Sigillo Cellars, a local Snoqualmie business, will be constructing a new building on the vacant lot at the corner of Railroad Ave SE and SE King St in downtown Snoqualmie.
The business requires additional space for expansion of the wine-making portion of its business. The owners also desire to expand its retail wine tasting and sales business, and to construct space for weddings and other large gatherings.
The development plans align with the City's desire for a development that will include high-quality and appropriate design complementary to the site's relationship with the downtown Historic District, the Northwest Railway Museum, Snoqualmie Depot, Railroad Park, the Snoqualmie River, and Sandy Cove Park on the banks of the river.
Project Presentation and Renderings
The property purchased by Sigillo Cellars from the City of Snoqualmie is the vacant lot at the corner of Railroad Ave SE (State Route 202) and SE King Street.
The purchase does not include Sandy Cove Park, which is below the lot and adjacent to the Snoqualmie River. Sandy Cove Park will remain a City of Snoqualmie park property fully accessible to the public.
The property has often been used as public parking. Ample public parking will remain available throughout the downtown business district. (Parking Map)
The purchase of the property by Sigillo Cellars was finalized on November 30, 2018.
Sigillo Cellars will now need to complete and submit detailed architectural plans and apply for permits, including Historical Design Review Board approval and a building permit. Construction would follow approval of permits.
It will be working with City of Snoqualmie staff to obtain development permits. Once Sigillo Cellars has obtained all required permits, it will construct infrastructure, foundation, building and street improvements in accordance with an approved design.
Building Height Limit
The height limit for buildings in downtown Snoqualmie is 35 feet. The height of the new Sigillo Cellars structure would be no more than 35 feet from street level to the roof. For comparison, the tallest building in downtown Snoqualmie at this time is the Woodman Lodge, a King County Historic Landmark, which is 33 feet in height.
Benefits to the Community
Watch this video presentation by Mayor Matt Larson about the development project and its benefits to Snoqualmie.