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April 12, 2018

Big Vancouver waterfront project gets garage, then condos and hotel

Journal Staff Reporter

Rendering provided by Otak [enlarge]
Kirkland Tower’s 40 luxury condos (shown here on the left) will be connected to Hotel Indigo (on the right). They will share a garage.

Kirkland Development plans to start construction by June on a parking garage for the condo and hotel towers it is planning at The Waterfront Vancouver USA, a $1.5 billion project on the Columbia River in Vancouver.

The 205-stall garage will be under the 40-unit Kirkland Tower condos, and the 138-unit Hotel Indigo. The eight-story hotel also will have 17,000 square feet of retail space.

Kirkland Development bought the condo and hotel sites from Gramor Development of Tualatin, Oregon. Gramor and its investment partners are planning the entire 32-acre project, which a representative has said could have about 1.25 million square feet of office space, 3,300 housing units and 250,000 square feet of retail and mixed-use space.

The garage is expected to be done late this year. Tower construction will start in early 2019 and be finished in spring 2020.

The Vancouver-based developer said in a press release that these will be the first condos in The Waterfront Vancouver USA. Kirkland Development is taking deposits to reserve the one-, two- and three-bedroom condos on floors two through 11 of the 12-story building.

Kirkland declined to release sale prices for the units, which will be 1,000 to 3,000 square feet.

Dean Kirkland, founder of Kirkland Development, said the hotel and condo towers and parking garage together will cost $100 million.

Vancouver is a bedroom community for Portland, he said, with low crime, great schools and lots of new employers in Clark County.

Kirkland said he expects The Waterfront Vancouver USA will benefit the city, and “give Vancouver more of an identity than it's ever had.”

Kirkland Tower condos should appeal to people looking to simplify their lives, and move to a branded condo on the water next to a five-star hotel with services, he said.

He expects the hotel to attract a mix of business and leisure travelers, and become a venue for events such as weddings.

The condo building will have shops and restaurants, a rooftop deck, meeting room, fitness center, outdoor terrace with barbecues and fire pits, bike storage, storage lockers, a dog wash and security.

Residents can use the hotel's concierge, valet, housekeeping, food delivery and dry cleaning services.

The hotel will have shops, a Northwest-themed restaurant, lobby lounge, rooftop lounge and fitness center, and may have a spa.

The team for the garage and towers is Otak, architect and planner; Kirkland Construction Group, general contractor; PBS Engineering and Environmental, civil engineer and landscape architect; Kramer Gehlen & Associates, structural engineer; Sazan Group, MEP; and PDS Design Concepts, interior designer.

Kirkland Development and its subsidiaries have been developing properties for over 20 years, completing more than 60 projects valued at over $500 million. They include housing, retail, medical, hospitality, industrial and mixed-use.


Lynn Porter can be reached by email or by phone at (206) 622-8272.