YarrowBay, the Enumclaw School District and The City of Black Diamond have jointly drafted a Comprehensive School Mitigation Agreement that provides for adequate schools to support planned growth from The Villages and Lawson Hills. The agreement calls for a combination of land conveyance for school sites and the payment of mitigation fees to the School District. As a result, future locations for schools are secured while flexibility is maintained regarding when and where to build each school.
YarrowBay knows quality communities are built on quality school systems. To ensure residents in Black Diamond benefit from the highest quality schools, YarrowBay has committed to going beyond paying mitigation fees by committing to convey property directly to the School District for new school sites. The agreement includes detailed provisions to ensure that school sites are conveyed to the School District at the correct time for school construction to serve the needs of the community.
The identified elementary school building sites are all located within a half-mile of a majority of the homes and within a mile of all the homes anticipated in The Villages and Lawson Hills. While the proposed sites for the middle schools are located in King County, the agreement provides an alternative way to obtain middle school sites if the School District is unable to obtain approvals to construct middle schools in the County.