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Hotel & Retail Development in Snoqualmie Ridge Business Park

 

At the March 13 City Council meeting, Council Members authorized Mayor Larson to execute a development agreement allowing a hotel, restaurant, retail, and office space to be built in the Snoqualmie Ridge Business Park at the corner of SE Center Street and Snoqualmie Parkway. 

Information Sheet (Download or see below)

Conceptional Renderings

Site Plan

Site Plan with Traffic Flow


LOCATION AND LOT SPECIFICATIONS

Snoqualmie Ridge Business Park, Lot 20, 4.16 acres

SE corner of Snoqualmie Parkway and SE Center St (across Snoqualmie Parkway from the public library; across SE Center St from Chase Bank)

DEVELOPMENT FEATURES

Architecture consistent with Snoqualmie Ridge design standards

Landscaping consistent with Snoqualmie Ridge design standards

50 foot setback from Snoqualmie Parkway with replanting of trees to provide a soft screening (See illustrations)

Restaurant/Retail/Offices: Two stories, height not to exceed 35 feet

Pedestrian-friendly plazas and seating 

178 parking stalls

Hotel: Moderately-priced Hampton by Hilton*

o 99 hotel rooms

o Meeting space for local or out-of-town organizations

o Indoor pool 

o Hotel height: (See illustrations)

Four stories (45 feet above ground) 

Daylight basement (11 feet sloping downward from hotel’s first story)

TRAVELER ACCOMMODATION

Currently, there is only one hotel in Snoqualmie: the Salish Lodge & Spa. It is a five-star hotel with high room rates. At this time, most overnight travelers to Snoqualmie stay at hotels outside of the city, such as in Issaquah, reducing their use of local restaurants and businesses. The significant amount of visitation in Snoqualmie highlights the need to support development of a moderately-priced hotel to accommodate the full range of traveler incomes.  

Tourists who prefer less expensive accommodations than the Salish Lodge & Spa

Peak-season tourists unable to stay at the Salish Lodge & Spa due to sell-out

Travelers along Interstate 90

Participants and spectators of the annual Boeing Classic PGA Champions Tour

Business professionals visiting corporations in the Snoqualmie Ridge Business Park

Individuals attending conferences and events at nearby locations

Individuals attending conferences within the hotel 

Family and friends of local residents

IMPACT ON LOCAL ECONOMY

Tourism is Snoqualmie’s primary industry. More than 2.2 million tourists visit Snoqualmie Falls each year. Having the option to stay overnight at a moderately-priced hotel would encourage many travelers to have longer stays and return visits. 

The City of Snoqualmie, its residents and businesses will benefit greatly from the diversified revenue listed below. This could help alleviate the need for increased residential and commercial property taxes in the future for infrastructure, public safety, services, and city staffing. 

Property tax 

Hotel/motel tax 

Utility tax

Sales tax

B&O tax 

Additionally, the local economy could be improved through support of other Snoqualmie restaurants, retail, and services used by hotel guests. Those features would also expand retail options and services for Snoqualmie residents.

JOB CREATION

It is the long-term intent of Snoqualmie’s city administration to encourage job development for local residents. The developer forecasts creation of 35-38 jobs in the hotel and restaurant, plus 50-62 jobs for adjacent retail and offices. 

 

CITY CONTACT

Mark Hofman, Community Development Director
City of Snoqualmie
mhofman@ci.snoqualmie.wa.us 
425-888-8007

*About Hilton – Excerpted from the Hilton Worldwide website.

Hilton is one of the largest and fastest growing hospitality companies in the world, with more than 4,900 properties comprising over 800,000 rooms in 104 countries and territories. In the nearly 100 years since [its] founding, [it has] defined the hospitality industry and established a portfolio of 14 world-class brands.  (See www.hiltonworldwide.com/about/.)

 

 

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