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Town Center Mixed Use Project Proposed [2885 78th Ave SE]

Design Sketch
Conceptual Design Sketch of 2885 78thAveSE Project
Jan 11, 2019 - On January 23, the City of Mercer Island’s Design Commission will hold its second study session related to a development proposal for the 1.45acre property located at 2885 78th Ave SE (currently occupied by the Tiger Garden Chinese restaurant, Mercer Island CrossFit, and Mud Bay pet store).  The project does not include the property currently used by the First Church of Christ, Scientist.  The applicant is Xing Hua Group Ltd. and the architect is Johnston Architects. 
The proposal includes 155 residential units and 16,000 square feet of ground-floor retail, and is one of the first to be submitted under the updated Town Center development regulations adopted in June, 2016.  These rules dictate features such as a pedestrian through-block connection at the north side of the site, adjacent to the McDonalds property, as well as public plazas near the northwest and southeast building entrances.
The applicants had their first study session with the Design Commission in November 2018, and the updated submittal is responsive to the guidance offered by the Commissioners; at this time, the proponents have indicated a desire to complete design review this year.  Application materials have been submitted to the City and will be available to the public when the Design Commission meeting packet is posted to the Design Commission webpage on January 17, 2019.

Click here for high resolution design sketches (45mb) NOTE: these renderings are conceptual, artistic representations only – not exactly how the finished project would look.

For more information, contact Alison Van Gorp, Community Planning and Development


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