City, Issaquah School District Talk Growth and Future at Joint Meeting
Elected officials and staff from the City of Issaquah and the Issaquah School District met on February 29th to discuss growth and future plans. Below are some important takeaways from the first session in almost 2 years. According to The Issaquah Press, "The district will be moving toward urban as opposed to suburban schools at some point in the future. That means multi-story buildings that are compact and have a much smaller footprint than current schools. Some schools will almost undoubtedly be built in order to teach the children of families moving into the Central Issaquah Plan area in the coming years. For the future, Mayor Fred Butler said he would assign “champions” to follow up with their school district counterparts on how to build urban schools, uncover what city building codes are problematic and find opportunities for collaboration on capital projects."