Posts Tagged ‘YarrowBay’

Originally published in The Maple Valley Reporter, February 17, 2010

By Dennis Box
The Maple Valley Reporter

The cities of Black Diamond and Maple Valley have drawn their lawyers in to a duel over the traffic impact from YarrowBay developments The Villages and Lawson Hills.

Maple Valley City Council passed a motion Thursday at a special meeting ratifying two notices of appeal directed at Black Diamond concerning the traffic impact of the developments on Maple Valley.

Maple Valley is objecting to the proposals submitted by the Kirkland-based YarrrowBay in a final environmental impact statement or FEIS concerning traffic problems created by the developments. The Villages and Lawson Hills would build more than 6,000 homes in Black Diamond. (more…)

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Originally published in the Maple Valley Reporter, January 22, 2010

State auditor still looking at attorney billing allegations

By Dennis Box

A new administration has taken over, but, the issues that have plagued Black Diamond during the past few months are far from over.

Leonard Smith, the former city administrator who was terminated Dec. 8, has filed a claim against the city seeking severance pay. Because the 62-year-old Smith was fired for cause, he was not given severance compensation. (more…)

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Originally published in the Covington-Maple Valley Reporter, January 2, 2015

Reconstruction of Roberts Drive will begin soon. The Black Diamond City Council accepted a $792,000 grant on Dec. 18 from the State Transportation Improvement Board to put toward the project.

The street upgrade and transformation will extend from Sunny Lane to Lynch Lane. This project is being combined with the current Roberts Drive Reconstruction project at Rock Creek, where the Transportation Improvement Board had already committed a $474,300 grant. That brings the total TIB funds awarded to the city over the past two years to more than $1.26 million.

The total combined project budget is more than $1.45 million, with a local match of $141,000 from real estate excise tax and $46,000 from developer YarrowBay. (more…)

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Originally published in the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, December 18, 1985

By Ed Penhale

Black Diamond coal carKing County officials are setting the stage for a huge annexation that would add nearly 2,000 acres to the little southeast-county city of Black Diamond, designating more than 900 acres of that now-rural area for urban development.

County Executive Gary Locke, who supports the proposal, sees Black Diamond as a future site for high-tech businesses. (more…)

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