Hines plans to develop a 17-story office tower, Summit III, in the Bellevue central business district, according to plans submitted to the city of Bellevue. The office tower will add to two existing buildings, Summit I and Summit II.
The original property, located at 320 108th Ave. N.E., is bounded by 108th Ave. S.E. to the west, N.E. 4th St. to the north and 110th Ave. S.E. to the east. The property was developed in 2002 but this project will add a tower onto an existing foundation and below-grade parking garage. The 17-story, 370,000 square foot commercial office tower will sit above a seven-story, 255,000 square foot below-grade parking garage. The garage currently has about 650 parking stalls and plans for the new tower will also include space for bicycle parking. This 264’ office building will mark the third tower built on the 153,502 square foot site.
The project also aims to be 13 percent better than the Washington State Energy Code requirement by including a high-efficiency envelope with insulated glass, solar control coatings, low infiltration and thermal enhancements, high-efficiency lighting systems and energy-saving elevators.
The tower is also in close proximity to public transportation, which will be even more beneficial once the light rail is finished. The city center transit station is one block to the north of the site and the new light rail station is being built adjacent to the transit center one block to the north.
According to plans submitted to the city, in theory, 3,900 people could feasibly work in the tower. While there’s no specific construction start date, plans stated that construction could begin as early as the summer of 2018.
To bring these plans to life, Hines has hired LMN Architects to design the tower.