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What's your vision for Olde Town?

167 registered responses


What types of buildings do you prefer in this neighborhood?

Response Percent Response Count
Alternative A 15.0% 25
Alternative B 19.8% 33
Alternative C 75.4% 126
Alternative D 9.6% 16
Alternative E 56.9% 95
Alternative F 13.8% 23
Alternative G 49.7% 83
Alternative H 3.0% 5
Alternative I 1.8% 3
Alternative J 13.8% 23

Which of the following changes you would support, if any?

Response Percent Response Count
Lower building height from three to two stories. 43.7% 73
Maintain height of three stories, but require steeply-sloped roofs. 19.8% 33
Limit a building's overall square footage. 36.5% 61
Increase the minimum green space per lot. 39.5% 66
Do not allow lots to be consolidated, which accommodates larger buildings. 55.1% 92
Require garages to be at the side, rear and/or detached (not the front of the building). 42.5% 71
No change. 8.4% 14
Other 12.6% 21

Accessory dwelling units, or mother-in-law units, are allowed as attached or detached from a single family home. Do you support accessory dwelling units?

Response Percent Response Count
Yes 86.7% 144
No 13.3% 22

Please explain why:

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Do you support development of duplexes that resemble single-family homes?

Response Percent Response Count
Yes 84.8% 140
No 15.2% 25

Please explain why:

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Do you support additional density, as long as it reflects the same scale as existing homes? For example, several small, cottage houses are built where two single family houses were once located.

Response Percent Response Count
Yes 63.9% 106
No 36.1% 60

What building types would you like to see downtown?

Response Percent Response Count
Alternative A 33.1% 55
Alternative B 46.4% 77
Alternative C 34.9% 58
Alternative D 9.0% 15
Alternative E 63.9% 106
Alternative G 37.3% 62
Alternative H 19.9% 33
Alternative I 8.4% 14
Alternative J 10.2% 17

What land uses would you like to see on East Sunset Way?

Response Percent Response Count
Multifamily - apartments, townhouses, condominiums, rowhouses, etc. 45.1% 73
Small office and services - up to 4,000 square feet. 51.9% 84
Large office and services - larger than 4,000 square feet. 3.1% 5
Small retail - up to 4,000 square feet. 44.4% 72
Large retail - larger than 4,000 square feet. 3.7% 6
Mixed use - Ground floor retail/office/service with residential/office upstairs. 59.9% 97
Other 15.4% 25

If necessary, do you want to change the current code to allow this type of development?

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What building types do you prefer on East Sunset Way?

Response Percent Response Count
Alternative A 36.9% 58
Alternative B 22.3% 35
Alternative C 33.8% 53
Alternative D 11.5% 18
Alternative E 19.1% 30
Alternative F 52.9% 83
Alternative G 15.3% 24
Alternative H 28.7% 45
Alternative I 10.2% 16
Alternative J 26.1% 41

What’s your biggest traffic concern in Olde Town?

Response Percent Response Count
Congestion 81.8% 135
Speeding 3.0% 5
Cut-through traffic 15.2% 25

Which streets experience the highest rates of speeding and traffic?

Average priorities over 167 responses
  1. Describe the significance of this item

    Area A
  2. Describe the significance of this item

    Area C
  3. Describe the significance of this item

    Area B

What measures would you support to reduce speeding and/or traffic?

Response Percent Response Count
Alternative A 28.2% 40
Alternative B 68.3% 97
Alternative C 33.8% 48
Alternative D 17.6% 25
Alternative E 13.4% 19
Alternative F 34.5% 49

What other measures would you support to reduce speeding and/or traffic?

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April 26, 2017, 11:23 PM
  • What types of buildings do you prefer in this neighborhood?
    • Alternative C
    • Alternative E
    • Alternative G
  • Which of the following changes you would support, if any?
    • Require garages to be at the side, rear and/or detached (not the front of the building).
  • Accessory dwelling units, or mother-in-law units, are allowed as attached or detached from a single family home. Do you support accessory dwelling units?
    • Yes
  • Please explain why:
    Accessory units are a great way to increase living space to accommodate extended family who you would like to keep close by but not necessarily move directly into your home. It can also help if you have young adults who can't afford to move out on their own because the cost of housing is so high in Issaquah.
  • Do you support development of duplexes that resemble single-family homes?
    • Yes
  • Please explain why:
    I think it's important to keep the character of old town while working to create more housing stock. Single family home sized duplexes seem to do both.
  • Do you support additional density, as long as it reflects the same scale as existing homes? For example, several small, cottage houses are built where two single family houses were once located.
    • Yes
  • What building types would you like to see downtown?
    • Alternative C
    • Alternative E
  • What land uses would you like to see on East Sunset Way?
    • Multifamily - apartments, townhouses, condominiums, rowhouses, etc.
    • Small office and services - up to 4,000 square feet.
    • Mixed use - Ground floor retail/office/service with residential/office upstairs.
  • If necessary, do you want to change the current code to allow this type of development?
    No response.
  • What building types do you prefer on East Sunset Way?
    • Alternative F
    • Alternative G
    • Alternative H
  • What’s your biggest traffic concern in Olde Town?
    • Congestion
  • Which streets experience the highest rates of speeding and traffic?
    1. Describe the significance of this item

      Area C
    2. Describe the significance of this item

      Area A
  • What measures would you support to reduce speeding and/or traffic?
    • Alternative F
  • What other measures would you support to reduce speeding and/or traffic?

    I would make area A two one-way streets, north only on 1st Pl NW and south only on 1st Ave NW, between Sunset and Dogwood. This would allow you to add on-street parking on each street. I would also add humps on 1st Pl NW to slow traffic like on 1st Ave NW. This would make it safer for pedestrians. With this configuration I would allow left hand turns from east bound Sunset on to 1st Place NW. Since traffic would be one way north bound, no one would be turning left from this street and would allow you to remove those awful cones currently in place in front of the Brew House.

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Neighborhood Character – North and South of East Sunset Way

The existing plan and standards north and south of East Sunset Way — for example: Alder, Birch, Andrews, Bush, Croston, etc. — call for preservation of the small-scale, traditional design of one- and two-story buildings. This current zoning (adopted in 1962) allows for single-family and duplex buildings, building heights of three stories, and green space on at least 50 percent of each lot.


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