Many of you have probably noticed that there has been construction in Bothell for a long time now. It is all a part of a large-scale redevelopment project for the city dubbed Bothell Landing. This is a very ambitious revitalization effort that is the largest of its kind in the state. The first downtown revitalization projects broke ground in 2010. To date, the city has invested over $94 million in vital capital projects as part of a $150 million program initially planned and approved several years ago. These improvements, according to economic studies, will leverage $650 million in private investment. Already Bothell has garnered $200 million in private investment planned for downtown in the next several years. Bothell has quite a storied history, which you probably notice from the historic Main Street. The redevelopment project seeks to tie together the old with the new to accommodate the population growth of the area, and to increase walkability, recreation, and shopping.
Essentially, the plan calls for improvements to the traffic and circulation, as well as new retail spaces, additional housing, a new city hall building, the McMenamins rehabilitation of the Anderson School, new and improved park spaces, more parking, and additional community buildings.
This makes sense considering that Bothell has been growing in recent years. Certainly with this increased development on the horizon, you might consider the real estate opportunities. Feel free to contact Team Troy, local Bothell real estate agents for expert market advice (206-745-3457) You can also check your Bothell home value with our instant home valuation. Bothell will no longer be considered the "boonies," but is about to be a destination in its own right. With excellent schools, affordable housing options, convenience to the Eastside and Seattle, and these exciting new developments, the area may be on the brink of a major boom.
Here is the status of some of the projects happening in the City of Bothell:
Crossroads SR 522 Realignment: This critical project moved a portion of SR 522 to the south, improving traffic flow, freeing up downtown land for redevelopment and allowing for the expansion of the Park at Bothell Landing. This project broke ground in 2010 and was completed this year.
Wayne Curve: The western gateway to Bothell along SR 522 broke ground in 2010 and was completed in 2012, improving traffic flow and transit routes.
SR 522 Phase IIA: Extending east from the western border of Bothell and meeting up to the improvements to Wayne Curve that were completed in 2012, Phase “IIA” of the project was started in 2012 and completed this year.
Multiway Boulevard Phase 1: The first phase of the Multiway Boulevard was started in 2013 and completed this year, transforming the west side of Bothell Way. Ultimately, the project will change the look and function of Bothell Way from the new section of SR 522 north to Reder Way.
City Hall / City Center Preparation: In 2013, buildings were demolished and utility work completed on the City Hall block to prepare for the future City Center.
Private Development – The 104: Developed by Main Street Property Group, The 104 is located at the intersection of 104th Avenue NE and NE 185th Street. The 104 opened in 2013
City Hall: Construction of Bothell’s new City Hall began in late July 2014 and is expected to take 15 months. The new building replaces the current City Hall that was built in 1938 and provides a cornerstone for the future City Center.
Horse Creek: The creek will be moved to a different corridor in a way that both allows for new developments to take place and also allows the creek to become an open channel, fish-passable stream. Construction began in July 2014 and is estimated to take approximately 24 months.
Private Development – Six Oaks: Adjacent to the Anderson Building property, Six Oaks is currently under construction and expected to open this Fall 2014. Once complete, the development managed by Main Street Property Group LLC will include 203 apartments and 6,300 square feet of ground floor retail.
Private Development – Village at Beardslee Crossing: Close to the UWB/Cascadia Community College Campus, the Village at Beardslee Crossing completed the first phase in early 2014 and is now open. The mixed-use project will ultimately provide approximately 450 apartments and over 53,000 square feet of retail space.
Private Development McMenamins: Development is underway for creating a hotel, restaurant, pub, movie theater and more at the Anderson Building. The McMenamins Anderson School is expected to open in 2015.
Park at Bothell Landing: The expanded Park at Bothell Landing, including a new bridge to the Sammamish River Trail and a gathering plaza for community events, will provide opportunities for residents, employees and visitors to relax and enjoy the community’s riverfront. The park will also tie seamlessly into the overall fabric of downtown, allowing park users to easily access downtown amenities such as restaurants, services, and shops.
Main Street: Main Street’s 100-year plus legacy makes it the heart and soul of downtown Bothell. The extension of Main Street and enhancements to the existing Main Street will integrate the historic district with the planned overall development in the downtown area.
Multiway Boulevard Completion: The unique layout of the Boulevard will support the economic revitalization of downtown while reducing traffic congestion for a north-south arterial. The first phase was started last summer and includes the west side of the boulevard from NE 183rd Street north to Reder Way. The remaining phases for the Boulevard comprise relocating the through lanes to the center of the Boulevard and installing the east access lanes, parking, wide sidewalks, street furniture, and trees and other landscaping.
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