Bellevue Beat | Fana Group reveals details of mixed-use development on Bellevue's "Entertainment Avenue"
Bellevue-based Fana Group of Companies recently revealed more details about its upcoming multi-phase, mixed-use development project that spans nearly 3 acres of land parcels at the southeast corner of NE 4th Street and 106th Ave NE in downtown Bellevue.
Per the Master Development Plan and Design Review to city of Bellevue, Fana's proposal calls for construction of three buildings--ranging from 10 to 27 stories--and 970 parking stalls in three phases.
The site for phase 1 of the development is located at the corner of NE 4th Street and 106th Avenue NE, directly north of Soma Towers and south of Bellevue Towers. The proposed project will include two 27-story residential towers, restaurant, pool bar and residential amenities with a connecting 3-story podium below. The north tower will consist of a luxury full-service boutique hotel with 120 rooms and 101 residential units above the hotel. The south tower will be solely residential and will contain approximately 225 units. Four levels of underground parking will accommodate 326 parking stalls.
The 3-story podium functions as the central hub of the project serving as the lobby for both towers and restaurant/bar space. A proposed restaurant/bar will sit at the northwest corner of the podium at the pedestrian level.
The amenity deck is located in the podium's third level and will accommodate a wide range of users from the public to hotel guests and residents. It will include an outdoor pool/terrace, a publicly accessible poolside bar, meeting rooms, spa/fitness center, resident BBQ terrace/"great room" lounge and landscaped areas.
There will be two areas for social gathering. The first is located at the outdoor courtyard adjacent to the drop-off lane on 106th Avenue NE. The second area of activities will take place at the second level which is activated by the poolside bar. These spaces are available to everyone, not just hotel guests and residents.
The city has designated 106th Avenue NE as the "Entertainment Avenue" of downtown Bellevue. The designation was applied so that it will develop with a concentration of uses that will provide an array of shops cafes restaurants and clubs to active pedestrian uses by day, while providing after-hour venues at night.
The site for phase 2 of the development is at 305 108th Avenue NE just south of Expedia and north of Civica office buildings. The current proposal offers two options for phase 2 dependent upon the market and need in Bellevue for the future:
- Phase 2 Option A will consist of a 10 to 14-story office building with undergrounding parking for 375 tp 560 cars accessed off of 108th Avenue NE. The ground podium will have the office lobby and street level retail.
- Phase 2 Option B will consist of 10 to 27-story residential tower with undergrounding parking of 150-240 cars accessed off of 108th Avenue NE. The tower will have 420 to 620 residential units over a podium that comprises the lobby, street-side retail and residential amenities.
Phase 3 of the development is the mid-block site that fronts on NE 4th Street located on the site of the current Fana Key Tower Building and parking structure. It will consist of a 5 to 10-story residential tower, a 2-story retail pavilion located at the corner of NE 4th Street and 106th Place NE (alley) and underground parking of 90 to 180 cars accessed from the alley. The residential tower will have 90 to 120 units above a podium consisting of the lobby and residential amenities.
Published: February 28, 2017