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WA Supreme Court denies Potala Village’s petition for review of vesting issue

Contact: Robin Jenkinson, City Attorney
City Attorney’s Office


KIRKLAND, Wash. – On February 4, 2015, the Washington Supreme Court denied a request by Potala Village that the Court review the August 25, 2014, ruling by the Washington Court of Appeals, Division I, in Potala Village Kirkland, LLC v. City of Kirkland.   The Court of Appeals rejected Potala Village’s argument that the filing of a complete application for a shoreline substantial development permit for a portion of the Potala Village project on February 23, 2011 established vested rights to the February 2011 zoning or other land use control ordinances for the entire project.  Potala Village then filed a petition for discretionary review with the Washington Supreme Court. 

In 2011, Potala Village applied to the City of Kirkland for a shoreline development permit.  The permit was required for the proposed mixed-used project located on Lake Washington Boulevard because a portion of the development was located within Kirkland’s shorelines.  For more about the project, go to and search Potala Village.(02.05.15)