Frequently Asked Questions

What’s significant about this site?

The original Snoqualmie Mill Site opened in November 1917, serving as the employment center of the Upper Snoqualmie Valley for nearly 100 years. It was the second all-electric sawmill in the country. Snoqualmie Falls Lumber Company opened the mill in 1916 and Snoqualmie Valley became an economic hub and had a base of stable employment.

The Mill supported Snoqualmie’s building boom, and even throughout the Great Depression, continued to produce economic vitality for the region. It was not only a destination for work, but it was also a true company town where people lived and shopped. The Mill significantly increased Snoqualmie Valley’s economy, creating a healthy and lively community.

What can we expect to see at the new site?

We will be bringing in authentic and creative retail experiences, serving the community and providing extensions to the significant existing recreational visitor patterns. Tenants will include experiences and places where things are created like wineries, distilleries, breweries, glass studios, and complementary uses such as tasting rooms and restaurants. Our proposal for the land will attract employers and generate a projected 3,000 or more new jobs at full buildout.

In addition, we are prioritizing housing options to provide space for teachers, medical staff, retail workers and others who make valuable contributions to this community. 166 acres of open space will be reserved for public use, and the newly created green outdoor space will add to what already makes Snoqualmie Valley special.

What is the timeline for completion?

In 2022, our proposal and PCI plan were approved by the City of Snoqualmie, allowing for the next phase of development. We are expecting to begin construction in 2025 with the completion of the master plan projected for 2042.

How will the site impact our community?

261 acres of underutilized and inaccessible space will become a benefit to the community and the environment for the next 100 years with the proposed Master Plan. We are committed to building something that not only prioritizes our community and environment but also respects the historic and cultural context of the site. The Mill significantly increased Snoqualmie Valley’s economy, creating a healthy and lively community, and with the new development of the Snoqualmie Mill site, our goal is to repurpose the property to regain its role within the community as a place where people will go to work through the next centennial.

What are the environmental impacts?

The environmental cleanup of what is 261 acres of underutilized and inaccessible space will ensure that the site will continue to be a benefit to the community and the environment. Our Development agreement ensures that the project will commit the necessary resources to ensure there are no significant environmental impacts. The property will be cleaned up and returned to productive use, just like thousands of other former industrial properties across the nation.

After development, all stormwater flow will be treated to published standards, improving water quality and fisheries habitat in the Snoqualmie River. Approval of the Snoqualmie Mill PCI Plan means land remediation, stormwater capture and management, enhancement of wetland buffers, and the unlocking of 166 acres of open space for use by the public.