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Old Posted Oct 16, 2005, 6:27 AM
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Im still waiting for this whole new wav of construction projects. I know its going to happen but i tire of the lack of new info.
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whoa every thing looks real nice, i haven't been to bellevue since i moved to san diego, i cant wait to go back!
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This is a rendering of the project that will be built where the Puget Sound Energy building is.

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The one in the first Meydenbauer Place pic about is about to start construction:

http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/htm...ellevue18.html

Tuesday, October 18, 2005 - Page updated at 12:00 AM

Tenants or not, Bellevue office tower a go
By Tom Boyer
Seattle Times business reporter

Schnitzer Northwest, one of a half-dozen developers vying to build downtown Bellevue's next office tower, says it will start construction next summer on an 875,000-square-foot complex, even though it doesn't have leasing commitments from tenants yet.

The Bellevue-based company kicked off marketing last night for its new project, the Bravern, with a presentation to real-estate brokers.

Earlier this year, Schnitzer sold its last project, the Civica Office Commons, for a record price for the region of $462 a square foot.

The Bravern's design contains the same kind of elegant common space that attracted tenants to the Civica, outdoor plazas and 130,000 square feet for shops and restaurants. Each of two proposed office towers would have its own Civica-style "great room" with fireplace and cozy meeting areas.

Normally, Puget Sound area developers try to get pre-leasing commitments for one-third to one-half of the space in an office project before they start construction.

Building office space on spec has rarely been done here, but now might be the time. Bellevue's downtown office-vacancy rate has plummeted from 30 percent in 2002 to under 10 percent, and real-estate brokers say the growing economy could support two or three more office projects in the current construction cycle.

One of those is the office portion of Kemper Freeman's Lincoln Square. Kemper Development said the project was a go after signing retailer Eddie Bauer as lead tenant.

Four developers are considered the contenders to build the next project after Lincoln Square: Schnitzer; Chicago-based Equity Office; Bentall Capital USA; and a partnership of Houston-based Hines and Washington Capital Management.

Utah-based Wasatch Development plans an office tower as part of its Washington Square project, but not until it gets its first phase of condos and townhouses under way.

Schnitzer has enough financial strength to commit to building now, said Dan Ivanoff, managing investment partner.

"The guys that are less capitalized have to wait for the demand to get really frothy," he said. "We don't have to wait for the demand to get really frothy."

The marketing kickoff is aimed at drumming up tenant interest as well as scaring off competing projects.

Oscar Oliveira, a vice president with Colliers International, said the Bravern's anticipated completion date, fall 2008, could be an obstacle to signing tenants now because companies tend to worry about new space 18 to 24 months before leases expire.

The other downtown Bellevue office proposals haven't begun intensive marketing yet, but they are smaller and can probably be completed more quickly, Oliveira said.

Tom Bohman, Eastside director for Cushman & Wakefield, said he is interested in whether Schnitzer is really ready to go without preleasing a chunk of the space.

"I don't have any doubt in my mind that they are going to build — it's really just a question of timing," he said. "Of all the developers out there, they have been the most aggressive about pulling the trigger."



Smaller rendering - this one is slightly different than the one above, and I think this is the more recent rendering of the two:
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I love the Bellevue towers.

Portalus or the Bravern as they are now calling it is nice but is there any announcement of construction commencement or is this just BS.

Also, whats the source for that pic of the Bellevue towers?
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Go to the NW section and there's a thread about the two shiny proposed Bellevue towers here:
http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...threadid=89398

Dunno how certain a start date for them is, but it sounds pretty solid. Maybe.

The website for The Braven (aka Meydenbauer project) is up and has some renderings:
http://www.thebravern.com/commons/renderings.html

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The Lincoln Square grand opening is Nov 1. My birthday. See the NW section for a thread on this alone. As of today, the crane is halfway down and it looks like they have started to plop on the westin sign.
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the bellevue towers project is pretty solid. GBD is working on them, and i understand that they are coming in for design review submission on October 27th. 500 plus units, and both towers max at 450ft.
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when will this height limit be dropped. Maybe i should go to city hall for regular session and ask.
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rumor has it the city is open to greater heights, but the process with the downtown association was long and difficult to get to 450, so who knows - let us know if you hear anything new.
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The Ashwood Commons building is pretty far along now.
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any images to be seen?
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From what ive seen, I think its within two floors of topping out. Ill try to get construction pics of bellevue by Nov 10th. Also with that will be some interior pics of One lincoln tower.
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Somebody has to say it . . .

When I've walked past Ashwood Commons, sorry to say, but it's ugly. The bright green thingys between the windows just don't work. It looks like some cheap early-50's thingy.
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Yeah, i sort of agree. It's not an eyesore but its not a good looking facade. It is nice overall architecture though. I think the developers wanted to build something other than seafoam blue or grey. This just didnt work out as planned.

Im hoping itll look better with time.
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Better pics of the 2-tower deal shown before by crow:





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MulvannyG2, the architect for these will have a nice little portfolio on NE 4th. These beauties across the street from their other bellevue project, the Hines Technolgy Tower. That is, if the latter gets built.
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MulvannyG2, the architect for these will have a nice little portfolio on NE 4th. These beauties across the street from their other bellevue project, the Hines Technolgy Tower. That is, if the latter gets built.
actually GBD is the design architect and is doing the joint venture with MG2. Mulvanny is doing the podium design, while GBD does the tower design. i think there is some incorrect info floating around out there.
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Well its a decent looking podium. Of course the towers will get all the credit but i do like that part of the podium to the east that sort of juts out over the sidewalk.
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When it comes to ashwood commons. It looks like those green sheets on the siding may just be temporary. It kind of looks like paper stuck to glass thats a greenish tint. Without those the building will be much better.
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