1. Overview

The Highlands Neighborhood is the area that lies north of NE 85th Street and is bounded by Interstate 405 to the east and the Cross Kirkland Corridor to the north and west.

The majority of the area is developed with low-density residential use, with the southern portion of the neighborhood designated for medium-density residential. There are no commercial zones located within the neighborhood, although there are several nearby, including Norkirk Industrial area to the southwest, NE 85th Street Subarea to the east, Totem Lake to the north, and downtown.

The last update to the Highlands Neighborhood Plan occurred in 2005, adopted by Ordinance 4024, with an update in 2015 as part of the citywide Comprehensive Plan update as required by the Growth Management Act (GMA).