It will start looking a little different along Snoqualmie Parkway next week. That’s when construction crews should begin work at the site of the future hotel/retail complex in the Snoqualmie Ridge Business Park.
According to Snoqualmie Community Development Director Mark Hofman, the Clear and Grand Permit for the hotel lot has been issued, with the pre-construction meeting completed on Friday, August 18, 2017.
Hofman explained the applicant can now proceed with staging, erosion control and site preparation of the four-acre lot. Once the site – located on the corner of Snoqualmie Parkway and Center Street – is stabilized and prepared for weather events, the “grubbing and rough grading” can commence.
Construction activity should start the week of August 21st and it is estimated that within two weesk the site will be roughly prepared for development of the hotel and retail project.
Earlier this year the developer stated the evergreen lining Snoqualmie Parkway will be removed – so residents will notice a difference in the land parcel’s appearance. Due to a PSE power line easement that runs through the property, the city allowed the building to be placed closer to Snoqualmie Parkway, which means the trees will be removed prior to construction beginning.
The moderately priced 99-room Hampton by Hilton hotel is expected to open the summer of 2018. According to the city’s project information page, the hotel will have 4-stories (45 feet above ground) and a daylight basement (11-feet sloping downward from the first story). It will also have meeting space and an indoor pool in the daylight basement area.
The adjacent retail building will be two stories with space for restaurants, retail and offices. There will also be “pedestrian-friendly plazas with seating” and 178 parking stalls for the development.
For more information visit the City of Snoqualmie’s Hotel/Retail Project page.