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2017-09-26 by Todd Matthews for 425 Business

A Tour Through Kirkland’s Development Future

Bordering Peter Kirk Park in the heart of downtown Kirkland, Kirkland Urban is a massive, 11.5-acre mixed-use, multi-phase development will include 650,000 square feet of Class-A office space (future tenants include Tableau and Wave, and the office towers could serve as many as 5,000 employees), 225,000 of commercial space (future tenants include QFC, Bright Horizons, and HomeStreet Bank, as well as restaurants, a movie theater, and a health club), 300,000 square feet of residential space (room for 380 one-bedroom, two-bedroom, and townhouse rental units), and enough parking for 1,700 vehicles.

Kirkland Urban’s first phase is expected to open early next year, with subsequent phases coming online by 2021.

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2017-04-05 by Katherine Crummey for Kirkland Reporter

Kirkland Urban update: Businesses to start opening in early 2019

Phase one of the construction of Kirkland Urban is going forward on schedule following the groundbreaking last fall.  In addition to QFC, Wave and Tableau, other confirmed tenants for phase one of Kirkland Urban include Bright Horizons daycare (in a space adequate for 170 children), HomeStreet Bank, Evergreens Salads and Heavy Restaurant Group. 

The 185-unit residential component of Kirkland Urban, which will feature amenities such as a roof deck, club room and fitness center, also is part of phase one.

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2016-10-07 by Antonio Pacheco for The Architects Newspaper

Kirkland Urban development outside Seattle breaks ground

Construction has started on the Kirkland Urban, an 11.5-acre mixed-use development designed and master planned by Seattle-based architects CollinsWoerman for the Seattle-adjacent city of Kirkland, Washington.

The complex, a redevelopment of an existing shopping mall, is being redesigned around the notion of an “18-hour city,” a designation typically reserved for the mid-sized metropolitan centers that offer the density of amenities, jobs, and housing present in larger cities but do not necessarily run around-the-clock. The model relies on the mixed-use configurations to maintain a more balanced streetlife than prototypical purpose-built business districts, which typically shut down after business hours.

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2016-09-30 by Katherine Crummey for Kirkland Reporter

Kirkland Urban breaks ground in the heart of downtown

After years of talk about reimagining Kirkland Parkplace, PGIM Real Estate, Talon Private Capital and Ryan Companies celebrated the start of construction on the Kirkland Urban development onWednesday, Sept. 28."This is the sweetest sound you could ever hear," Bill Pollard, founding principal at Talon, said of the construction noise during the Sept. 28 groundbreaking celebration at Kirkland Urban.

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2016-09-29 by Journal Staff for Seattle Daily Journal of Commerce

Work starts on the first phase of Kirkland Urban mixed-use complex

Ground breaking was held Wednesday for Kirkland Urban at Central Way and Sixth Street, with Kirkland Mayor Amy Walen and other dignitaries in attendance.The mixed-use complex will eventually have 1.2 million square feet on 11.5 acres next to Peter Kirk Park. Here's what is in the first phase: 390,000 square feet of office space in two six-story towers, 185 apartments, 140,000 square feet of retail and over 1,700 parking spaces. Kirkland Urban will have open spaces, plazas, water features and public art.

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2016-07-18 by John William Howard for Kirkland Reporter

Wave Broadband to occupy central tower at Kirkland Urban development

One of downtown Kirkland's landmark businesses intends to stay in town.

Wave Broadband, which currently occupies a large portion of Park Place, recently signed a 10-year lease as a primary tenant at the Kirkland Urban development slated for completion in September 2018.

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2016-07-15 by Journal Staff for Daily Journal of Commerce

Wave will move HQ to Kirkland Urban

The broadband services company Wave said it has finalized a 10-year lease in Kirkland Urban.

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2016-07-14 by Northwest Innovation

Wave Expands With New Headquarters In Kirkland

Kirkland-based Wave said today that has signed a lease for a new development in Kirkland, which will more than double its current space. According to Wave, which provides gigabit fiber and broadband services, its will occupy three floors and approximately 88,000 square feet, as part of a new eight-story building at the new Kirkland Urban development. The company has signed a 10-year lease, which makes the company the primary tenant in that new building. 

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2016-07-14 by Nat Levy for Geekwire

Broadband company Wave confirms big lease to double its HQ size in new Kirkland project

Wave Broadband announced today it will more than double the size of its Kirkland headquarters.The firm said it has finalized a lease for 88,000 square feet in the planned Kirkland Urban project, slated to go up on Central Way near Peter Kirk Park, replacing the existing Kirkland Parkplace development.

