The Spring District is a 36 acre environmentally sustainable, transit-oriented, mixed-use urban neighborhood on the old Safeway Distribution Center site in the Bel-Red Corridor. Specifically designed to help tech companies attract and retain the world’s best talent, the development is centered on a future light rail station which will connect Microsoft, to the east, and downtown Seattle, to the west. The 16 city blocks will feature commercial, educational and residential projects, including hotels, restaurants and diverse local shops.
A three-story, 100,000 square foot building is under construction for the Global Innovation Exchange (GIX), a graduate academic institute focused on technology innovation, created by a partnering of the University of Washington and the Tsinghua University of Beijing, and supported by Microsoft. Students will begin classes in the building in the fall of 2017.
Residential developer, Security Properties, will open the first two of five mixed-use residential buildings in February 2017. The Sparc apartments will contain a total of 309 units, a fitness center, ground floor retail and underground parking. A second mixed-use complex broke ground in November 2016 and will have 279 units in three buildings plus commercial space and underground parking.
Additional developments at The Spring District with pending start dates include the new corporate campus for REI, a brewpub, two commercial office buildings, and an additional 204 residential units on 1.5 acres planned by AMLI Residential. A new urban park was completed in June 2015.
When completed, The Spring District will have over 3.3 million square feet of space in buildings ranging from three to 12 stories with supporting retail amenities. The urban neighborhood has views of the Cascade Mountains, downtown Bellevue, Lake Washington, Seattle, the Olympic Mountains and Mt. Rainier.
The Spring District is being designed to meet the LEED-Neighborhood Development standards.
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