Bringing a New Perspective to Apartment Living
Seattle, WA – October 27, 2021 – Henbart LLC today announced that it has begun leasing for Parque Kirkland, located at 312 Central Way across the street from Peter Kirk Memorial Park.
The 4-story mixed-use building is a total of 144,151 sq. ft. with 70 residential units and 17,613 sq. ft. of retail and commercial spaces debuting a new Bartell Drugs store, 5 Stones Coffee Co., and Arleana’s Seafood and Soul restaurant. Arleana’s is the first eastside restaurant for Island Soul Rum Bar and Soul Shack, a family-owned Caribbean restaurant in Seattle. Parque has also leased boutique office space on the second level of the building.
Parking will be underground with 155 stalls with a vertically stacked, automated parking system for the residential parking. By including automated parking, Henbart was able to achieve a smaller construction footprint for the building, turning saved space into amenities. For instance, on the second level of the garage is a secret door that leads to an underground Grotto wine cellar and private entertaining lounge. The Grotto was designed by Dillon Works, a local company that has designed sets and creative advertising displays for the likes of Disney and the NBA.
Another unique feature is the use of View Smart Windows throughout the building.
View Smart Windows adjust their tint to automatically respond to environmental conditions, transforming buildings into responsive environments that can control heat and glare without the need for blinds or curtains. This technology has been linked to improved health and wellbeing.
In addition to View Smart Windows, Parque will feature View Immersive Displays on the building’s rooftop cabana. The displays transform the smart windows into high-definition TVs for interactive entertainment. Parque is the first apartment residence in the U.S. to include both the windows and immersive display.
A local development and real estate acquisition firm, Henbart has modeled some of the region’s most highly amenitized and green buildings with features that bring a new perspective to apartment living.
“We focus on sustainable building practices and designing projects that add value to the surrounding community,” said Mark Craig, President of Henbart. For Parque we will seek LEED Gold certification but we also looked beyond LEED to ensure that our design and amenities also emphasis wellness.”
In example, the middle of the building features a unique 4-story, open staircase with views of the park that connects the street to the rooftop terrace and offers a stunning alternative to taking the elevator. Niche seating areas have also been carved out as part of the staircase to serve as social areas.
The fitness room features Peloton bikes and state-of-the art equipment. Bike storage is not located in the garage but rather conveniently designed on every residential floor for ease of use. Homes have operable windows for natural ventilation and many have large balconies or backyard terraces to encourage indoor/outdoor living.
A roof-top terrace also features an outdoor lounge and sheltered barbecues for year-round use that connect to an indoor cabana with sweeping views of the park, downtown, and Lake Washington. Parque Kirkland is the first apartment building entitled under new City of Kirkland zoning that allows for indoor rooftop uses.
The spacious residences include studios, open-one, one bedroom-den, and two-bedroom apartments. All the homes include Latch keyless smart locks, air conditioning, custom built-in storage, gas range, quartz countertop, premium appliances, and View Smart Window walls to maximize the natural light. Many of the homes include kitchen islands with waterfall countertops and walk-in closets or built-ins in all bedrooms.
The project and design team include:
- W.G. Clark – General Contractor
- Architect – Graphite Design Group
- Interior Design – Graphite Design Group
- Dillon Works – The Grotto Wine Bar
- DCI – Structural Engineers
- Hewitt – Landscape Design
- PacLand – Civil Engineer
- Region6 – Access Controls and Security
About Henbart LLC
Henbart LLC is a Seattle based real estate company that develops, owns, and manages commercial land residential properties in the Pacific Northwest with the aim to add value to a neighborhood and the greater community.The company offers a century of experience in the acquisition and development of real estate, modeling some of the region’s most highly amenitized and green buildings with features that focus on human wellness and environmental sustainability.