Thank you for sharing!

Your article was successfully shared with the contacts you provided.

BELLEVUE, WA-Equity Office Properties Trust went official this week with plans for City Center II, the largest office building ever proposed in Downtown Bellevue. Designs for the would-be 32-story, 779,000-sf tower were submitted for design review this week by Seattle-based Wright Runstad & Co.

Associate planner Ken Thiem tells GlobeSt.com the building would sport a stone fascia and rise 450 feet above the street on what is now a parking lot at the southwest corner of Northeast Sixth Avenue and 110th Street Northeast. It would include five levels of underground parking providing 1,450 stalls.

Wright Runstad submitted perspectives of the building in black and white that show “the northeasterly corner of the building as an arc created by series of stepped vertical wall areas,” says Thiem. “There is also a plaza shown that doesn’t currently exist between the proposed tower and City Center I that would have a raised lawn area, a sculpture and a landscape feature.”

A third building planned for the site–the low-rise, 200,000-sf City Center III–has not yet been submitted for design review. The soonest work could begin on City Center II is the end of 2002, which would put completion sometime in 2004.

Then again, given other projects ahead of it in the pipeline and the sustained upswing it will take to absorb excess space in the market, it might take more than a decade to build, as did Wright Runstad’s recently completed KeyCenter project. Whatever the case, EOP wants permits in hand in order to respond quickly when it’s appropriate to do so. As things stands now, the company already owns more than 50% of all office space in Bellevue’s Downtown core.

Want to continue reading?
Become a Free ALM Digital Reader.

Once you are an ALM digital member, you’ll receive:

  • Unlimited access to GlobeSt and other free ALM publications
  • Access to 15 years of GlobeSt archives
  • Your choice of GlobeSt digital newsletters and over 70 others from popular sister publications
  • 1 free article* every 30 days across the ALM subscription network
  • Exclusive discounts on ALM events and publications

*May exclude premium content
Already have an account?


Join GlobeSt

Don't miss crucial news and insights you need to make informed commercial real estate decisions. Join GlobeSt.com now!

  • Free unlimited access to GlobeSt.com's trusted and independent team of experts who provide commercial real estate owners, investors, developers, brokers and finance professionals with comprehensive coverage, analysis and best practices necessary to innovate and build business.
  • Exclusive discounts on ALM and GlobeSt events.
  • Access to other award-winning ALM websites including ThinkAdvisor.com and Law.com.

Already have an account? Sign In Now
Join GlobeSt

Copyright © 2021 ALM Media Properties, LLC. All Rights Reserved.