Keeping the Focus on Nature





 

Keeping the Focus on Nature in Mirrormont

From the Mirrormont Architectural Review Committee


In 1962, developers Rod Loveless and Glenn Nordlie purchased 680 acres outside of Issaquah - taking the first step toward creating a unique community that we know as Mirrormont. Established with a clear vision to preserve towering trees and the wooded landscape, the Mirrormont Restrictive Covenants were put in place to protect the natural setting of Tiger Mountain as the community developed.


Ten years ago, in an article commemorating our 50th anniversary, the Issaquah Press highlighted that “a drive through the Mirrormont neighborhood feels more like a scenic trip through a national park, with towering trees on either side of the roadway.” Now, with our 60th anniversary approaching, what can we do to ensure that Mirrormont retains this natural setting for decades to come?


1 - Good neighbors hide fences. Take down an old one, opt for electric, or if you must have it, fully screen fencing from street view with native trees and plants.


2 - After you play, put it away. Make sure RVs and boats are not visible from the street. Build up the natural wooded buffers on your property to screen out vehicles, garages and parking spaces.


3 - Bring in those bins. Keep trash and recycling in a garage or screened area away from the street. You’ll help reduce risks to wildlife, and keep the roads serene.


Maintaining wooded buffers and cultivating natural screening are central to the Mirrormont Restrictive Covenants. The reason is simple: keeping the focus on nature makes Mirrormont a very special place to live.


Efforts to preserve, restore and protect the wooded landscape with native trees and plants benefits our environment and the character of the community. Please contact the Mirrormont Architectural Review Committee with questions on projects, plans and property rehabilitation.