City of Bothell releases West Bothell Landing Parcel
By STAFF REPORT
Bothell Reporter Reporter
March 23, 2011 · Updated 2:47 PM
Parcel is a mix of downtown housing, neighborhood retail and professional services
As Terrie Battuello eyed the Bothell landscape near 98th Avenue Northeast and Northeast 185th Street, she pointed to several areas and explained what was in store for the city.
With a smile, Bothell's assistant city manager and economic development manager noted that a park will sit to her right, a connector road will run near where she stood and several buildings will soon be torn down to make way for future renovation.
Currently, the city of Bothell has released an RFP (request for proposal) to sell a prime downtown parcel of property called the West Bothell Landing Parcel near where Battuello chatted, with Pop Keeney Stadium in her view.
Proposals are due to the city by 4 p.m. April 20. Questions can be received by the city until 4 p.m. April 8. For further information and to review the RFP, visit www.FutureofBothell.com/opportunities.
The West Bothell Landing Parcel is:
• 5.9 acres
• Land uses include various housing types, neighborhood retail and professional services
• Adjacent to the newly renovated Pop Keeney Stadium, a new tree-lined connector road and a half-acre city park
• A one-block walk to the future McMenamins hotel, pub, live music entertainment venue, movie theater and spa
• Two blocks to the new city hall and city center being designed for development with Vulcan Real Estate
• Alongside transit routes with 400 daily buses connecting to area employment centers
• A quarter mile from the University of Washington, Bothell/Cascadia Community College Campus and directly on the bus line and bike trail connecting to the campus
• Two blocks to Main Street restaurants, pubs, shopping and festival center
• A residential community with an average household income of $66,700
• Benefited by Bothell’s regional employment hub of companies representing the biomedical device, high-tech and telecommunications sectors
“This parcel is part of our community vision to develop a high-density urban downtown neighborhood that will bring new housing, retail, hospitality and creative office space,” said Bothell City Manager Bob Stowe. “Bothell is leading the way in how smaller cities can become active in the planning, management and interface with private investors in order to leverage public land to create urban, sustainable communities."
An economic study by The Concord Group in 2009, projects demand for approximately 1 million square feet over a 10-year period in downtown Bothell. West Bothell Landing is an integral part of meeting that new demand and was purchased by the city for mixed-use development as a part of a transaction with the Northshore School District. It is the last available parcel of the 18 acres purchased by the city from the Northshore School District.