The Seattle office of Hines and Washington Capital Management have introduced plans for Bellevues premier office building, Tower 333. Located on the southwest corner of the intersection of 108th Avenue NE and NE 4th Street, in the heart of the central business district, the new tower will rise 20 stories and comprise approximately 400,000 square feet.
Designed by LMN Architects, Tower 333 will be clad in highly transparent glass maximizing the sites views west to Lake Washington and the Olympics, south to Mt. Rainier, and east to the Cascades. Tower 333 will also maximize natural light in tenant spaces with full-height windows and 10 finished ceiling heights, a first for Bellevue. Flexible 23,000-square-foot floor plates, some of the largest in Bellevue, will provide for efficient space planning. State-of-the art, energy-efficient operating systems will be included. An inviting, half-acre outdoor plaza is planned for the project, as well as a below-grade parking garage capable of offering tenants three stalls per one thousand square feet. Due to the green nature of the project, Hines is applying for LEED pre-certification for Tower 333.
According to Hines Senior Vice President Colin Shepherd, Tower 333 will be built on the best site at the best location in Bellevue. Because the site has already been excavated and includes a partially constructed parking garage, we are essentially eight months ahead of schedule, and we will be ready for occupancy before the end of 2007.
Plans to develop the new tower have been swiftly moving forward over the past six months. The partnership has completed design development, and construction drawings are well underway. Below-grade construction work will re-commence in June, and above-grade work will begin in August.
We are pleased to introduce Tower 333 to Bellevue, said Hines Project Manager Ty Bennion. Across the country, we are seeing employers emphasize the importance of attracting and retaining high-value, knowledge-based employees. This building will provide tenants with a myriad of employee benefits: easy access, breathtaking views, an abundance of natural light, access to green space, superior air quality, ample parking, and rich nearby amenities all of which have been shown to increase employee productivity. Tower 333 will set a new standard of office environments in the area.
This is a superior site, located on one of the most prominent intersections in Bellevue, said Washington Capital Managements representative Cory A. Carlson, director, Equity Real Estate. It was important for us to find an experienced partner with a highly successful track record who could maximize the sites potential and the projects value. We are very pleased to be working with Hines.
The partnership has chosen LCL as General Contractor; Magnuson Klemencic as structural and civil engineer; ME Engineers as mechanical engineer, and McLeod Record will provide landscaping services. Jeff Watson and Joe Razore of the Broderick Group are the marketing representatives for Tower 333.