Fortress breaks ground on £801m Avenue Bellevue development in US

WCN Editorial Team 19 Sep 2019 NORTH AMERICA BUILDINGS

Fortress Development has broken ground on $1bn (£801.3m) Avenue Bellevue, the two-tower condo, hotel and retail development in downtown Bellevue, a city in the US state of Washington.

Scheduled for opening in summer 2022, the residential, hotel, and retail development is located on the corner of NE 8th Street and Bellevue Way.

The development will comprise two towers including the South Tower Estate Homes and the West Tower Residences.

The scheme will also comprise the Pacific Northwest’s Intercontinental Hotel, upscale restaurants, and luxury retail. It will feature 266 hotel rooms, event space, restaurants and bar, and gym and spa.

Fortress Development principal and CEO Andy Lakha said: "We are doing more than transforming the Bellevue skyline with this new development. We want to raise the bar on every level – through the architecture, design, amenities, lifestyle, and overall experience – to create something truly special for this city that I know and love and call home.

“The West Tower includes a stunning collection of residences that will appeal to young professionals, families, and individuals who want to immerse themselves in beautiful design, plus lavish yet comfortable amenities, all with sweeping views."

The company said it has also unveiled new details and artist renderings for the development's second tower, West Tower.

Known as "The Residences at Avenue Bellevue", the tower will include 224 modern homes which will spread through the 25-floor building.

Bellevue mayor John Chelminiak said: "The Avenue Bellevue project combines business, residence and recreation opportunities in a unique new space for Bellevue.

"Not only will Avenue Bellevue add housing for our growing city, but it will also create hundreds of new jobs and provide a new center of community and leisure for residents and visitors."

The Avenue Bellevue’s plaza will feature high-end retail, food and nightlife, a fresh market and fine dining.

Fortress Development noted that the residences at Avenue Bellevue presentation centre will be opened to the public later this month.

The Avenue Bellevue project has been designed by architecture firms Weber Thompson and CollinsWoerman, in partnership with Hirsch Bedner Associates (HBA).

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Image: Rendering of the Avenue Bellevue condo, hotel and retail development. Photo: courtesy of Fortress Development.

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