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2016-07-14 by Rachel Lerman for The Seattle Times

Wave confirms Kirkland expansion; space will double HQ size

Broadband provider Wave confirmed Thursday that it is moving into Kirkland Urban, a big commercial development that will replace Kirkland’s Parkplace complex. Wave, which builds fiber optic infrastructure throughout the West Coast, is expected to occupy 88,000 square feet in one of the two eight-story towers. The company now has about 42,000 square feet in Kirkland, next to its future office.

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2016-07-14 by Marc Stiles for Puget Sound Business Journal

Wave finally confirms major expansion in downtown Kirkland

The Puget Sound Business Journal first reported it months ago, and on Thursday gigabit fiber and broadband services company Wave confirmed that it is moving to the under-construction Kirkland Urban development, where the company will more than double in size. Wave said it is has finalized a 10-year lease for its new corporate headquarters in downtown Kirkland's largest-ever real estate development. The company said it will occupy three floors, or around 88,000 square feet in the eight-story Central Building.

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2016-03-29 by Jennifer Meyers

Seattle Magazine: 9 Neighborhoods that are Hot Right Now

The most notable commercial growth happening in this waterfront community is the new mixed-use Kirkland Urban development, a redevelopment of the former Kirkland Parkplace, just off Central Way and east of Peter Kirk Park. The first phase of the development is expected to be completed in November 2018, and includes two office buildings, one residential building with 190 apartment units and a massive (50,000-square-foot) grocery store. At full build-out (additional phases will be market-driven), Kirkland Urban is expected to include a new movie theater, restaurants, bars and more than two acres of public open space.

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2016-03-11 by City of Kirkland and Kirkland Reporter

Construction of Kirkland Urban Starting March 21st

Phase one construction will impact the adjacent Peter Kirk Park and require construction of a temporary road that will run along the eastern edge of the park to provide access for QFC customers.

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2016-01-22 by Marc Stiles for Puget Sound Bus. Journal

A showdown on the Eastside as huge Kirkland project begins

The Eastside office market is undergoing a once-in-a-generation expansion, and nowhere is that more evident than in downtown Kirkland. Office developers in downtown Bellevue, the traditional center of the market, can't be pleased.

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2016-01-13 by TJ Martinell for Kirkland Reporter

Talon gets permits for Parkplace, signs big tenant for project

Negotiations between the property owners, Talon Capital, and prospective businesses for leases in the new development, are underway, with Tableau announcing Wednesday that they had signed a lease for for three floors and 92,000 square feet within the “Urban North” part of the redevelopment. The redevelopment of Parkplace in downtown, to be renamed Kirkland Urban, has completed the design review process and has received building permits to begin construction. The first phase of redevelopment will include the demolition of 505 Parkplace Center where Todd’s Crab Cracker is located and the building across from the QFC, where an underground parking lot will be installed.

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2016-01-13 by Taylor Soper for Geekwire

Fast-growing Tableau Software gobbles up more office space in Seattle

Tableau confirmed earlier reports and said it will also expand its Kirkland offices east of Seattle. It just inked a lease for three floors and 92,000 square feet of space in a new mixed-use development called Kirkland Urban slated to go up on Central Way near Peter Kirk Park, replacing the existing Kirkland Parkplace development where Tableau already has an office.

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2016-01-13 by Marc Stiles for Puget Sound Business Journal

Tableau confirms Kirkland lease

Tableau, which makes data visualization software for businesses and the public, will be in the "Urban North" part of the building when it's completed and has signed a lease for three floors for a total of 92,000 square feet.

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2016-01-08 by Sanjay Bhatt for Seattle Times

Big Kirkland development is sparked by tech companies Tableau Software, Wave

Tableau Software and Wave have signed leases for about 90,000 square feet each, according to an industry source with direct knowledge of the deals.

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2016-01-07 by Marc Stiles for Puget Sound Business Journal

Tableau and Wave drive construction of largest-ever downtown Kirkland project

Two growing Seattle-area tech companies have just launched a major real estate development in downtown Kirkland.

Tableau Software (NYSE: DATA) and broadband services company Wave have leased a total of around 175,000 square feet of office space at a long-planned mixed-use project in downtown Kirkland, a source familiar with the deals said Thursday.

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2015-12-10 by TJ Martinell for Kirkland Reporter

Purple Cafe and Wine Bar to return when Kirkland Urban opens

While many Parkplace businesses are leaving for good in wake of the planned redevelopment next year at the downtown location, the owners of Purple Cafe and Wine Bar have announced they will return once the construction is finished.

