Sammamish expects new development on 228th
January 12, 2014
New: Jan. 12, 10:14 a.m.
The city of Sammamish is working with residents on their concerns surrounding a new 122-home development going in along 228th Avenue, said Public Works Director Laura Philpot.
Philpot presented a brief overview of the proposed development to the City Council Jan. 7. The council was not required to take any action on the plan. Philpot characterized the presentation as a “head’s up.”
The new development will be on the east side of 228th, north of Southeast 20th Street and south of the Sammamish Plateau Water and Sewer District headquarters – near the water tower.
The development will go on two parcels totaling a bit more than 31 acres, known as the Kampp property.
Philpot said the development will connect to 228th at the existing traffic light at Southeast 20th Street.
Councilwoman Nancy Whitten asked why the city would not require another connection to 228th in the hope it could relieve traffic on other streets. Philpot noted that would put too many connections along a relatively short stretch of 228th. She said there might be an option to work with the water district about connecting to its driveway at a future date.
Philpot said that residents in nearby neighborhoods had expressed concerns about the new development, and said the city was trying to work with them.