More open, green space coming to old Sears site
SHORELINE, WA (March 14, 2019) – Merlone Geier Partners today revealed an updated site plan for the multi-year redevelopment of the old Shoreline Sears property, now referred to as Shoreline Place. The developers hired HEWITT, landscape architects responsible for the beloved University Village outdoor experience, to incorporate more outdoor plaza and green space throughout all phases of development. HEWITT joins the Shoreline Place team that also includes GGLO, the master planners and architect for the project.
“The first version of the site plan released last fall was met with excitement, but we heard from both the City and community members that they didn’t want to wait until later development phases for what we called the Town Green – the main open space at Shoreline Place,” said Jamas Gwilliam, Vice President for Development at Merlone Geier Partners. “We brought on HEWITT to help us incorporate more gathering and all season-spaces in each phase. These are spaces we believe will truly benefit generations of Shoreline residents.”
Merlone Geier Partners acquired the former Sears property in 2017. Through the redevelopment project, they are focused on meeting the Shoreline community’s strong demand for modern retail, better restaurants and additional types of housing. MGP first revealed plans for Shoreline Place in September 2018. The vibrant mixed-use development will take shape in four phases, featuring 75,000 square feet of shops and dining options, 1,358 apartment homes that may eventually include condos and connections to Metro’s E Line and the Interurban Trail.
Updated artist renderings and the refined conceptual site plan exhibit the new approach to open space in all phases of development. The Sears building will remain intact until a future development phase, when it will be replaced with housing and retail, anchored by a series of plazas that could feature food and beverage kiosks, live performances, a dog park and the Shoreline Farmers Market.
For more information about Shoreline Place, visit shorelineplace.com.About Merlone Geier Partners
Merlone Geier Partners (MGP) is a trusted name with expertise in delivering retail and retail-driven mixed-use properties on the West Coast for over 27 years. While demonstrating sensitivity to the community’s needs, MGP brings creative solutions to the complexities of creating suburban and urban environments. MGP owns and manages 16 million square feet of retail on the west coast, 4.2 million of which is in the Pacific Northwest including Lynnwood Square, The Town Center at Lake Forest Park, Shoreline Marketplace, Ballinger Village Shopping Center and Alderwood Plaza. Visit MerloneGeier.com for more information. AAbout HEWITT
HEWITT is a leading Northwest multidisciplinary design firm known for its inspired and contextually-considered landscape architecture and architecture. Founded in 1975, HEWITT has completed some of the area’s most successful and transformative projects such as Harbor Steps and Bell Street Pier. Their commitment to the vitality of the region is evident through the unique places and spaces they have created including Redmond Town Center, Bell Street Park, and University Village.About GGLO
GGLO Design is an award winning architecture, interior design, landscape architecture and urban planning firm with offices in Seattle and Los Angeles. GGLO’s focus is mixed use and multifamily housing projects of all types including affordable, market rate and senior housing with retail, office and parks. We design and plan not only to build, but to help create vibrant, successful communities.