BELLEVUE, Wash. – February 28
Architects, engineers and construction workers building Bellevue’s Lincoln Square Expansion project will witness the state’s largest continuous concrete pour starting Feb. 28 at 3 a.m.
The continuous pour of 13,690 yards of concrete will last 24 hours and will form the structural base for the 41-story luxury hotel-residential tower.
“This massive mat of concrete and rebar is the foundation for what will become Bellevue’s premier luxury hotel-residential tower,” said Michael Chaplin, principal at Sclater Architects, the lead architect for the 1.5 million square foot, mixed-use Lincoln Square Expansion project. “In coming months, Bellevue residents will witness this tower and an adjacent office tower climb upward into the Bellevue skyline.”
Built atop six levels of underground parking, the tower will feature a W Bellevue hotel and luxury high-rise rental residences with unequalled views.
Sclater Architects and HKS of Dallas are the designers, Cary Kopczynski & Company is the structural engineer and GLY Construction is the contractor.
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Permits confirm upscale grocery store coming to Bellevue Square
Kemper Development is more than just considering an upscale grocery store to fill a portion of the shuttered J.C. Penney building at Bellevue Square, according to permit documents recently published by the city.
The major downtown developer has been mum regarding rumors a Whole Foods would occupy the ground floor of the 198,000-square-foot Penney building, brought on by a Hebert Research survey of residents hinting at the possibility. Whole Foods told the Reporter the development company was only using its name to gauge interest in an upscale grocery store at Bellevue Square.
According to Bellevue’s recently released Weekly Permit Bulletin, long-time Kemper Development architecture firm Sclater Partners proposes modifying the J.C. Penney building into the South Commons Shops, and converting the ground level into a 30,500-square-foot upscale grocery store while using another existing 35,500 square feet for an additional 65 parking stalls. An escalator will remain for accessing the second level of the three-story Penney building.
"The retail grocer at the ground level will offer pedestrians and park patrons a walkable, street level accessed, option for food and shopping," Sclater reports in its description of the project in a permit attachment.
The existing two upper levels of the building will be converted into smaller tenant spaces, according to permit documents, with a 12,152-square-foot common mall area. Work is expected to be completed by this June.