Providence Heights demolition permit overturned


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 After a long hard fought battle the Sammamish Heritage Society and a coalition of organizations, professionals, and community members saw their appeal to overturn the demolition permit for the Providence Heights campus gain victory. The chapel contained stained glass windows created by late, world-renowned artist Gabriel Loire.


In February 2017, the King County Landmark Nomination application for the campus was withdrawn due to legal issues as the owners, City Church of Kirkland, did not support the application. The threat increased in April 2017 as the City of Issaquah determined demolition of the campus had no significant adverse effect. 


After testimony by members of the Sammamish Heritage Society, the Washington Trust for Historic Preservation and others was heard during an open record hearing in July and August, the Hearing Examiner granted the Sammamish Heritage Society's appeal of the City of Issaquah's issuage of a demolition permit and its determination of Nonsignificance of the property. 


Read the Complete Decision HERE