Coming soon to Issaquah is a Taiwanese Dumpling House and an Indian restaurant and bakery. These two establishments will round out and complete the new Plaza 221 retail development.
Three of the five occupants have already moved into the center and are open for business: Taco Time, Sherwin Williams and Wynn Nail Spa.
Plaza 221 stands across the street from Brown Bear Car Wash at 5611 221st Place SE, Issaquah.
There, two old houses stood for many years, unused. Each year, a Christmas Tree lot had been the only use for the land. The houses were demolished in 2013 and work began on the site.
Plaza 221 includes two buildings:
One is 2,700 square feet with a drive through for Taco Time. It is the north building, closest to SE 56th. The Taco Time has been open for some months
A 10,560 square foot building to the south has now been fully leased to four tenants. No space remains for lease.
South Building Profile
The south building includes all four of the tenants except Taco Time.
The south building was advertised as having 52 surface parking stalls and 10 on-street spaces. Consistent with the Central Issaquah Plan, the on-site parking is on the back side of the building, away from the street. Notice also on the frontage that there is a building wall all along the street frontage, rather than set back like older shopping centers. This is a feature you will see more and more in Issaquah and is a city requirement.
The buildings use various building materials, including Hardi-board siding, rock siding, storefront windows, trellises, canopies and various colors.
The North Fork of Issaquah Creek joins the main stem of the creek at the west side of the property. An existing wetland that is the west portion of the property has been preserved. The degraded stream and wetland buffers were enhanced and protected by a dedicated Native Growth Easement. Trails and lookouts for public access to the wetland/creek areas as part of the Green Necklace.