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THE ISSAQUAH PRESS WEDNESDAY JANUARY 14, 2009 A5 Con,m, mity invited to discuss new denial building at meeting Jan. 21 BY CHANTELLE LUSEBRINK A community conference regarding the Pacific Dental Care Clinic will be held at 7 p.m. with the Development Commission Jan. 21. The meeting is an opportunity for commission members and "the public to give preliminary feedback and comments on the proposal, prior to the applicant preparing and submitting the for- mal planning permit application," Christopher Wright, a senior plan- ner with the city, wrote in an e- mail. The proposed three-story, 9,563-square-foot project would be located at 515 Rainier Blvd. N., adjacent to the Creekside Condominium development. The building would be used for med- ical and dental offices. The two projects were first proposed as one a few years ago. However, the multiuse project was not approved and the lots were sold independently. The project has purposefully been designed to conform with the city's Cultural Business District Design Standards, which holds new developments to stan- dards conforming them to the look and feel of the historic area. Additionally, the project design will take advantage of new tech- nological and sustainable design practices, according to the project narrative provided by the owner and design teams. Nearly 2,500 square feet of the new Pacific Dental Care Clinic, however, would be within the 100-foot buffer for the east fork of the Issaquah Creek, an area pro- tected by the city's critical areas. But it "is important to note, though, that it is across the street from Issaquah Creek," Wright wrote. First Avenue Northwest and part of an adjacent parking lot separate the site from Issaquah Creek. However, the site, which has a gravel parking lot, is currently a nonconforming use within the stream buffer zone. To mitigate its nonconforming use, the plans call for a green screen wall, or a living wall, in addition to making a $4,000 contribution to the city's Critical Areas Mitigation Fund. In order to redevelop that site, the owners would need to increase the amount of landscap- ing in the corner of the site and may be required to add additional plantings adjacent to the creek, Wright said. In addition, to reduce the amount of impervious space, the building's owners are attempt- ing to enter into an agreement to share parking with a neighboring property. Following the community con- ference, the owners will need to submit plans for a site develop- ment permit application, as well as any associated construction permits to the city's building and public works departments. PUBLIC MEETINGS Jan. 15 Council Services and Operations Committee 5 p.m., City Hall, Eagle Room 130 E. Sunset Way N.W. Jan. 19 City offices are closed in obser- vance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Jan. 20 River & Streams Board 7-9 p.m. Pickering Room, City Hall Northwest 1775 12th Ave. N.W. City Council regular meeting 7:30 p.m. City Hall South, Council Chambers 135 E. Sunset Way Jan. 21 Council Sustalnablllty Committee Meeting 5-6 p.m. Pickering Room, City Hall Northwest 1775 12th Ave. N.W. Development Commission Meeting 7-9 p.m. City Hall South, Council Chambers 135 E. Sunset Way Amazing: Look who lives in lssaquah FROM PAGE A4 BaconSalt (yum!) co-creator Dave Lefkow lives here. So does the man with the golden guns, Issaquah police offi- cer Nathan Lane, who set a record 507-pound bench press at the Western States Police and Fire Games. (Since he could lift any one of us, I'd recommend just saying, "Yes, sir," ff he pulls you over.) We've got some serious brain- power in Daryl Hansen, a Skyline student who got a perfect score on the ACT, and Rhodes Scholar Kyle Haddad-Fonda. Iditarod race communications coordinator Bernadette Anne makes Issaquah her home. So do jazz musicians Josh Rawlings, a Skyline grad, and Brandon Willis, a Libert  student. One of the oldest residents in the country, and the first female mayor of West Yellowstone, Mont., Billie Smith turned 103 re- cently at Aegis of Issaquah. Alyssa Wright and Alita Camp- bell, Issaquah Middle School stu- dents who act and sing, were re- cently invited to perform in Los An- geles. Add in a number of talented artists and musicians, and all of those people who helped gather food and funds for people in need PUZZLE PLAY PIECE #8 Save all eight pieces of this Isesquah scenic photo, put them together and bring your finished puzzle to The Issaquah Press, 45 Front St. S. The first two receive a large, signed, fTamed pho- tograph. Pieces from previous weeks are available at The Press. Not saving pieces? Prints and posters of maw sizes will be available for sale on our Web site after the puzzle solution runs. (including a $10,000 and $15,000 donation to the Merry Christmas Issaquah fund!) and you've got quite a melting pot of great people. This isn't byany means a full list, people. This is just one year of stories! If you know of a great per' son, make sure you call or e-mail me. We're always looking to give credit where it's due. And happy new year! Reach Editor Kathleen R. Merrill at 392- 6434, ext. 277 or editor@isspress.com. Comment on this story at www.issaquah- press, com. EYE CLINIC OF AT... Michael Rizen, M.D. Ph.D. Stephanie T. Phan, M.D. James L. 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