Overlake Plaza

Mixed-use redevelopment

Overlake Plaza envisions the redevelopment of a 15-acre Sears site into a vibrant mixed-use community for the burgeoning city of Redmond. The project included the challenge of incorporating the city traffic and infrastructure plans, and accommodation for the former department store and surrounding parking lots to be divided into four parcels that will be utilized for residential, outdoor community park areas, retail, and office uses.

At a Glance

Project Type

Open/Public Space, Office, Residential, Mixed-Use, Retail

Location

Redmond, Washington

Size

15 Acres, 500 residential units, 266,000 sq ft of office space, 210 hotel rooms

Client

Seritage

Services

Planning
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Located just a 20-minute drive from downtown Seattle, Redmond is a rapidly growing suburb and home to the Microsoft campus, which sits within walking distance from the project site.  An existing highway and future light rail station are a block away, setting the stage for a dynamic mixed-use TOD project.  Three residential buildings, creative office, a boutique hotel, and retail make up the main program, while a park and a plaza at a key intersection in the heart of the site softens the lines between street and public space.

This project was an entitlement exercise, mindfully designed with public benefits in mind.
This project was an entitlement exercise, mindfully designed with public benefits in mind.
A multi-modal circulation experience, giving pedestrians priority for access through and around the site.
A multi-modal circulation experience, giving pedestrians priority for access through and around the site.
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Strategically located 1/2 mile from Overlake Rail Station (Opens 2023), the intersections studied in the project vicinity are expected to operate at similar or better levels of service as compared to the Approved Overlake Plan. Part of the challenge included utilization of existing drainage infrastructure that limited location of roadways and buildings. JERDE created a diagonal park to create a strong pedestrian experience and established a combination of residential, business uses and density that reduces environmental impacts and provides an improved quality of life for its residents.

The proposed street system will connect to the existing major streets on the perimeter of the site.
The proposed street system will connect to the existing major streets on the perimeter of the site.
A plaza at a key intersection in the heart of the site softens the lines between street and public space.
A plaza at a key intersection in the heart of the site softens the lines between street and public space.
The three residential buildings are  found on Parcel A, totaling 500 units sitting over 132,000 sq ft of retail and a 23,000 sq ft market.
The three residential buildings are found on Parcel A, totaling 500 units sitting over 132,000 sq ft of retail and a 23,000 sq ft market.
Parcel B contains a boutique 210 key hotel and restaurant, while 270,000 sq ft of creative office and 56,000 sq ft of retail are spread over Parcels C and D1.
Parcel B contains a boutique 210 key hotel and restaurant, while 270,000 sq ft of creative office and 56,000 sq ft of retail are spread over Parcels C and D1.
Parcel D2 contains 18,000 sq ft of retail and a 13,600 sq ft restaurant.
Parcel D2 contains 18,000 sq ft of retail and a 13,600 sq ft restaurant.
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