Snoqualmie Valley Record


Ridge affordable apartment developer, Imagine Housing, plans community meeting on latest designs

January 11, 2013 · 2:52 PM

Imagine Housing, the company who proposed a multi-building affordable housing complex in Snoqualmie Ridge's Parcel S-20, plans a community meeting this month to go over its latest ideas for the property.

A Community Outreach Meeting is 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 23, at the Snoqualmie Ridge Community Center, 35018 S.E. Ridge St.

Imagine Housing and its design team will review their newest design concepts for S-20, which is located between Snoqualmie Valley Hospital's new campus and the Eagle Point neighborhood, just north of Snoqualmie Parkway.

Imagine Housing's proposal was last discussed in Snoqualmie this past summer, when the Snoqualmie City Council considered an ordinance that would exempt affordable multifamily housing projects from property taxes for up to 12 years.

The ordinance is being considered now because Imagine Housing, an affordable housing developer on the Eastside, is considering its largest project yet on the Ridge’s Parcel S-20. The city had pondered giving the project, which would house more than 300 people at below-market rents, but also send the entirety of its traffic through a block of single-family homes, exemption from most property taxes. However, dozens of neighbors came before the council to oppose the idea.









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