Connor-Jarvis Development Of Tower Farm In Sammamish to Proceed


We are watching our Issaquah & Sammamish inventory levels very carefully as we help our buyers and sellers navigate the current market.  With inventory of homes for sale as low as it is, every new construction project is considered very carefully for approval.  Balancing the need for new homes with protecting our pristine lifestyle is the challenge.  We have all seen those blue development signs at Tower Farm on Issaquah Pine Lake Road.  They have been there for quite some time as the community, developer and owner jostled back and forth as to best practices on this subject. Well, Sammamish and developer Conner Homes won BIG in the dispute over this proposed Conner-Jarvis development.

According to a recent article on, "Plans call for 115 single-family homes on acreage located west of Issaquah-Pine Lake Road Southeast and north of Southeast 42nd Street near Laughing Jacobs Creek and Laughing Jacobs Lake. The appeal cited potential harm to local waterways as well as considerable added traffic in the neighboring Kempton Downs subdivision.

In his written decision released Jan. 21, hearing examiner John Galt denied the appeal completed under the State Environmental Policy Act as well as, with a few exceptions, an appeal of the city and the developer’s plans for curbs and similar amenities, said Evan Maxim, senior planner and SEPA official for the city.

 A traffic appeal also failed to win Galt’s approval.

The ruling granted developer Conner Homes of Bellevue preliminary approval of the subdivision, subject to some apparently minor conditions."


Read the complete article on the Sammamish Review >>