Holland secures SEPA approval for 224 Bellevue units near station.
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Holland secures SEPA approval for 224 Bellevue units near station.

February 05, 2024

Seattle Daily Journal of Commerce

Original Article by Brian Miller

Holland Partner Group has two neighboring apartment projects in East Bellevue, a little north of the future Bel-Red/130th Station. The 402-unit west project, dubbed Vicino, is nearing completion.

The now 224-unit east project, at 1831 130th Ave. N.E., has been brewing for a few years, as the DJC first reported. With MZA Architecture designing the seven-story, 268,000-square-foot building, that proposal has been proceeding in a routine fashion through the city review process.

However, the scale of the duo’s aggregate size did trigger the need for a master development plan, for which the city recently issued a SEPA determination of non-significance. The public comment period ends Feb. 15. The city treats the west and east projects as Phase I and Phase II of the same master development plan.

For now, the city calls the east project the Chambers apartments, referring to the family group that sold the land to Holland in 2021. The project also includes four levels of underground parking, with 187 stalls. No commercial space is planned.

Construction could start this year. Holland will act as its own builder, with a team that also includes Coughlin Porter Lundeen, civil and structural; Jett Landscape Architecture + Design; Terra Associates, geotechnical; and ESM Engineering, surveyor.

LEED and Salmon Safe certification may be sought, and a green roof is planned.

Back at the west site, the nine-story, over 500,000-square-foot Vicino has a leasing website, but offers no opening date. This summer seems likely. JSH Properties is representing the 6,600 square feet of retail/commercial space.