New Townhome Development coming to downtown Snoqualmie

At the August 8, 2016 Snoqualmie City Council meeting a binding site improvement plan was approved that officially paves the way for a new townhome project in downtown Snoqualmie.

The approved plan allows the site’s three existing tax parcels to be combined and segregated into six separate lots for the six-unit, two building townhouse development.

The small development will be constructed at the corner of Silva Ave and King Street, across from the Snoqualmie Valley School District Office. In addition to the six townhouse units, the plan also includes one accessory dwelling unit and associated infrastructure for the project.

The six vacant and run down, single-story buildings currently occupying the .25 acre King/Silva property will be demolished to make way for the project. According to City of Snoqualmie Community Development Director Mark Hofman, the old homes (constructed in the 1950’s and 60’s per tax records) do not meet any code and are not safe for habitation.

There was some discussion that the old homes might have been Snoqualmie Falls Mill Town homes that were relocated from across the Snoqualmie River in the 1950’s, but according to Historian Gloria McNeely, the homes were built on the site by Leo Kelley, a career Weyerhaeuser log truck driver who did construction work in his spare time.

Hofman said the city anticipates construction of the new development to begin in spring 2017. Although the City does not yet have the demolition and site preparation plans from the developer, Hofman said he hopes the early site work will be done this fall.


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Six small old homes that will be demolished to make way for six townhome unit development at the corner of Silva Ave and King St in downtown Snoqualmie.


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Six single-story homes will be demolished for construction of new townhome development in downtown Snoqualmie






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  • No problem with inevitable growth…..But, who is looking at the “Big Picture”? My understanding was that government (city, county, state, national) was to look at the “Big Picture” and make decisions that would be best for the the citizens. As I see the Pulte project off of Jacobia, this townhome development and others, I wonder how many accidents at the HWY18 and I90 interchange it will take for “government” to govern and say that we need to have safe infrastructure in place before we allow additional housing expansion. Help me understand where my thinking is wrong.

  • Tearing down 6 rundown homes and replacing with 6 unit town holmes. Where is the housing expansion?

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