Pinnacle of Bellevue Development applied for pre-development services with the city of Bellevue for a project to build two 26-story mixed-use buildings.
The application is essentially a request for a meeting with city staff to discuss the project. Liz Stead, Bellevue’s land use director, said in an email that the pre-development meeting would likely be the city’s introduction to the project according to Bellevue officials.
“During these meetings, the developers architectural team provides staff with information specific to their project for staff comment as the project relates to city codes and standards,” Stead said. “There are circumstances where developers discuss impending projects with staff in an informal nature prior to pre-application meetings, but in most circumstances the pre-application meeting is city staff’s first introduction to the proposal.”
The project has not yet been set for a public meeting. Although not required, Stead said that it would receive a meeting for public comment.
“A public meeting is an opportunity for the applicant to explain their project to the community and for the community to provide input to staff and the applicant,” Stead said. “Staff schedules public meetings for all of the larger projects in the city, and certainly will hold a public meeting for the Pinnacle projects when permit applications are received.”
Kandice Kwok, a founder of JYOM Architecture, is listed as the applicant. She did not respond to request for comment from the Reporter.
The two buildings would be at 10116 NE 8th St. and 10112 NE 10th St. Currently, the Bellevue Village Center is at the 8th street location and QFC’s corporate headquarters is on the 10th street site.
The 10th Street application calls for 150,000 square feet of retail space, 1,400 parking spaces and no office space, while the 8th Street application calls for 166,028 square feet of retail space, 1,757 parking spaces and 153,540 square feet of office space. Stead said that the zoning district where the project is located favors residential development over offices.
“In this zoning district residential projects are afforded greater height and density than office uses. The Pinnacle project will be required to meet the city codes for height and density, and will be reviewed under those standards,” Stead said. “The most recent development proposals in the downtown have been primarily office in nature — the city anticipates that the new office growth will need some offset with future residential development.”