Sure, sometimes it feels like you spend a lot of time at Bellevue Square. But would you actually live there? That could be a possibility.
Kemper Freeman Jr. has plans to build housing at Bellevue Square, according to the Seattle Daily Journal of Commerce.
Daily Journal of Commerce reported today that Freeman is in talks with the city to expand Bellevue Square, adding two 14-story towers with 168 units each. The towers would be over three stories of retail, according to the DJC.
The units would be the first housing at the mall (as the Puget Sound Business Journal pointed out). The Puget Sound Business Journal reported that the expansion would be in the Oriental Rug Company space, which Freeman recently purchased, which brings the mall property all the way to the corner of Bellevue Way Northeast and Northeast Fourth Street.
Expansion has been planned for the opposite corner of the mall. Last year, Bellevue Square set the stage according to city documents filed last year. The construction on that end of the mall would have a new retail floor with about 119,000 square feet of space and a new parking Level D, which would be built over a portion of the existing mall, west drive and parking structure.
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Daily Journal of Commerce: Freeman wants to add housing at Bell Square
Puget Sound Business Journal: Kemper Development plans to expand Bellevue Square with two residential towers