Talon has updated their Kirkland Parkplace website with renderings and details of the project expected to break ground on Phase One including an expanded QFC store as early as spring 2016. Increased office space and a strong retail presence in addition to new rental housing, at a variety of sizes and price points, will be included in the new Kirkland Parkplace.
Pedestrian access is a core principle of the development. The intent is to start construction as soon as the design review process is completed and upon receipt of all of the required building permits.
At Parkplace, Talon plans to build garages under each building and upon completion of the project, the garages will be linked together. There will also be above ground parking at the QFC as well as interior street parking. A large portion of the parking will be open to the public, which will be a huge benefit for all downtown merchants.
Planned amenities include:
- More than two acres of public open space including courtyards, plazas and space with amenities such as artwork, water features, sitting areas and landscaping.
- Destination retail and entertainment including an expanded state-of-the-art movie theater.
- A new 47,000 square-foot QFC grocery store.
- New office space for companies that want to expand or locate in Kirkland.
- Increased parking open to the public that will benefit all downtown businesses
- Venues for free public events.
- A street and sidewalk network that creates a pedestrian-oriented environment with multiple access points into the project and direct access to Peter Kirk Park.
- Sustainable building design.