94-Unit Apartment Building Featuring Sustainable Design, Technology-Forward Amenities and Walkable Location in Downtown Kenmore Honored at Annual Awards Gala
Kirkland, Wash., November 20, 2018 – MainStreet Property Group LLC (www.mspgroupllc.com) (“MainStreet”), a full-service Kirkland-based real estate developer, today announced that its LINQ Lofts + Flats apartment building was named ‘Multi-Family Residential Development of the Year’ (for buildings with fewer than 100 units) by the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties (NAIOP).
Honored at NAIOP’s annual ‘Night of the Stars’ Awards Gala on Friday, Nov. 2nd, the six-story, 152,000+ sq. ft. mixed-use LINQ Lofts + Flats project, located at 18151 68th Ave NE in Kenmore, was recognized for its innovative design and commitment to exemplary attention to detail inside and out.
“At MainStreet, we’re deeply committed to creating unique communities that transform urban environments,” said MainStreet Property Group President Kelly Price. “As a gateway for the continued revitalization of downtown Kenmore, the LINQ perfectly embodies this approach—and we’re thrilled to have received prestigious recognition for our efforts.”
The building and interiors at The LINQ Lofts + Flats were designed by architect Dahlin Group Architecture. GenCap Construction Corp.—named as one of the Fastest Growing Private Companies in Washington State by the Puget Sound Business Journal for the last two consecutive years—served as the project’s general contractor.
Additionally, Insite Property Solutions, a property management company that partners with investors, developers an owners, provides professional management services for the thriving community. Project ownership is MainStreet Property Group LLC.
The LINQ Lofts + Flats: Sustainable Design, Quality Amenities and Walkability
Featuring 94 apartment homes—including a mix of flats, lofts and two- and three-bedroom homes—the LINQ Lofts + Flats is situated near Downtown Kenmore’s Town Green Public Pavilion with direct access to the Burke Gilman Trail/Lake Washington and located within walking distance of downtown Kenmore’s retail shops and restaurants.
Featuring a first floor that is entirely commercial, community-based hospital and healthcare system Evergreen Health provides a full spectrum of services from urgent care to long-term wellness management—making healthcare easily accessible and convenient for residents and the surrounding community in its 20,000 sq. ft. space.
The LINQ is also a U.S. Green Building Council LEED-Gold certified property and received Washington state’s ‘Smart Communities Award’ for contributing to thriving communities, as well as a Gold Nugget finalist for Best Community Land Plan. The high-energy performance building features LED light color changing fixtures, electric car charging stations, and no-VOC paint.
The LINQ also has numerous amenities, including:
- Anytime Fitness. LINQ’s large modern fitness center provides residents with full access to free weights, yoga balls and numerous fitness accessories, as well as large, flat screens TVs viewable through glass wall.
- DIY Room. A space to create and recreate, the DIY Room is a modern ‘arts and crafts room’ complete with fully-stocked with tools, supplies and custom concrete workstations with barstools. Residents use the space for hobbies, crafting, making personal gifts and more.
- Recharge Station. LINQ’s ‘recharge station’ reimagines the typical coffee bar, bringing a modern, tech-savvy flare to the experience. The Scanomat Top Brewer gives residents full control over their customized (hot or cold!) cup of joe, tap-ready sparkling water, tea or filtered water – all done with through an app-controlled tap.
- Worq Station. This “WeWork”-style setup in LINQ gives residents diner-style seating, power supplies and ample work space.
- Sky Lounge. A flexible, dinner-party ready lounge providing multiple lounge areas, 75” big screen, full kitchen and BBQ area on a covered deck for private events or casual hangouts. The space also includes an expanse of windows and glass doors taking advantage of the incredible views surrounding the property, including Lake Washington.
Key Development Partner to the City of Kenmore…
Offering Lake Washington views and close proximity to transit, the LINQ Lofts + Flats also reinforces an increasingly walkable downtown, embodying Kenmore’s vision for a vibrant, mixed-use downtown village and enhancing the pedestrian experience by connecting to Kenmore’s new city hall, library, community center, parks and town green.
As a key development partner of the City of Kenmore, MainStreet Property Group has invested more than $100 million in Kenmore Village—the largest investment made at one time within Kenmore—to deliver new urban-like residential housing into the town core in a successful public/private partnership with the City of Kenmore.
In addition to the LINQ, which represents 94 of more than 500 new housing units built or planned for Kenmore Village, MainStreet also developed the adjacent Spencer 68 apartments (222 units).
MainStreet Property Group: Veteran Local Team
MainStreet Property Group is a locally-owned and operated real estate development firm led by local real estate veterans Eric Campbell and Kelly Price. The firm has been one of the most active Eastside developers in recent years and has worked extensively in Bothell, WA where The Landing is located.
In addition to the LINQ Lofts + Flats, the firm has developed numerous projects on the Eastside, including Six Oaks Apartments + Retail (Sold 2016), The (104) Apartments, The Junction and The Landing Townhomes and The Pop in downtown Bothell, Wash.; The Carter on the Park, the Heron Flats + Lofts, The Bond and Redmond Central in Redmond, Wash.; The Sky in Sammamish, Wash., The Spencer 68 Apartments + Lofts, The LINQ Lofts + Flats, Seaplane Kitchen and Bar/Kenmore South Commercial and The Flyway in Kenmore, Wash.; The Slater 116 Apartments in Kirkland, Wash (Sold 2013); and Civic Campus in Woodinville, Wash.
About MainStreet Property Group
MainStreet Property Group and its family of companies develops, constructs and operates remarkable residential communities and commercial spaces with the goal of delighting our customers. To do this, MainStreet encourages innovation and creativity to foster unique perspective that emphasize thoughtful, environmentally-friendly approaches. As a leading Puget Sound developer with a focus on the Eastside, MainStreet has been a meaningful leader in the revitalization efforts of downtown Bothell, Kenmore, Redmond and Sammamish, and has completed multifamily projects across the Eastside region. In addition to MainStreet Property Group, the MainStreet family of companies includes GenCap Construction Corp., a commercial general contractor (www.gencapconstruction.com) and Insite Property Solutions LLC, a property management company (www.insiteps.com). You can learn more about MainStreet Property Group LLC at: www.mspgroupllc.com.
About GenCap Construction Corp
Based in Kirkland, Wash., GenCap Construction Corp. (GenCap) is a commercial general contracting and construction management firm specializing in constructing large-scale mixed-use, multi-family and retail developments and tenant improvements throughout the Puget Sound. Recognized as a regional leader, GenCap takes a proactive approach to every project—with emphasis on consistent, measured growth and a desire to make a positive impact on the built environment—and was named the 6th Fastest Growing Private Company in Washington State by the Puget Sound Business Journal in 2017. Recent projects include The Junction and Social Grounds in Bothell, Wash., The LINQ Lofts + Flats, The Spencer 68 and Kenmore Parklet in Kenmore, Wash. http://www.gencapconstruction.com.