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May 26, 2017

Public building
$2 million-$5 million

Photo courtesy of Lydig Construction
Lydig expanded a Bellevue City Hall garage to help offset parking losses from nearby light rail construction.

Bellevue City Hall east garage expansion

Location: Bellevue

General contractor: Lydig Construction

Owner/developer: City of Bellevue

Primary designer: SRG Partnership

Lydig Construction expanded Bellevue City Hall’s east garage, adding 49,000 square feet and 165 stalls of parking off 110th Avenue Northeast. The project helped offset the loss of parking in the north garage due to Sound Transit’s East Link construction adjacent to the property.

Work included mechanical, electrical and structural upgrades to the existing garage, revisions to two garage openings, modifications to the building envelope, and site work. This required construction scheduling to ensure owner’s uninterrupted use of the facility.

Lydig used virtual construction to model the underground portion of the garage, which aided in rerouting City Hall’s main sewer line early and out of sequence, and helped to complete street work prior to an overlay project. Another key activity was coordination with the city and designer on design elements, including revisions to the main shear wall that minimized noise and duration of work next to conference center.

The expansion to the existing occupied facility required a great deal of coordination with the city, as well as police and 911 facilities, to ensure services were not disturbed during construction.

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