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New hotel proposed for Issaquah

Photo by Jensen-Fey Architecture/ City of Issaquah

The sloped land facing Southeast Black Nugget Road behind the Fred Meyer shopping complex might become the new home of an 11-story, 243-room hotel.

NBK LLC is proposing to construct a dual-branded Marriott Courtyard and Marriott Residence Inn hotel on the site. The hotel would be divided into wings, with two different facades reflecting the style of each brand facing the road.

According to records on file with the secretary of state, NBK LLC’s registered agent is Chang Law Group in Bellevue. The company’s governing persons are David Pong and Paul Pong.

Documents on file with the City of Issaquah say, “A hotel is likely the highest and best use for the parcel based on the site driven parking ratios, building configuration, as well as the unique market.”

According to the documents, the project will included a restaurant, lobby and meeting rooms on the ground floor. Above that, four parking levels are planned, containing a total of 243 vehicle stalls.

Hotel rooms start on the sixth floor atop the parking levels and will continue to the top floor. Each floor above the parking levels will have 45 rooms except the 11th, which will have 18 rooms plus an additional restaurant and meeting rooms.

The undeveloped site proposed for the new hotel currently contains a retaining wall. According to city documents, the proposed structure will replace this aging wall along a substantial portion of the roadway.

Plans for the hotel include a green-colored roof that will be built to mitigate the impact on views from the townhomes on the hillside above. Guests staying in west-facing rooms will have views of Lake Sammamish.

The current taxpayer of record is a limited liability company called New Sky, which purchased the 6.5-acre parcel in 2015 for $400,000, according to King County records. New Sky’s registered agent is Chang Law Group and the governing person is Paul Pong.

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Article by Liz Giordano - The Eastside News

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