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Bellevue mixed use

Some boutique mixed use for Bellevue.

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GIS Plaza at 930 109th Ave NE (between 109th and 110th Ave NE on south side of NE 10th St) got design review approval last week.

Six-story building with residential units on four floors, an office suite and residential units on one floor, retail space, entry lobby and a mechanical parking system on the ground floor/basement, and a roof deck. 13 residential units, at least some of which will be condominiums.

The mechanical parking is going to be very expensive. Of course Bellevue requires minimum of 1 parking space per residential unit, and additional spaces for the office/retail, so 19 spaces are being provided on this very small site. It really is hard to make infill work on small lots in Bellevue - most lots are enormous but this is one of the few that isn't. Interestingly, a lot of NIMBY comments submitted for this project from the adjacent 5-story Metropolitan condo building which was complaining that this building was "out of character" for the neighborhood. (lol)

It's a shame that this small site required so much parking (a 1.5 block walk from the future light rail station) and thus two curb cuts. This means there is not much pedestrian oriented frontage as there could have been. But thankful that this building is replacing a vacant lot!







PDF packet for those who like the gory details
SKB Architects GIS Plaza project page
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Microsoft plans multibillion-dollar expansion, renovation of Redmond campus
By Rachel Lerman
Seattle Times business reporter
Originally published November 28, 2017 at 10:00 pm Updated November 30, 2017 at 6:34 am
https://www.seattletimes.com/busines...edmond-campus/


Microsoft is planning a multibillion dollar expansion of its Redmond campus, complete with 18 new buildings, (shown with white roofs), a 2-acre plaza and sports fields. (Microsoft)

Microsoft’s multiyear project, which it says is its largest redevelopment ever, is aimed at attracting and retaining workers by creating a more modern city vibe at its suburban Redmond headquarters
More: https://www.seattletimes.com/busines...edmond-campus/
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Bellevue Super Block - The Elan

This is from a while back. How did I miss this? I wonder if it's still in the pipeline?

May 11, 2017

On the Block: Things heat up on a big block in Bellevue
Brian Miller - Real Estate Reporter
http://www.djc.com/news/re/bzz.html?id=12100277

The super-block north of Bellevue Square may be the most interesting, contested and potentially valuable in the downtown core.

The last major development there coincided with the recession, when AvalonBay Communities built Avalon Towers in 2009. That project, on the northeast corner, put two towers — 23- and 13-stories — on a four-story podium.

Bellevue has completed what it calls the Downtown Livability Initiative, and now the Bellevue Planning Commission is working out the kinks in the new land-use code. This is often a block-by-block, project-by-project process before developers file their plans.

The super-block measures about 8.25 acres, and is bounded by 102nd Avenue Northeast, Northeast 10th Street, Bellevue Way Northeast and Northeast Eighth Street.


Image by Weber Thompson [enlarge]

Andy Lakha’s Fortress Holdings LLC wants to build two towers — around 290 and 260 feet tall — in a project called The Elan, with two hotels, condos, retail and apartments.
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December 15, 2017
Girders go in for Bellevue's elevated tracks
By JOURNAL STAFF
http://www.djc.com/news/co/12106834.html

Crews recently placed two 117-foot-long precast concrete girders across 112th Avenue Northeast, near the future downtown transit station adjacent to Bellevue City Hall on Sixth Street.


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Another take on the coming transit.

Dec 18, 2917
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The I405 East Link flyover from Bellevue Downtown to Wilburton Stations is taking shape.









Landing area from RapidRide B Line.



More photos on Seattle Transit Blog, plus a timelapse video of the girder installation.
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Bellevue Light Rail Downtown Stateion

Pics of the light rail work in downtown Bellevue.

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Work continues on the downtown Bellevue station. 1.8.18.





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A little get-about on 2/19/18 from c33f at SSC.

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A walkthrough drive-through of the projects under-construction or in site-preparation status in Belleuve.


Hyde Square:

Topped out at 6 floors, exteriors looking somewhat complete, but internal work remains for all four buildings + landscaping in between the buildings. Only one crane remains.




REI @ Spring District:

Site cleared.






Spring District Residential Phase 2:

Topped out at 9 floors, but much work remains both inside and outside.






AMLI Spring District:

At about 1 level above 120th Ave NE. Also next to a fatal pedestrian-vehicular incident on the same day.




Brio Apartments:

Nearing ground level.






Washington Square Hilton Garden Inn:

Snail speed.




888 Bellevue Tower:

Excavation nearing bottoming-out at level -4.




Bellevue Vuecrest Apartments:

Crane gone, topped out at 5 floors, exteriors mostly finished.




103rd Avenue Apartments:

6-floor project nearing completion.




Alamo Manhattan B2:

1 level above Main Street.








One 88:

About 1-2 levels below Bellevue Way.






Parkside:

Site clearing.




Evergreen Plaza Bellevue:

Crane removed, topped out at 8 floors, still much work to be done.




Metro 112, Phase II:

Topped out at 6 floors, much work to be done.




Bonus Shots:

Bellevue Downtown Skyline from Sparc Spring District.



Superblock bounded by Bellevue Transit Center, NE 8th St, 110th Ave NE and 108th Ave NE waiting to be redeveloped.



... from the west.



... from the northwest.

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For sale: Mammoth tower development site in downtown Bellevue
By Marc Stiles – Staff Writer, Puget Sound Business Journal
Mar 29, 2018, 2:52pm
https://www.bizjournals.com/seattle/...nt-qfc-hq.html (Paywall)

Home to QFC's headquarters, the 11-acre property's location and potential for urban towers is expected to draw attention from developers across the globe.

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QFC wants to redevelop its 11-acre headquarters campus (located at NE 10th & Bellevue Way). This is a really huge piece of land. https://www.bizjournals.com/seattle/...nt-qfc-hq.html

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Girders go up near Bel-Red station
By JOURNAL STAFF
http://www.djc.com/news/co/12109725.html

Max J. Kuney Co. is placing 44 girders in Bellevue that will support light rail tracks near the future Bel-Red/130th station on Northeast Spring Boulevard, between 130th and 132nd avenues Northeast.

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