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June 21, 2022

W.G. Clark to build 102 Bellevue units

By BRIAN MILLER
Real Estate Editor

Rendering by Runberg Architecture Group [enlarge]
This view looks northwest at Bell10; an eighth-floor terrace will overlook the intersection below.

The former Columbia Bank corner at 10350 N.E. 10th St., on the north side of downtown Bellevue, is bound for redevelopment. A local investor group including MRM Capital and Guntower Capital owns the land. Runberg Architecture Group has designed the eight-story, 102-unit apartment building, and W.G. Clark Construction is the builder.

The city last week issued a SEPA determination of non-significance for what it calls Bell10. (There's no declared name for now.) The project has passed through design review, and the appeal period ends June 30.

The project owners are targeting a start date this fall, with completion by the fall of 2024. Bellevue Downtown Station, perhaps a 13-minute walk east, should be open by then.

Apartments will range from open one-bedrooms to two-bedrooms. Sizes will run from about 536 to 1,072 square feet. About 20 units will be affordable to households earning up to 80% of area median income.

Total project size is estimated at 134,332 square feet. That includes some 2,000 square feet of retail/commercial space, and three levels of underground parking with 82 stalls.

Although “a Richfield/ARCO gas station and service facility occupied and operated on the eastern portion of the site from 1956 through 1985,” there's evidently no serious soil contamination, per the architect's SEPA filings. (The bank building was developed after the gas station closed.) Digging down three levels will remove any contaminants.

The team also includes Pace Engineers, surveyor; KPFF Consulting Engineers, civil; Blueline Group, landscape architect; Ground Support, shoring; PanGeo, geotechnical; Comfort Systems; Kirby Electric; Transpo Group; and Dixon Environmental Services, consultant.

Columbia Bank closed the corner branch in recent months. (It had sold the property in a 2019 land sale for $7.8 million.) It opened a new branch in April at 95 102nd Ave. N.E., just south of Bellevue Downtown Park. For now, the interim tenant in the old corner building is a rug shop.


 


Brian Miller can be reached by email at brian.miller@djc.com or by phone at (206) 219-6517.




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