As details begin to leak out regarding possible development of what is known as the 40-acre City Church site near the Sammamish/Issaquah boundary, most of the attention has been on calls for the preservation of the chapel on the site.
At its meeting Feb. 2, the Sammamish City Council took a more pragmatic view of that development, as well as the nearby Providence Ridge project. Providence Ridge will have frontage on Southeast 43rd Way in Issaquah, but it is also very close to the Sammamish border.
The council’s chief concern was traffic, especially on Southeast 43rd.
The City Church property is being looked at for 130 homes on 40 acres. The plans are very preliminary, with only a preapplication meeting held so far. Sammamish…