City of Issaquah

Infrastructure Funding Strategy

The City of Issaquah was interested in understanding how the City can support growth in its Central Issaquah Subarea while seeing that development proceeds in a fashion that reinforces important community values and City fiscal sustainability. As part of a broader land use strategy, BERK created: 1) a policy framework for City-initiated local area infrastructure investment; and, 2) an evaluation of different infrastructure funding tools available to cities in Washington. The goal of the study was to better understand the how different infrastructure tools could be deployed to implement the Central Issaquah Subarea Plan.