LMC hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Dec. 9, 2016 for Atlas Apartments, a luxurious modern community featuring 344 apartment homes at 1036 7th Avenue NW in Issaquah, Wash., about 17 miles east of Seattle.
Issaquah Mayor Fred Butler, Queen of Issaquah Sandy Marshall and Greater Issaquah Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Kathy McCorry joined LMC Vice President of Development Dan Shieder to officially announce the community during the ceremony. The speakers shared the impact Atlas will have on the continued vibrancy of central Issaquah.
Atlas is the first development to open under the Central Issaquah Plan, a comprehensive zoning update the city of Issaquah adopted in 2012 to help guide the long-term evolution of central Issaquah into a vibrant urban center. The plan prioritizes environmental protection, jobs, housing and rapid transit as development objectives, with the goal of creating a more sustainable urban area in Issaquah’s commercial core.
"With its modern design, best-in-class amenities, walkable neighborhood and easy access to outstanding outdoor recreation, Atlas brings modern luxury living to Issaquah’s retail core," Shieder said. "The community is designed to fit perfectly with the eclectic feel of Issaquah that blends small town living with the shopping, dining and entertainment amenities in vibrant central Issaquah. That unique vibe has made Issaquah an extremely popular place to live, and we’re pleased to help meet the rapidly growing demand for quality apartment living."
Atlas is located within an easy walk of the abundant retail and entertainment opportunities on Front Street and Gilman Boulevard. Directly adjacent to the community is Issaquah Commons, a 372,000-square-foot open-air community center anchored by Trader Joe's, Target, Safeway and REI. The community also rests near I-90, enabling residents to easily commute to jobs throughout the metro Seattle area. Major employers in and around Issaquah include Costco, T-Mobile and Microsoft. Of interest to those with families, Atlas is in close proximity to three acclaimed public schools: Issaquah Valley Elementary School, Issaquah Middle School and Issaquah High School.
Outdoor enthusiasts are drawn to how easy Atlas makes it for residents to live an active lifestyle. The community is near Lake Sammamish State Park and the Cougar Mountain Regional Wildland Park, and is adjacent to the central Issaquah trail system. In addition, Atlas is only 30 minutes from the Alpental and Summit at Snoqualmie ski areas.
Atlas features three, five-story buildings including studio, one- and two-bedroom apartment homes. Community amenities include landscaped courtyards with gas grills and fireplaces; a 24-hour fitness center; clubhouse with billiards and lounges; common-area Wi-Fi; co-working spaces; electric vehicle charging stations; and 24-hour access to packages. Atlas also offers Active Building, a resident portal and mobile app that enables residents to pay rent, submit service requests, track packages and connect with other residents.
The apartment homes offer open floor plans, stainless steel fixtures, quartz countertops, walk-in closets and wood-style flooring. Select homes have private balconies and outdoor patios.