the public hearing, in front of the City’s Development Commission, has yet to be determined, but is expected to be announced in the next few months.
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For questions about the proposed middle school, or the revised application, contact Construction Coordinator Tom Mullins with the Issaquah School District or call 425-837-7000.
For questions about the permitting process contact Senior Planner Jean Lin with the City of Issaquah or call 425-837-3103.