Downtown Redevelopment: What’s the Next Phase?

Kenmore’s downtown revitalization is well underway, with new private sector investment in what was formerly known as Kenmore Village approaching $100 million since 2014. The LINQ building is nearing completion, with Evergreen Health clinic, including 7-day-a-week urgent care, to open this fall.

The Kenmore Town Square is complete, and the new Hangar community building is expected to open in August after Diva Espresso completes their interior tenant improvements. A grand opening celebration for the Town Square and Hangar is scheduled on Saturday, August 26 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.

What’s Next?

MainStreet Property Group is proposing a new “sit-down” restaurant and office space on the parcel adjacent to and at the west end of the Kenmore Town Square.

MainStreet is also proposing a mixed-use building between the LINQ Lofts + Flats and the Hangar with street-level commercial along 68th Avenue NE and residential units above. This proposed building will include parking garage on the lower level (below 68th Avenue NE).

MainStreet will host an open house for the public from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. on July 10 at Kenmore City Hall. The open house will feature drawings and schematics of the proposed restaurant/office building as well as the proposed mixed use building. Representatives from both MainStreet and the City will be there to answer questions and take in comments.

At its 7 p.m. meeting on July 10, the Kenmore City Council will receive an update on MainStreet’s proposed new downtown buildings. To view the report for the July 10 City Council meeting, click here. City Council action is neither expected nor required because MainStreet’s proposal is expected to meet existing code requirements.

In order to obtain approval to construct these proposed new buildings, MainStreet will need to meet City code requirements, including parking regulations. A parking study will be required.

If MainStreet obtains permit approval, construction on the restaurant/office building is expected to begin late Fall 2017. If all goes well, the restaurant could be open for business as soon as late Summer 2018.

The construction timeline for the proposed mixed-use building along 68th Avenue NE has not yet been established.

 

Questions?

City of Kenmore: Development Services Director Bryan Hampson at 425-398-8900 or email bhampson@kenmorewa.gov

MainStreet Property Group: Senior Vice President of Development Kim Faust at 425-298-0240 or email kfaust@mspgroupll.com

 

 

Last updated: Thu, 07/06/2017 - 4:01pm