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New 23-Story Mixed-Use Residential Tower Coming to Bellevue

Brio, Bellevue,
Brio Project in Bellevue | Rendering: Bohlin Cywinski Jackson

By Brittan Jenkins

Brio, mixed-use residential project in Bellevue from Bellevue-based SU Development gained approval from the City of Bellevue Development Services Department to construct a 23-story residential tower and seven-story mid-rise building at 1021 112th Ave. NE.

The towers will sit on a 38,513 square foot site with the taller of the two, the 23-story tower, standing 245 feet tall and the seven-story building at 75 feet. Overall, the two buildings will comprise 221,115 square feet and will be connected by an outdoor courtyard and the third level of both buildings will be connected by a pedestrian bridge.

According to plans submitted to the City of Bellevue for Brio, the two buildings will have about 259 residential units atop a two-story retail podium.

Plans also include 17,166 square feet of commercial and restaurant space, 8,729 square feet of multipurpose gym space and five levels of below-grade parking for 406 vehicles. A breakdown of the parking was included in the plans, which calls for 278 stalls for the residential towers, 64 stalls for retail, 51 stalls for restaurant parking and 13 stalls for the sports court. And of those 406 stalls, 250 or 62 percent of them will be compact.

The towers will feature about 30,000 square feet of commercial, retail and restaurant space including 13,116 square feet of retail, 4,000 square feet of restaurant space and nearly 9,000 square feet for the sports court. The retail spaces will also have access to the courtyard.

One of the major elements of the podium is a performance court, which will be an indoor public space for athletic activities, art walks, exhibitions and both formal and informal performances according to the plans. A screen for the court will incorporate splashes of blue and yellow. Plans also include forty-foot tall concrete columns to be used as vertical elements to enhance the composition of the tower.

To improve the pedestrian experience, the streetscape will include 12-foot-wide sidewalks with a five-foot planting strip with shrubs and trees. There will also be benches for pedestrians. “The proposed improvements at the frontage will provide a pedestrian-friendly experience that does not currently exist on NE 10th St.,” according to the plans. “It will also provide an important pedestrian route to the future East Link station.”

The site is comprised of three separate parcels and is surrounded by a number of other developments including the Ashwood Commons and Elements, which are mixed-use residential towers and include low-rise multifamily residential buildings. There are also low-rise office complexes to the east of the development, and a King County Library and a city park are located two blocks west of the site.

There are currently two other existing structures on the site, which will be demolished once construction begins. The Puget Sound Blood Bank occupies those two buildings, a two-story and a single-story structure.

The team working on the project includes Seattle-based DCI Engineers, Ocean Park Mechanical, Vashon Island-based Earthwerk as the landscape architect, Bellevue-based Core Design as the Surveyor and Seattle-based Bohlin Cywinski Jackson as the architect.