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Bellevue Beat | Bellevue International Plaza 5-tower project to push Bellevue to new heights

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Thought we have seen it all with the recent construction design proposals in Bellevue. From Lincoln Square Expansion to the Mirador, angled and protruding multi-storied bays tower to rooftop conference center, Kimpton Hotel to Evergreen Plaza's "butterfly" roof and the multi-phase, mixed-use, multi-everything Spring District.

PSBJ reported that Plus Investment USA has submitted designs to Bellevue to build a massive five-tower project called Bellevue International Plaza in downtown. The project is located on the south side of NE 8th Street between the Bravern to the east at 110th Ave NE and Symetra to the west at 108th Ave NE.
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Bellevue International Plaza will be a multi-phase project and the developer hopes to break ground this fall. The original proposed designs called for five towers in all--four residential high-rises and one mixed-use office/hotel tower.
  • Phase 1: Two residential towers that will include one high-rise with 355 condominiums and a second with 435 apartments. This phase will take up the eastern third of the block (along 110th Ave NE) including Yuen Lui studio and will have around 1,200 underground parking stalls.
  • Phase 2: Will be the middle third and will also consist of two residential towers.
  • Phase 3: Will be the western third of the block (where First Congregational Church stands along 108th Ave NE). A four-star hotel and an office tower are planned for this tower that will reach the new 600 foot height limit.

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The most recent proposed designs submitted to the city this week showed that the project has scaled back to a total of four towers with phase two of the multi-tower project consisting of an office tower and a 4-star hotel. Bellevue International Plaza will include open space and pedestrian paths that connect the site with downtown.

Plus Investment USA is the local real estate arm of Hong Kong-based Plus Investment. The company paid $30 million for the First Congregational Church property and followed that with the $45.9 million acquisition of the land on the east end of the block. Bellevue-based MZA Architects is designing Bellevue International Plaza.

Published: March 4, 2016; updated March 5, 2016
Renderings courtesy of MZA Architects


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