Ryan Companies, in partnership with Talon Private Capital, transformed an existing, aging shopping area into a vibrant, integrated, one million SF mixed-use center in Kirkland, a suburb of Seattle, WA. This was a complex build, maximizing density on a small parcel with active retail and nearby office buildings, proving to be both complicated and important for our project team and the city of Kirkland. A short walk from Lake Washington and downtown Kirkland, this development includes two high-rise office towers, a residential building, three free-standing retail pavilions, a grocery store and essential below-grade parking.
The team adapted the design and construction to accommodate all tenants, from the existing grocer to office to restaurants to childcare. Each tenant had special requirements that had to be designed, permitted and built to meet their specific demands. Being in the heart of the city also brought unique challenges, from a confined project site to traffic control to keeping neighbors informed of upcoming construction activities. Ensuring the site was safe to the public while coordinating all the various contractor needs required constant communication and collaboration between Ryan and the city of Kirkland. We worked hard to connect and deeply embed ourselves in the community, making sure neighborhood concerns were addressed and the existing campus was accessible during active construction.
Incorporating the best of the waterfront community by combining an authentic, neighborhood feel with an urban energy, Kirkland Urban reflects and celebrates the evolution of the community—balancing the need for growth and economic opportunity without sacrificing its small-town roots. In the end, Ryan delivered a high-quality, mixed-use project in a safe and timely manner.