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2015-10-01 by TJ Martinell for Kirkland Reporter

Parkplace Redevelopment to be Called Kirkland Urban

With the redevelopment of Kirkland Parkplace comes a new name that the owners believe better reflects the experience residents and shoppers will have there.

Talon Private Capital, which is currently working with the city of Kirkland’s Design Review Board (DRB) on the conceptual design, has renamed the planned mixed-use property “Kirkland Urban,” with the retail section of the development called “The Marketplace at Kirkland Urban.” They have yet to decide on a name for the residential section.

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2015-09-30 by Shawna De La Rosa for 425 Business

Eastside Town Using Its Tech Chops to Lure More Residents and Companies

“It’s a secret sauce that just can’t be built by developers,” Pollard said. His company selected the city — which is crisscrossed with trails and lined on one side by Lake Washington — for a large multi-use development, Parkplace, in part because its residents seem to take community seriously.

“There aren’t a bunch of chain stores — most of the restaurants are locally owned,” he said. “I keep using the word ‘authentic.’ We think the tenants of the future will be seeking that type of organic environment.”

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2015-08-13 by TJ Martinell for Kirkland Reporter

Kirkland Finalizes Development Agreement with Parkplace Owners

The Kirkland City Council approved a development agreement with Parkplace’s property owners, locking in the current municipal regulations to apply when construction is expected to take place early next year.

The development agreement with the property owner, KPP Development LLC, will remain in effect for a decade and locks in the regulations and zoning for the property at the time of the agreement, according to city of Kirkland Planning Director Eric Shields. The project is expected to be phased in during a period of several years.

KPP Development is represented on the Parkplace project by Talon Private Capital.

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2015-04-23 by Rob Butcher from the Kirkland Reporter

Kirkland Parkplace: Phase One GroundBreaking Spring 2016

Talon has updated their Kirkland Parkplace website with renderings and details of the project expected to break ground on Phase One including an expanded grocery store as early as spring 2016. Increased office space and a strong retail presence in addition to new rental housing, at a variety of sizes and price points, will be included in the new Kirkland Parkplace...

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2015-02-18 by TJ MARTINELL for Kirkland Reporter

Kirkland City Council approves Parkplace zoning changes

The Kirkland Planning Commission has voted to recommend to the City Council several changes to zoning at Parkplace and amend the Kirkland Parkplace Master Plan and Design Guidelines.

The commission’s vote on Jan. 29 sent the proposals to the council, which took up the issue at a public hearing at their Feb. 17 meeting.

The new master plan, submitted in October by Talon Private Capital, would require several zoning changes to allow for more residential space.

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2014-10-28 by Marc Stiles for Puget Sound Bus. Journal

Hotel out, apartments in at big downtown Kirkland project

The goal of the new team taking on the largest ever real estate development in downtown Kirkland is to provide an Eastside alternative to downtown Bellevue.

Earlier this month Seattle-based Talon Private Capital submitted a master plan to the city for the mixed-use project called Kirkland Parkplace. The site is at Central Way and Sixth Street by Peter Kirk Park.

Talon and its partner on the project, Prudential, are proposing a smaller project than what had been proposed. The new plan calls for a pedestrian-oriented project with 210,000 square feet of retail/entertainment space, 650,000 square feet of office space and 300,000 square feet of apartments. The development will be phased with construction possibly starting in a little more than a year.

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Talon is scaling down plans for redeveloping Kirkland Parkplace

There will still be office and retail space but no hotel, and apartments have been added to the mix. Talon Private Capital is still working on a plan for redeveloping Kirkland Parkplace, but it will be smaller than what Touchstone had proposed several years ago. Talon now is looking at putting 650,000 square feet of office space, 300,000 square feet of apartments, and 210,000 square feet of retail and entertainment on the 11-acre property, which is adjacent to Peter Kirk Park in downtown Kirkland.

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2014-10-16 by TJ MARTINELL, Kirkland Reporter

A new plan for Kirkland's Parkplace, owners seek dialog with community

After several false starts, the redevelopment of Kirkland Parkplace might finally be moving forward.

Talon Private Capital has submitted a new master plan for the redevelopment of the site Tuesday to the city, hoping it will approve several zoning changes that would allow for more residential space in order to appropriately scale a much smaller project.

It is the first attempt at redevelopment of the site since 2010, when Touchstone’s master plan was approved by the city. The project was ultimately stopped due to financial reasons and the property sold.

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