A new housing ordinance will allow some multifamily units, such as duplexes or fourplexes, to be built in areas previously designated for single-family neighborhoods.

A new housing ordinance will allow some multifamily units, such as duplexes or fourplexes, to be built in areas previously designated for single-family neighborhoods.


The Redmond City Council voted 5-1 Tuesday to approve the ordinance, known as the Innovative Housing Demonstration Program.


It allows developers to build clusters of cottages or duplexes, which are more affordable to people who otherwise would be priced out of the city’s housing market. Redmond’s median home price is $409,950.


New multifamily units would be built so they blend into surrounding neighborhoods.


The idea was pitched by Curt Bateman, a local mortgage broker and former Redmond planning commissioner, and Pedro de Magalhaes Castro, an architect.


Issaquah


Pioneers, residents invited to reunion


The Second Annual Hometown Issaquah Reunion will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 10 at the Issaquah Depot.


The reunion, sponsored by the Issaquah Historical Society, welcomes longtime residents, former residents and pioneer descendants for an informal social event. Participants will be able to view photographs from the Historical Society’s collection.


Society members have been compiling an Issaquah family tree. Reunion guests are encouraged to add information or make corrections to the genealogical information display.


Volunteers to help with the reunion are needed.


Although the event is free, guests are encouraged to RSVP. The Historical Society can be reached at info@issaquahhistory.org or by calling 425-392-3500. The Issaquah Depot is located at 50 Rainier Blvd. N.


Kirkland


Tickets being sold to benefit shelter


Tickets are on sale for Full Moons & Felines, MEOW’s fourth annual gala Sept. 18. The party will benefit the Mercer Island Eastside Orphans and Waifs, a nonprofit, no-kill animal shelter in Kirkland.


Full Moons & Felines will be a dinner party with musical entertainment held at the Columbia Tower Club, a private club on the 75th and 76th floors of the Bank of America Tower in Seattle. Tickets are $75 per person.


For reservations and information call 425-836-2828.