Continuing the trend of church and retail redevelopment, Canadian developer Onni has received Master Development Plan and Design Review approvals from City of Bellevue to for a single phased, three-tower, mixed-use project. Located at 606 106th Avenue NE in Downtown Bellevue, the plan includes one office tower and two residential towers. The site is on the east side of 106th Avenue NE, on the block between NE 4th Street and NE 8th Street, and is approximately 174,914 square feet (4.01 acres).
The project also includes development of a 30-foot-wide pedestrian section of the "Grand Connection" to the Bellevue Transit Center on NE 6th Street, and a 15,000 square foot public open space on the southern end of the site, on 106th Avenue NE. The program includes 2,479 parking stalls, mostly below grade.
Tower 1 is proposed to be 53 stories and includes a 257-room hotel, and 425 residential units. Tower 2 is proposed to be 54 stories and includes 634 residential units. Tower 3 is proposed to be 45 stories and includes a 9,532 square foot daycare, and 871,818 square feet of office space. All three towers are designed to the maximum allowable height of 600 feet.
Onni purchased the property for $116,000,000 in 2019 from Sterling Realty Organization. The site currently has a 40,245 square foot, two story Doxa church, and a 27,900 square foot, one-story Barnes & Noble bookstore, with 225 surface parking stalls. Those buildings will be demolished. The existing “Bell Gate” art piece, located at the southwest corner of the site, will be relocated to the north end of the site. A red oak tree currently on site will also be retained. Construction is planned to start in January 2024, with the first tower completing in 2027 and the final tower completing in 2030.