Suncadia, Washington

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Suncadia is a planned unincorporated community and resort in Kittitas County, Washington, covering an area of 6,300 acres (25.5 km²). It is located approximately 80 miles (130 km) east of Seattle in the Cascade Mountains between Roslyn, Cle Elum, and the Mountains to Sound Greenway section of Interstate 90.

The resort is a joint undertaking between Jeld-Wen and managing partner Lowe Enterprises.[1] The $1 billion project features a 4-star rated mountain lodge with convention center facilities, a mountain springs themed spa, a sports center with indoor and outdoor swimming pools, an outdoor venue amphitheater/lake with winter ice skating, trails and recreational areas, 2,000 residential units, and three golf courses. A village center with restaurants and shops will be completed by 2016.

Over 500 single-family homesites were sold in 2004, generating more than $125 million in gross revenue.[1]

The community's open space includes a 1,200-acre (4.9 km2) corridor along the Cle Elum River, which remains open to the public under a partnership (called the Suncadia Conservancy) that also includes Washington's Department of Fish and Wildlife and the Yakama Nation.[2] The interests of local citizens in aspects of the development that included the corridor were represented by RIDGE, a grassroots group.[3]

Suncadia, originally called "MountainStar," is being built on former forest lands purchased in 1996[4] from Plum Creek Timber Company by Jeld-Wen's Trendwest Investments.[5]

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Coordinates: 47°12′36″N 121°00′25″W / 47.21°N 121.007°W / 47.21; -121.007

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