#7. New Bellevue City Hall
450 110th Ave. N.E., Bellevue
$71,247,051 (construction) $101,550,621 (total)
Type of contract:
General contractor/construction manager
Start of construction:
Expected completion date:
Lease Crutcher Lewis is converting a former telecommunications hub in downtown Bellevue into a city hall, police and fire headquarters, and 911 center.
The project involves gutting most of the building, performing structural and seismic upgrades, adding new exterior curtain walls, and rebuilding all of the interiors and systems. The project is complex due to the many types of spaces — from police holding cells to council chambers to specialized communications systems.
A soaring public concourse through the center of the building will feature exposed wood framing, aluminum curtain wall and underfloor radiant heat. A new stair tower in the concourse will rise the full height of the building with glass curtainwall. The building will total 619,000 square feet and 338,000 square feet will be usable interior space. Below-grade parking for 390 vehicles is being added, for a total of 790 indoor spaces.
A new public plaza and park will include ponds and other water features. Activity in the plaza will be enhanced by a small retail pavilion, possibly a cafe.
Lewis built the original building for Pacific Northwest Bell in the early 1980s.
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