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August 5, 2020
The 1980s retail complex known as Redmond Square, at 16563 Redmond Way downtown, will be razed and replaced with a new six-story, 613-unit mixed-use complex filling most of 3.5 acres.
That plan will have its fifth design review with the city of Redmond, in a virtual meeting, on Thursday.
For now, the project is keeping the Redmond Square moniker. The block is a few steps north from the future Downtown Redmond Station, where light-rail service will begin in 2024. The property sold in 2016 for $31 million to a venture of Legacy Partners and Chinese company MGRM.
Tiscareno Associates is designing the project. Legacy says that no general contractor has been selected yet. The team also includes Cary Kopczynski & Co., structural engineer; Hewitt, landscape architect; and KPFF, civil engineer.
Legacy says it hopes to break ground on the east building this fall. The west building would begin construction in the spring of next year. The phased project would open to tenants during the winter of 2023 and summer of 2024.
The basic program hasn't changed much over the past two years. Two buildings, east and west, will be separated by a north-south pedestrian connector. Both the courtyards of the G-shaped buildings will open onto the connector.
There will be three levels of parking, one underground and two structured, with about 586 stalls; another 40 are planned at grade. The number of bike stalls will, per city code, number around 600.
The exact mix of affordable units has yet to be determined.
Solar panels are indicated for the roof; a small grocery store or market, aka “junior anchor retail,” is indicated on the southwest corner — closest to the light rail station.
About 28,795 square feet of retail/commercial space is planned. Total project size, including the parking, is estimated at over 777,000 square feet. The secondary address, evidently for the west building, is 16425 Cleveland St.
The project will be directly south across Redmond Way from Legacy's Triangle apartments, which opened in late 2018 with 195 units. Tiscareno was also the architect there.
Brian Miller can be reached by email at email@example.com or by phone at (206) 219-6517.