With approximately nine of the City’s top ten employer’s, including Costco’s global headquarters with 13,000 employees on the valley floor—Central Issaquah is the economic hub of the City.
Residential development is encouraged as mixed use in the Central Issaquah neighborhood, with the goal to create density as well as a vibrant and high-quality mixed-use urban environment—especially as the City plans for light rail and more growth. New development is a variety of scales including one to five story buildings while current residential areas include condo buildings, older homes, town homes and duplexes.
Residents can easily find parking and have access to a multitude of goods and services within a short distance. Views of the Issaquah Alps surround the area where some of the more iconic and frequented areas in Issaquah reside such as Gilman Village, and Boehm’s Chocolate.
A Green Necklace links community and neighborhood parks, riparian corridors, tree lined streets, active and passive plazas and other shared urban spaces in this neighborhood as well.